Hall of Fame


NOMINATION FORM

PLAYERS DIVISION

Raymond Adams, P
Jim Alexander, OF
Lou Bazzano Jr. SS
Jim Balesano, 3B
Jake Banks, OF
Walter Berg, P
Robert Barrows, C
Paul Biancucci, 1B
David Bidwell, P
George Bonadies, C
Sal Brancato, OF
Leo Bravakis, P
John Bujak, P
Bruno Bycholski, P
Bill Calusine, 3B
Bob Cameron, SS
Rev. Thomas Campion, IF
James Canivan, P
John Carlin, OF
Bob Carlson, OF
William Carroll, C
Bill Chapulis, OF
John Chomick, OF
Steve Chotiner, 1B
George Ciccaglione, SS
Dave Cichon, P/C
Paul Cichon, 3B
Paul Ciotto, 2B
Richard Cobb, OF
Edward “Red” Cox, SS
Sam Crispino, OF
Jackie Cronin, SS
Brian Crowley, OF
Ray Curry, OF
Jerry D’Apice, 2B
Joseph David, 1B
Tony Dedominicis, P
Harry Deegan, OF
Frank DiBattista, SS
Johnny Dione, OF
George Dixon, 3B
John Dixon, 1B
Joseph Doyle, OF
Walter “Monk” Dubiel, P
James “Jigger” Farrell, 1B
Russ Fisher, P
Dinny Flaherty, OF
Dick Foley, 3B
Frank Farrell, SS
Walter Fonfara, P
James Francoline, DH
David Gale, 1B
Mickey Garbeck, P
Allan Garray, C
Bill George, C
Ralph Giansanti Jr., 2B
Cy Greenbaum, C
Jimmy Griffin, SS
Bill Guida, P
Charles Guliano, 3B
Joseph Hallissey, 3B
Harold Heintz, OF
Harold Heintz, OF
Bill Hickey, 2B
Edward Holly, OF
William Hutt, 1B
Carl “Dutch” Immeln, OF
John “Red” Jacko, P
Gene Johnson, 3B
Roland Johnson, C
George Kapura, 2B
Peter Kapura, 3B
Hank Karlon, C
Mickey Katkavek, C
Cliff Keeney, 2B
Bill “Rubber” Kelly, OF
Francis “Star” Kelly, 1B
Richard Kelly, P
George Kilray, 2B
John “Yosh” Kinel, P
Edward Kovis, P
Ben Kozyra, 2B
Steve Krajewski, 3B
Howard Krogh, DH
Edward Kukulka, 3B
Luke Lamboley, 1B
Gary LaRoque, SS
Bill Leahy, 2B
Joseph Leahy, 3B
Harold “Hal” Lewis, SS
John “Red” Madigan, 1B
Bill Maher, P
Charles Mazurek, P
Michael McDonald, C
George McGrane, P
“Click” McGrath, P
Michael McKernan, OF
Charlie McMeans, OF
Bert Meisner, SS
Johnny Miller, P
Patrick Mistretta, P
J.J. Mitchell, OF
Moe Morhardt, P
Ignatius “Iggy” Murawski, P
Johnny Murphy, P
Pete Naktenis, P
Dan O’Leary, 3B
Victor Pagani, OF
Daniel Pandiscia, OF
Walter Pawlowski, 3B
Bud Pottinger, P
Perley “Red” Putnam, OF
Alan Putz, 1B
Tom Proctor, 2B
Gene Reilly, P
Mark Riemer, OF
Frank Richters, SS
Thomas “Scoop” Riley, 2B
Richard Riordan, OF
John Risley, P/3B
William Risley, P
Bob “Spike” Repass, 3B
Patrick Rose, 1B
Walter “Doc” Russell, P
Peter Sala, P
Smokey Samolyk, OF
Felix “Sonny” Sassano, C
Earl Scott, P
John Serafini, P
Willie Seedman, P
Harvey Shapiro, 1B
Tom Shopay, OF
Steve Shoplick, 1B
Thomas Shortell, C
Tommy Sipples, 1B
Edward Skehan, OF
Duke Snyder, OF
Leverette Spencer, P
Arthur St. John, OF
Robert Stich, 1B
Rev. Dan Sullivan, OF
Ray Sullivan, SS
Johnny Taylor, P
Sonny Thomas, OF
Joseph Tripp, SS
Carl Vasquez, OF
Leo Veleas, SS
Fred Vogel, P
Woody Wallett, C
Kevin Walsh, 3B
Allan Webb, OF
Wally Widholm, C
Casimir “Cos” Wilkos, P
George Woodend, P
Charles Wrinn, P
Len Zanke, C
Daniel Zazzaro, SS
Mark Ziogas, OF

MANAGER DIVISION

Tony Berube
Hamilton Standard
Edward Buckie
St. Cyril’s
Jack Hines
Riley’s Redlegs
Hal Justin
United Aircraft
Al “Jeff” Koelsch
Hamilton Standard
Edward Kostek
St. Cyril’s
Max Kotkin
Mayflower Sales
Mike Liappes
Moriarty Brothers
Joseph Lowery
Bristol Cassins
Jimmie Owens
East Hartford Lords
John Roser
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
Bill Savitt
Savitt Gems
Louis Slavkin
Ellis-Slavkin
Frank Strong
Lenny’s York Tavern
Bill Wishinsky
Herb’s Sport Shop

EXECUTIVE DIVISION

John Barrett
Jim Gallagher
John “Bud” Mahon
Lou Morotto
James Nesta
Jack Repass
Robert Steele
John “Jack” Rose
John “Jack” Welch

UMPIRE DIVISION

Charles Adamick Sr.
Barry Chasen
Ed Cordier
Art Couch
Tony DeMaio
Walter Elliott
Joseph Fenz
Harold “Red” Flanagan
Ralph Giansanti Sr.
Gordon Guy
Henry “Pop” LaFleur
James O’Leary
John “Boggy” Muldoon
Dominick Manise
Herb “Bat” Orefice
John Pangonis
Ben “Twirler” Phelps
Polly Phelps
Pat Pinchera
Guy Settino
Andrew “Bunny” Welch
Earl Yost

SPONSOR DIVISION

Nicholas Francis
Jerome “Buzzy” Levin
Frank McCoy
Michael J. Lombardi, C
Matthew Moriarty
Herb Sheintop

MEDIA DIVISION

Owen Canfield
Michael Caruso
Joe Cassano
John “Jack” Kershaw
Bohdan Kolinsky
Ray McKenna
Pete Zanardi

HONORARY MEMBERS

Wesley Baldwin
Frank Benettieri
Dr. James Gilhuly
Peter Kiro Sr.
Edward O’Leary
William Oleksinski
Phil Rizzuto
Edward Wojcik

ABOUT THE GHTBL HALL OF FAME

In 1982, League Secretary, Jack Repass founded the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League Hall of Fame. Repass was the former University of Hartford Sports Information Director, a baseball historian and a former player. Efforts made by Repass acknowledged Connecticut’s best ballplayers and contributors. Pete Naktenis, a left-handed pitcher from Hartford, was the first GHTBL Hall of Fame inductee. Naktenis pitched in the twi-loop before and after playing for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics.

Jack Repass creates GHTBL Hall of Fame, March 18, 1982.

Perhaps the most celebrated GHTBL Hall of Famer was player-manager, Gene Johnson. At the league’s 50th anniversary celebration he was bestowed with the Player of the Half Century Award. After 7 years in the minor leagues, Johnson returned to the twilight league to win 4 batting titles, multiple championships and served as a player or manager for 57 years.

GHTBL Hall of Fame caricatures, 1983.

To honor GHTBL Hall of Fame inductees Jack Repass organized elaborate banquets. The banquets were often held at Valle’s Steak House in Hartford or Willie’s Steak House in Manchester. Dinner included live music, toasts, prayers, speeches and induction ceremonies. Inductees were handpicked by Repass, who also entered the GHTBL Hall of Fame. He passed away on November 10, 2001, at 77 years of age. When Repass died, Hartford Courant sportswriter Bohdan Kolinsky wrote, “The link to Hartford’s baseball past is gone now.”

GHTBL Hall of Fame Induction Dinner program, May 1, 1983.
GHTBL Hall of Fame Induction Dinner program, May 1, 1983.

GHTBL PRESIDENTS

Bill Holowaty
Bill Holowaty
(2017-Present)
Thomas Malinowski
(2016 – 2017)
Jane Foss
Jane Foss
(2014 – 2015)
Mark Foss
(2006 – 2013)
James Gallagher
(1982 – 2005)
Rev. Thomas Campion
Rev. Thomas Campion
(1977 – 1981)
John “Jack” Rose
(1966 – 1976)
Roy Dissinger
(1966)
Louis J. Morotto
Louis J. Morotto
(1951 – 1965)
John "Bud" Mahon
John “Bud” Mahon
(1938 – 1950)
Frank Strong
Frank Strong (1936 – 1937)
John A. Barrett
John A. Barrett (1930 – 1935)
Harry N. Anderson
Harry N. Anderson
(1929 – 1930)