What to know about the GHTBL
- The GHTBL is an amateur organization. No players or managers are paid for their services.
- There is no age restriction, though most GHTBL players are current or former college athletes, prospects and ex-professionals.
- We play 22 Regular Season games starting late May, followed by a double-elimination Playoff Tournament at the beginning of August.
- GHTBL by-laws include American League rules (DH), 7 inning games, 9 batters in a lineup, no re-entry and no courtesy pinch runners.
- If a new player is recruited by multiple GHTBL franchises, the player is free to choose his preferred franchise.
- All players must appear in 5 separate Regular Season games to qualify for the Playoff Tournament.
- Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee you a roster spot.
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About the Twilight League
Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut’s premier amateur collegiate summer league. More than 350 alumni have played professional baseball. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico played in the GHTBL before becoming MLB All-Stars. Alumni currently employed by Major League Baseball are St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Development, Gary LaRocque and Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach, Pete Walker. Alumni now playing professional baseball include A.J. Pollock, Scott Oberg, Zac Susi and Jack Patterson. As a non-profit organization, the GHTBL preserves and promotes baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting our community through charitable giving.