League

About the Twilight League

Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut’s premier amateur collegiate league. Over 350 GHTBL players have played professional baseball. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico played in our league 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.


Our Mission

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is to preserve and promote baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting our community through charitable giving.

Construction work at Johnny Taylor Field, Colt Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 2020.
The scoreboard at Johnny Taylor Field, Colt Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 2020.

A.J. Lorenzetti

Taylor Kosakowski

Weston Ulbrich

Christian Budzik

Tom Abbruzzese

Charlie Hesseltine

RAINBOW GRAPHICS

Jon Brandt, General Manager

Tyler Repoli, Manager

Tyler Repoli

Ron Pizzanello

Jeff DeMaio

VERNON ORIOLES

Steve Krajewski, General Manager

Kevin Powell, Assistant GM

Jack Ceppetelli, Manager

Jack Ceppetelli

GHTBL Executive Committee

Bill Holowaty President
Bill Holowaty
President
Marc Levin
Treasurer
Andy Baylock Vice President
Andy Baylock
Vice President
Wes Ulbrich
Secretary

Giving Back to the Greater Hartford Community

On Sunday, July, 9, 2017 the GHTBL hosted a “Charity Series” at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Four games were played and $5,641 in ticket proceeds were donated to Hartford’s Camp Courant. On June 21st and 22nd of 2018 the league hosted a pair of doubleheaders that raised $4,500 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In 2019, the Twilight League held another day at Dunkin’ Donuts Park and raised $7,000 for a Multiple Sclerosis charity named MS4MS. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the league managed to play a shortened season in 2020, including a doubleheader at Dunkin’ Donuts Park that raised $2,000 for the new Johnny Taylor Field in Hartford’s Colt Park.

Camp Courant Kids Day at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, 2017