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The Connecticut League
, also known as the Connecticut State League
is a now defunct minor baseball league
Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball and provide opportunities for player development. All of the minor leagues are operated as independent businesses...
based in Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south .Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately...
. The league began as off-shoot of the original Connecticut State League in 1902 as a Class D league with teams in eight cities. In 1905, the league became Class B, which lasted until 1913, when the league became the Eastern Association due to several teams outside of the state entering the league. Also a class B league, it survived two more seasons, then folded after the 1914 season.
Connecticut League Teams
- Bridgeport Orators
The Bridgeport Orators were a minor league baseball team in the now defunct Connecticut League from 1902 to 1914. They were nicknamed the Orators to coincide with the nickname of the team's owner and manager, Baseball hall of famer Jim "The Orator" O'Rourke. In 1904, the team won a league record...
- 1902-1914. AKA: Crossmen (1913), Bolts (1914)
- Hartford Senators
The Hartford Senators were a minor league baseball team based in Hartford, Connecticut. They operated in the Connecticut League from 1902-1912, the Eastern Association from 1913-1914, the Eastern League from 1916-1932 and the Northeastern League in 1934. For the 1932 season they were affiliated...
- Meriden Silverites - 1902-1905.
- New Haven Blues - 1902-1914. AKA: Black Crows (1909), Prairie Hens (1910), Murlins (1911-1912), White WIngs (1913-1914)
- Springfield Ponies - 1902-1914.
- Waterbury Rough Riders - 1902.
- New London Whalers - 1902-1907.
- New Britain Perfectos - 1908-1914, New Britain/Waterbury Spuds (1912), Waterbury Contenders (1913), Waterbury Frolickers (1914)
- Norwich Reds - 1902-1907.
- Worcester/Norwich Reds in 1904
- Holyoke Paperweights
The Holyoke Paperweights were a professional minor league baseball team based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, that played in the now defunct Connecticut League from 1903 to 1911. From 1907 to 1911, they were also known as the Papermakers....
- 1903-1911. AKA: Papermakers (1907-1911)
- Northampton Meadowlarks
The Northampton Meadowlarks were a minor league baseball team based in Northampton, Massachusetts, which played in the, now defunct, Connecticut League. The team made its debut in 1909, when a local theatre owner and a former area athlete purchased the Meridan club, which had entered the league in...
- 1908-1911. Team based in Meriden in 1908.
- New London Planters
The New London Planters were a minor league baseball team based in New London, Connecticut, that entered the now defunct Connecticut League in 1913, which had recently renamed itself the Eastern Association with the arrival of teams outside of the state...
- Pittsfield Electrics - 1913-1914.