Roster turnover

It has been a tough off-season with regard to our roster. Jim Wyman, our long-time first baseman, has retired as have Jason Wainio and Tim Driscoll. We’re sad to see them go. We also have three more players who are out for the entire 2018 season with injuries. As a result, we’re looking to add more players to our roster. The Lisbon Taverners were force to take this season off due to the same issue. We’re hoping to convince some of their players to join us for this season but we’re always looking for new recruits. If you are interested in playing with us, please use our Contact page to get in touch.

Mr. Baker (1949-2017)

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our founder and friend, Edward Baker, who passed away on October 29 after a five-year battle with thyroid cancer. He was featured in a video that The Day produced about our team back in 2015. Mr. Baker, who was the Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society, founded our team after the vintage base ball team that he had been playing with, the Mystic Oceanics, folded in 2004.

“A friendly game of baseball, 1861 style”

The Day newspaper had their award-winning videographer Peter Huoppi create this excellent profile of our team.

A friendly game of baseball, 1861 style – The Day (July 17, 2015)

Of Strikers and Hands, A Bunch of Cranks, and a Good Bit of Hearty Hollering…

New-London-vintage-baseball-two-teams-photosink-publicationsMore press! Nice article by Ink Publications. You can pick up a free copy of the magazine in downtown New London at Muddy Waters, Thames River Greenery, Hygienic Art, Bean and Leaf, and Flavours of Life.

Of Strikers and Hands, A Bunch of Cranks, and a Good Bit of Hearty Hollering…” – Ink Publications (July 1, 2015)

America’s game, played by 1861 rules, at Fort Trumbull State Park

IMG_3211The Day newspaper sent their award-winning photographer Tim Cook to our game today. You can check out his photos here:

America’s game, played by 1861 rules, at Fort Trumbull State Park” – The Day (May 17, 2015)