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GHIBL News & Announcements

Beehive Stadium Hosts Playoffs

Beehive Stadium, former home of the New Britain Red Sox, will host a double header between the Chiefs (2) and the A&A Office Systems Phillies (3) on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Beehive Stadium, like Muzzy Field, were former homes to the minor league baseball clubs of the Boston Red Sox. Muzzy Field saw greats like Wade Boggs, Oil Can Boyd, Butch Hobson, Bruce Hurst and Bob the Steamer Stanley. Beehive also had its fair share of greats with Roger Clemens, Ellis Burks, Sam Horn and Mo Vaughn, just to name a few.

Although some might consider Beehive Stadium a relic in this day and age, it is still a great place to have a classic showdown between two of GHIBL’s finest.

Come join GHIBL on Sunday to enjoy some great baseball or just to see where some of baseball greats got their start!

2017 Regular Season Champions

Congratulations to the Rockville Royals who are the GHIBL 2017 Regular Season Champions. The Royals finished with a record of 14-2, behind some great hitting and pitching that was lead by Shane Legare and Bill Riggieri. The Royals finished 2nd in the league in batting average, batting .292 as a team throughout the season. They amassed 78 hits on 418 at-bats. They had 26 extra base hits and walked 83 times. The Royals finished 1st in the league when it came to runs against and handing out walks, which resulted with them leading the league with a 0.55 ERA and opposing batting average of 0.175.

Once again, congratulations to the Rockville Royals, our GHIBL 2017 Regular Season Champs!

GHIBL 2017 Postseason

The 2017 GHIBL Regular Season has sadly come to end, all this means is the post season is about to begin. Before we announce the postseason seeding, lets take a look at the final standings for the 2017 Regular Season. Lets also congratulate the Rockville Royals on the best record during regular season play.

GHIBL 2017 Regular Season

PosTeamWLFPctPtsRSRA
114200.8754410213
211500.6883811150
211500.688387447
410600.625367234
59610.563326237
68800.500326965
731300.1882237115
731300.1882242131
931210.1882052129

Our regular season ended with multiple ties, thus we needed consult our official rules. According to our rules, the following tie-breakers will be utilized:

  1. Head-to-Head Win/Loss
  2. Head-to-Head Run Differential
  3. Team with least amount of Runs Against
  4. Coin Flip

Outlined below are the tie-breakers along with the 2017 Postseason Standings. (Pts = Season Points, H2H = Head-to-Head record, H2H RS = Head-to-Head Runs Scored, RA = Season Runs Against, ** = Winner of Tie-breaker)

Tie-breakers

Postseason Seeding

Without further adieu please find the GHIBL 2017 Postseason bracket below:

GHIBL 2017 Additional Tryout

The Greater Hartford Independent Baseball League will hold an additional tryout at Rockville High School Junior Varsity field on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10am. GHIBL is a “wooden bat” league that plays approximately 16 games (7 innings/game) in its regular season which runs from April to October. Games are played in towns such as Vernon, East Hartford and Manchester on Sunday mornings. This league is open to anyone 18 and over with the desire to play baseball. On April 15th, please bring a wooden bat, a glove, and any other optional equipment that you’d like to use (batting glove, etc…). You will be asked to field ground balls, catch pop-ups (infield/outfield practice) and take batting practice. Draft will take place immediately after the tryouts. Please bring a check for $225.00 (or be prepared to write one) to “GHIBL” if you are drafted. Pitchers and catchers also have the opportunity to showcase their specific talents.

GHIBL 2016 Playoffs Explained

The GHIBL 2016 Playoffs will begin on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Although the #1 seed the Rockville Royals get a bye in the first round of the playoffs they will be playing on the opening day. Because they finished the regular season as the #1 seed, they are being afforded a couple advantages in the playoffs. First, they will open against a team that is on the back end of a double header. Second, they will be able to utilize their best pitchers for the first two games of the series, as the second game will not be played until the following Sunday. With that said, lets take a look at the bracket and the games below: