May 21st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off
The Senators are a vintage baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut. Vintage means that the team plays by the rules and in the uniforms of the 19th century. They are preserving the roots of the great tradition that is baseball.
The Senators in Hartford had a dormant period from 1934 until 2001. Looking back, the Senators came to town in 1902 and called Hartford home until the end of the 1934 season. James H. Clarkin bought the franchise in 1904 and sold it in 1928.During the 1902 to 1934 period, the Senators were part of four different East Coast minor league baseball teams. In 1909, 1913, 1923, and 1931 they won their league championships. Three well-known athletes who wore a Senators uniform were Lou Gehrig, Jim Thorpe, and Leo Durocher.
The 21st Century and Beyond
In 2001 the team and the name were resurrected as a vintage baseball team. In 2007 the Senators won the World Series of Vintage Baseball by defeating the best vintage teams from other parts of the country. The modern-day Senators call Colt Park in Hartford, Connecticut their home field.