The Hartford Senators were first established as a minor league baseball team in the year 1902 and continued to be a presence in several eastern-based minor leagues until 1934. In 1932, the Hartford Senators were affiliated with a major league team called the Brooklyn Dodgers. The team won four league championships between the years of 1909 and 1931.
Two distinguished players and members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Lou Gehrig and Hank Greenberg, are among past members of the Hartford Senators. Lou Gehrig played three separate games for the Senators before he went on to join the New York York Yankees as first baseman. Hank Greenberg went on to have a career with the Detroit Tigers and still holds the record for the most right-hand-batter hits in a single season.
In 2001, the team was resurrected by the Vintage Baseball Federation, which seeks to promote and preserve the game as it was first played in the United States. The Hartford Senators won the World Series of Vintage Baseball in the year 2001 and continues to be a well-loved team in their hometown in Connecticut.