Records of Professional Baseball Teams in Waterbury, Connecticut

Minor League baseball in Waterbury, Conn.


Class League                    Year  Team (affiliate)            Record  Standing
      Eastern League            1885  Waterbury                     8-9   began Sept. 4
      Eastern League            1886  Waterbury                    55-36  2nd
                                1894  Waterbury Acmes
      Connecticut State League  1899  Waterbury Rough Riders       53-43  2nd
      Connecticut State League  1900  Waterbury Rough Riders       43-53  6th
  D   Connecticut League        1901  Waterbury Hustlers           47-60  6th
  D   Connecticut League        1902  Waterbury Rough Riders       37-73  8th, last
  B   Connecticut League        1906  Waterbury Authors            60-63  5th
  B   Connecticut League        1907  Waterbury Authors            77-47  2nd
  B   Connecticut League        1908  Waterbury Authors            42-84  8th, last
  B   Connecticut League        1909  Waterbury Invincibles        64-61  4th
  B   Connecticut League        1910  Waterbury Finnegans          70-52  1st
  B   Connecticut League        1911  Waterbury Champs             45-75  6th
  B   Connecticut League        1912  Waterbury Spuds              27-53  moved from New Britain Spuds 6/15; total: 39-75  6th, last.
  B   Eastern Association       1913  Waterbury Contenders         70-61  3rd
  B   Eastern Association       1914  Waterbury Frolickers         69-51  2nd
  B   Eastern League            1918  Waterbury Nattatucks         14-53  7th	League suspended July 22.
  A   Eastern League            1919  Waterbury Nattatucks         46-59  6th
  A   Eastern League            1920  Waterbury Brasscos           60-80  8th, last
  A   Eastern League            1921  Waterbury Brasscos           64-85  7th
  A   Eastern League            1922  Waterbury Brasscos           84-66  2nd
  A   Eastern League            1923  Waterbury Brasscos           63-90  8th, last	
  A   Eastern League            1924  Waterbury Brasscos           89-63  1st Junior World Series Tune-Up Champions Dixie Series Champs
  A   Eastern League            1925  Waterbury Brasscos           88-66  1st Junior World Series Tune-Up Champions
  A   Eastern League            1926  Waterbury Brasscos           58-93  7th
  A   Eastern League            1927  Waterbury Brasscos           63-90  7th
  A   Eastern League            1928  Waterbury Brasscos           34-118 8th, last Replaced/moved to Allentown Dukes in 1929.
  B   Colonial League           1947  Waterbury Timers             83-38  1st lost 1st round playoffs.
  B   Colonial League           1948  Waterbury Timers             65-68  3rd  lost 1st round playoffs.
  B   Colonial League           1949  Waterbury Timers             62-63  4th  lost 1st round playoffs.
  B   Colonial League           1950  Waterbury Timers             23-29  5th  League disbands July 16.
 AA   Eastern League            1966  Waterbury Giants (SF Giants) 64-76  5th
 AA   Eastern League            1967  Waterbury Giants (S.F.)      71-69  3rd East Division
 AA   Eastern League            1968  Waterbury Indians (Cleve.)   52-88  6th, last
 AA   Eastern League            1969  Waterbury Indians (Cleve.)   48-93  6th, last
 AA   Eastern League            1970  Waterbury Pirates (Pitts.)   79-62  1st (no playoffs)
 AA   Eastern League            1971  Waterbury Pirates (Pitts.)   68-70  3rd, National Division
 AA   Eastern League            1973  Waterbury Dodgers (L.A.)     59-79  4th, last American Division
 AA   Eastern League            1974  Waterbury Dodgers (L.A.)     64-72  3rd, American Division
 AA   Eastern League            1975  Waterbury Dodgers (L.A.)     77-59  3rd
 AA   Eastern League            1976  Waterbury Dodgers (L.A.)     62-73  4th, last North Division
 AA   Eastern League            1977  Waterbury Giants (S.F.)      77-63  2nd, Northeast Division
 AA   Eastern League            1978  Waterbury Giants (S.F.)      65-74  4th
 AA   Eastern League            1979  Waterbury A's (Oakland)      49-91  6th, last
 AA   Eastern League            1980  Waterbury Reds (Cinc. Reds)  75-64  3rd, South Div., 1st Half Champs Lose playoff finals.
 AA   Eastern League            1981  Waterbury Reds (Cinc. Reds)  55-83  4th, last South Division
 AA   Eastern League            1982  Waterbury Reds (Cinc. Reds)  56-82  4th, last South Division
 AA   Eastern League            1983  Waterbury Reds (Cinc. Reds)  59-80  7th
 AA   Eastern League            1984  Waterbury Angels (Cal.)      76-64  3rd lost playoff finals.
 AA   Eastern League            1985  Waterbury Indians (Cleve.)   75-64  2nd lost playoff 1st round.
 AA   Eastern Leagu             1986  Waterbury Indians (Cleve.)   66-73  5th
 Ind  Northeast League          1997  Waterbury Spirit    1st half 24-17  2nd South Division
                                                          2nd half 20-22  1st South Div.
                                                                   44-42  Lost playoff semi-finals. 
 Ind  Northeast League          1998  Waterbury Spirit    1st half 22-20  1st North Division
                                                          2nd half 20-22  2nd (tie) North Div.          
                                                                   42-42 46-37?  Lost playoff semi-finals
 Ind  Northern League East      1999  Waterbury Spirit    1st half 11-21  2nd South Divisi
                                                          2nd half 14-29  4th South Div.
                                                                   25-50  36-50?
 Ind  Northern League East      2000  Waterbury Spirit    1st half 14-29  4th, last North Division
                                                          2nd half 26-17  1st North Div. 
                                                                   40-55  Lost playoff semi-finals

Post Season play

Junior World Series Tune-Up

1924 Waterbury Brasscos win 3 games to 0 v Baltimore Orioles (AAA) Champions

Dixie Series

1924 Waterbury Brasscos tie Richmond Colts (Virginia Lg. B) 1 game each.

Junior World Series Tune-Up

1925 Waterbury Brasscos win 3 games to 0 v Baltimore Orioles (AAA) Champions

Colonial League Playoffs

1947 Waterbury Timers lose 1st round 4 games to 3 v Stamford Bombers
1948 Waterbury Timers lose 1st round 4 games to 1 v Port Chester Clippers (St. L. Browns)
1949 Waterbury Timers lose 1st round 4 games to 1 v Bristol Owls

Eastern League Playoffs

1980 Waterbury Reds 1st round: Win 2 games to 0 v Reading Phillies
                    Finals: Lose 2 games to 1 v Holyoke Millers (Brewers)
1984 Waterbury Angels 1st round: Win 3 games to 1 v Glen Falls White Sox
                      Finals: Lose 3 games to 2 v Vermont Reds
1985 Waterbury Indians lose 1st round 3 games to 1 v New Britain Red Sox											

Northeast/Northern League East Playoffs

1997 Waterbury Spirit lose semi-finals 2 games to 0 v Elmira Pioneers
1998 Waterbury Spirit lose semi-finals 2 games to 0 v Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
2000 Waterbury Spirit lose semi-finals 3 games to 0 v Elmira Pioneers

Connecticut League Champions (Pennant)
Waterbury Finnegans 1910

Junior World Series Tune-Up Champions
Waterbury Brasscos 1924
Waterbury Brasscos 1925

Eastern League Pennant
Waterbury Brasscos 1924
Waterbury Brasscos 1925
Waterbury Pirates 1970
Waterbury Reds 1980 1st half champs

Colonial League Pennant
Waterbury Timers 1947

Northeast League Pennant
Waterbury Spirit 1997 South Div. 2nd half.
Waterbury Spirit 1998 North Div. 1st half; 1st full season
Waterbury Spirit 2000 North Div. 2nd half

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