Major League Year Team Record National Association 1874 Hartford Dark Blues 16-37 7th National Association 1875 Hartford Dark Blues 54-28 3rd National League 1876 Hartford Dark Blues 47-21 3rd
Moved to Brooklyn for 1877 season, played as the Brooklyn Hartfords, 31-27 3rd.
Class League Year Team (Affiliate) Record International Assoc. 1878 Hartford Charter Oaks 1-9 Connecticut State Lg. 1884 Hartford 20-27 4th Connecticut State Lg. 1885 Hartford Babies 3-6 3rd Southern New England Lg. 1885 Hartford Babies 40-25 2nd Eastern League 1886 Hartford Dark Blues 40-48 4th Eastern League 1887 Hartford Dark Blues Atlantic Association 1889 Hartford 52-44 3rd Atlantic Association 1890 Hartford 22-60 Disbanded Aug. 25th. Connecticut State League 1891 Hartford 12-11 4th [disbanded 6/10] Ind Connecticut State League 1895 Hartford Bluebirds 4-4 3rd A Atlantic League 1896 Hartford Bluebirds 73-54 2nd, lose playoffs 5 games to 2. B Atlantic League 1897 Hartford Bluebirds 78-55 3rd B Atlantic League 1898 Hartford Cooperatives 57-76 7th A Eastern League 1899 Hartford Indians 50-56 6th A Eastern League 1900 Hartford Indians 68-55 3rd A Eastern League 1901 Hartford Wooden Nutmegs 58-56 Disbanded Sept. 10th. D Connecticut League 1902 Hartford Senators 57-55 4th D Connecticut League 1903 Hartford Senators 30-77 8th,last D Connecticut League 1904 Hartford Senators 53-61 6th B Connecticut League 1905 Hartford Senators 58-56 4th B Connecticut League 1906 Hartford Senators 62-57 4th B Connecticut League 1907 Hartford Senators 66-55 5th B Connecticut League 1908 Hartford Senators 84-42 2nd,1/2 game behind. B Connecticut League 1909 Hartford Senators 74-44 1st B Connecticut League 1910 Hartford Senators 64-58 5th B Connecticut League 1911 Hartford Senators 68-52 3rd B Connecticut League 1912 Hartford Senators 67-51 2nd B Eastern Association 1913 Hartford Senators 83-48 1st Lose Class B Championship Series 4 games to 2 to Lowell Grays. B Eastern Association 1914 Hartford Senators 62-56 4th Ind Colonial League 1915 Hartford Senators 55-42 1st B Eastern League 1916 Hartford Senators 38-79 8th,last B Eastern League 1917 Hartford Senators 37-66 8th,last B Eastern League 1918 Hartford Senators 29-26 5th League suspended play July 22nd. A Eastern League 1919 Hartford Senators 34-73 8th,last A Eastern League 1920 Hartford Senators 70-68 4th A Eastern League 1921 Hartford Senators 73-78 5th A Eastern League 1922 Hartford Senators 73-76 6th A Eastern League 1923 Hartford Senators 98-55 1st Junior World Series Tune-up Champions. A Eastern League 1924 Hartford Senators 85-67 3rd A Eastern League 1925 Hartford Senators 86-67 2nd,1/2 game behind. A Eastern League 1926 Hartford Senators 65-88 6th A Eastern League 1927 Hartford Senators 72-81 6th A Eastern League 1928 Hartford Senators 78-72 5th A Eastern League 1929 Hartford Senators 60-93 8th,last A Eastern League 1930 Hartford Senators 35-44 Withdrew June 30th. A Eastern League 1931 Hartford Senators 97-40 1st, both half seasons. A Eastern League 1932 Hartford Senators (B'klyn-NL) 31-48 8th,last B Northeastern League 1934 Hartford Senators 50-53 4th A Eastern League 1938 Hartford Laurels (Boston-NL) 67-67 4th lose first round playoffs. A Eastern League 1939 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 58-82 7th,last(tie) A Eastern League 1940 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 72-66 3rd lose championship 4 games to 1 A Eastern League 1941 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 54-81 7th A Eastern League 1942 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 62-78 7th A Eastern League 1943 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 77-59 3rd lose 1st round playoffs A Eastern League 1944 Hartford Laurels (Boston-NL) 99-38 1st lose 1st round playoffs A Eastern League 1945 Hartford Bees (Boston-NL) 68-67 4th lose 1st round playoffs A Eastern League 1946 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 71-67 4th lose championship 4 games to 1 A Eastern League 1947 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 58-82 6th A Eastern League 1948 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 74-67 4th win 1 game playoff for 4th; lose first round playoffs A Eastern League 1949 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 66-74 5th A Eastern League 1950 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 80-59 3rd lose first round playoffs A Eastern League 1951 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 73-65 4th lose first round playoffs A Eastern League 1952 Hartford Chiefs (Boston-NL) 59-79 7th AA Eastern League 2016 Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado) 74-67 3rd, 15.0 G.B. Eastern Division • Moved- were New Britain Rock Cats. NO HOME GAMES AA Eastern League 2017 Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado) 62-77 5th, 29.5 G.B. Eastern Division Note: From 1938-1945 Hartford Times called the team the Laurels; the Hartford Courant called them the Senators. Their incorporated name was the Bees..
In 2016, the New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) are moved to Hartford and play as the Hartford Yard Goats.
The Yard Goats (AA Eastern League) played nineteen Home games at Dodd Stadium, Norwich, Conn. in 2016 (7-12). All other games were road games.
1896 Hartford Bluebirds lose 5 games to 2 to Paterson Silk Weavers.
1913 Hartford Senators lose 4 games to 2 to Lowell Grays (New England Lg.)
1923 Hartford Senators Champions winning 2 games to 0 over Baltimore Orioles (Iny'l. Lg.)
1938 Hartford Laurels 1st round: lose 3 games to 0 to Hazelton Red Sox. 1940 Hartford Bees 1st round: win 3 games to one over Scranton Red Sox Championship: lose 4 games to 1 to Binghamton Triplets (NY-AL) 1943 Hartford Bees 1st round: lose 3 games to 1 to Scranton Red Sox. 1944 Hartford Laurels 1st round: lose 3 games to 2 to Utica Blue Sox (Detroit) 1945 Hartford Bees 1st round: lose 4 games to 2 to Wilkes-Barre Barons (Cleve.) 1946 Hartford Bees 1st round: win 4 games to 2 to Albany Senators (Pittsburgh) Championship: lose 4 games to 1 to Scranton Red Sox 1948 Hartford Chiefs beat Williamsport Tigers for 4th place in 1 game playoff. 1st round: lose 4 games to 3 to Albany Senators (Pittsburgh) 1950 Hartford Chiefs 1st round: lose 4 games to 2 to Wilkes-Barre Barons (Cleve.) 1951 Hartford Chiefs 1st round: lose 4 games to 0 to Scranton Red Sox
Connecticut League Pennant:
Hartford Senators 1909
Eastern Association Pennant:
Hartford Senators 1913
Colonial League Pennant:
Hartford Senators 1915
Eastern League Pennants:
Hartford Senators 1923,1931
Hartford Laurels 1944
Junior World Series Tune-Up Champions:
Hartford Senators 1923
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