Bet you didn't know our state was home to three professional baseball teams or that CT teams played a major role in baseball's transition from amateur pastime to major league sport.
If you are a baseball or state history fan to the core, check out local author Dave Arcidiacono's latest : Major League Baseball in Gilded Age Connecticut : the Rise and Fall of the Middletown, New Haven and Hartford Clubs. The author here adds the third in series of books about 1870's baseball and the Middletown, Hartford, and New Haven teams who however briefly, competed at the highest levels of the sport.
Also by the Author
Middletown's Season in the Sun : the Story of Connecticut's First Professional Baseball Team (1999)
Grace, Grit and Growling : the Hartford Dark Blues Baseball Club, 1874-1877 (2003)
About the Author
Dave Arcidiacono is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, publishing articles specializing in 19th-century baseball. He has been a featured speaker at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Read an author interview, courtesy of the Shoreline Times.