Category Archives: Baseball

Naugatuck’s Dean chasing Major League dream again

After spending the last two seasons pitching in Korea with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, Naugatuck native Pat Dean is back in the U.S. Dean, a left-handed…

Morse: America’s pastime is back

We are a people that look to signs of good things on the horizon. The first box scores coming out of MLB spring training are a sure sign of warm…

Dean, Tigers looking for late-season surge

Winning comes with no guarantees in the game of baseball. Last season, halfway around the world in South Korea, the Doosan Bears were looking to win their third straight Korean…

Tournament run ends for Post 17

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Senior Legion baseball team’s magical run through the first round of the state tournament was a short-lived celebration. Days after defeating Guilford in both games of a…

The man behind the mask

NAUGATUCK — Ask Al Terry why he’s still a volunteer umpire after 34 years in the Little League program and his answer is simple: it’s about the kids. Little League…

Post 17 staves off elimination to advance in tournament

NAUGATUCK — Despite a week full of weather postponements and close, low-scoring contests, the Naugatuck Senior Legion baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. Staring elimination in…

Post 17 heads into state tournament

NAUGATUCK — Despite some slight hiccups in the beginning and end of the season, the Naugatuck Senior American Legion team heads into the state tournament in fine position. Naugatuck (16-8)…

Second half of MLB season to be interesting

On July 6, 1933, Major League Baseball held its first Midsummer Classic at Comiskey Park in Chicago to coincide with the World’s Fair. The one-time only exhibition game quickly became…

Scrimmage goes beyond baseball

WHATLEY, Mass. — The Naugatuck Hackers needed a baseball team to scrimmage the last weekend of June, and they found a group of ladies who gave them all they could…

Top spot in reach

Post 17 among leaders in Zone 5 NAUGATUCK — With the American Legion baseball state tournament a week away, the top spot in Zone 5 is within Naugatuck Post 17’s…