1958 National Champions 1959 National Runners-Up 1962 National Runners-Up 1982 National Runners-Up 1997 National Runners-Up

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
147 80 - 67 0.544 978 886 -92

Joined 1955
First Tournament 1955
Last Tournament 2002
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 47 
Regionals 14
Tournaments 34
   
Best Finish 1st
Worst Finish 17th
Average Finish 7th
DNQs 13
   
Upper Bracket 8
Lower Bracket 7

 

1st 1 Finalist 5
2nd
3rd   At or above
500
24
4th 6
5th 5
6th 2
7th 4
8th 2
9th 2 Below
500
10
10th 2
11th 1
12th 1
13th 1
14th 1
15th 1
16th+ 1

About Milford

Milford was a solid competitor in the AAABA, boasting the 1958 national championship and a winning record through 34 tournaments. The Town Team left Johnstown winless only 4 times, and won at least 3 games 16 times. Their first victory came on August 17th, 1955 at Roxbury Park when they beat Pittsfield 2-1. Their final victory came on August 5th, 2002 at Franklin when they beat Lansing 3-1.

The Townies hit the ground running and compiled a 36-19 record in their first 10 years and never finished lower than 6th. In 1958, Milford split a pair of one-run games to open the tournament. After a win over Buffalo and loss to New York, the Townies rolled past New Orleans 13-3 and two days later scored 11 runs to beat Brooklyn by 5. On Sunday afternoon, they Washington its first loss by the score of 2-1. In the championship game on Tuesday, Milford beat Washington 5-1 for their first and only championship.

The 1959 title defense got off to a good start as Charles Fitzgerald's team was undefeated through four games. However, Baltimore's Walter Youse and his Leone's Cafe squad put an end to the run and beat Milford twice (6-4 and 2-1) over the final three days to claim the championship.

Milford returned to the finals in 1962 and 1982. The 1962 team went undefeated through 5 games, but then lost both final round contests to Washington (11-0 and 3-2) to surrender the title. In 1982, it was Baltimore again handing the Townies their only two loses, including a thrilling 8-7 decision in 10 innings for the championship.

From the mid-1980s onward, Milford remained competitive but rarely escaped the middle of the pack, compiling a 22-28 record through 14 seasons. Dave Niro managed the team to a fourth place finished in 1991 and a second place finished in 1997. The 1991 club outscored their opponents 48-18 through the first three games, but then lost to New Orleans and Baltimore. The 1997 team was also potent on offense and outscored their opponents 51-18 in their four victories, including two against host Johnstown. Once again, however, the Townies lost to a powerhouse as Washington's Prince Williams Gators mercy-ruled Milford twice.

Milford last competed in the AAABA in 2002.


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