1949 National Champions 1952 National Champions

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
39  23 - 16 0.590 249 169 +80

Joined 1947
First Tournament 1947
Last Tournament 1955
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 9
Regionals 0
Tournaments 9
   
Best Finish 1st
Worst Finish 14th
Average Finish 7th
DNQs 0
   
Upper Bracket 0
Lower Bracket 0

 

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

About Pittsfield

Pittsfield, Massachusetts won the 1949 and 1952 AAABA championships.

The Brass Rails recorded a combined 14-7 record in 4 years, including the 1949 championship. After losing the first match to Brooklyn 5-4, the Brass Rails won their next six consecutive games. First a double-header at Roxbury over New Jersey (5-0) and Harrisburg (2-1). On Thursday, they won 4-3 over Pittsburgh and then beat Amsterdam 9-3 on Friday. Pittsfield handed Brooklyn their first loss on Saturday, 4-1 at Point Stadium, and then ran away with the title by trouncing Washington 15-1 in the final.

From 1951 to 1954, the Majestics were the representative from Pittsfield. After a winless 1951 campaign, they returned in 1952 with new manager Dan Healy and won the tournament. As in 1949, the team dropped their opening match, this time 4-1 to Buffalo. They responded with a 12-0 walloping of Wilkes-Barre and a 16-10 barn-burner over Allentown. Friday afternoon at Roxbury brought an 11-9 victory over New Orleans. They then beat Pittsburgh 14-2 and New York City 16-10 to advance to the finals. There they met in-state rival Holyoke and eliminated them 9-1.


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