1989 National Runners-Up

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
20  8 - 12 0.400 86 147 -61

Joined 1955
First Tournament 1955
Last Tournament 1991
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 3
Regionals 0
Tournaments 3
   
Best Finish 2nd
Worst Finish 16th
Average Finish 11th
DNQs 2
   
Upper Bracket 0
Lower Bracket 1

 

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

About Waterbury

Waterbury competed in the AAABA sporadically in the 1950s and 1960s and had a brief stint during the late 1980s. The 1955 Puritan Stars finished 2-2 with wins over Pittsburgh and Schenectady in the franchise's inaugural year. Waterbury then lost their next 6 games between 1956 and 1961, finishing in 16th place twice, and scoring only 8 runs. After failing to qualify in 1962, the Waterbury franchise did not resurface again until 1989.

In memory of the Great Johnstown Flood, the 1989 tournament featured all 22 teams in competition. The Waterbury Collegians racked up a surpising 5-2 record and finished as runners-up to Baltimore. Dick Yuskas's team defeated New Brunswick, Livonia, Washington, Lansing, and New Orleans. Their only loses were to Baltimore by scores of 17-5 and 20-2.

Yuskas returned in 1990 with the Connecticut Yankees and won their opening match over Altoona 7-2, but then lost to Johnstown 14-3 and Maryland State 18-6. The team withdrew from the 1991 Altoona Regional and has not competed in the AAABA since.


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