K-L Twilight Baseball League invited to Hall of Fame banquet

Posted:  Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:30am

The Knox-Lincoln County Twilight Baseball League started after World War II and thrived through the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. The league included many town teams from coastal Maine. It was great entertainment, and sometimes drew fans in the thousands. They even had night games under the lights.

Baseball players from that league and independent teams that competed against them, are invited to the annual Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Banquet for special recognition. Players, coaches, managers, scorers and umpires will be admitted free of charge. Additional tickets are $25 each. The date of the banquet is Saturday, Oct. 21. It will be held at the Rockland Elk’s Lodge, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland. Registration and social time begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6.

Some of the teams of that era and their mascots follow: Camden Shells, Camden Merchants, Rockport Cubs, Rockland Rockets, Rockland Pirates, Thomaston Clippers, St. George Torpedoes, Warren Tigers, Damariscotta Red Legs, Waldoboro Townies, Friendship Townies, Spruce Head Seals, and Union. Independent teams that played teams in the league included the Vinalhaven Chiefs, Damariscotta/Newcastle Stags, Wiscasset, So. Hope, and the Boothbay Tigers.

If you would like to attend please call Tom Mellor at 691-2770, email ttmellor@gmail.com, or Lou Cook at 785-4782, email smcook@tidewater.net, or Walt White at 832-7634, email whitehouse2@excede.net. We need to get an accurate meal count, so please notify us your intentions by Oct. 16.