Torrington Titans

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Torrington Titans
League FCBL (West Division)
Location Torrington, CT (2010-present)
Ballpark Fuessenich Park (2010-present)
Year founded 2010
Former league(s)
  • ACBL (2010)
    • Kaiser Division (2010)
Colors Blue, Gold
         
Ownership Torrington Baseball Group, LLC
Management Sander Stotland (GM)
Manager Gregg Hunt
Website torringtontitans.com

The Torrington Titans are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) of New England.[1] They played their inaugural season in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, a collegiate summer baseball league.[2] After leading the ACBL in attendance in 2010,[citation needed] the team was sold to the Carminucci Sports Group (CSG), which transferred the team to the newly founded FCBL.[3] CSG owns both the Brockton Rox of the professional independent Can-Am League and fellow Futures League member the Martha's Vineyard Sharks.[4] The Titans play home games at Fuessenich Park in downtown Torrington.[5]

Staff[edit]

Field[edit]

The Titans' field manager is Gregg Hunt. Hunt is the New England Collegiate Baseball League's all-time winningest field manager. Hunt began his collegiate summer career as manager of the Torrington Twisters (1997-2008), coached the Manchester Silkworms (2009), and continued with the Titans (2010–present). Hunt has coached four first round draft picks, including the Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg.[6]

Front Office[edit]

Brown University assistant baseball coach[7] Mike O'Malley is the Titans' general manager. O'Malley took on the position in 2011.[8]

Baseball advisory board[edit]

On March 25, 2011, former Detroit Tiger and World Series Champion Cecil Fielder was named to the Torrington Titans baseball advisory board. Fielder will assist in player development and some community outreach.[9]

On April 2, 2011, former major leaguer Pete Incaviglia[10] and former first overall pick Kash Beauchamp were also named to the Torrington Titans baseball advisory board. The board aids professional development for Titans players.[11]

Postseason Appearances[edit]

Year Play-In Round** Divisional Series* FCBL Championship
2011 Nashua Silver Knights L (0-2)
2012 North Shore Navigators L (1-2)
  • *The FCBL changed its postseason to a two-round format starting in the 2012 season
  • ** A one-game Play-In round was added in the 2013 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futures Collegiate Baseball League". Torrington Titans. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ ACBL-Online (January 27, 2010). "ACBL to Get New Look in 2010". ACBL Online. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Titans bought by Carminucci; will shift to Futures League". Ballpark Digest. March 1, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Clients". Carminucci Sports Group. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Jaffee, Mark (August 3, 2011). "Naugy's Erickson powers Torrington Titans". Republican-American. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Coaching Staff". Torrington Titans. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brown Bears Baseball Coaches". Brown Bears. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Front Office". Torrington Titans. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Gaffney, Timothy W. (March 26, 2011). "Former Big League Star, Cecil Fielder to join Titans Advisory Board for 2011. Will visit Fuessenich Park this summer.". Litchfield County Sports. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Incaviglia to Join Titans Advisory Board". Ballpark Biz. April 2, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Titans Baseball Advisory Board". Torrington Titans. Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. Retrieved 18 August 2011.