Manchester Silkworms

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Manchester Silkworms
ManSilkwormsLogo.png SilkwormsHat.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Location Manchester, Connecticut
Ballpark Northwest Park (2000–09)
Year founded 2000
Year disbanded 2009
League championships 0
Former name(s)
  • Manchester Silkworms (2000–09)

The Manchester Silkworms were a collegiate summer baseball team located in Manchester, Connecticut playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a collegiate summer baseball league operating in the northeastern United States region of New England. The team, an expansion franchise formed in 1999 which began play for the 2000 season, was based out of Northwest Park. In October, 2009 a new ownership group announced they would be moving the team to Laconia, New Hampshire, becoming the Laconia Muskrats.


Silkworm name[edit]

In 1838, the Cheney Family started what became the world's largest silk mill, and by the 1920s developed a utopian industrial community. The intact mill buildings, owner houses and worker houses are now a National Historic Landmark District. The mill buildings have undergone restoration and conversion to housing in the recent past.[1]

Hence, the name Silkworms.

Move to Laconia[edit]

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, Silkworms founder, owner, and general manager Ed Slegeski announced that he had sold the team to a team of partners led by Noah Crane. The partnership group intends to move the team to Laconia, New Hampshire in time for the 2010 NECBL season.[2]

Notable former players[edit]

Postseason appearances[edit]

Year Division Semi-Finals Division Finals NECBL Championship Series
2004 Riverpoint Royals L (1-2)
2005 North Adams SteepleCats L (1-2)
2006 Newport Gulls L (1-2)
2007 Torrington Twisters L (0-2)
2008 Newport Gulls L (0-2)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". Manchester Silkworms. 2005-07-11. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Manchester Silkworms are sold, moving to New Hampshire". Manchester Silkworms. 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 

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