Banquet Oct. 21

Knox-Lincoln Twilight League baseball players invited to hall-of-fame banquet

By Staff | Oct 01, 2017

Rockland — Knox-Lincoln County Twilight League baseball started after World War II and thrived through the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The league included many town teams from coastal Maine. It was great entertainment, and sometimes drew fans in the thousands. The league even held 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 to the banquet free. Additional tickets are $25 each.

The banquet is Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Rockland Elk’s Lodge, 210 Rankin Street.

Registration and social time begin at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

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 in the league included the Vinalhaven Chiefs, Damariscotta/Newcastle Stags, Wiscasset, South Hope and the Boothbay Tigers.

Independent teams that played teams in the league included the Vinalhaven Chiefs, Damariscotta/Newcastle Stags, Wiscasset and Boothbay Tigers.

Those who want to attend should communicate with the following people: Tom Mellor at 691-2770 or ttmellor@gmail.com; Lou Cook at 785-4782 or smcook@tidewater.net; or Walt White at 832-7634 or whitehouse2@excede.net.

Mellor said the group needs an accurate meal count, so those former league players who want to attend should notify the group of their intentions by Friday, Oct. 13.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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