The Colonial League began in 1947 with the end of World War II. At the time, Minor League Baseball was coming back from a 3 year hiatus in which only a handful of leagues had continued to play ball. With the end of the war, a new patriotism for the United States rose and with that... a new found respect for the "National Pastime". The Colonial League was just one of nearly 100 new affiliated Minor League systems that sprung up all over the U.S. and Canada (and even Mexico) and lived until the advent of Television brought a quick end to all of these start up leagues. The Colonial League was based out of the "Tri-State Area" of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and was actually one of the highest ranking leagues in Minor League Baseball (Class B), despite the fact that most of the teams playing in this league, played in converted football stadiums or quickly erected aluminum grandstands.
BRIDGEPORT CT

Candlelight Stadium
Bridgeport Bees
1947-1950
Dietz Memorial Stadium
Kingston Colonials
1948-1950
PORT CHESTER NY

Empire Stadium
Port Chester Clippers
1948

Riverview Field
Poughkeepsie NY
1947-1950
Memorial Stadium
New Brunswick Hubs
1948
STAMFORD CT

Mitchell Stadium
Stamford Pioneers
1948-1949
Municipal Stadium
Waterbury Timers
1947-1950
PORT CHESTER NY

Triple-A Stadium
Port Chester Clippers
1947
Fussenisch Park
Torrington Braves
1950
Muzzy Field
Bristol Owls
1949-1950
STAMFORD CT

Stadium Unknown
Stamford Bombers
1947
NEW LONDON CT

Mercer Field
New London Raiders
1947
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