The Twilight League
With thanks to Harry Noyes III-
As the forming and early years of the West Haven Twilight League drew to a close, the league entered the next phase of its marvelous history. This era covers the middle years of the league.
Continual strong, dedicated leadership from the league officers rubbed off to the next generation, which resulted in a very high caliber of amateur baseball.
However, a major problem surfaced during this period. The Korean War and the conflict in Southeast Asia, which became the Vietnam Conflict put a drain on player personnel, as many young men were called to military service to strengthen our armed forces that were needed to protect the Free World from Communist aggression.
The West Haven Twilight League in the past used players strictly from Wet Haven. This long, successful policy needed to change in order for it to exist as a viable league. To offset this problem, teams were now allowed to add non-West Haven players to their roster. This rule change proved successful as the league now moved forward and continued to excel.
The league made and continues to make changes in our ever-changing society, but is still a West Haven-based product.
Being able to bend a bit and implement different approaches to problems is the principal reason the league has been successful for so many years.
The West Haven Twilight League has been a dream league: a definite showcase for amateur baseball. The officers who operate the league and the players who perform continue to provide excellence to the league and all of baseball as well. These intangibles and its wonderful heritage, are reasons to be proud and offer continual excellence in future years.
To Be Continued-