WFSB Channel 3 reported on the first opening day at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT in 1995. The stadium was originally home the the New York Yankess' AA affiliate Norwich Navigators. Other teams that called Dodd Stadium home included the Connecticut Defenders (San Francisco Giants AA affiliate) and the Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers short season A). Last fall, Major League Baseball shut Norwich out in its minor league contraction, ending 25 years of affiliated minor league ball at Dodd Stadium. (Video courtesy of WFSB, submitted by Bill Donovan)
The Day's Claire Bessette spoke with fans about their favorite minor league baseball memories from the Norwich stadium's 25-year history. Look for the story Sunday in The Day.