| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp.
Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility.
"I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Professional hockey will remain in downtown Hartford, at least for the next three years.
After weeks of high-level negotiations between Madison Square Garden Co. and Comcast Spectacor, a deal was reached Tuesday to keep the New York Rangers' American...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
New York Rangers assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld said Wednesday that he's happy the team's American Hockey League affiliate is remaining in Hartford.
But Schoenfeld, who acts as GM of the Connecticut Whale, said it's too soon to say whether...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Global Spectrum, which will take control of the XL Center later this year, is on the verge of keeping the New York Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford beyond this season.
A deal is close and an announcement from Madison Square Garden...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:24 PM
We come to praise Howard Baldwin, not to bury him.
Mr. Baldwin, who energized Hartford three decades ago by bringing the Hartford Whalers of the World Hockey Association to town and then ushering the team into the National Hockey League, came back to...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Hockey is a family sport to me. I've had a lot of fun at hockey games with
my family at various venues, from watching amateurs at a local skating rink
in Bolton to the Bruins at the Boston TD Garden. I was a regular at the
Civic Center when Ronnie Francis...
| Nov 28, 2010
As the green-and-blue uniforms hit the ice a few minutes before 7 p.m. Saturday, "Brass Bonanza" filled the XL Center and 13,089 fans reveled in the nostalgia of the moment.
"It feels like old times," Howard Baldwin said.
And there was indeed a sense...
| Nov 24, 2009
As Thomas DeFranzo sees it, the biggest obstacle between him and his Hollywood dream is obscurity.
"No one knows we're here," he said of an enterprise he calls Windsor Worldwide Studios. "That's the biggest thing."
He is less concerned that the movie...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 1:07 PM
The New England Whalers completed negotiations with the Springfield Civic Center Friday and announced their remaining home games, plus all playoff games, will be played there.
The Whalers thus erased the last wisps of doubt about the team's future in the...