|Ballpark||Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field|
|Based in||Worcester, MA|
|Team Colors||Orange, Black, White|
|Local Media||Worcester Telegram & Gazette|
|Owner||Perfect Game LLC|
|Championships||2005 (Can-Am League)|
The Worcester Tornadoes were a team based in Worcester, MA. From 2005 to 2012, they played in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, which was not affiliated with Major League Baseball.
The team played its first game in May 2005; its home field was Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, located at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The Tornadoes were owned by Perfect Game LLC. Ted Tye was Chairman of the Board, RC Reuteman was president/GM and the team was managed from 2005 to 2010 by former Boston Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman with Gedman's former battery mate, Bob Ojeda, as pitching coach. Amenities at the 3,000-seat park included restrooms, souvenir shops, and concession stands.
The Tornadoes, in their first year of existence, won the Can-Am Association Championship after sweeping the Quebec Capitales three games to none. After beating Quebec in the first two games in Canada, the Tornadoes clinched the championship on its home field on September 15, 2005.
Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
The Tornadoes home field, Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, is located on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, which is about 5 minutes away from the Heart of Worcester. It's seating capacity is around 3,000.
- Left - 332
- Left Center - 357
- Center - 385
- Right Center - 372
- Right - 313
Here is an aerial image of Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field when it was being renovated:
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|2005||50-42||3rd (t)||Rich Gedman||League Champs|
|2008||53-41||2nd||Rich Gedman||Lost in 1st round|
|2009||43-50||4th||Rich Gedman||Lost in 1st round|