Worcester Tornadoes

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Worcester Tornadoes
Team Logo
Cap Insignia
Founded 2005
Final Season 2012
Ballpark Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
Based in Worcester, MA
Team Colors Orange, Black, White
League Can-Am Association
Local Media Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Owner Perfect Game LLC
Championships 2005 (Can-Am League)
Website www.worcestertornadoes.com


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.

They were named after one of the infamous Flint/Worcester Tornadoes hit Worcester on June 9, 1953.

Tornadoes mascot Twister with NPS Park Rangers.

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[edit]

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.

Dismensions are:

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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Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2005 50-42 3rd (t) Rich Gedman League Champs
2006 41-49 8th Rich Gedman
2007 43-51 8th Rich Gedman
2008 53-41 2nd Rich Gedman Lost in 1st round
2009 43-50 4th Rich Gedman Lost in 1st round
2010 42-51 5th Rich Gedman
2011 48-44 5th Ed Riley
2012 29-71 5th Chip Plante

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