| 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 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...
| 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.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The Hartford presence of Global Spectrum is taking shape as the company that's managing the XL Center, Rentschler Field and the business operations of the Hartford Wolf Pack prepares for its first big event Thursday and moves its national development...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Thoughts and some juicy Connecticut building speculation while we await the American Athletic Conference to announce its move of the annual UConn women's basketball tournament from the XL Center to the Mohegan Sun.
There is a great reason to change...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:22 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...
| 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 29, 2012
| 7:24 PM
It was 1989 and Todd Krygier, a little-known NHL newcomer, was sitting among a handful of Canadian teammates on the Whalers team bus. They wanted to know where he was from, so the American kid told them.
"UConn," Krygier said.
They thought he meant...
| Aug 6, 2012
Major league dreams, it turns out, came with minor-league bills Howard Baldwin could not pay. And 2 1/2 years after Baldwin stuck his hockey banner back into downtown Hartford's soil, we can safely say the NHL isn't walking through his door.
| 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...