Reading has a long and rich history of baseball excellence in the Greater Boston area and has, over the years, had player participation in every high quality league, including the Intercity League. The “Reading Town Team” was the original entry in the ICL and enjoyed many playoff appearances during the 1960s, including five Finals appearances and a ICL championship in 1967.
Bulldogs Founder and GM, John Halsey, has been a fixture on the Reading baseball scene for 20 years and brings 35 years of coaching and organizational expertise from around the country to the franchise. Halsey has committed significant resources to make the Reading Bulldogs a flagship franchise in the Intercity League and a first class organization, The Bulldogs have been fiercely competitive reaching the post season in each year of their existence including a string of four straight semi-final or “final three” appearances through the 2014 season.
North Field, at Endicott College in Beverly, MA has been the Bulldogs home field since 2013. The state of the art lighted and turfed baseball venue has enabled the Bulldogs to play their home games at times more amenable to the league’s player demographic. For their first three years of existence, Morton Field, the venerable “flagship baseball field” in Reading, served as home for the Bulldogs. It is hoped that in the very near future that the Bulldogs can return to their roots in Reading to what is known now as Morton Field at Pete Moscariello Ballpark once planned lighting is installed at the pristine baseball venue.
As the Bulldogs’ roster fills each season, the players are very excited as they anticipate their summer with the Bulldogs and experiencing high quality baseball on the baseball fields of Greater Boston and the North Shore. The team continues to interview some of the finest current and past collegiate players and seeks those with both a genuine love of the game and a very high level of competitive skill and spirit.