League Championships: 2014, 2015, 2018 & 2019
league record with an average of 2,502 fans per game
The Worcester Bravehearts are a summer collegiate baseball team based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Their inaugural season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) was in 2014. The team's home games are played at Fitton Field in Worcester on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross.
The name “Bravehearts” was chosen out of a pool of over 1,000 possibilities submitted by the public. “Brave” is in honor of Worcester’s brave men and women in uniform serving locally and abroad, as well as a tribute to Worcester’s fallen firefighters. “Hearts” refers to Worcester’s nickname—“Heart of the Commonwealth.”
APPAREL & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
2019 THEME JERSEYS
The first perfect game ever pitched for MLB happened in Worcester, MA on June 12, 1880 for the Worcester Worcesters against the Cleveland Blues. To celebrate the anniversary, on June 12, 2019, the Bravehearts wore throwback Worcester Worcesters jerseys.
To honor the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, the Bravehearts wore Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Ghostbusters jerseys on June 28th.
Both jerseys were auctioned off after each game. I walked away with Riley Livingston’s game worn Stay Puft jersey. He hit a home run and threw a runner out on second, MVP.
PIES vs HOT DOGS
The Bravehearts honored two local businesses, Table Talk Pies and Coney Island Hot Dogs, by having their fans vote for which company gets to name the Bravehearts for a game in 2018. It was either going to be the Worcester Pies or Worcester Hot Dogs. Jerseys were auctioned off after the game.
I’m pretty proud of the dog’s onion eyebrows. Hot Dogs won.
2016 FCBL ALL-STAR GAME
SPECIAL EVENT LOGO
The Worcester Bravehearts hosted the 2016 FCBL All-Star Game and Fitton Field. Collaboratively, it was decided that the visual language for this jewel event would celebrate Worcester as the home of many famous diners, in addition to one of America's first diner car manufacturers. The identity of the host team, including colors and typeface, was paired with traditional diner aesthetics, such as neon and quilted stainless steel, to create a one-of-a-kind brand identity.
Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field had record crowd of 4,319 wild fans.
I have to thanks Dave and John for letting me have so much fun with the Bravehearts. You guys let people do what they do best and we are all grateful.