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2021 CT Wiffs Review: Top 20 Players

Wiffle®Ball is love shared by many people, who play in many different places. In the State where the game was born over 70 years ago, many different leagues brought wiffling action amongst their many teams. 25 teams from Connecticut's major backyards leagues competed in 2021, all with varying levels of success on a personal and team level. Despite every team having its own obstacles, and every league having its own playing formats, we have tried to determine the 20 best players from this past season.

Before we dive into the list, there a few ground rules that were used in the making of these rankings:

* Players were selected from known backyard leagues that host games in the State of Connecticut. Active leagues were verified in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: active social media accounts with post(s)/content pertaining to the 2021 season, active website with updated game scores, standings, statistics, and or article(s); release of season results and/or statistics to the Connecticut Wiffle®Ball League in the event that such results are not publicly available

* All information pulled for these lists were current per each league's statistics databases as of December 30th, 2021

* Data used for these rankings may not be complete, as some leagues included in this list have not made any announcement regarding the completion of their season

* Players from the Connecticut Wiffle®Ball League teams are NOT included in these rankings; these rankings are to highlight the best players from the "backyard" leagues that played in 2021

* Players are based on, but are not limited to, the following: season statistics - regular season and/or postseason, season awards/accolades, criticism from available game footage

Given that all the preliminary stuff is out of the way, it is time to dive into the CT Wiffs Recap Top 20 Players of 2021!

25 - Honorable Mention) Teddy Callery

Photo Credit: Darien Wiffle Ball League - YouTube

Team: Western Warriors

League: Darien Wiffle Ball League (DWBL)

Notable Stats: .525 AVG, 11 HR, 2.067 OPS (13 GP)

Awards: DWBL Most Clutch Award

* = Season Not Completed

Coined with the phrase, "Mr. Clutch", Teddy "Clutch" Callery was a vital member of the Western Warriors' defense of the Darien Wiffle Ball League World Series title. Apart of a fantastic cast of players around him, Callery was most impactful with his bats, with several key blasts that got the Warriors crucial wins.

24 - Honorable Mention) Jake Futterman

Photo Credit: Compo Wiffle Ball League - YouTube

Team: Compo Cougars

League: Compo Wiffle Ball League (CWBL)*

Notable Stats: .313 AVG, 15 H, 12 RBI (12 GP)

Awards: N/A

* = Season Not Completed

While not being the top-tier player he had been in season's past, Jake Futterman's 2021 performance with the Compo Cougars was more than excellent in the team's hunt for glory. Jake provided a solid backbone to the great 2-way play of his teammate Sam Petrosino, getting hits that allowed for the team to capitalize when facing scoring opportunities.