The Brighton Blues was a semi-pro baseball team for the Town of Brighton, New York; they played in the old Northern League. Their field at Gabriels was reportedly one of the best in the league, and the games were well attended. They were the first area team to play night games, courtesy of lights provided by Paul Smiths Electric Company.
In the 1950s, the local players were replaced with professionals, and fans gradually lost interest.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 5, 1957
BIOOMINGDALE BEATS GABRIELS, MCKILLIP STARS
Danny McKillip parked a two run homer over the left field fence in a five run first inning that saw exactly nine men come to bat. Danny also scored five of the 15 runs as he was on base five out of five times. Bloomingdale piled on a single run in the third inning, another one in fourth and four more in fifth. The scoring didn't stop there but continued with three more runs in the seventh inning and final run in ,the eighth inning.
Gabriels broke into the scoring column in the third inning with one run and singletons seventh and eighth innings and two in the top of the ninth inning.
Merril Helms Wins
Merril Helms went the distance for Bloomingdale giving up just five runs but one ten base hits. Bobby Griffins went the distance for the Blues giving up 14 hits. He was robbed of a base hit as Bloomingdale pulled a right handed Ted Williams shift on him with Danny McKillip playing short left field and eventually taking his line drive.
This game marked the third win for Bloomingdale and the eleventh straight loss for the Gabriels Brighton Blues.
Lake Placid News, July 16, 1948
GABRIELS WIN 5 – 4 OVER MAJESTICS IN TWILIGHT TILT
Score Winning Run in 8th On Eccleston's wild Toss: Klemens, Skeels Homer
The Brighton Blues of Gabriels broke up a 4-4 deadlock in the eighth inning here Wednesday night in a twilght game against the Majestics to win 5-4 on a "gift" run.
Tim Sweet, Blues' third sacker, tallied the winning counter when he reached first safely on Sandy Friezner's error after two were away. Sweet then broke for second and came all the way home when Al Eccleston's peg went into center
The Pagemen opened in auspicious style by tallying a pair in the first off Larry Lancto, Blues' starting hurler. Page slapped out a single and was brought around on Jack Klemens' long drive to left field for a homer. They added another in the third when Em Beaney singled home Page. The visitors came fighting back with a pair in the fourth off Clyde Baker, hurling for the Pagemen, then took a brief 4-3 lead when Rube Skeels pumped one of Baker's tosses over the left field terrace with Amell on the paths in the sixth. Eccleston evened matters in Majestics half of the same inning scoring on Muncil's error.
Baker struck out seven and walked none, while Lancto struck out two and walked tnree. Carbenau, who toiled the last three innings for the victors and was the winning hurler, struck out five and walked one.
The Pagemen displayed a 2-4 decision to the all-negro Washington Pilots here Monday under lights.