The era of the college baseball player arrived in the 1970's. Team ranks became swollen with players from all local institutes of higher learning. With the election of a new President, Bill Leorchick in 1971, two teams began a series of victories which dominated the Twilight League into the 80's. The Schenectady Sons of Italy, managed by Tony Rossi, captured three league crowns in five years. The Oppenheim Post 1019, managed by Tim Lane won the honors in four out of five years, to finish out the decade. Coinciding with the Oppenheim win streak, the Twilight League chose a new President, Jack Joyce. President Joyce was been an avid baseball fan since boyhood and was a Major League scout for the Philadelphia Phillies.