Former Bluefish and MLB players will face off at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard
(Bridgeport, Conn. – March 29, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish will host a special seven-inning exhibition ‘20th Anniversary Legends Game’ at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday, August 5. The game will feature former Bluefish players versus former MLB players who have spent time with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, or the New York Mets.
“This event will be a very special for the Bluefish as well as the city of Bridgeport as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of baseball at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard,” said Bluefish General Manager Paul Herrmann. “We hosted a very similar event in 2015 as a part of our All-Star celebration, and it was hugely successful. We expect to once again draw baseball fans from all over the region to our city for this one-of-a-kind exhibition game.”
The Bluefish team will consist of ‘Fish alumni, including Luis Lopez (‘08-‘14), Willie Upshaw (Manager, ‘98-‘00, ‘10-‘14), Mike Guilfoyle (‘98-‘03), Adam Greenberg (‘08-‘11, ‘13), Mike Porzio (‘05-‘08, ‘10), and Mike Moras (‘11-‘12), among others.
The MLB team will consist of six former Major Leaguers, including Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez (NYY, ‘98-‘02, ‘04; NYM, ‘06-‘07), Dwight “Doc” Gooden (NYM, ‘84-‘94; NYY, ‘96-‘97, ‘00), Bill “Spaceman” Lee (BOS, ‘69-‘78), Keith Foulke (BOS, ‘04-‘06), Jeff Nelson (NYY, ‘96-‘00, ‘03), and Carlos Baerga (NYM, ‘96-‘98; BOS, ‘02).
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There will be a pre-game Meet & Greet with all of the Bluefish and MLB legends beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets for the Meet & Greet include a seat for the game and can be purchased for just $98 by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Bluefish Box Office at 203-210-BLUE.
Game time on Saturday, August 5 will be 7:00 pm. General Admission tickets will be sold for $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the game. Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Bluefish Box Office at 203-210-BLUE.
Sponsorship packages are available and include the opportunity to play on one of the Legends teams. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Bluefish General Manager Paul Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-345-4800.
About the Bridgeport Bluefish
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.