Bridgeport Bluefish

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  • League titles: 1 (1999)
  • Division titles: 5 (1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010) 

The Bridgeport Bluefish are a U.S. professional baseball team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They are a member of the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Bluefish play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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History of Bridgeport baseball

The game of baseball was first played in Bridgeport, Connecticut soon after the Civil War ended. Other teams that called the city home were the Victors, Mechanics, Bolts, Americans, and the Bears. Bridgeport was the home of Major Leaguer, James "Orator" O'Rourke, who signed the first African-American to play for a professional baseball team in 1895. Visiting Major League and Negro League teams often played exhibition games in Bridgeport in the shadow of the city's smokestacks. Professional baseball would not be played in Bridgeport for about another half-century, until the arrival of the Bluefish in 1998.

Bridgeport Bluefish

The first game of the Bridgeport Bluefish was May 21, 1998, and the team has had many winning seasons. The team has been to four Atlantic League Championship Series, and won in 1999 versus the Somerset Patriots. They lost to Atlantic City, in 2002, to Newark, and to in 2006 Lancaster.

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