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The Bridgeport Bluefish will host a special 20th Anniversary Legends Game on Saturday, August 5th, to celebrate 20 years of Bluefish Baseball at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. In this historic game, former MLB Legends from the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and New York Mets will take on Bluefish alumni in a seven-inning exhibition contest. See below for a full list of players.

Game time on Saturday, August 5th will be 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold for $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the Box Office on the day of the game. General admission tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 3rd at 9:00am, when single-game tickets for the entire 2017 season go on sale. Tickets will be available by calling 203-210-BLUE, visiting the Bluefish Box Office at Harbor Yard, or online at www.bridgeportbluefish.com.

There will be a pre-game Meet & Greet with all of the MLB and Bluefish 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 b
y calling 203-210-BLUE or visiting the Bluefish Box Office at Harbor Yard.

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 pherrmann@bridgeportbluefish.com or 203-345-4800.


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MLB LEGENDS

BLUEFISH LEGENDS

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez
RHP
NYY, '98-'02; NYM, '07-'07

Known for one of the highest leg kicks in baseball history and his magnificent ephus pitch, El Duque came to the U.S. from Cuba, embarking on one of the greatest success stories of our time. Making his debut in 1998 after signing with the New York Yankees, Orlando would enjoy a nine-year career, pitching for the Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the New York Mets. Over the course of his career, Hernandez made 219 appearances (211 starts) going 90-65 with a 4.13 ERA, winning four World Series rings, three with the Yankees (’98-’00) and one with the White Sox in 2005.

Luis Lopez
IF
'08-'14

Luis Lopez played with the Bluefish from 2008-2014. Aside from leading the ‘Fish in all-time hits with 905, he also holds the All-Time Bluefish career records for games played (898), at-bats (3,338), doubles (149), extra base hits (208), runs batted in (469) and walks (400). Luis spent parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues, appearing in 41 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001 and 11 games with the Montreal Expos in 2004. In 52 career Major League games, Lopez owns a .228 batting average with three home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored. The 20-year pro has appeared in a total of 2,227 career minor league games, owning a .290 batting average with 175 home runs, 1,283 RBI, and 1,144 runs. On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, the Bluefish honored these accomplishments by celebrating Luis Lopez Day at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard and retired his #19 jersey.

Dwight "Doc" Gooden
RHP
NYM, '84-'94; NYY, '96-'97, '00

Gooden made his debut with the Yankees in 1996, spending two seasons with the team and appearing on the squad again in 2000. He is a four-time MLB All-Star as well as a three-time World Series champion. In 1984, he was named NL Rookie of the Year and led the League in strikeouts as a member of the New York Mets. The following year, he won the NL Cy Young Award as well as the MLB Pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. In 1992 he won the Silver Slugger Award, and he pitched a no-hitter on May 14th, 1996 as a member of the Yankees.

Willie Upshaw
IF/OF
Manager, '98-'00, '10-'14

In 1998, Willie Upshaw managed the inaugural Bluefish team. Despite ending the regular season with an impressive 64-36 record, the ‘Fish fell to the Atlantic City Surf in the Championship round of the postseason. The following year, the team improved their record to 78-42 and went on to sweep the Somerset Patriots in the Championship Series, bringing the trophy home to the city of Bridgeport. Willie’s overall managerial record in Bridgeport is 539-505 (.516).

Bill "Spaceman" Lee
LHP
BOS, '69-'78

Lee made his debut with the Red Sox in 1969, where he spent ten seasons. He played in the 1973 MLB All-Star Game and started two games in the 1975 World Series. In 2008, he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame for holding the team’s record for most games pitched by a left-hander (321) and the third-highest win total (94) by a lefty.

Mike Guilfoyle
LHP
'98-'03

Mike Guilfoyle played with the Bluefish for six seasons, and was a member of the inaugural roster on Opening Day in 1998. In 296 career games with the ‘Fish (a franchise high), the pitcher earned 22 victories while collecting a 3.07 ERA with 318 strikeouts in 325.1 innings pitched. He also holds the team record for career saves with 122. Before joining the Bluefish, he was a member of the Detroit Tigers organization where he reached as high as the Triple-A level.

Keith Foulke
RHP
BOS, '04-'06

After being drafted for his second time, Keith signed in 1994 with the San Francisco Giants, making his MLB debut with the team in 1997. Foulke was then shipped mid-season to the Chicago White Sox, where he enjoyed success over the next 5+ seasons, before heading to Oakland in 2003 for his lone All-Star season. Following his one-year stop with the Athletics, Foulke became the closer for the Boston Red Sox, and recorded the final putout of the 2004 World Series, officially ending the infamous “Curse of the Bambino”. Keith would finish his big league career with 619 appearances and a 41-37 record, while posting a 3.33 career-ERA. Foulke also had a stop in the Atlantic League, making 34 appearances in 2009 for the Newark Bears.

Adam Greenberg
OF
'08-'11, '13

In Adam Greenberg’s very first Major League at-bat with the Chicago Cubs in 2005, on the very first pitch, he was hit in the back of the head with a 92 mph fastball which ended his season prematurely. Greenberg returned to the minor leagues the following season, but his injury made it difficult for him to return to his prime playing condition. He joined the ‘Fish in 2008 and played through the 2011 season, taking a brief hiatus in 2012 before returning to Bridgeport in 2013. During that 2012 season, he was offered the chance by the Miami Marlins to have one more Major League at-bat after a fan started a campaign online. In 384 games across five seasons with the Bluefish, he hit .255 with 17 home runs, 137 RBI and 268 runs scored. He also holds the Bluefish record for career triples with 31.

Jeff Nelson
RHP
NYY, '96-'00, '03

A 22nd round Draft Pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1984 Amateur Draft, Nelson would eventually make his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 1992. In 1996, his first year in pinstripes, Jeff would contribute to one of the most dominant bullpens in history. Nelson and his well-known slider were selected to participate in the 2002 MLB All-Star game as a member of the Mariners, his lone All-Star selection. Nelson finished his career with a 48-45 record over 798 career appearances, posting a 3.41 ERA and winning four World Series rings with the Yankees (’96, ’98-’00). Overall, he enjoyed a 15-year big league career, making appearances with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Chicago White Sox.

Mike Porzio
LHP
'05-'08, '10

Mike Porzio, a Connecticut-native, played parts of three seasons in the big leagues with the Colorado Rockies (’99) and the Chicago White Sox (’02-’03). In 52 combined games, the southpaw earned three victories and struck out 52 batters across 71.2 innings. He then played in Bridgeport for five seasons, from 2005 to 2008 and again in 2010. In 64 mound appearances with the ‘Fish (52 starts), Porzio earned 20 victories while collecting a 4.07 ERA with 252 strikeouts in 325.0 innings pitched. 

Tim Teufel
IF
NYM, '86-'91

 

Mike Moras
C
'11-'12

Mike Moras began his professional career in 2008 as a member of the New York Mets organization. The catcher is a native of Orange, Connecticut, just a few miles away from The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. He was deemed a hometown hero by local fans when he played for the ‘Fish in 2011 and 2012. In 48 games across two seasons, he hit .299 with three home runs, 13 RBI, and 19 runs scored.

 

For more information, please call the Bluefish at 203-210-BLUE or email info@bridgeportbluefish.com