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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Mike AlbaladejoC5-7 162 R-R 1990-02-26 Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind2009-2014-   West Orange (Winter Garden,FL)Florida Atl U.Free Agent  
Keith AveryOF5-10 170 R-R 1981-06-03 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2001-2003-   St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)Quinnipiac U.  
Mike BajdaP6-4 215 R-R 1973-08-07 Bridgeport,Connecticut A1994-1995-
1994-12- 333-DET
Shelton (Shelton,CT)Sacred Heart U.  
Howard Baker3B5-11 175 R-R 1888-03-01 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1912-19151912-1915      
TJ BakerC6-1 170 R-R 1983-01-26 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2003-2003-   Fairfield College Prep (Fairfield,CT)Rhode Island  
Alan BikeC6-4 220 R-R 1947-06-21 Bridgeport,Connecticut --
1965- 8- 151-DET
Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)  
George Bryant2B   - 1857-02-10 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1885-18851885-1885      
Joe BurnsC5-11 210 R-R 1994-- Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2013-2017-   St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)St. John's U., Quinnipiac U.  
James CampbellP6-1 195 R-R 1991-09-20 Bridgeport,Connecticut A+2010-2018-
2012-12- 386-LAN
St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)Stony Brook U.Retired  
Brian CavanaughOF6-1 190 L-R 1983-08-21 Bridgeport,Connecticut A2002-2005-
2005-21- 638-SDN
Masuk (Monroe,CT)East Carolina U.  
Rafael ColonSS5-9 180 R-R 1989-02-08 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2011-2012-   Bridgeport Central (Bridgeport,CT)Norfolk St, Patrick Henry Col  
Dan ConwayC6-2 191 R-R 1979-10-13 Bridgeport,Connecticut AAA1998-2007-
2000- 8- 227-COL
Bethlehem Central (Delmar,NY)Wake Forest U., Providence Col  
George CurryP6-0 185 R-R 1888-12-21 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1911-19111911-1911      
Kiddo DavisOF5-11 178 R-R 1902-02-12 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1932-19381932-1938   Bridgeport (Bridgeport,CT)New York U.  
P.J. DeFilippoIF6-0 190 R-R 1995-- Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2015-2018-   Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)Sacred Heart U.  
Steve DiBartolomeoP6-1 220 R-R 1967-04-02 Bridgeport,Connecticut AA1986-1991-
1989-21- 538-CHN
  New Haven  
Rob DibbleP6-4 230 L-R 1964-01-24 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1983-19951988-1995
1983- 1-  20-CIN
Southington (Southington,CT)Florida So.Col  
Allen DinaOF5-10 190 R-R 1973-09-28 Bridgeport,Connecticut AAA1998-2002-   Stratford (Stratford,CT)Saint Leo U.  
Angel EchevarriaRF-LF6-3 226 R-R 1971-05-25 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1990-20061996-2002
1992-17- 487-COL
Bassick (Bridgeport,CT)Rutgers U.  
Jim EriotesH   - 1923-05-30 Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind2006-2006-      
Bill FarrellOF-SS   - Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1882-18831882-1883      
Kelvin GarayP6-5 220 L-L 1985-01-18 Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind2002-2006-
2002-11- 327-NYN
Colegio Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz,PR)  
Kenton GedwedOF6-1 175 L-R 1987-01-06 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2007-2010-   Southlake Carroll (Southlake,TX)Baylor U.  
Nick GiaquintoCOACH5-11 205 - 1955-04-04 Bridgeport,Connecticut --   Stratford (Stratford,CT)Connecticut, Bridgeport  
John HillOF6-2 186 R-R 1955-- Bridgeport,Connecticut Rk1977-1977-
1974-23- 507-PHI
Bridgeport (Bridgeport,CT)  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
John HirschbeckUMP6-0 180 - 1954-09-07 Bridgeport,Connecticut --      
Mark HirschbeckUMP5-9 189 - 1960-09-22 Bridgeport,Connecticut --      
Doug HolmquistC-1B6-2 195 R-R 1941-10-04 Bridgeport,Connecticut --     Bridgeport  
Dan IassognaUMP5-10 190 - 1969-05-03 Bridgeport,Connecticut --      
Pat JordanP6-2 193 R-R 1941-04-22 Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind1997-1997-      
Ray KeatingP5-11 185 R-R 1891-07-21 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1912-19191912-1919     Niagara U.  
Kurt KepshireP6-1 180 L-R 1959-07-03 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1979-19891984-1986
1979-25- 639-CIN
Bridgeport Central (Bridgeport,CT)New Haven  
Steve KordishP6-3 200 R-R 1961-- Bridgeport,Connecticut AA1983-1986-
1983- 9- 213-TEX
Newtown (Newtown,CT)Princeton U.  
Mike KoritkoIF-OF6-1 180 R-R 1947-11-26 Bridgeport,Connecticut A+1977-1977-
1967- 2-  38-BOS
Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)Housatonic CC.  
Greg KoscUMP6-1 240 - 1949-04-27 Bridgeport,Connecticut --      
Justin LaskoP6-4 210 R-R 1997-03-16 Bridgeport,Connecticut A-2016-2019-
2019-30- 898-NYN
Bunnell (Stratford,CT)Massachusetts, Amherst ColMinorsNew York Mets (A-)
Charles Lelas1B6-0 185 B-L 1946-05-08 Bridgeport,Connecticut --
1967- 1-   9-NYA
  Springfield Col  
Kevin LordeOF5-11 170 R-R Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2003-2003-   Notre Dame (West Haven,CT)Central Connecticut St  
Billy LushOF5-7 165 B-R 1873-11-10 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1895-19041895-1904      
Ernie LushOF   R-L 1884-10-31 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1910-19101910-1910     Niagara U., Villanova U.  
Michael MatternOF6-2 200 R-R 1962-06-01 Bridgeport,Connecticut Rk1981-1983-
1983-25- 616-CIN
St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)New Haven  
Todd MeadyP6-4 216 R-R 1976-09-13 Bridgeport,Connecticut A1995-2002-
1995-12- 330-KCA
Milford Academy (Milford,CT)  
John MichaelsP5-10 154 L-L 1907-07-10 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1932-19321932-1932      
Roberto MunizOF5-6 160 R-R 1987-- Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2008-2008-   Masuk (Monroe,CT)Hofstra U., Norwalk CC  
Lee NastuP6-0 200 R-R Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2000-2003-   Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)Sacred Heart U.  
Philip NastuP6-2 180 L-L 1955-03-08 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1977-19821978-1980
1976-   UDFA-SFN
Bassick (Bridgeport,CT)Bridgeport  
Tricky NicholsP5-7 150 R-R 1850-07-26 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1875-18821875-1882      
Jim O'RourkeC5-8 185 R-R 1850-09-01 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1872-19041872-1904      
John O'RourkeOF6-0 190 L-L 1849-08-23 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1879-18831879-1883      
Queenie O'RourkeOF-SS5-7 150 R-R 1883-12-26 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1908-19081908-1908     Col. the Holy Cross, Yale U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Bob Olah1B6-5 220 R-R 1968-05-21 Bridgeport,Connecticut A+1986-1990-
1986-28- 702-NYN
Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)  
John PapaP5-11 190 R-R 1940-12-05 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1961-19621961-1962
1958-   UDFA-BAL
Stratford (Stratford,CT)Bridgeport  
Mike Pasquella1B5-11 167 R-R 1898-11-07 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1919-19191919-1919     Villanova U.  
Mitch PazP6-1 190 L-L 1993-04-07 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2012-2014-   St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)Fairleigh Dickinson U., Salisbury U.  
Pretzel PezzulloP5-11 180 L-L 1910-12-10 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1935-19361935-1936      
Joseph Rietano3B5-10 195 R-R 1956-- Bridgeport,Connecticut A-1978-1978-      
Angel RosarioOF5-9 175 L-R 1994-- Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2013-2016-   Bullard-Havents Tech (Bridgeport,CT)Norfolk St, Monroe CC  
Chris RotondoIF6-0 175 R-R 1999-06-15 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2018-2019-   Fairfield College Prep (Fairfield,CT)Villanova U.  
Ed RowenOF5-6 155 - 1857-10-22 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1882-18841882-1884      
Joe SantacroceOF5-6 170 R-L 1984-- Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2003-2003-   Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)Sacred Heart U.  
Juan SerranoP5-10 200 R-R 1985-10-08 Bridgeport,Connecticut AA2004-2011-   Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)Norfolk St  
Dan Shannon2B5-9 175 - 1865-03-23 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1889-18911889-1891      
Tyler SkidmoreH6-0 200 - Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2012-2018-   Bridgeport (Bridgeport,CT)Mount Saint Mary Col, Potomac St WVU, Fairmont St  
Joe SmeraglinoP6-2 210 R-R 1983-11-30 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2003-2006-   Shelton (Shelton,CT)Connecticut  
Robert SorrentinoP6-1 185 L-L 1948-- Bridgeport,Connecticut --
1967-12- 239-BAL
Notre Dame (Fairfield,CT)  
Chris StonahaIF6-0 190 R-R 1982-04-20 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2001-2003-   Bunnell (Stratford,CT)Quinnipiac U.  
Ethan SzaboP5-11 162 L-L Bridgeport,Connecticut Ind2016-2016-   St. Joseph (Trumbull,CT)Post U., Glenville St  
Johnny TillmanP5-11 170 B-R 1893-10-06 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1915-19151915-1915      
Michael WeinerC6-1 220 R-R 1984-11-19 Bridgeport,Connecticut NCAA2004-2008-   Barlow (Redding,CT)Massachusetts, Fairfield U.  
Ed WojnaP6-1 185 R-R 1960-08-20 Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1980-19901985-1989
1980- 6- 153-BAL
Masuk (Monroe,CT)Indian River St  

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname
Bridgeport CentralBridgeport,CTHilltoppers
Bullard-Havents TechBridgeport,CTTigers
Warren HardingBridgeport,CT

College and PRO Teams

BridgeportAtlantic LeagueInd
Housatonic Community College.College BaseballNCAA
University of BridgeportCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

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2013University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2014University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2015University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2016University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2017University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2018University of BridgeportEast Coast ConferenceNCAA Div 2College

Ballparks and Stadiums

Stadium Name
The Ballpark at Harbor Yard