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Baseball in Bridgeport:  The Book



Baseball in Bridgeport: From Barnum to the Bluefish


Bridgeport has always been a great baseball town. Teams have sent enough players to the Show to field a whole league;  even beat some big league clubs.  Hall-of-Famers Jimmie Foxx and Ed Walsh were Bridgeport managers. So grab some peanuts or Cracker Jack, settle into a comfortable chair, and find out more about the rich heritage of Baseball in Bridgeport. 


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About the Author. 

Roer is a member of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research.  Specializations include:


  • Nineteenth Century Baseball, especially Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Jim and John O'Rourke
  • Early History of College Baseball
  • Blacks and Women in Baseball
  • History of Protective Equipment and Fatalities in Baseball


   [LEFT] Photo of the 1919
   Bridgeport Americans (lost for
   90 years). 


   [BELOW].  No less than three

   Hall-of-Famers have managed 
   the Bridgeport club, including  
   Jimmy Foxx.