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  • Bridgeport Bombers "The Best Travel Baseball/Softball Club in Chicago"
  • 2007 Triple Crown State Champions
  • 2009 NIML Champions
  • 2005 CABA State Champions
  • 2009 Runner-up CABA State Championship

 

 

 

 

Bomber 12s HoChunk Season Opener Champions!!

April 11, 2015

 

 

GameDayUSA Preseason Milwaukee Runnerups 11 Bombers!

April 11, 2015

 

 

Girls Start Fallball!!

 

Bombers Headed to Cooperstown Dreams Park

July 3, 2015

The Bombers have received their invite to attend the Week of July 4th to Cooperstown DreamsPark. 

The Bridgeport Bombers twelve year old team will be the 9th Bomber team (2006, 2008,2009, 2011,2012,2013(2),2014,2015) that will attend the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.

For those that dont know about the Tournament it is considered the greatest expereience for a 12 year old player. The Bombers past teams that went there still rememeber the fun that they had and considered that one of their greatest trips of all time. Over 3,000 teams get turned down a year to attend Cooperstown Dreams park. The Bombers cherish their invite every year.

I highly reccomend that you visit the website below for additional details.

Cooperstown Dreams Park

Gerardo Esquivel Named Director of Player Development!

July 21, 2014

 

The Bridgeport Bombers Executive Council is excited to announce Gerardo Esquivel has been named Director of Player Development for the Bridgeport Bombers. Gerardo over the past year has worked with the Bombers and demonstrated his great knowledge of the game. In addition, to his college expeience that he brings to the Bombers, the kids love working with him.

Gerardo played four years at Kansas State and was instrumental in his senior year leading Kansas State to a game away from the College World Series. Gerardo was drafted in the 24th round of the 2009 Major League baseball amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs.

The Bombers family is excited to add Gerardo and his experience to a great stable of coaches and instructors.  Most Bomber coaches have won more tourneys in one week than other clubs have won in their entire history.  Gerardo will develop and run practices for the Bombers to ensure correct intruction for our youth.  Gerardo will help in continuing to fill up the trophy case.

"The addition of Gerardo, in conjunction with the return of Sam Palace of the Washington Nationals, gives the Bombers unparallelled instruction in Chicago Travel Baseball." - Pete Shimkus (Founder and President)  

WHO ARE WE............ BOMBERS!!

 

Janet Galvin-Director of Softball Operations!

The Bridgeport Bombers are excited to announce Janet Galvin as Director of Softball Operations.  Janet will be responsible for player development for the softball division of the Bridgeport Bombers.  In addition, Janet will coach our 11U team.

 "The Bridgeport Bombers are excited about the development of our girls softball program and feel lucky to have Janet." - President Pete Shimkus

Janet will also be developing camps and clinics for all to help develop their softball skills.  Camps and clinics will be held at the new Bombers Training Academy (bombersacademy.com).  Watch website for dates and times.

Janet comes to the Bombers after a successful career in both fast pitch and 16” softball. Janet attended Lourdes High School where she participated in a variety of sports. In 2005, she was inducted into the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (CGAC) Hall of Fame.  After Lourdes, she attended Lewis University on a softball scholarship and played softball and volleyball. While at Lewis, she set several records that remain unbroken to this day. At Lewis, Janet was a 3 time MVP, and was selected to the Great Lakes Valley All Conference teams several times. In 1992, she was inducted into the Lewis University Hall of Fame. Janet alsohad a tremendous career playing 16” softball playing for many great teams such as Desparados-Rose n Crown, Shinnicks-Bad Attitude, and Wilson. In 2008, Janet was inducted into the 16” Softball Hall of Fame.  

 

In addition to her stellar playing career, Janet has coached and managed many softball and volleyball teams for the past 30 years.  Janet is the former Director and Head coach of the Chicago Rockets Softball team. Janet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bombers.

 

Janet is currently employed by the City of Chicago. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, James who is studying to be a Chiropractor at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield Missouri and daughter Julie is a sophomore at Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, Indiana.

 

Past News Items Have Been Moved

The past articles on the Bridgeport Bombers have been moved to the News Archive to make room for the historical 2013 season. If you would like to read about the Bridgeport Bombers click on the News Archive button on the left.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Saturday,  Apr 25
Bridgeport Bombers (10s) @ West Englewood Tigers Canceled Spring Slamfest(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ Oak Forest Blue Demons Canceled Spring Slamfest(HoChunk)
Sunday,  Apr 26
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ Morgan Park West 11:00am Spring Slamfest(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (10s) @ Indiana Playmakers 1:00pm Spring Slamfest(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (Softball12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA ROWDIE KATZ MORRIS ILLINOIS ROUND ROBIN
Bridgeport Bombers (Softball12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA ROWDIE KATZ MORRIS ILLINOIS ROUND ROBIN
Bridgeport Bombers (Softball12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA ROWDIE KATZ MORRIS ILLINOIS ROUND ROBIN
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ Chicago Rage Blue 4:00pm Chicago Rage
Monday,  Apr 27
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ Indiana Playmakers 5:30pm Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Tuesday,  Apr 28
Illinois Mavericks @ Bridgeport Bombers (10s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Midlothian Braves @ Bridgeport Bombers (14s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Wednesday,  Apr 29
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ Windy City Wildcats 5:30pm Windy City Wildcats
Thursday,  Apr 30
Chicago Rage Black @ Bridgeport Bombers (14s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Crunch Baseball @ Bridgeport Bombers (10s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Friday,  May 1
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Gameday USA Champaign Spring Fling (Champaign,IL)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA May Blastoff (HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Team Exposure - Double Diamonds(Bourbonnais)

For a complete schedule listing, click here!


Upcoming Events

Saturday,  Apr 25
Team Practice (9s) 9:00am Bomber's Training Academy
Monday,  Apr 27
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (12s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (14s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Tuesday,  Apr 28
Team Practice (9s) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (11s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Wednesday,  Apr 29
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (10s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (12s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Thursday,  Apr 30
Team Practice (9s) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (11s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Saturday,  May 2
Team Practice (10s) Bomber's Training Academy
Monday,  May 4
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (14s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy

For a complete calendar listing, click here!