BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — For the first time since 2012, Ozzie Guillen will be on the bench as a baseball manager. This time, it will be for the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The former major league manager guided the Chicago White Sox to a World Series title in 2005. During his nine-year managerial career (eight years with Chicago and one year with Miami), Guillen won 747 games.
Guillen also had a successful career on the field, playing 16 seasons in the majors. He won the A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1985 and a Gold Glove award in 1990.
Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole is thrilled about getting another high-profile guest manager.
“On the heels of Jennie Finch’s and Roger Clemens’ appearances this season, we are excited to bring another highly-recognized baseball personality to Bridgeport,” Toole said.
Guillen will hold a special press conference before the game, followed by a private meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. in the Two Roads Beer Garden.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 p.m. as Bridgeport takes on the Somerset Patriots.
For more information on the event please visit the team’s website: bridgportbluefish.com