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Bridgeport Bombers Going to Cooperstown!!

July 16, 2016


The Bridgeport Bombers have received their invitation to the ultra-exclusive Cooperstown Dreams Park for 2016. The Bombers will be attending the week of July 16th. The Bridgeport Bombers are one of Chicago's first and longest attending teams. Sending their first team in 2006!! This will be our tenth team to have the baseball experience of a lifetime!

Please visit for more information on the ultimate baseball experience.

Bridgeport Bombers ...  Experiences...Development....Crystal!!

Bridgeport Bombers Announce New Partnership!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 04, 2015


LISLE, Ill. – The Bulls/Sox Academy and the Bridgeport Bombers announce partnership agreement in which the White Sox Youth Academy will serve as the official instructional training provider of the Chicago travel baseball program.


This is one of many partnerships of its kind for the Bulls/Sox Academy which is the nation’s only year-round youth player development facility in the country owned and operated by two professional teams. The White Sox Youth Academy focuses on teaching the fundamentals and supporting young athletes as they strive to reach a goal of playing at the next level. 


“We are very excited about the partnership between the Bombers and the Academy to bring training to the kids in the Bridgeport area,” said Michael Huff, former White Sox outfielder and current Vice President of Baseball & Fastpitch at the Bulls/Sox Academy.  “Along with my former teammate Dan Pasqua as well as former major leaguer, and south side resident, Jim Adduci, we look forward to working with the Bombers to create individual practice plans for each team based upon their skill level and needs.”


The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois, and runs extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. Bulls/Sox Academy locations are located in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Lisle, Illinois.  For more information, go to or call 630-324-8221.





Bridgeport Softball Play with Chicago Bandits!



The Bridgeport Bombers Softball team will be participating in the Bandits of Tomorrow program on July 31st In Rosemont, Illinois. The Bandits of Tomorrow program is sponsored by the Chicago Bandits Women’s Professional Softball team.  The Bombers will compete on July 31st against the Arlington Heights Redbirds in a double header at 1:00 and 2:30 pm before the Bandits Game when they host rival Pennsylvania Rebellion at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets for the Bombers doubleheader and Bandits game can contact Janet Galvin, Head Coach and The Director of Softball Operations for the Bridgeport Bombers. Come out and see the “Bandits of Tomorrow.”


Bridgeport Heads to GameDay USA National Championship!


The Bridgeport Bombers will be making Chicago history this weekend as they send 7 teams to the GameDay USA National Championships!! The Bombers main objective is always experience for the the kids and the families, and this will be one to remember !  Good luck to all the managers and players as they end their season!

The link below has the full schedule so you can follow the Bombers!  Also check us out on Facebook for up to date status on the fun the teams are having!






Bridgeport Bombers 2016 Softball Tryouts!

July 26, 2015



The Bridgeport Bombers Softball Program is pleased toannounce plans for the 2015-2016 Season. The Bridgeport Bombers Girls Softball Program will field a 9/10u team, an 11/12u team and a 13/14u team. Age cutoff is January 1st.

Tryouts Round 1 Sunday July 26th at Bombers Academy 4425 S. Western (rear building) :

Ages 9-10 5:00-6:30pm

Ages 11-12-13-14 6:30-8:00pm

Round 2 Monday July 27th @Armour Park 3309 S. Shields

If you cannot attend the scheduled dates listed above please contact Janet Galvin, the Director of Softball Development  773-573-4250 or Visit the Bridgeport Bombers website  The program is directed by Janet Galvin (Former Lewis University Hall of Famer) and Coaches include current college players.

Bombers Fall Ball!


Bombers Fall Ball!  From what I am hearing, many cant get enough of the Bombers.  I am looking into interest from all in playing Fall Ball.  I know many play football,hockey, and the horses but want to see if their is enough interest. Fall Ball is open to current Bombers and Non-Bombers!

The plan:

Season will start August 31- October 12.  The Season will start with a Labor Day Tournament at HoChunk and continue with 2 games on either Saturday or Sunday at HoChunk.  We will poll team for availability and schedule accordingly.  In addition, you will have 2 hours a week of practice at the Ultra - Exclusive Bombers Training Academy. We will also try to schedule games during the week based on availability of opponents at Armour Park. Weather permitting approximately 15 games.

We will have combined ages groups (age this year):

9/10, 11/12, High School (includes those gonna be freshman)


9/10 - $150

11/12 - $250

High School - $250

The price does not include a jersey/hat.  For those current Bombers, you can use current jerseys.  For those new, we will supply jersey and hat for nominal price.

Please email if you are interested or have additional questions.  Let me know also what age group and if a day is bad for you to play.  We will try to form teams by end of July.  Payment will be due August 1.

Bomber 10s Win USSSA UIC Championship!

July 19, 2015


Bomber 11s Win BOMC Best of Midwest Championship!

July 12, 2015



Bomber 14s Win GameDayUSA Illinois State Championship!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 10s Runner-up HoChunk June Blowout!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 11s Runner-up GamedayUSA Chit-Town Turf War!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 14s Win GameDayUSA Big League Throwback Classic!


Bomber 11s Finish 2nd at Summer Blastoff !


Bomber 16s Win at Carthage!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 9s Win June Salmfest!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 12s - USSSA State Championship - 2nd Place!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 15s Win The BOMC "Unleash the Crackin"!!

June 7, 2015



The Bridgeport Bomber 15s have done the impossible!!!! After going 0-2 in pool play the Bombers came back and won four in a row defeating the Chicagoland Panthers Blue 8-0 in The BOMC Unleash the Crackin Championship game!  Julian Lopez pitched a no-hitter in the Championship game!   They have made Bomber History!  Wow!!  Stunned! Shocked!  Overjoyed! What a way to wake up on a Monday!  Champions!  Come and see what some scouts are saying is the most exciting team in the Bombers Club! The Crystal is home!


Congratulations to Manager Marco "The Magician" on pulling that rabbit out of the hat!  To his coaching staff, players and families that stayed up late to Bring home the crystal!!!

Bomber 11s GamedayUSA Schaumburg Super - 2nd Place!!

May 31, 2015


Bomber 12s Fighting for a Cure Champions!!

May 25, 2015


Bomber 11s Fighting for a Cure - 2nd Place!!

May 25, 2015



Bomber 12s BOMC Best of Midwest Challenge Champions!!

May 17, 2015




Bomber 9s HoChunk May Blastoff Runner-ups!!

May 3, 2015



Bomber 11s HoChunk SpringBreak Classic Champs!!

April 27, 2015



Bombers make History! The Bridgeport Bomber 11s make history by beating the Indiana Playmakers 8-0 in the HoChunk Spring Break Classic Championship. The title was their second in less than 24 hours! Unprecedented! History!

Congrats to Super Manager Ralphie, his great coaching staff Curtin, Twomey, and Keiser, the best 11 year old team north of the Mississippi and the dedicated families!

Congrats to all!

Bomber 11s HoChunk Spring Slamfest Champs!!

April 26, 2015




Congratulations to the Bridgeport Bomber 11s on their Championship defeating Chicago Hitters 14-4 in the HoChunk Springslamfest tourney. The team will attempt to do what not many have done as they play in the Spring Break Classic Championship tomorrow and could win two championships within 24 hours! History in the making!

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 (  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 Events

Monday,  Oct 5
Fee Due (2nd Payment) - Baseball 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Tuesday,  Oct 6
(15s) Team Practice 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Wednesday,  Oct 7
Bomber 11s Fall Ball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
(12s) - Team Practice 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Thursday,  Oct 8
(15s) Team Practice 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Saturday,  Oct 10
Managers Meeting 9:00am Bomber's Training Academy
Monday,  Oct 12
Softball Practice (13/14) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Spirit Wear Sale! 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Softball Practice (12) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Tuesday,  Oct 13
(15s) Team Practice 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Softball practice 8:00pm Bomber's Training Academy

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