Last Updated: March 30, 2015
  • 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

Bombers Spirit Wear!!!

March 30, 2015

 

After many requests, we have reopened the store for you to get some Bombers Wear!  The store will close March 30th so get your orders in!! Click Link below to visit store.

 

http://eFlyerOrder.com/BRIDGEPORTBOMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Friday,  Apr 10
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA GameDayUSA Milwaukee Pre-Season Championships
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Saturday,  Apr 11
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA GameDayUSA Milwaukee Pre-Season Championships
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Sunday,  Apr 12
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA GameDayUSA Milwaukee Pre-Season Championships
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Season Tipoff (HoChunk)
Monday,  Apr 13
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ Oak Lawn Sharks 7:15pm Oak Lawn
Wednesday,  Apr 15
Illinois Mavericks @ Bridgeport Bombers (10s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Spartan Youth Baseball @ Bridgeport Bombers (11s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ Crunch Baseball 7:30pm Crunch
Friday,  Apr 17
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Crunch Baseball @ Bridgeport Bombers (10s) 5:30pm Armour Park
Saturday,  Apr 18
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Spring Break Classic(HoChunk)

For a complete schedule listing, click here!


Upcoming Events

Monday,  Mar 30
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Hitting / Pitching / Infield (14) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Tuesday,  Mar 31
Hitting/Pitching/Infield (9,12) 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Wednesday,  Apr 1
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (10s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Thursday,  Apr 2
Private Event - Shimkus 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Friday,  Apr 3
Team Practice (11s) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Saturday,  Apr 4
Team Practice (11s) 8:00am Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (10s) 9:30am Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (12s) 11:00am Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (9s) 12:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Monday,  Apr 6
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (14s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy

For a complete calendar listing, click here!