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In reference to the city of Bridgeport's nickname, sometimes the team is called by the unofficial nicknames, the Park City Blues or the Park City Nine. The Bridgeport Bluefish are a professional baseball team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the United States. The Bluefish are a member of the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From the 1998 season to the present, the Bluefish have played their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
The official colors of the Bridgeport Bluefish are navy blue, aqua, and silver. The Bluefish won their first league championship in 1999, and won the most games in Atlantic League history. The success of the Bluefish led to major redevelopment of the South End, including construction of the Arena at Harbor Yard and a multi-use parking garage. In many ways, the renaissance of Bridgeport was started by the Bluefish.
The game of baseball was first played in Bridgeport, Connecticut soon after the Civil War ended. Bridgeport was the home of Major Leaguer, James Orator O'Rourke, who signed the first African-American to play for a professional baseball team in 1895. Visiting Major League and Negro League teams often played exhibition games in Bridgeport in the shadow of the city's smokestacks. Professional baseball would not be played in Bridgeport for about another half-century, until the arrival of the Bluefish in 1998.
The first game of the Bridgeport Bluefish was May 21, 1998, and continued to have winning seasons throughout its playing history. The team has been to three of the Atlantic League Championship Series, and won in 1999 against the Somerset Patriots. The Bluefish, and the Atlantic League itself, tend to attract life-long minor leaguers as well as the occasional Major Leaguer at the end of his career.