Roger Clemens was at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Tuesday night and will return today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, to watch his son Koby Clemens play for the Sugar Land Skeeters against the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 p.m.
It is strongly rumored that Clemens, known as “The Rocket,” will throw batting practice for the Skeeters starting at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Harbor Yard stadium admission gates will open at 4.
All guests at the ballpark will need a ticket to enter and they can be purchased at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard ticket office in person, and by calling 203-210-BLUE or going to www.bridgeportbluefish.com.
The Bluefish will raffle off Clemens autographed baseballs throughout tonight’s game for charity.
The Bridgeport Bluefish and the Texas-based Skeeters play in the Atlantic League, a non-affiliated minor league organization. The league has eight teams, with the other teams being in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Sit near Clemens
For anyone who wants to sit near “The Rocket” himself, the Bluefish are offering a special suite ticket. Clemens has a suite reserved for the game and people can purchase a ticket in one of the adjacent suites for $40.
This suite experience includes personal waiter/waitress service and indoor/outdoor seating. To purchase suite tickets, call 203-210-BLUE.
About Roger Clemens
Clemens was a pitcher for 24 seasons in Major League Baseball, including with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. During his career, he won 354 games and had 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most strikeout total of all time in the Major Leagues. He was honored with seven Cy Young Awards, the most ever for any pitcher.
He also was named the American League Most Valuable Player, struck out 20 players in one game (the most ever for a Major League pitcher), and won two World Series titles with the New York Yankees. Clemens also played for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.
Clemens got caught up in a steroids controversy. He denied using banned substances under oath before Congress and then was indicted for allegedly giving false testimony, but he eventually was found innocent of all charges.