Baseball’s Bill Buckner to attend Bluefish meet-and-greet Wednesday

Bill Buckner
Bill Buckner

The Bridgeport Bluefish will host a World Series viewing party and meet-and-greet with former Major League Baseball player Bill Buckner on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport (just off the Route 8/25 connector).

“Bill Buckner is one of baseball’s iconic figures and we look forward to Buckner at the Bijou being a memorable event,” said Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole.

Buckner played with the Boston Red Sox and four other teams from 1969 to 1980, ending his career with 2,700 hits. He won the National League batting title in 1980 with the Chicago Cubs.

He played with the Red Sox for five seasons — from 1984 to 1987, and in 1990.

In 1986 while on the Red Sox, Buckner committed a fielding error during Game 6 of the World Series against the New York Mets that has become infamous.

Autographs and photos

At the Bijou, people can meet with Buckner and get autographs and photos with him. The World Series game that night will be shown on the big screen at the theater. Some Bluefish players will be present as well.

In addition, Bluefish officials will make a major announcement that evening in regards to a future event during the 2015 season.

Tickets for Buckner and the Bijou cost $35 per person and include two drink tickets and appetizers. For information or tickets, call 203- 210-BLUE or go to

About the theater and the team

The historic Bijou Theatre opened in the early 1900s, and is one of the oldest buildings in the United States to be used as a movie theater. It was renovated in 2011 and now is used for films, plays, concerts and other events.

The Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team are members of the Atlantic League and play their home games at Harbor Yard Ballpark.