The Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) will honor GM Ken Shepard, who is fighting stage 4 kidney cancer, and bring in Pete Rose as part of “Ken Shepard Day” on Sunday, September 14.
Rose previously managed Bridgeport this season for one game on Monday, June 16, leading the ‘Fish to a 2-0 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers. He’ll return on Sept. 14 as part of the day honoring Shepard. Earlier this season Shepard announced 2014 would be his last as GM, as his battle against stage 4 kidney cancer continues.
“Pete is very excited to come back to Bridgeport and take the helm once again on this very special day,” says Bluefish Assistant General Manager Jamie Toole. “We encourage everyone to join us as we honor Ken Shepard.”
On Ken Shepard Day, the Bluefish will be wearing commemorative jerseys that will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the Shepard family. The Atlantic League will be making an announcement prior to the game regarding plans to honor Shepard going forward.
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