Rains Can’t Dampen Big Train’s Juneteenth Celebration

Heavy rains delayed the start of the Bethesda Big Train game and prolonged the ending until one minute past midnight but nothing could take away from the second annual Clarence “Pint” Israel Juneteenth Classic at Shirley Povich Field in Rockville. The event is named for a former member of the Negro Leagues who lived in Rockville in his later years and was one of many Juneteenth commemorations around Montgomery County over the three-day weekend.

The pregame ceremony featured Milt Thompson, a Gaithersburg native and a 13-year veteran of the Major Leagues, former sandlot players and family members from the nearby Scotland neighborhood and elected officials.


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