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August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Local All-Stars Advance to Little League World Series Regional Tournament

The  MoCoLoco 12U All-Stars won the state championship July 23, earning a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Little League World Series regional tournament. They defeated Berlin Little League convincingly 11-3. The team will pack their bags and head to Bristol, Connecticut for the playoffs August 8-14. The road to Bristol wasn’t smooth.  MoCoLoco […]

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July 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sellout Crowd Watches Israel Olympic Baseball Team Play Bethesda Big Train

The Israel National Baseball team defeated Bethesda Big Train Sunday under the lights before a sold-out crowd at the Shirley Povich Field days before heading to the Olympics in Tokyo. During a Friendship game that featured “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung in Yiddish and food trucks with Jewish treats from Attman’s Potomac Deli and […]

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June 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Big Train Baseball Opens Season on Saturday

Batter up. Bethesda Big Train baseball is back after a 16-month hiatus due to the pandemic. Baseball games at the Shirley Povich Field on Westlake Drive in Rockville in the Cabin John Regional Park begin June 5. Players come from top college programs across the country to play wooden bat baseball in the Cal Ripken […]

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May 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Play Ball’: Bethesda Big Train Will be Back in Action in June

After a 14-month derailment due to the pandemic, Bethesda Big Train baseball is back. Games will be played at the Shirley Povich Field in Rockville during June and July in front of a maximum of 250 socially distanced fans. Montgomery County approved Big Train’s 27-page 2021 Return to Play Plan Wednesday at noon, so now it […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: D.C. Allows 5,000 Fans at Nats Games

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency approved a waiver request by the Washington Nationals baseball team so that 5,000 masked fans can attend home games. In a March 15 letter to the Washington Nationals, D.C. officials approved a maximum of 5,000 fans per game, but added they “hope […]

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December 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maury Povich Discusses Father Shirley’s Legacy at Bethesda Big Train Event

Over the past month, Bethesda Big Train Base Ball has hosted several virtual events to stay connected with fans. As part of its Big Train Base Ball & Holiday Auction, Sunday’s event saw veteran TV host and Washington DC native Maury Povich discuss the legacy of his father, Shirley Povich. The legendary Washington Post sports columnist is […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Bethesda Big Train Returns for Virtual Holiday Events and Auctions

Bethesda Big Train Base Ball will be returning this month, but not to the baseball diamond. In order to stay connected with fans and the community, the organization is launching the virtual Big Train Base Ball & Holiday Auction this week. Streamed on bigtrain.tv, Bethesda Community Base Ball Club will be hosting four one-hour specials on Sunday […]

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August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Negro League Baseball

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is opening a Negro League Baseball exhibit for a limited time only. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and to celebrate, fans around the country are honoring legendary Black baseball players who transformed America’s national pastime. The exhibit was created by Don Conway, a Negro League […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Bethesda Big Train Name Permanent General Manager

The Bethesda Big Train announced Wednesday that Chris Rogers has been named the team’s new general manager. Rogers has spent the last two seasons as the Big Train’s assistant general manager. Rogers, who graduated from the University of Maryland, began working for the Big Train in 2015 as an intern before joining the front office […]

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July 27, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Orioles’ Game Postponed Due to Marlins’ Coronavirus Outbreak

The Baltimore Orioles game scheduled for Monday night against the Miami Marlins has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak. The Marlins received 13 positive coronavirus test results, only a day after four other players were sidelined with the virus. 11 of the newest positive COVID-19 tests were players, in addition to two coaches on […]

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