Shirley Povich Field

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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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, Bethesda Community Base Ball Club will be hosting four one-hour specials on Sunday […]

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June 3, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Bethesda Big Train to Kick Off Summer With ‘NOpening Night’

While sports leagues across the country remain at a standstill as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Bethesda Big Train is filling the baseball void in Montgomery County.  Bethesda Big Train is launching a summer programming series with “NOpening Night” on Friday, June 5. The mock opening night will feature a simulated first pitch, player introductions, […]

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September 25, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Big Train Alum Dozier Steals Show During Nats Wild Card Celebration

Despite a 19-31 start that had many calling for manager Davey Martinez to be fired, the Washington Nationals are playoff bound. The Nats clinched a National League wild card spot Tuesday night sparking quite a clubhouse celebration. One of the stars of the postgame party was second baseman and Bethesda Big Train alumnus Brian Dozier […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Announced

It was a beautiful day for a baseball game at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. But there was no game scheduled. Instead, members of the board of directors of the brand new Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame, several Montgomery County councilmembers and former Springbrook High School football star Shawn […]

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July 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Bethesda Big Train Wins Cal Ripken Collegiate Championship Series, 4-2, Over Baltimore Redbirds (VIDEO)

The Bethesda Big Train baseball team defeated the Baltimore Redbirds, 4 – 2, in front of a packed crowd at Shirley Povich Field on Sunday night to win the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s League Championship Series for the sixth time in the league’s 13 year history. It was an exciting finish as Sunday night’s […]

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July 11, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Bethesda’s Big Train Hosts MCM (PHOTOS)

Sunday night was non-profit night at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, home to the the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s  Bethesda Big Train.  I was there to see and record the ceremonial first pitch by MCM’s Executive Director Merlyn Reineke – he did not disappoint.  In pre-game warm ups and discussion with Reineke he was […]

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