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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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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Big Train vs. Herndon Braves June 23

The Bethesda Big Train collegiate baseball team hosts the Herndon Braves, Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda. The theme of the evening is “Jewish Baseball Heritage Night.” Bethesda Big Train will honor barrier breaker and Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg by retiring his number 5. Greenberg’s #5 will […]

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June 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Cal Ripken League Swings into Season (VIDEO)

The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is swinging into season and four of the ten teams in the league are in Montgomery County. Krista Brick has the story.

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February 4, 2015 | David Schneider

Who? What? Where? The Bethesda Big Train Explained

The Bethesda Big Train was created by the efforts of the Bethesda Community Baseball Club in 1998 with a mission to improve the quality of youth baseball fields in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. The motivation behind the development of the non-profit organization is rooted in the value that youth sports has on […]

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August 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Big Train Final Championship Game

UPDATED Baltimore Redbirds win 7-0. You can find out more by visiting the Bethesda Big Train website. ORIGINAL POST The Bethesda Big Train team beat the Baltimore Redbirds, August 1 with a score of 2-1. This win forces an additional playoff game, giving Big Train the home-field advantage. The final match for the 2014 Cal […]

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