August 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After Historic Run, County Little League Team Ousted by DC Team in Regionals

“MoCo LoCo” had already made history before playing a game at the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Bristol, Conn. as the first team from Montgomery County to represent the state in the games. The end of the road came Tuesday as the team was eliminated following Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Washington, D.C. They had lost […]

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August 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

State Champion ‘MoCo LoCo’ Team One Step Closer to Little League World Series

Montgomery County’s Little League team “MoCo LoCo” won this year’s state championship and is two wins away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. This is the first time a Montgomery County team has claimed the title. “It was spectacular,” Head Coach Craig Dober told MyMCM at North Chevy Chase Local Park, where […]

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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, 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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