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November 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘Shirley & Walter’ Sculpture Memorializes Two DC Sports Legends

Two of Washington DC’s sports icons were memorialized on Saturday at Povich Field in Bethesda.  The ‘Shirley & Walter’ bronze sculpture was unveiled in front of an invitation-only crowd of about 100 people at the home of Big Train Baseball. Speakers included Maury Povich, son of Shirley, Hank Thomas, grandson of Walter Johnson, ESPN baseball […]

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November 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Walter Johnson, Shirley Povich Sculpture to be Unveiled Saturday

Washington DC sports icons Walter Johnson and Shirley Povich will be memorialized with a sculpture on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Povich Field, home of the Bethesda Big Train baseball league, in Bethesda. The life-sized bronze sculpture, called “Shirley & Walter,” depicts legendary Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich interviewing Washington Senators’ Hall of Fame pitcher […]

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November 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Maury Povich

Maury Povich, host of the longtime daytime show Maury, spent many of his formative years in Montgomery County. He talks about growing up in MoCo, making a name for himself locally as a news and sports anchor at WTTG-TV (now FOX5), his wife Connie Chung, and his legendary Washington Post sports columnist father, Shirley, who is […]

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June 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Bethesda Big Train Baseball

Nonprofit Village Executive Director Kim Jones talks with Bruce Adams, the co-founder and president of Bethesda Big Train Baseball, on this episode of Studio 501c3. The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club was founded in 1998 with a mission to raise money and improve youth baseball and softball fields. Adams tells Jones why he has been […]

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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 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Cuban Ambassador Jose Cabanas to Attend Tribute to Cuban Baseball Night in Bethesda

The Big Train collegiate baseball team hosts the D.C. Grays, Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shirley Povich field in Bethesda. The theme of the evening is “A Tribute to Cuban Baseball.” The event will feature special guests including, Cuban Ambassador Jose Cabanas, former Congressman Mike Barnes, and other officials. A picnic prior […]

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July 12, 2012 | Staff Writer

Big Train fundraiser

Big Train Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

The National Foundation for Cancer Research is holding a fundraiser during the Bethesda Big Train baseball game on July 18th at 7:30 p.m. Come out to the ballpark, enjoy an evening of baseball and support The National Foundation For Cancer Research. $5 per ticket. 100% of the proceeds go to fund cancer research. To reserve […]

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