Monday, February 25, 2013
The family of the famed baseball pitcher and Walter Johnson High School namesake put several prized possessions up for auction Saturday.
The family of famed major league pitcher Walter Johnson placed several of the baseball great's personal items up for sale at an auction in New York Saturday, MLB.com reports. Johnson, who died in 1946, helped the Washington Senators win game 7 of the 1924 World Series, marking Washington's only World Series championship. An untorn ticket to the storied game was one of the items placed on the auction block, according to the report. It had been kept in a scrapbook by Johnson's wife. Bethesda's Walter Johnson High School takes its name from the sports legend, and Bethesda's summer collegiate baseball team "The Big Train" pays homage to Johnson's nickname. Johnson, who owned a farm in Montgomery County, became a county commissioner following …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Bethesda Big Train Baseball team is looking for a few local host families to take in players during June and July.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Free admission this evening on a game nearly a month in the making.
The Bethesda Big Train, Bethesda’s summer collegiate baseball team, is offering free admission tonight on a game that’s nearly a month in the making. Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Red Birds was originally set for Saturday, June 30th – the day after the violent storm that left widespread damage and tens of thousands of people without power. The storm damaged Shirley Povich field, toppling a portion of the outfield fence, knocking over a mounted speaker used for the team’s sound system and downing trees on the field, according to general manager Adam Dantus. The storm began just after the team had wrapped up a game Friday night and also toppled trees into spectators’ cars in the parking lot, Dantus said. “We had just finished the game…
Monday, May 7, 2012
If yours is a baseball family, Bethesda-based Big Train Baseball may have a program right up your alley.
Is Junior looking for a little extra batting practice? Do you have an empty bedroom in your house begging for an occupant? The Bethesda Big Train Baseball team is looking for a few local host families to take in players during June and July. The summer collegiate team that plays at Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John Park will bring 25 ball players from around the country to the Bethesda-Potomac region this year. In addition to playing on the Big Train team, many of these players will be camp counselors for the program's summer baseball camp. According to the Big Train program, hosting a player could also mean a bit more one-on-one attention for your young camper. "For middle and high school players, hosting a Big Train player offers an up…