In just a decade, Bethesda Big Train baseball at Shirley Povich Field has become a community treasure beloved by young and old. The Washington Post calls Big Train baseball at Povich Field “the ultimate small town fantasy.” Washingtonian Magazine rates it one of “Washington’s best” and Bethesda Magazine named it “One of the 67 Things We Love About Bethesda.” In addition to the more than 200,000 fans who have come to Big Train games, more than one thousand businesses and families have contributed funds to help make Big Train baseball at Povich Field such a special community experience.
The Big Train rolled to the 2009 CRSL regular season title with a record 31 wins then cruised through the playoffs to capture the CRSL League Championship. More than 18,000 fans came to Povich Field in 2009 and set an all-time attendance record. It was the second season averaging sell-out attendance!
The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club:
John Ourisman and Bruce Adams founded the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club (BCBBC) in 1998 with a mission to improve the quality of youth baseball and softball fields in our area. In our first project, we built a $2 million jewel of a ballpark at Cabin John Regional Park and named it after the legendary Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich. Povich Field is now the home of our own Bethesda Big Train summer college team and Georgetown University’s baseball team. In addition, hundreds of youth and adult ballgames are played at Povich Field each year. Since completing Povich Field, BCBBC has helped make more than $500,000 worth of improvements to youth baseball and softball fields, including Cabin John #2, the youth version of Povich Field, and Jackie Robinson Field in Anacostia, home of the Fields of Dreams after-school program. The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. SOURCE: bethesda Big Train Baseball