An Ode to Shirley: Big Train Bobblehead Night

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An Ode to Shirley: Big Train Bobblehead Night
Jun 24, 2013

The Bethesda Big Train will be commemorating Shirley Povich with his own bobblehead Monday, June 24th at Povich Field.

In previous years bobblehead nights at Povich Field have included ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian (’78) and the team’s mascot in their festivities. But this year they found a sketch for a bobblehead that worked for the Povich family, according to Nate Burnside (’10), General Manager of the team.

“He is one of the greatest sportswriters of all time and the namesake of our field,” Burnside said. “Last year we had a game on his birthday, this year we didn’t have a game on his birthday so we decided this would be a great way to honor him.”

The game is the second of a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. against the Vienna River Dogs. The Big Train are currently the sole holders of first place in the competitive Ripken League.

Postcards will be given out with illustrations of Shirley Povich and a summary of his career. Members of the Povich family will be on hand too, along with his editor at The Washington Post, George Solomon.

The first 500 fans will receive bobbleheads.

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