BOWIE, Md. — The Bowie Baysox have rocketed to the top of the Eastern League’s Western Division standings, and Saturday they will celebrate another historic blastoff.
The team will honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission successfully landing on the moon as Bowie takes on the Altoona Curve. The Baysox will don special commemorative jerseys for the game, featuring a picture of the moon on the back and of an astronaut standing on the lunar surface next to an American flag and the lunar landing module on the front.
To further expand on the theme, fans will also get Trey “Moon” Mancini Bobble Head figures as well. The fans who stick around for the whole game will also enjoy a fireworks show.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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Bowie currently sits at 51-43 for the season, but they are in first place in their division for the second half of the season with a 21-6 record. The Eastern League’s playoff format breaks the season in two halves, with the teams in first place of their respective divisions at the conclusion of the first half, and the teams in first place at the conclusion of the second half, garnering playoff spots. If a team is in first place through both halves of the season, then they will make the playoffs, as well the team with the second-best overall record. The league has two divisions, an Eastern and a Western.
The team is riding a hot streak on the backs of some impressive young talent hoping to make its way to the majors, including some stars with local ties.