BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox announce today the Manny Machado Garden Gnome Giveaway presented by Miss Utility Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6:05 p.m. as the Baysox take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Prince George's Stadium. The first 1,000 fans ages 13 and up will receive the garden gnome collectible of the former Baysox shortstop and current Orioles All-Star third baseman.
The Orioles 2010 first round draft pick, Machado appeared in 109 games with the Baysox in 2012, hitting .266 with 26 doubles, 11 home runs and 59 RBI. He was promoted directly from Bowie to the Orioles where he made is Major League debut August 9, 2012. Machado was selected for the MLB All-Star game in 2013 in his first full Major League season and he currently leads the league in doubles.
Machado becomes the first Baysox player to be depicted as a garden gnome. The miniature Machado collectible is depicted wearing white Baysox overalls with a tall black hat, a baseball in the right hand and a shovel in the left hand. A photo of the garden gnome is attached.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 2013 season and 20th season of baseball at Prince George's Stadium is underway. Parking is free at every Baysox home game and tickets are available at www.baysox.com, or by calling the Baysox box office at (301) 464-4865.