The Bowie Baysox are celebrating the 25th season in franchise history this season and earlier this season, hosted an opportunity for fans to vote for the Baysox All-Time Team. Each position was voted on over the course of a week and has culminated in the releasing of the Baysox All-Time Team roster.
This Saturday, June 17, the Baysox host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6:35 p.m. A limited edition Baseball Card Set of the Baysox All-Time Team will be given away to the first 1,000 fans (ages 13 & up) to enter the stadium. The card set is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union.
Bowie Baysox All-Time Team
- Gary Kendall is the franchise's longest tenured and all-time winningest manager and guided the Baysox to the club's first championship in 2015.
- Caleb Joseph played parts of five seasons with the Baysox (2010-13, 2016) and ranks in the top five all time in various offensive categories.
- Matt Wieters appeared in 61 games with Bowie during the 2008 season and hit .365 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs, while collecting 76 hits.
- First Basemen
- Trey Mancini played an instrumental role in leading the Baysox to the 2015 Eastern League Championship after being promoted from Frederick (A+) in early June, hitting .359 with 13 home runs and 57 RBI in 84 games with Bowie. Mancini also began the 2016 campaign with the Baysox and hit seven home runs in 17 games.
- Calvin Pickering was selected as the 1998 Eastern League MVP after leading the circuit in both home runs (31) and RBI (114). Pickering holds single season franchise records for RBI (114), total bases (276), walks (98) and OBP (.434).
- Second Basemen
- Brian Roberts began the 2001 season in Bowie and hit .296 with 10 stolen bases in 22 games before being promoted to Triple-A Rochester.
- Willie Harris hit .305 and stole 54 bases over 133 games for the Baysox in 2001. The 54 stolen bases rank as the second-highest single season total in franchise history.
- Mike Fontenot led the Baysox in AVG (.325), hits (146), RBI (66), 2B (24), 3B (5) and tied for the team lead in runs scored (63) during his lone season in Bowie in 2003.
- Manny Machado hit .266 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 109 games for Bowie during the 2012 season and remains the last Baysox player to hit for the cycle after doing so on August 4 vs. Trenton.
- Third Basemen
- Brandon Waring spent parts of five seasons with the Baysox from 2009-2013 and is the franchise's all-time leader in home runs (78).
- Curtis Goodwin played in 142 games for the Baysox during the 1994 season and set the franchise's single season record for stolen bases with 59 swipes on the year.
- Jeffrey Hammonds hit .283 in 24 games for Bowie during the inaugural season of 1993 and became the first Baysox player to be promoted to the major leagues.
- "Sir" Eugene Kingsale played for the Baysox for parts of six seasons (1997-2000, 2004-05) and ranks second all-time in franchise history with 15 triples.
- Val Majewski was named an Eastern League All-Star in each of his two seasons with Bowie (2004, 2007) and was the recipient of the Brooks Robinson Orioles Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2004.
- Lou Montanez captured the Eastern League triple-crown in 2008 by leading the league in AVG (.335), HR (26) and RBI (97) and was named league MVP.
- Nolan Reimold is one of five players in Baysox history to hit 25 or more home runs in a single season after belting 25 round-trippers in 2008. Reimold was selected as a 2008 Eastern League postseason All-Star.
- Garabez Rosa is the franchise's all-time leader in Games Played (526), RBI (259), hits (572), runs (234) and doubles (97) - stats through 6/13/17.
- Howie Clark played for the Baysox in parts of five seasons (1996-2000) and ranks in the top 10 all-time in numerous offensive categories.
- Rick Short spent parts of the 1998-2000 seasons with Bowie and recorded the second-highest single season total in AVG (.330) and 2B (39) in 2000.
- Zach Clark pitched for the Baysox from 2008-13 and is the franchise's all-time leader in wins (28). Clark recorded back-to-back 10 win seasons in 2011 and 2012.
- Tim Bascom has thrown more innings (453.1) than anybody else in Baysox history after pitching for the team in parts of five seasons (2009-13). Bascom also ranks second all-time in SO (346) and third in wins (24)
- John Stephens pitched for Bowie during the 2001 season and went 11-4 with a 1.84 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) on his way to earning the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year award. Stephens tossed three shutouts that year and was the recipient of the Jim Palmer Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Year award.
- Chris Tillman went 11-4 with a 3.18 ERA in 28 starts for Bowie in 2008 and was named to the Eastern League All-Star team. Tillman recorded 154 strikeouts, the fifth highest single season total in club history.
- Matt Riley is the franchise's all-time leader in SO (375) and ranks second all-time in wins (24) after spending parts of four seasons with the Baysox from 1999-2000 and 2002-2003.
- Brad Bergesen was named the 2008 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year after going 15-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) for Bowie.
- Eddie Gamboa pitched for the Baysox in parts of six seasons (2009-14) and ranks in the top 10 all-time in games (108, 6th), IP (406.0, 4th), wins (23, T-3rd) and SO (324, 3rd). Gamboa threw the most recent Baysox no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader on June 30, 2013 vs. Harrisburg.
- Aaron Rakers is the club's all-time leader in saves (40) and appearances (142) after pitching for the Baysox for parts of the 2000-2003 campaigns.
- Matt Snyder set a single-season record by appearing in 67 games for the Baysox in the 1997 season. Snyder ranks in the top 10 all-time in wins, IP, games, SO and saves.
In addition to the All-Time Team Baseball Card Set Giveaway, the first 500 kids (ages 3-12) through the stadium gates this Saturday, June 17th will receive a Baysox 25th Season Logo T-shirt courtesy of Maryland Excels.
The 2017 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2017 season is now underway. Don't miss out as the team prepares to celebrate its 25th Season. Single game tickets are now available at www.baysox.com.
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