Bowie, Md.- The highly coveted BatManny bobble head collectible giveaway is set to invade Prince George's Stadium in Bowie on Sunday, July 9. The first 1,000 fans ages 13 and older entering the main stadium gates beginning at 1:00 pm will receive the bobble head portraying the former Baysox star and current Orioles 3B Manny Machado.
Sunday, July 9 is Superhero Day at the ballpark and the Justice League will come together to hold off the attacks of the pesky Richmond Flying Squirrels at 2:05 p.m. Batman and Wonder Woman will be on hand to meet and take photos with fans in attendance. Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero character to join forces to ward off the evil Flying Squirrels who will head to town trying to disrupt the Baysox advances in the Eastern League Standings as they head into the All-Star break.
This is the fourth in a series of Machado themed bobble head giveaways following the holiday-themed Manny Claus, "Captain Manny" the pirate and Mannyion, (Minions themed) over the past three seasons. (A photo of the BatManny Bobble Head is attached.)
The Orioles' 2010 first round draft pick appeared in 109 games with the Baysox in 2012, hitting .266 with 11 home runs, 59 RBI and 26 doubles. He was promoted directly from Bowie to the Orioles where he made his Major League debut on August 9, 2012. Machado won Gold Glove honors as the top third baseman in the American League following the 2015 season and was voted as the American League's starting third baseman for the first time in his career in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Machado remains the last Baysox player to hit for accomplishing the feat on August 4, 2012.
Tickets for Sunday's game are available at baysox.com or by calling the Baysox ticket office at 301-464-4865.
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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