Bethesda Big Train Honors Robby Brewer and Lerch Early
The Bethesda Big Train gave the Randy Schools Outstanding Service Award to Robby Brewer and Lerch Early for serving as counsel to the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club for the Club's entire existence. Over a period of nearly 15 years, Robby and his colleagues, most notably Paul Alpuche, prepared the legal documents from incorporation in 1998 to dissolution in 2012.
The Bethesda Big Train and BCC Baseball raise money to improve the quality of youth baseball fields in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. They field a team of college players in the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League. Proceeds from the team go to improving Little League baseball and softball fields at schools and in parks.
The Randy Schools Outstanding Service Awards have been given each year since 2002. The award honors Randy Schools, chair of the Booster Club for the entire history of the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club. With this year's awards, 67 community leaders have received this award for outstanding service to Big Train baseball. A plaque listing all 67 awardees hangs in the press box at Shirley Povich Field.
In 2012, the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club that built Povich Field and supported Big Train baseball for 13 seasons was dissolved and BCC Baseball took over management of Big Train baseball. This will ensure that Big Train baseball continues to entertain local baseball fans at Povich Field for decades into the future.