The Bethesda Big Train celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.
The brainchild of Bruce Adams and John Ourisman, the Big Train compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League and derived its team name from the nickname of Hall of Fame pitcher and former Bethesda resident Walter Johnson.
Since its inception in 1999, the organization has produced 14 Major League Baseball players including Brian Dozier and Hunter Renfroe.
Adams, a former Montgomery County Council member, said he enjoys keeping track of the Big Train alumni once they leave the organization and become professional players.
“From low A ball up, it’s fun to go see them,” said Adams.