Ripken League All-League Teams Announced

By:David Schneider
CRCBL All-League

Big Train Bring CRCBL Championship Back Home

By:Brendan Feeney

The Bethesda Big Train become the first CRCBL team to win five championships after defeating the Baltimore Redbirds in the decisive third game.

Sunday Morning Sabermetrics: My Thoughts on Baseball

By:Kyle Brown
The Big Train closes out the summer today in Baltimore, going for its fourth championship in eight years. Image Credit: Lisa A. Kammerman/BigTrainPhotos

We wrap up Sunday Morning Sabermetrics with a few of my philosophies regarding in-game strategy, and also discuss the final day of the 2016 CRCBL Season, which resumes at 1PM in Baltimore.

Championship Game 1: Big Train Defeat Redbirds 6-3

By:Nick Som
BT Wnis Game 1

The Big Train took the first step towards becoming the first team in the CRCBL to win 5 league championships.

Championship Preview: Familiar Foes set to Battle Once Again

By:Brendan Feeney
Championship Preview

For the eighth straight season, the Bethesda Big Train and Baltimore Redbirds will face off for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Championship.

Big Train Clinches Round Two of CRCBL Playoffs

By:Melyssa Cave
Big Train v. Giants

The Bethesda Big Train clinched the second round of the Cal Ripken League playoffs on Tuesday night with another blowout win, this time a 12-1 victory over the Gaithersburg Giants, whose season is now over.  Big Train advances to the final round of the playoffs where they will face their longtime rival, the Baltimore Redbirds.

Big Train Take Game One

By:Danny Kobren
Game 1 recap

The Big Train took their first step to a Cal Ripken League Title as they took a 1-0 series lead against the Gaithersburg Giants.

2016 CRCBL Most Outstanding Player, Pitcher Award Candidates

By:Kyle Brown
Big Train southpaw Johnny York (St. Mary's Calif.) is a leading candidate for 2016 Most Outstanding Pitcher. Image Credit: Lisa A. Kammerman/BigTrainPhotos

The 2016 Cal Ripken League regular season has come to a close, and the time is now to begin thinking about season-end award winners. We consider the Most Outstanding Player and Pitcher, combining a wide variety of baseball statistics and integrating them into a mathematical model to derive the scores of players who contributed the most to their summer teams.

Monday Morning Sabermetrics: oStr% and zBall%

By:Kyle Brown
Image Credit: Middlebury College

This week, we take a brief look at sabermetrics for catchers, mainly, their ability to receive pitches and present balls for the home plate umpire in order to buy their pitchers the most possible strike calls.

Big Train Host Giants in Game One

By:Danny Kobren
Playoffs vs. Giants

In their conquest for their first title since 2011, the Big Train host the Giants for game one of the LCS semifinals.

2016 Cal Ripken League Playoff Preview
July 24, 2016 3:19 AM

Big Train Wins Season Finale, Looks Ahead to Playoffs
July 22, 2016 11:42 PM

Redbirds Even Season Series Against Big Train
July 21, 2016 9:19 PM

Game Preview: Big Train Returns Home for Crucial Final Game
July 21, 2016 9:17 PM

Big Train Routs T-Bolts, Sets Team Single Game Runs Record
July 20, 2016 11:47 PM

Preview: Big Train Visit Redbirds in Battle of Division Champs
July 20, 2016 3:50 PM

Game Preview: Big Train Faces T-Bolts in Final Regular Season Matchup
July 19, 2016 11:06 PM

Big Train Sweep Doubleheader, Clinch South Division
July 19, 2016 9:58 PM

Big Train Drop Game vs. Dodgers
July 17, 2016 9:24 PM

Big Train Take on Aces in Doubleheader
July 17, 2016 9:09 PM

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