Gearing up for the Big Train’s baseball season this year? Get your tastebuds ready, as well.
The Prime Choice Caterers have signed on to serve up concessions at the Home Run Cafe at Cabin John Regional Park's Shirley Povich Field, the Big Train's home base.
Ledo Pizza, Rita’s Italian Ice and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels also will be returning this year to offer their summertime fare on the Shirley Povich Field concourse.
Prime Choice, which offers catering services across the Washington, DC, metro region, launched as a family butcher shop in Olde Towne Gaithersburg in 1981.
This season, they’ll serve up favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, salads, nachos, cotton candy and ice cream.
Baseball fans also can check out “home run” specials including pulled pork with cole slaw and Italian sausage with onion and peppers. Check out a full menu online.
Prime Choice will be “providing many new items to the Big Train menu, enhancing existing ones, and will also be contributing to the menus for the picnics and parties,” according to a Big Train announcement.
The Big Train, Bethesda’s summer collegiate baseball team, has taken the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Championship in three of the last four seasons and has donated more than $600,000 to improving baseball fields in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County since 1998.
A celebrity softball game fundraiser is planned ahead of the launch of the team’s summer season.
The team name pays homage to legnedary pitcher Walter "Big Train" Johnson, who died in 1946, helped the Washington Senators win game 7 of the 1924 World Series, marking Washington's only World Series championship.
Johnson lived in Germantown in the 1930s, in a house situated about where Germantown Child Care Center is now, next to Seneca Valley High School.
The legendary pitcher is buried in the Rockville Cemetery on Baltimore Road.