The Hagerstown Braves got the 999th win in their history Friday night when they defeated the Fayetteville AA's 9-3 at North Hagerstown High School.
The Braves, who came into existence in 1977, get their first shot at No. 1,000 Wednesday night at North when they open Blue Ridge Adult League play against the Myersville Yankees at 6 p.m.
"I think 1,000 wins is exciting," Hagerstown manager Mike Kipe said. "We have been successful every year up to this point. We are just trying to continue that tradition. I think that is a tribute to the county and the area. There is a lot of baseball talent around here. This is where guys come to play when they are done playing legion baseball."
Kipe was pleased about the fact that the Braves did all of the necessary things to win the game.
"If you can get good pitching, good defense and situational hitting, you are going to win a lot," Kipe added. "I thought that we did an excellent job in all three of those areas tonight."