July 22, 2011
Wind, rain and heat weren't going to stop the Hagerstown Suns from playing on Friday. But a fallen light standard sure did. A bank of lights along the left-field side of Municipal Stadium was blown out of its cement base during Friday¿s storm, causing the cancellation of the Hagerstown Suns¿ game against Augusta. The storm, featuring high winds and heavy rain, swept through Hagerstown around 2:45 p.m. The light fell around 3 p.m., bouncing off the front corner of the stadium¿s beer garden structure before falling across the fence to its resting place in left field, just behind the infield dirt.
April 6, 2011
The scheduled exhibition baseball game Tuesday between the Harrisburg Senators and the Hagerstown Suns was canceled due to unplayable field conditions. Instead, the Suns held a workout at Municipal Stadium that was open to all exhibition game ticket holders. All exhibition game tickets are redeemable for a future general-admission ticket to a Suns game, excluding Opening Day, April 15.
September 14, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 BASEBALL The beginning and the end will come at the same location for the Hagerstown Suns next season. The Suns will open and close their 32nd season at Municipal Stadium, according the their 2012 schedule that was announced on Wednesday. Hagerstown will open its 140-game schedule with a seven-game homestand, beginning on April 5 against West Virginia. After four games with the Power, Lexington comes in to close the opening series.
August 15, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns and Goodwill Industries of Hagerstown will host Goodwill Night Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. The Suns plays the Kannapolis Intimdators at 7:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring items to donate to get a voucher for free tickets to Sunday, Sept. 2, game against the Asheville Tourists. For more information about the Suns, go to www.hagerstownsuns.com .
April 10, 2012
A Hagerstown Suns employee suffered a serious head injury Tuesday morning when he fell off a four-wheel drive vehicle he was riding on at Municipal Stadium, city police said. The 18-year-old man was riding on the vehicle with two other employees, said Lt. Paul Kifer, a spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department. The employee was sitting on a garbage bag on the back of the vehicle when the driver made a left turn, and the employee fell off, hitting his head, Kifer said.
January 26, 2011
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday gave thumbs up to the Hagerstown Suns to hold 12 fireworks displays at Municipal Stadium in 2011. The Suns minor league baseball team earlier this month provided the council with a list of 13 dates for fireworks shows, one of which had yet to be determined. The council approved the 12 confirmed dates during its regular meeting on Tuesday. Hagerstown's lease for the stadium requires the Suns to notify neighbors of the fireworks schedule, according to city documents.
February 18, 2013
Former Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II has been named interim general manager of the Hagerstown Suns, effective March 1, the team announced Monday. “The interim position will be for the 2013 season, and we'll re-examine that at the end of the season,” Bruchey said in an interview at the Suns offices at Municipal Stadium. Asked if he was in the running for or applying for the GM position, Bruchey said the interim position was a surprise and, “I guess we'll see what happens this season and how well we do.” Bruchey, who lost his bid for re-election as mayor last November, began working for the Suns on Jan. 14 as the team's director of sales, marketing and community affairs.
February 5, 2012
Sometimes prophecy can be found in stupid statements. About 20 years ago, a former Hagerstown Suns player was blindsided by a hometown newspaper friend. They were chit-chatting before an interview, but unbeknownst to the player, that sneaky journalist had a tape recorder running the entire time. A few days later, his off-the-cuff statement made it to print. “We have a saying around here,” the player said. “We say 'If you find a girl in Hagerstown with a full set of teeth, marry her.'” Not too bright.
November 4, 2002
The Hagerstown Suns has endorsed five candidates for Washington County Commissioner. The minor league baseball team has endorsed Jim Brown, J. Herbert Hardin, Bert Iseminger, Jim Kercheval and Paul Swartz. Those candidates have demonstrated support for using hotel-motel tax money to build a new ballpark, General Manager Kurt Landis said. In August, team owner Andrew Rayburn said he wasn't monitoring the candidates' positions on the stadium. But in an e-mail Friday, Landis said people have been calling the team's office to ask whom to support in the election.
December 13, 2011
The city is committed to keeping professional baseball in its corporate limits, the Hagerstown City Council said Tuesday, hours after Hagerstown Suns co-owner Tony Dahbura warned the Washington County Board of Commissioners that the franchise could leave town. Without commitment from the city and county to help pay for stadium renovations, Hagerstown might be on the verge of losing the Hagerstown Suns, Dahbura told the commissioners earlier in the day. "As we have been quietly saying and warning, it was only a matter of time before other communities come around and attempt to take the franchise from Hagerstown," Dahbura said.