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April 11, 2006
Fireworks nights at Municipal Stadium: Fridays: May 12, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Sept. 1 Saturday, June 17 Sundays, July 2 and July 30 Other promotions: "Feed your face Mondays": All you can eat and game ticket for $10 "Senior Tuesdays": Admission costs $2 for seniors "Kids eat free Wednesdays": Tickets cost $5 for children and include free hot dog, popcorn, drink and candy box "Thirsty Thursdays": All draft beers cost $1 "Give-a-way Sat-a-Days": Various Suns items are given away For more information, visit the Suns Web site at www.hagerstownsuns.
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By HEATHER KEELS and KATE S. ALEXANDER | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
January 8, 2001
Blenckstone sells Hagerstown Suns By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer The Hagerstown Suns baseball team has been sold and the new owner said Monday he will not guarantee the team will remain in Hagerstown after the coming season. Andrew K. Rayburn said he plans to keep the current staff for at least one year, Suns owner Winston Blenckstone announced Monday. The Suns are committed to play in Hagerstown for this year because most contracts for the 2001 season are already signed.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2013
Officials in Fredericksburg, Va., will meet with the Hagerstown Suns on Tuesday to discuss terms on the newest proposal that could land the team in the Virginia city, Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn confirmed Friday. After the closed-door meeting, the proposed business terms of a long-term lease between the team and the city will be presented to the Fredericksburg City Council for a possible vote on Aug. 27, Quinn said in a text message. Fredericksburg City Manager Beverly Cameron and City Councilman Fred Howe will meet privately with Suns officials, according to a report in Fredericksburg's Free Lance-Star newspaper.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
Citing concerns about economic risks and alcohol, the Winchester City Council Tuesday night unanimously rejected a proposal to transfer park land to an economic development agency for a proposed stadium project to bring the Hagerstown Suns to the town. Councilman John Tagnesi said previously that if the council did not transfer the land it would kill the plan because there is no other location for the Winchester area project. An overflow crowd turned out at the council chambers to watch the 8-0 vote and hear an overwhelming number of speakers object to the proposal.
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By DON AINES and C.J. LOVELACE | dona@herald-mail.com and cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2013
After hearing significant opposition at a public hearing, officials in Fredericksburg, Va., want to negotiate a new proposal to build a baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns, who are considering a move to the Northern Virginia city. The Fredericksburg City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to have two of its members and city officials work with the Hagerstown Suns on a deal that is more favorable for the city. A deadline to present the new draft was set for the council's Aug. 13 meeting.
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By BOB PARASILITI | September 22, 2010
The Hagerstown Suns signed a two-year contract Wednesday to remain an affiliate of the Washington Nationals through the 2012 season. The Player Development Contract (PDC) will allow the Class A South Atlantic League team to field a team of Nationals prospects for the next two seasons. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris jointly announced the deal.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2013
The movement has been swift. Without the need to negotiate a lease or seek additional private funding sources, officials in Fredericksburg, Va., have been on the fast track in recent weeks. They have laid out a package of incentives to the Hagerstown Suns and the organization's private partners to attract the team south. “Our hope is to be way out in front ahead of the Hagerstown council offer, and I think we have achieved that,” Fredericksburg City Councilman Fred Howe said Friday.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2013
Robert E. Bruchey II, the former mayor of Hagerstown, has been hired by the Hagerstown Suns as Director of Sales, Marketing and Community Affairs, a team official confirmed Monday. “(Bruchey) comes from an extensive sales background and brings a vast knowledge of the local business community,” Suns general manager Bill Farley said in an email. “We expect him to help increase revenues in both sponsorships and company/group outings. We are looking forward to a great 2013 season.” Bruchey, a vocal supporter of the club and champion of a proposal to build a multiuse stadium to house the team in downtown Hagerstown during his final year in office, served as mayor from 2006 until he was ousted in the 2012 election by current Mayor David S. Gysberts.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 5, 2012
It was a festive time Thursday night as the home opener for the Hagerstown Suns got under way, but fans couldn't help but worry about the minor league baseball team possibly packing its bags and moving to Winchester, Va. It was an especially poignant moment for Paul Barr of Williamsport. Barr, who was walking through the gates of Municipal Stadium before the Suns 7 p.m. game against the West Virginia Power, said his dad played at Municipal Stadium in the 1940s and 1950s. Barr said his father - Ed Barr, nicknamed “Whiskey” - pitched for the Washington Senators and struck out Willie Mays at the local field.
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