Dr. Bob Honored with a Ceremonial "First Pitch" at Bowie Baysox Game

The Bowie Baysox paid tribute to The Beatles during a game against the Norwich Navigators at the Prince George's County stadium June 13, 2002.  A double-A Minor League Baseball farm team for the Major League Baltimore Orioles, the Baysox organization does some terrific community outreach and, in fact, had invited us to attend another game the week before to honor the old Negro Leagues baseball players (visit www.nlbpa.com for photos of this event).


Tapping into the perpetual popularity of the Fab Four, the Baysox Tribute to the Beatles night included top notch music from look-alike and sound alike Maryland band, "Eight Days a Week".  Heads were bobbing and feet were tapping to their luscious harmonies that brought 1963 flooding back to the delighted fans.  Check out their website for more about this talented foursome.



As a local author of Inside The Yellow Submarine: The Making of the Beatles Animated Classic, Dr. Bob Hieronimus was honored with an invitation to throw out the first pitch and hand out information to the crowd.  Thanks to helpers pictured to the right: Sarah Clark, Leon Day, Jr., Geraldine Day and Laura Cortner, we sponsored a free raffle and awarded three lucky winners with special Yellow Submarine collectibles.  Prizes included McFarlane figures of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, a Ringo Starr model kit from Polar Lights, a George Harrison special tribute Rolling Stone Magazine, a Lyon Co. lunch box, a Chief Blue Meanie Beanie and a signed copy of Dr. Bob's Inside The Yellow Submarine (click here for ordering info for Dr. Bob's book or call 1-800-258-0929).


Before the first pitch, Dr. Bob took advantage of a momentary drizzle to chat with the Bowie Baysox players in the dugout.  Much to our delight we discovered several of them were fans of Zohara's Future Talk program and had a great interest in 21st Century Radio topics like the paranormal, UFOs, alternative healing and energy systems.


   Notice the Yellow Sub pin on the back of 2nd baseman Josh Hoffpauir's cap!


Beatles tribute band " Eight Days a Week" sang the National Anthem. Here are Chris Weaver as Ringo Starr, Mike Chapman as George Harrison, John Perry as Paul McCartney and Lucien Nocelli  as John Lennon, waiting out the rain with Dr. Bob Hieronimus in the dugout.






Here's the highlight of Dr. Bob's baseball career, the windup and the ceremonial first pitch of the game, which was high and outside, but still a delight!






A rousing time was had by all, and we highly recommend you attend a Baysox game in the near future!  A great family event, with loads of community outreach programs.  www.baysox.com.




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