The Hagerstown Suns, a Single A affiliate of the New York Mets, play at Municipal Stadium, which was built in 1930, with seating for 4,600. This year they added a new ticket office, walk-in souvenir store and fan services window. This was a rain-out game when we were here in 2003. Tonight the weather was great. The Suns were playing the Delmarva Shorebirds and beat them 11 to 3. The box score was Shorebirds R-3, H-8, E-4 and Suns R-11, H-17, E-1. The field lines are RF-330', CF-400', LF-335'. The scoreboard is hand-operated with each number having to be hung from a hook. The operator was kept busy tonight. At the bottom of the scoreboard they have the strikes, balls, and outs in lights. They have a strike out K clothes line. The announcing booth is on the roof of the stadium. The radio announcer sits outside on the left side of the structure. One between inning activity involves two mothers and their daughters. The girls are dressed in frog costumes. They run to their mothers, the mothers put on the costumes and then have to frog hop to the finish lines, not as easy as you might think. The mascot is Woolie. He has a trash can with the word Cheer written on the lid. He uses it to get the fans cheering. Inside the can are some t-shirts that he throws out to the cheering fans. 2007 affiliated with Washington Nationals.
Attractions
Hager House and Museum - The house was built by town-founder Janathan Hage in 1739. This impregnable building, erected over two springs to assure a protected water supply, served as home, fort, and storehouse for its owner. Fee.