Silver Spring–Takoma Thunderbolts

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Silver Spring–Takoma Thunderbolts
League Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (2005-present), Clark Griffith League (2000-2004)
Location Silver Spring, Maryland
Ballpark Montgomery Blair Baseball Stadium
Year founded 2000
Nickname(s) T-Bolts
League championships 2005 (co-champions), 2006
Colors Blue and Maroon          
2016 season 20-20
Management Edward Sharp (President)
Richard O'Connor (Vice President)
David Stinson (General Manager)
Manager Doug Remer (Head Coach)

The Silver Spring–Takoma Thunderbolts is a collegiate summer baseball team based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Most of its players are drawn from the college ranks. The team is a member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL). The Thunderbolts play their home games at Montgomery Blair Baseball Stadium. The Thunderbolts are funded through ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising efforts at games.[1]


In January, 2000 Richard S. O’Connor purchased the charter rights to a collegiate summer baseball team in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League. The prior team was named the Southern Maryland Battlecats and played their home games in Charles County, Maryland. Maryland Community Baseball, Inc., the parent corporation of the Thunderbolts was formed as a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization to promote youth baseball in the Silver Spring-Takoma area. The new team began play in June, 2000 at three locations in Silver Spring. From 2000 -2004 the Thunderbolts were members of the Clark Griffith Collegiate League. In 2005, the Thunderbolts became a charter member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The Thunderbolts were League Champions in 2006 and Co-Champions in 2005. They have also won the Montgomery Cup (sponsored by the Gazette Newspapers) twice since 2005. In 2002, Maryland Community Baseball Inc. signed a 20-year license agreement with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission to play all home games at Blair Stadium.[2]

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  1. ^ "Thunderbolts official web site". Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
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  3. ^ "Baseball Reference web site". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Baseball-Reference web site". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Thunderbolts official web site". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 

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