This spring, Ryan of The Great Orioles Autograph Project sent me a 2009 Bowie Baysox team set. I had scanned some cards and planned to feature it as part of a Minor League Monday in April, but something seemed to come up every time I started to write about it. (Thanks Ryan – sorry it took over six months to get it posted on my blog.)

The Baysox play in Bowie, Maryland and have been the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate for their entire 19-year existence.  According to Wikipedia, the team name was chosen through a contest. “Bay” is a reference to the Chesapeake Bay, but “Sox” suggests that maybe the fans were hoping for a different affiliation – at least to me.

The 2009 Bowie Baysox finished with a 73-69 record and sent a fair number of players to the major leagues, including current Orioles Jake Arrietta and Troy Patton.

Grandstand produced a 30-card team set, with full-color fronts and backs printed on non-glossy cardstock. The fronts feature action photos, while the backs include stats and biographical information. Here’s the checklist.

  • Miguel Abreu – INF
  • Jake Arrietta – RHP
  • Ambiorix Concepcion – OF
  • Michael Costanzo 1B/3B
  • Fredy Deza – RHP
  • Adam Donachie – C
  • Melvin Dorta – INF
  • Brandon Erbe – RHP
  • Daniel Figueroa – OF
  • Paco Figueroa – INF
  • Sean Gleason – RHP
  • Moe Hill – Coach
  • Jim Hoey – RHP
  • Ryan Keefer – RHP
  • Bobby Livingston – LHP
  • Brad Kominsk – MGR
  • Dave Krynzel – OF
  • John Mariotti – RHP
  • Larry McCall – Coach
  • Joe Nowicki – OF
  • Ryan Ouellette – RHP
  • Troy Patton – LHP
  • Wilfrido Perez – LHP
  • Josh Perrault – RHP
  • Guillermo Rodriguez – C
  • Ryan Rodriguez – LHP
  • Brandon Snyder – 1B
  • Chad Thall – LHP
  • Jonathan Tucker – INF/OF
  • Robert Valido – SS

You can still get 2009 Bowie Baysox team sets from the team for $9, from Lake Country Minors for $14.50, and from STB Sports for $14.95.

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About Paul Hadsall

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper and current contributor to Hot Stove Baseball. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

2 responses

  1. Ryan says:

    I know that there are some trades I’ve made that I’ve never written about, and at this point, probably never will. Better late than never, right? I’m glad you like the set!

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