It was a busy weekend at Municipal Stadium, where the Hagerstown Suns (Low A; Sally League) set a new franchise record for attendance over a four-game series.
With Tim Tebow and the Columbia Fireflies in town, the Suns greeted large crowds over the stretch of Thursday-Sunday. In that period, the team drew a total of 22,578 fans, including 4,116 spectators on Sunday. Prior to that, the Suns welcomed 6,217 fans on Thursday, followed by 5,894 on Friday, and 6,351 on Saturday.
As we noted before the season began, Tebow’s assignment to Columbia makes for a unique circumstance for not only the Fireflies, but for their opponents as well, as the former Heisman Trophy winner figures to bring fans out to ballparks across the South Atlantic League. The weekend series is the only time that the Fireflies are slated to travel to Hagerstown over the regular season.
On the field, the two teams split the four-game series, with the Suns winning Thursday and Saturday, and the Fireflies coming away with victories on Friday and Sunday. Tebow played in all four games, going 3-for-14 with three singles.