BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP)—The Bowie Baysox and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan teamed up to raise awareness for cancer on Sunday afternoon.
Hogan was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year. He underwent aggressive treatment over five months. He lost his hair before announcing he was in complete remission in November. His hair is growing back.
“I just want to thank the Bowie Baysox for putting on this great event for cancer awareness and I want to thank each and everyone of you for coming,”Hogan said on his Facebook page.
During the game, the Baysox held a “Bobblection” where fans chose between two Hogan bobbleheads: a Hogan with hair bobblehead and one without. The bobblehead with hair was the winner.
A fellow cancer patient of Hogan, Andrew Oberle threw out the first pitch.
“One of the most special people i met is Andrew Oberel. He and I were going through it together, ” said Hogan. “Andrew is the strongest young man I’ve ever met. He gave me great advice when I was going through cancer.”
The team also wore lime green jerseys during the game to spread awareness for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and raise money through an in-game jersey auction.