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Thunder Promote Hurley to GM

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced in a press conference today that Jeff Hurley will take over as the team’s General Manager and Chief Operating Officer beginning on September 8, 2015. Continue reading

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Ballpark Cost Overruns Reported in Hartford

Hartford Yard Goats LogoSix months into the building of a minor league baseball stadium north of downtown for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), the developer already is reining in mushrooming costs to keep within the project’s $56 million budget as it races to meet a spring construction deadline.  Read more here.

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Thunder to Host Inaugural World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are pleased to announce full event details for the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating. Continue reading

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Festival of Beers Returns to Canal Park

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryThe Ballpark Festival of Beers returns to Canal Park in downtown Akron (OH) on Sept. 5.  The beer tasting event, hosted by the Akron RubberDucks (Double-A, Eastern League) and presented by Goose Island, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and gives beer connoisseurs a chance to sample brews while on the baseball field.  Read more here.

Akron RubberDucks Festival of Beers

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New Home for Squirrels Back on Track, Three Localities Join Forces

Richmond Flying SquirrelsAfter more than a year of stalemate, the three largest localities in the Richmond area have resumed discussions on potential locations for a minor-league baseball stadium, saying they hope to find a permanent home for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) by the end of the year.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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Hartford Yard Goats Unveil Branding

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) unveiled their visual identity Wednesday at a press conference at the XL Center and the team acknowledged Hartford’s “rich sports history” with the colors that pay homage to the city’s former NHL franchise.  Read more and watch unveiling here.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

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Thunder Unveil Superhero Mascot: Cloudman!

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are proud to announce addition of a new hero to the family at ARM & HAMMER Park. Friday night the team welcomed Cloudman, a fearless caped crusader who serves the greater good in our community, as the newest mascot of the Thunder. Cloudman joins Boomer, Rookie and Derby as a face of the Thunder in the local community. Continue reading

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