It is not news to anyone that the New York Yankees are the most celebrated franchise in Major League Baseball with a record 27 World Series titles in their illustrious history. The Yankees are arguably the most marketable and well known sports franchise in the world, and locally, they are a way of life. The Yankees are the biggest team in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, where the franchise lives deep in the fabric of the communities. Outside of New York City, one town that is the perfect example of this is Trenton, New Jersey, home of the Trenton Thunder, the Double A-affiliate of the Yankees. The Trenton Thunder are a top draw in New Jersey sports, as baseball fans in the area cannot get enough of the Yankees and the Thunder. Every baseball player dreams of someday putting on the famed pinstripes of the Yankees, and the Thunder are on their way to making their dreams of being a New York Yankee come true.
The Thunder season is in full swing and you definitely want to get your tickets to home games at famed Arm & Hammer Park today. There are tons of great games on the schedule, like the June 5-7 weekend series versus the Harrisburg Senators, the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Nationals are off to a hot start this season and they have proved that their farm system is strong with former Senators like Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper sitting among the best players in the Major Leagues. This is a competitive rivalry with the Pennsylvania squad and the Thunder will definitely be looking to sweep their foes.
The four game series with the Richmond Flying Squirrels on July 10-13 is always one of the most anticipated of the season. As the Double-A affiliate of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, the Richmond Flying Squirrels have an extra spring in their step this season and a nice young core that will be looking to move up to the majors. The Flying Squirrels have played an integral part in the Giants major league roster over the past few seasons, with currents starters like third baseman Matt Duffy and 2015 All Star second baseman Joe Panik playing for the Flying Squirrels just last season. The team from Richmond were originally known as the West Haven Yankees beginning in 1972, when they were the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate. When these two teams face off, something exciting is sure to follow, so get your tickets to see these two successful teams clash at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton in July.
Trenton Thunder History
The premier baseball team in the state of New Jersey, the Trenton Thunder enjoy a large and loyal fanbase that is always on hand to cheer on and support the future stars of the team in pinstripes. Like all minor league teams, the Thunder have not always been known by the current name. They began in 1980 as the Glens Falls White Sox as the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox until 1984, when they became known as the Glens Falls Tigers. The Tigers would support their Detroit major league squad in Glens Falls until 1989, when they moved across the border to London, Ontario becoming the London Tigers. There were more changes in store for the Tigers, moving from London to Trenton, New Jersey in 1994, where they originally remained a part of the Detroit Tigers organization. More changes came just a year later, in 1995, when the team became the Trenton Thunder, the new Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. If your head isn't spinning yet, then hold on because the affiliation with the Red Sox was short lived, with the Trenton Thunder becoming a member of the New York Yankee family in 2003. There is a special bond between the Trenton community and the Thunder, with the incredible success of the Yankees and the proximity to The Big Apple. The Thunder organization is incredibly supportive of the Trenton community, and they are repaid with record attendance and loyalty every season.
Trenton Thunder Fan Experience
As America's pastime, baseball has always enjoyed a unique and genuine relationship between the teams and their fans. Families flock to games at all levels, where players are accessible, food is a key component, and passions are handed down from generation to generation. Named the Minor League Baseball Team of the Year in 2013, the Trenton Thunder have always put on fantastic show for their loyal fans. Record attendance numbers are boosted by popular players such as Robinson Canó, Phil Hughes, Brett Gardner, Nomar Garciaparra, David Eckstein, Trot Nixon, Kevin Youkilis and Melky Cabrera all having gotten their starts in the state capital. The Thunder always offers great ticket pricing for fans, while offering the gold standard in minor league baseball with thrilling play on the diamond from tomorrow's superstars. Get down to Arm & Hammer Park in beautiful Trenton today to check out the very best in minor league baseball.
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