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The Trenton Thunder is an American minor league baseball team. This team plays in the Northern Division of the Eastern League, and they are the defending league champions. Their home stadium is Mercer County Waterfront Park in Trenton, New Jersey. The Trenton franchise emerged from Glens Falls, New York, in 1980. They were known as the Glens Falls White Sox. The Detroit Tigers replaced the White Sox in 1985, and stayed on after the franchise moved to London, Ontario, in 1989. In 1994, the Thunder shifted to Trenton, and maintained the Detroit affiliation for a season before switching affiliations to the Boston Red Sox in 1995.
As a Red Sox affiliate, the club recorded three first-place finishes, but was eliminated from the playoffs in the first round each time. In 2003, the Thunder became aligned with the Yankees; the Red Sox adopted the Portland Sea Dogs at that time. The switch reflected both teams' fanbases, as Central New Jersey is home to a large number of Yankees fans, while Maine is part of Red Sox Nation.
On June 4, 1994, Phil Stidham became the first Thunder alumni to play in the major leagues for the Detroit Tigers, giving up six runs on six hits, including two home runs, as part of a 21-7 romp by the Minnesota Twins. In 2006, the Thunder became the first team in Minor League Baseball history to draw over 400,000 fans for twelve consecutive seasons at the Double-A level or below.
Through 13 seasons, over 5.4 million people had attended a Thunder game. Surpassing the previous mark set of 8,729 while Derek Jeter was on a rehab stint with the team, the Thunder set a new single-game attendance record on May 23, 2007, when 9,134 fans attended to watch Roger Clemens make his second minor-league start as he worked toward a return to the Yankees. On September 15, 2007, the Thunder defeated the Akron Aeros to win their first Eastern League Championship Series in team history.
Boomer is the Thunder's well-known and much-loved mascot. He is a blue Thunderbird with a yellow beak and buck teeth. He wears a Thunder uniform as well as purple and yellow shades.
Boomer traditionally takes part in many of the promotions and activities throughout Thunder home games, such as a race around the bases against a young fan. Boomer's likeness has appeared on numerous pieces of merchandise, and he is involved with several programs assisting children in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These factors have made him perhaps the most popular and enduring aspect of the Trenton Thunder.
Chase That Golden Thunder is a six year old Golden Retriever who has been part of the Thunder family since late in the 2002 season. He often serves as batdog during the first inning at most Thunder home games, retrieving bats and balls and returning them to the Thunder dugout.
Contrary to popular belief, his teeth do not leave marks in the equipment, as Retrievers are trained to carry birds without puncturing them. Later in the game, Chase usually catches frisbees to win a cash prize for a lucky fan. He does however have a golden tooth due to his bat carrying duties. Chase has garnered significant media attention, appearing on FOX, CNN, the YES Network, UPN9, WNBC4, and even Japanese television.