Chase – The Bat Retrieving Golden Retriever, Dies after Retrirement Party

It is with tears in my eyes that I announce that Chase, the bat retrieving dog for the New York Yankees farm team, the Trenton Thunder has passed away.  Chase celebrated his retirement on Friday at a game against the Reading Phillies  at Arm and Hammer stadium.  Chase was also honored last week at Yankee Stadium.

Chase -

Chase –

Golden Retriever Bat Boy Chase to Retire

Fans and stadium goers were encouraged to bring their dogs and Chase bobble-head dogs were given out to the first 2000 attendees.  Now I REALLY need to get my hands on a Chase bobble-head.

Bobblehead of Chase, The Trenton Thunder Bat Dog

Bobblehead of Chase, The Trenton Thunder Bat Dog (Photo credit: slgckgc)

No details on Chase’s death at this time, but he passed away on Monday, and had been suffering from a canine lymphoma and arthritis.

Thanks for holding out for us ol’ boy.

Chase’s son Derby has since taken over as bat dog for the Trenton Thunder.

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