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.
Trenton, NJ – Chase “That Golden Thunder” has been a bat dog and fan favorite at Trenton Thunder games since 2002. He has been featured in CNN, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other media outlets. He will be 13 years old on July 3rd 2013.
Chase will retrieve his last bat on July 5th at Arm and Hammer Stadium. Chase’s son, “Home Run” Derby will be taking his place full time.
Here’s a clip of Chase at work, very fine focus and determination…until he sees “the ball!!”
Well behaved dogs on a leash are invited to attend the game on July 5th against the Reading Phillies at Arm and Hammer Stadium to celebrate Chase’s birthday and retirement.
The first 2000 fans over 14 will receive a Chase Bobblehead! Click here for details.