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.

Trenton Thunder’s Bat-Retrieving Dog Chase Dies at age 13

Golden Retriever Bat Boy “Chase” To Retire

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.


Bat Dog Chase to Retire – Trenton Thunder

Trenton Thunder’s beloved ‘bat dog’ Chase to retire During 13th Birthday, Retirement Party –

Have a wonderful retirement Chase!