TRENTON, NJ -- Baseball season will soon be back in action at the home of Trenton Thunder at the Arm and Hammer Park with the added excitement of the team hosting the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons for the 2021 seasons. The Bisons are affiliated with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team the Toronto Blue Jays.
"After 27 years serving as the Double-A home of the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees, we are excited to welcome the highest level of Minor League Baseball to New Jersey," said Jeff Hurley, GM & COO, Trenton Thunder. "We look forward to working with the Bisons, Blue Jays, and Major League Baseball to make this a successful season start."
"Mercer County and everyone at the Thunder are proud to welcome the Buffalo Bisons to one of the top ballparks in America," said Joe Plumeri, Owner, Trenton Thunder. "Our family of fans will be able to root for future Blue Jays big leaguers against the top prospects from the Phillies, Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, and Nationals, while enjoying the beautiful setting along the banks of the Delaware. GO THUNDER!"
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes called the news about the Bison's "terrific news for Mercer County, our Capital City and baseball fans throughout the region who are eager to root for the Thunder again this season."
"The county's investments in the stadium in conjunction with Thunder management have ensured that it remains a first-rate facility for players and fans alike, and we look forward to another exciting summer at the ballpark," added Hughes.
Over the years, Mercer County has continued to make improvements around the ballpark to keep up with Major League standards. Some larger projects include updating ballpark lighting, new stadium seats, new infield grass, and new wall pads along the lower level of the outfield wall to ensure player safety.
In December, the team announced that they will be a part of the MLB's Draft League to complete League's 21st Century vision for minor league player development. The change in Leagues occurred after the Yankees-affiliated team packed their balls and bats and moved to the Somerset Patriots team.
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