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Somerset Patriots To Honor Top 20 Patriots In Team History


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In celebration of the team’s 20th season anniversary, the Somerset Patriots and AT&T, the official wireless partner of the team, have announced a promotion to count down the Top 20 Patriots in team history.


“We really appreciate our partnership with our hometown team, the Somerset Patriots,” said Bryan Gonterman, AT&T Mobility, VP/GM New York/New Jersey. “As the team’s official wireless partner, we thought this promotion would be a fun and interactive way for fans to get involved in the excitement of 20 years of Somerset Patriots baseball. It’s not only a way to look back at the great history of the franchise, but also celebrate the present and future of one of our favorite teams.”

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Sixty Somerset Patriots players from 1998 through the 2016 season have made the final list for fans to vote on their top 20 picks from Jan. 10 through Fan Fest April 8. Voting will take place exclusively online during that time.

The Somerset Patriots will then take the 20 finalists voted on by the fans and have an expert panel rank them based on on-field performance, longevity, impact on the team, community presence, percentage of fan voting to advance to the countdown and other factors to showcase the best-of-the-best.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy task to narrow down the 503 players that have come through Somerset since we began play in 1998,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “This is a fun promotion because my 20 Patriots will be different from the next person’s. Everybody had different interactions or remember a specific moment that will make that one player more special to them than someone else. We look forward to seeing who the fans select and sharing the countdown with them all season long.”

The team will unveil a chosen player each week from April 17 through Aug. 28. The Top 20 Patriots will be a multi-media promotion with each selected player receiving special recognition through media features, website stories, social media posts, videos highlighting their time with the team, ballpark exposure, and more elements to be added as the chosen player announcements are made public.

The Top 20 Patriots will appear in a special collector’s edition Baseball Card Set given out to the first 2,000 fans at the game Aug. 31, presented by AT&T. The event also features a Post Game Fireworks Celebration.

The Somerset Patriots led the Atlantic League in total attendance in 2016, finished with the best regular season record in the league and made their fourth straight trip to the playoffs. Tickets for the 2017 season, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary and the Atlantic League All-Star Game at TD Bank Ballpark, go on sale Jan. 17. For more information, stop by TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit

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