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South Jersey Baseball:
Thunder Set Minor League Attendance Record
Team Draws 400,000 Fans for 10th Straight Year...

Sunday, August 29, 2004

By Bill Cook
Trenton Thunder Baseball Club

The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have become the first team in the history of Minor League Baseball at the Double-A level or below to draw 400,000 fans for ten consecutive seasons. With today's attendance of 5,828, the total for the 2004 season stands at 402,280.

“We are fortunate to have the best fans in baseball and be part of this community,” said Thunder General Manager Rick Brenner. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to entertain so many people here at the stadium.”

During the 2003 season the Thunder became the fastest team in the history of Double-A Baseball or below to reach the historic milestone of drawing over 4 million fans. The franchise’s attendance now stands at over 4.6 million in 11 seasons. The Thunder’s per game attendance average this season was 6,095.

The Thunder have nine road games remaining in the 2004 schedule. The team will finish with a road trip to Altoona and Erie with the season concluding on September 6.

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