The Trenton Thunder, a Double A affiliate of New York Yankees, play at Mercer County Waterfront Park on Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr. Field, seating 6,341. Mr. Plumeri, known as Mr. Trenton, worked very hard to bring minor league baseball to Trenton. The statue shows him doing what he loved to do, autograph baseballs for the children who came to the baseball games in Trenton. This stadium was built in 1995 and is a great stadium where you can see the baseball action from the concession concourse. We stopped by the stadium in the afternoon to pick up our tickets and make contact with Brad Taylor, the assistant GM. Brad showed us one of the second level rooms that is used by groups and corporate meetings. In this room is part of a great collection of Yankee memorabilia that is on loan to the Thunder. Below are two examples of the game jerseys that they have on display, DiMaggio and Mantle. The Thunder was playing the New Haven Ravens. The game was tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the 9th inning. With two outs a single brought home the winning run and the Thunder won 6-5. The box score was Ravens R-5, H-11, E-2 and Thunder R-6, H-14, E-4. The field lines are RF & LF-330' and CF-407'. Chase, that Golden Thunder is a regular part of the game activities. A picture shows him being a bat dog during one inning. At the bottom of 6th inning he carries a basket with water bottles out to the umpires. He catches frisbees that are worth differing dollar values and a fan can win up to $100. He caught all of them at this game. The great part is that the team General Manager is on the field with Chase to do these activities. Boomer is the mascot. The Thunder Company Store has a very good selection of Thunder merchandise. Brad invited us to sit in the radio booth for 1/2 an inning which we accepted. Jim was invited by the radio broadcaster, Dan Loney, to put on the earphones and then was asked a lot of questions about our roadtrip. We stayed for the whole third inning having a great time answering questions and watching Dan broadcast over WBUD and WHWH. We were both impressed with Dan's depth of knowledge of the Trenton team, players, and what is going on during the game. In the bottom of the inning the grounds crew smoothes the infield wearing Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. They pause to do a little dance. There is a manual scoreboard in right field. There are activities for the children in front of the stadium and down the right field line. There is a video arcade in the concourse area. A great field to watch baseball and have a good time. We appreciate the courtesies shown us, as they made our visit most enjoyable. New Logo 2008. 2014 ballpark name Arm & Hammer Park.
Attractions
New Jersey State Museum deals with archeology, fire arts, cultural history and natural history of New Jersey. Free

Washington Crossing State Park is the site of the historic Delaware River winter crossing by General George Washington and the Continental Army before the Battle Trenton. Free
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