Thunder Featured In HBO Documentary

(PR) (TRENTON, NJ) Fans of Trenton Thunder, Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will see a lot of familiar scenes in the new documentary Derek Jeter 3K which premiered on Thursday, July 28 on HBO.

HBO’s award-winning documentary team chronicled Derek Jeter’s quest for 3,000 hits with Jeter allowing unprecedented access to the filmmakers, including capturing his interactions with teammates, family and friends. The production crew was with Jeter throughout his two game rehabiliation assignment in Trenton on July 2 and 3 when he stood just six hits away from the historic milestone.

Trenton Thunder radio broadcasters Jay Burnham and Hank Fuerst and Manager Tony Franklin are featured prominently and scenes from around Mercer County Waterfront Park dominate the segment. Approximately five minutes of the hour long documentary are focused on Jeter’s time in Trenton.

“The Thunder organization, fans, and the greater Trenton community are so fortunate to be a part of Derek Jeter’s historic career,” said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. “To have this legendary Yankees’ time spent in our uniform preserved in a first class, high-definition documentary airing around the globe is really something special.”

The documentary, which was produced by MLB productions, is currently scheduled to air daily on HBO East, HBO West, HBO Latino East and HBO Latino West until August 11.

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2 Responses to “Thunder Featured In HBO Documentary”

  1. Art Vandelay Says:

    This was a very impressive show, great coverage of the Thunder.
    I kept looking for the stuff they shot in Somerset…oh that’s right they don’t get rehabs in Somerset, just retreads like Ron Vallone. Who are they going to sign next Joe Pepitone and Jim Bouton?

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Joe Pepitone can’t be that bad if the Thunder trot him out for autograph signings…

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