(PR) (Trenton, NJ) Fans of the Trenton Thunder, the Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will have the opportunity to meet former Major League All-Star Larry Bowa, have their picture taken with the Batmobile, and get autographs from the stars of the television show Yo Gabba Gabba at games next week at Waterfront Park.
On Tuesday, May 29, MLB Network’s Larry Bowa will be the Thunder’s special guest as Trenton faces Erie. Bowa, a 16 year Major League veteran, is a former All-Star and member of the 2,000 hit club. He spent most of his playing career with the Philadelphia Phillies and also managed in the Major Leagues including four seasons with the Phillies where he won the 2001 NL Manager of the Year award.
Bowa will be available for autographs on the main concourse from 5:30 to 6:30pm then throw out a ceremonial pitch. Fans interested in meeting Bowa should note the early time frame for the autograph session. Gates will open at 5:30pm for Season Ticket Holders and for the general public at approximately 5:45pm. In addition, nine lucky fans will win prize packs from MLB Network. All Tuesday night games are “Super Value Tuesdays” with Kids Eat Free courtesy of On The Border and Dollar Hot Dogs thanks to Black Bear Franks.
The Thunder will host “The Dark Knight Night” as they host The Tumbler (Batmobile) and Bat-Pod from the films “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” at the game on Thursday, May 31 against Erie. Fans may take pictures with both vehicles and fans are encouraged to dress in Batman themed costumes for a chance to win great prizes from the movie. The Trenton Thunder are the only Minor League Baseball team to host a stop of the “Tumbler Tour” this summer. The Batmobile and Bat-Pod appear in Trenton courtesty of Warner Brothers. There will also be fireworks after the game thanks to the Daily Intelligencer and Thirsty Thursday beer specials presented by Budweiser.
Sunday, June 3 at 1:05pm when the Trenton faces New Hampshire is going to be a great day for kids as the Thunder welcome Brobee and Muno from the super-popular Nickelodeon children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba. Both characters will be available for autographs and photographs during the game.
In addition to the special guests and events coming up next week, a member of the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants and Spider-Man from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark will be in Trenton next month.
The Thunder will welcome Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants on Wednesday, June 20 thanks to Steiner Sports Collectibles. Weatherford is a 2011-12 Super Bowl Champion and Franchise Tagged Punter. Weatherford will throw out a ceremonial pitch and be available for autographs on the main concourse.
On Thursday, June 21, Spider-Man from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark at the Foxwoods Theater in New York City will be at the game. The appearance supplements the play’s season long partnership with the Thunder that includes Spider-Man Sundays in which a lucky family of four wins tickets to see Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. On June 21, Spider-Man will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and pose for photos with fans. Additional details regarding the appearance are still being determined.
The Thunder are home against Erie Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 through Monday, June 4 against New Hampshire. Visit trentonthunder.com for the full schedule of promotions for all seven games.
All Trenton Thunder tickets are on sale now at trentonthunder.com.