Monthly Archives: February 2011

NEW THUNDER RADIOCASTER FUERST WILL FIT RIGHT IN

During his last season as the radio voice of the South Atlantic League Asheville Tourists, Thunder broadcaster Jay Burnham happened to meet a hard-working, clear-voiced guy fresh out of Western Kentucky University named Hank Fuerst.          Burnham, in fact, asked … Continue reading

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2011 EDITION OF YANKEES SPRING TRAINING LONGSHOTS FEATURES FAMILIAR NAMES

Last week, the Yankees announced invitations to 14 additional Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training. The 27-player list, as always, includes several familiar names.            Of this group, few have a major chance of actually going north with the Yankees, in … Continue reading

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HALE FONDLY RECALLS HIS TIME WITH THUNDER

Former Thunder manager DeMarlo Hale has never met Tony Franklin, his present counterpart, yet he has the utmost admiration for him.          “I remember my 1999 team,’’ said Hale. “We were 92-50, had players like David Eckstein and Raul Gonzalez, … Continue reading

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OF YANKEES’ TOP 30, WHO WILL WEAR THUNDER UNIFORM IN 2011?

Baseball America, through its annual Prospect Handbook, recently released its Top 30 Yankees Minor-League Prospects.       The publication also ranked the Yankees farm system fifth of 30 teams, advancing from 22nd place a year ago.  BaseLines takes a look at … Continue reading

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