Nearly three weeks after the Trenton Thunder were left without a team to field when the New York Yankees moved their AA affiliate to Somerset County comes news from Major League Baseball and Prep Baseball Report on Monday that they are currently among 5 teams set to compete in the new MLB Draft League.
In what would have been their 20th season on the baseball diamond that was cancelled along with other affiliated teams by Minor League Baseball due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Lakewood BlueClaws can still celebrate a major milestone in 2020.
He is perhaps best known for being the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game in the World Series on October 8 1956, but this New York Yankees great did do much more, and on Wednesday he stepped onto the mound in heaven.
Jason Groome, who was just selected 12th overall in the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox, will be hanging at the Barnegat Acme, 912 west Bay Ave, this Friday from 6p-8p.
Stop by and say hi to the 17 year old pitcher. Get a picture or an autograph from the future Major Leaguer, and you can say you met him at the very beginning of his career...