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Thunder's Lentych Named Eastern League Athletic Trainer Of The Year

August 7, 2009 - Eastern League (EL1)
Trenton Thunder News Release


(Trenton, NJ)- The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Eastern League announced today that Thunder trainer Tim Lentych has been named the Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year in the Eastern League.

The award is given out by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Association with the winners determined through a vote by all the athletic trainers in the league.

"Tim has years of valuable experience in the Yankee organization and we are proud he's being recognized for his hard work." said Thunder General Manager Will Smith.

Lentych is in his second season as Trenton's Athletic Trainer. He spent the prior three seasons as the trainer for the Charleston RiverDogs (Low-A affiliate of the New York Yankees). In 2004, he began his stint with the Yankees organization as the trainer for the Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League). Lentych received his B.S. from Ball State University in 2002, and his M.S. from the University of Tennessee in 2004. He has completed internships in athletic training with the Baltimore Orioles in 2001, and the Tennessee Smokies (former Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) in 2003.

Trenton Thunder Athletic Trainer Greg Spratt won the same award during the 2003 season.

The Thunder have announced that all kids will eat for free at Waterfront Park throughout the 2009 season. All children with a ticket, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher upon entering the ballpark good for a free hot dog, bag of potato chips, and a 12 oz. fountain soda at all 71 Thunder home games this season.

The Thunder are the only team in Minor League Baseball history at the Double A Level or below to draw over 400,000 fans for 14 consecutive seasons and have drawn over 6 million in attendance in its 15-year history.


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