Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Trenton Thunder’s Golden Retriever Bat Dog Chase Dies at Age 13

Trenton Thunder’s Golden Retriever Bat Dog Chase Dies at Age 13
A screengrab from the Trenton Thunder's Twitter account shows a memorandum to the team's bat-fetching golden retriever, Chase That Golden Thunder, who died yesterday at the age of 13. Source: via Bloomberg

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Chase That Golden Thunder has retrieved his last bat at home plate for Trenton, New Jersey’s minor-league baseball team.

The Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees said the 13-year-old golden retriever who made his debut with the team in 2002 died yesterday.

“Chase was such a tremendous part of the Trenton Thunder identity,” General Manager Will Smith said in a statement. “His presence was the epitome of the wholesome family entertainment for which we strive.”

Chase’s death came three days after a celebration of his life in what was a birthday and retirement party.

He leaves behind a legacy of bat-fetching golden retrievers. Two of his sons, Derby, with the Thunder, and Ollie, with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, perform the same duties. The Fisher Cats are the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.

Last month, Chase became the first dog honored on the field at Yankee Stadium after a special invitation by Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, the Thunder said in their statement.

The team asked fans wishing to offer condolences to make a donation in his name to Trenton Thunder Charities or a local animal shelter or pet rescue.

To contact the reporters on this story: Scott Soshnick in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.