Bloomington Thunder

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Team: Bloomington Thunder [ID #705] Bookmark Bloomington Thunder

Location: Bloomington, IN (Central)

League: II.2 - East

Owner: PrivateSnowflake send message
          [since January 06th 2015 | last seen November 21st 2019]

Manager: Matt Shannon

Ballpark: Monroe County Municipal Fairgrounds

Rank: #17 - Rating: 240.13

Fan Mood: 117.63

Prestige: 44

Color: Purple

Team Notes:

• Apr 25 2043: Liu Huang was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 25 2043: Álex Cordero was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 21 2043: Srecko Vidović was signed as a free agent.
• Apr 21 2043: Gus Jensen was released.
• Apr 21 2043: Danny Burroughs was claimed off of waivers.
• Apr 18 2043: Randy Hall was released.
• Mar 20 2043: Kaito Watanabe was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 19 2043: Norberto Espinoza was released.
• Feb 12 2043: Norberto Espinoza was signed as a free agent.
• Feb 05 2043: Truman Applegate was released.

League Record:

Wins: 15 Losses: 13 Pct: .536 Last10: 8-2 Streak: W1

Ave: 5.1 - 4.1 RS: 143 RA: 116 DIFF: +27


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Press Releases:

Aug 31 2042: Shannon back in Bloomington - by PrivateSnowflake on October 8th, 2019

Bloomington, IN: Hours after his release from Troy, Matt Shannon has reached an agreement to return to the Thunder dugout as manager. Despite a return to the top division, Preston Orlando was unable to duplicate his success from a year ago and once Shannon became available, a split was unavoidable. Shannon returns 7 seasons removed from a Cup semi-final run and 6 seasons removed from a Legends East Division crown.

Oct 20 2036: Leonardo Mendoza to say "goodbye" - by PrivateSnowflake on July 16th, 2018

Bloomington, IN.: Manager Matt Shannon has made a subtle change to the lineup card for the last home series of the season. After 18 seasons, one of, if not the greatest hitter in franchise history will take his final swings and give Thunder fans a chance to say goodbye to the legendary Leonardo Mendoza.

Pulled out of the Dominican as a teenager and inserted into the lineup at 17, Mendoza would struggle early on until new and current ownership sent him to the minors to refine his craft. The left-handed hitter returned just a couple of years later to lead Bloomington from the lowest level of the game to a Legends berth this past season.

A career .300+ hitter, Mendoza manned first-base and batted second for nearly two decades in Bloomington while winning a batting title with a franchise best .384 in '24 to go along with multiple All-Star and All-League performances.

Leonardo Mendoza will no doubt take his place among the franchises best when he is enshrined into the Hall of Fame this offseason.

Aug 19 2036: Shannon to steer Thunder - by PrivateSnowflake on June 29th, 2018

Bloomington, IN.: The Thunder made a big change at the top this morning, letting go of manager Brad Seigel, who had the highest winning percentage in franchise history. In an official realease, the club stated: "Any chance we get to upgrade, be it on the field or in the dugout, Thunder ownership will take that chance to give Bloomington the best chance to win." Matt Shannon is no stranger to coaching at the highest levels. He is most know for his time at the helm of State College, which he managed in the Legends League for two seasons. His calling card has been offense, which has always been the Thunder strength.

Nov 04 2035: And the Thunder rolls - by PrivateSnowflake on May 3rd, 2018

Bloomington, IN.: Sugahara looks in and gets the sign from Schwartz...He kicks and deals...Groundball to the left side!...Hughes has it!...On to first!...Bloomington, champions again!

Oct 24 2035: Bruno does it again - by PrivateSnowflake on May 1st, 2018

Bloomington, IN.: A year after setting franchise marks for homeruns and RBI, Marty Bruno sets another HR mark in mashing 44 this season and tying his own mark with another 140 RBI campaign. Congratulations to "Boom Boom" on another record year.