McKinney Blue Thunder

This page is dedicated to the McKinney Blue Thunder independent professional baseball team.  It lasted one year, during the 2008 CBL season.

Statistics And Roster

Here is the link to the roster and statistics for the 2008 McKinney Blue Thunder:  https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/team.cgi?id=a27cfb6f

 

Articles

Flyer (in PDF format) promoting the July 2008 series and benefits for fans who wanted to attend:  McKinney Blue Thunder Flyer

Article recapping game between the Blue Thunder and Texarkana Gunslingers:  http://starlocalmedia.com/mckinneycouriergazette/sports/gunslingers-shoot-down-blue-thunder-s-winning-streak/article_fa435ae6-3bec-565c-af09-07dc4f46855d.html

Review of Gabe Nesbitt Field (Ballfields of Craig Ranch) from Ballparkreviews.com during the 2008 season.

Mention of a pre-season exhibition game between the Blue Thunder and Texarkana Gunslingers in Greenville Texas: http://www.heraldbanner.com/sports/article_0f7ee100-3058-5421-9c8e-aa2f48ae89c7.html

 

Images

Some images from the first part of “media day” in May 2008 before the season started:

Here are several more photos of Thunder Dog, the mascot for the team:

Here is the image of the McKinney Blue Thunder’s front cover of the pocket schedule:

McKinney Blue Thunder 2008 pocket schedule

 

Videos

This piece was produced for what would have been the 2009 Dallas Aviators team.  While that team did not materialize, the footage was from the 2008 McKinney Blue Thunder including catcher Glenn Wilson.