T-Birds welcome new season and new team to Intercounty ball loop


The Hamilton Thunderbirds will open their 49th Intercounty Baseball League campaign at Bernie Arbour Stadium on Sunday, May 2. Their opponents to launch the 2010 campaign will be the London Majors.

This season the Thunderbirds will play all eight other teams in the league. Of the 36 games on Hamilton’s regular season lineup, the Thunderbirds will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs six times, the Brantford Red Sox and London Majors five times, and will play four games each against the Barrie Baycats, Guelph Royals, Kitchener Panthers, and Mississauga Twins.

The Thunderbirds round out the schedule with four games against their newest IBL rival, the Ottawa Fat Cats, including a double header in Ottawa on Saturday, July 11.

Of the club’s 18 home games, 10 will take place on Sundays, seven Friday night games, and one Saturday afternoon game. All home games will be held at Bernie Arbour Stadium. All Sunday games and the lone Saturday contest will start at 2 p.m. while the Friday games will start at 7:30 p.m.

HAMILTON THUNDERBIRDS 2010 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

1. Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m. – London Majors at Hamilton Thunderbirds (2010 season and home opener)

2. Saturday, May 8, 2 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Mississauga Twins

3. Sunday, May 9, 2 p.m. – Ottawa Fat Cats at Hamilton Thunderbirds

4. Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. – Kitchener Panthers at Hamilton Thunderbirds

5. Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Barrie Baycats

6. Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at London Majors

7. Friday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. – Guelph Royals at Hamilton Thunderbirds

8. Sunday, May 23, 2 p.m. – Brantford Red Sox at Hamilton Thunderbirds

9. Thursday May 27, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Barrie Baycats

10. Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Hamilton Thunderbirds

11. Sunday, May 30, 2 p.m. – Barrie Baycats at Hamilton Thunderbirds

12. Wednesday, June 2, 8 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Brantford Red Sox

13. Friday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Hamilton Thunderbirds

14. Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Guelph Royals

15. Sunday, June 6, 2 p.m. – Mississauga Twins at Hamilton Thunderbirds

16. Friday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at London Majors

17. Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Hamilton Thunderbirds

18. Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m. – Guelph Royals at Hamilton Thunderbirds

19. Thursday, June 17, 7 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Mississauga Twins

20. Friday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. – London Majors at Hamilton Thunderbirds

21. Sunday, June 20, 2 p.m. – Barrie Baycats at Hamilton Thunderbirds

22. Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Toronto Maple Leafs

23. Thursday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Kitchener Panthers

24. Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. – Ottawa Fat Cats at Hamilton Thunderbirds

25. Saturday, June 26, 2 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Guelph Royals

26. Sunday, June 27, 2 p.m. – Brantford Red Sox at Hamilton Thunderbirds

27. Friday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at London Majors

28. Saturday, July 3, 2 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Mississauga Twins

29. Sunday, July 4, 2 p.m. – Mississauga Twins at Hamilton Thunderbirds

30. Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Toronto Maple Leafs

31. Friday, July 9, 8 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Brantford Red Sox

32-33. Doubleheader, Sunday, July 11, 1 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Ottawa Fat Cats

34. Thursday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Thunderbirds at Kitchener Panthers

35. Friday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. – Kitchener Panthers at Hamilton Thunderbirds

36. Sunday, July 18, 2 p.m. – Brantford Red Sox at Hamilton Thunderbirds

Tickets for all Hamilton Thunderbirds home games are available at the Bernie Arbour Stadium Box Office on game day. For more information on Thunderbirds season tickets visit www.hamiltonthunderbirds.org.