T-Birds visit Toronto to open IBL season in May


The Hamilton Thunderbirds will open their senior Intercounty Baseball League season at Christie Pits in Toronto.

The T-Birds will play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, May 1 in a 2 p.m. contest. Hamilton’s home debut in the 35-game schedule is set for Sunday May 8 when the Barrie Baycats visit Bernie Arbour Stadium.

During the 2011 regular season, the Thunderbirds will play all seven other teams in the league five times each. Of the club’s 17 home games, 10 will take place on Sundays and the remaining seven games on Friday nights. All home games will be held at Bernie Arbour. All Sunday games have 2 p.m. starts while on Fridays the first pitch flies at 7:30 p.m.

The 2011 schedule

Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m., at Toronto Maple Leafs.
Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m., at Brantford Red Sox.
Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m., Barrie Baycats at Hamilton (home opener).
Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., Ottawa Fat Cats at Hamilton.
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m., Brantford at Hamilton.
Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., at London Majors.
Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m., at Brantford.
Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m., Burlington Twins at Hamilton.
Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m., at Burlington.
Friday, May 27, 7:30 p.m., Ottawa at Hamilton.
Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m., Barrie at Hamilton.
Thursday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., at Barrie.
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Kitchener Panthers at Hamilton.
Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m., at London.
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., at Kitchener.
Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Toronto at Hamilton.
Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m., Burlington at Hamilton.
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., at Toronto.
Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., London at Hamilton.
Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m., Kitchener at Hamilton.
Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., at Kitchener.
Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m., Toronto at Hamilton.
Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m., Brantford at Hamilton.
Thursday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., at Burlington.
Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m., Brantford at Hamilton.
Thursday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., at Barrie.
Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Kitchener at Hamilton.
Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m., London at Hamilton.
Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., at Toronto.
Friday, July 15, 7:05 p.m., at Ottawa.
Saturday, July 16, 7:05 p.m., at Ottawa.
Sunday, July 17, 2:05 p.m., at Ottawa.
Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., at Barrie.
Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., at London.
Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m., Burlington at Hamilton.

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.