The Yard Goats’ first season in Hartford was not distinguished by the team’s record. The Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies finished far out of the playoff race.
What made the team pop off the page of minor league baseball was its stadium, Dunkin’ Donuts Park. And on Friday, BallparkDigest.com named the Yard Goats the 2017 team of the year.
The award is given to the team that made the biggest mark on the industry with improved operations, increased attendance and noticeable buzz. The Yard Goats were chosen from among the 160 candidates across the United States for this award.
This summer, Dunkin’ Donuts Park also won the Ballpark Digest fan vote for the...