Yankees’ Somerset minor league stadium underwater after historic flooding: ‘We lost everything’

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Like many residential areas and local businesses, the ballpark for the Yankees’ minor-league affiliate in New Jersey was completely underwater following the overnight storm.

Overhead video shows TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater Township — home of the Yanks’ Double-A affiliate, the Somerset Patriots — completely flooded from the playing field into the adjacent parking lot.

The aftermath of tropical storm Ida.The aftermath of tropical storm Ida.Paul Martinka for NY Post
An overhead view of the Somerset Patriots' ballpark.An overhead view of the Somerset Patriots’ ballpark.Paul Martinka for NY Post
Patriots president and general manager Patrick McVerry said the team has been evaluating the extent of the damage from the storm.Patriots president and general manager Patrick McVerry said the team has been evaluating the extent of the damage from the storm.Paul Martinka for NY Post

“The ballpark flooded like much of the surrounding area. We are in the process of evaluating to what extent and the damage caused,” Patriots president and general manager Patrick McVerry said in a statement. “In the meantime, we are thinking about all our neighbors dealing with flooding of their homes and business and hope everybody is safe.”

Yankees prospect Isiah Gilliam tweeted about the flooding, noting just how bad the damage is. “We lost everything,” he tweeted. “Prayers go out to everyone in the city.”

Here's a look at the Somerset Patriots stadium during normal times.Here’s a look at the Somerset Patriots stadium during normal times.Corey Sipkin

The Patriots, currently in first place in the Double-A Northeast Division, are in Maryland this weekend for a series against the Orioles’ affiliate, the Bowie Baysox. They are scheduled to return home Tuesday to open a six-game set against Hartford, but those games could be postponed or moved, depending on the extent of the damage.

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