Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

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Team History[edit]

After the 2011 season, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees homefield PNC Field was renovated causing the team to play the entire 2012] season on the road while calling itself the Empire State Yankees. The team rebranded itself as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders when it returned to the newly renovated PNC Field in 2013. On April 6th, they made national news when fireworks set off at a game started a forest fire in a wooded area behind the outfield fence.

In 2016, the RailRiders won their first International League championship and then defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas, champions of the Pacific Coast League in the 2016 Triple-A Baseball National Championship, 3-1.

The name RailRiders refers to Scranton, PA and the region's status as a major railroad hub (there are in fact train tracks that run very close to the ballpark), and to Scranton's claim to be the first city to have an electric streetcar network in the late 19th century. The creature on the team' logo is apparently a porcupine.

Year By Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach Coach
2013 68-76 10th Dave Miley Butch Wynegar Scott Aldred Frank Menechino
2014 68-76 10th Dave Miley Butch Wynegar Scott Aldred Luis Sojo
2015 81-63 3rd Dave Miley Lost in 1st round Marcus Thames Scott Aldred Justin Tordi
2016 91-52 1st Al Pedrique League Champs Tom Wilson Tommy Phelps Jason Brown
2017 Al Pedrique P.J. Pilittere Tommy Phelps Doug Davis, Tyson Blaser

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