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In 1989 the Maine Phillies of the International League were replaced by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. The team was so popular in its debut season that it competed against itself on television: one local channel aired the team's weekly show at the same time another would broadcast a live game. The Red Barons were a Philadelphia Phillies farm club until they became affiliated with the New York Yankees following the 2006 season and changed their name to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

The Red Barons and Lackawanna County Stadium were the host of the 1995 AAA All-Star Game which featured Derek Jeter, Jason Isringhausen, and Jeromy Burnitz.

Some of the notable alumni to play for the Red Barons are Scott Rolen, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins, Pat Burrell and Carlos Ruiz- many of whom were key members of the 2008 World Series-winning Phillies squad.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach Coach
1989 64-79 7th Bill Dancy
1990 68-78 5th Bill Dancy Floyd Rayford
1991 65-78 7th Bill Dancy Floyd Rayford
1992 84-58 2nd Lee Elia Lost League Finals Floyd Rayford Al LeBoeuf
1993 62-80 8th George Culver
1994 62-80 10th Mike Quade
1995 70-72 8th Mike Quade
1996 70-72 5th (t) Butch Hobson (13-14) / Ramon Aviles (57-58) Greg Legg
1997 66-76 8th Marc Bombard
1998 67-75 11th Marc Bombard Gary Ruby
1999 78-66 5th Marc Bombard Lost in 1st round Al LeBoeuf Glenn Gregson
2000 85-60 2nd Marc Bombard Lost League Finals Gorman Heimueller
2001 78-65 4th Marc Bombard / Jerry Martin / Bill Dancy / Don Long / Jerry Martin /
Milt Thompson / Ruben Amaro / Mick Billmeyer / Jerry Martin / Marc Bombard (45-33 overall)
Lost League Finals Jerry Martin Glenn Gregson
2002 91-53 1st Marc Bombard Lost in 1st round Jerry Martin Mike Mason
2003 73-70 7th (t) Marc Bombard Jerry Martin Mike Mason
2004 69-73 8th Marc Bombard Sal Rende Rich Dubee
2005 69-75 9th (t) Gene Lamont Sal Rende Rod Nichols
2006 84-58 1st John Russell Lost in 1st round Sal Rende Rod Nichols

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