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Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Tickets
Location: Moosic, Pennsylvania
Affiliation: New York Yankees
League: International League
Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders TicketsThe Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are the Triple-A affiliate for Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. The team was originally born in 1989 as the Maine Phillies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The team remained with the Phillies through the 2006 season before becoming the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons after being acquired by the New York Yankees. After playing as the Red Barons through the 2011 season, a stadium renovation caused the Red Barons to have to play all of their 2012 home games in upstate New York. At that point, they changed their name to the Empire State Yankees for the 2012 season. Upon returning home to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, the team rebranded itself as the RailRiders. The new name was chosen as a nod to the railroad industry that is so much a part of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area. In 2016, the RailRiders won their first International League Championship before defeating the Pacific League Champion, El Paso Chihuahuas, to lay claim to the Triple-A Baseball National Championship. Get your tickets today to see the RailRiders at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
Who is the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' manager?Jay Bell was named as the new manager for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders before the 2019 season. In his first year on the job, Bell led the Railriders to a record of 76-65, which was good enough to win the North Division of the International League Bell has experienced success for most of his baseball career. Bell was a first-round draft pick who wound up being a Major Leaguer for 18 seasons. Over the course of that career, Bell played in two All-Star Games and won a World Series as well as a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger. After serving as an assistant coach with the Diamondbacks, Pirates and Reds, Bell landed his first managerial job with the High-A level Tampa Tarpons. The next season, he managed the Double-A Trenton Thunder. After taking both of those teams to the playoffs, Bell was hired to coach the RailRiders.
Where do the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders play?PNC Field, home of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, is nothing like the original venue. Initially built in 1989, the stadium was built in a way that lacked the intimacy and fan amenities that make Minor League baseball special. In 2012, the stadium underwent a $40 million renovation that had the team play that entire season on the road. But when they returned home for the 2013 season, the newly dubbed "Railriders" walked into essentially a brand-new stadium. The 10,000-seat stadium is now considered one of the top-tier stadiums in Minor League Baseball.
Do the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have any rivals?The RailRiders have two primary rivals that they face each season. The first is the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who are the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. This rivalry is based on geography, as the two teams play their home games only 76 miles away from one another. The other rivalry is between the RailRiders and the Syracuse Mets. The Yankees and Mets have long been cross-town rivals, and that rivalry has trickled down to their Triple-A affiliates.
Who are some notable Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders players?Some of the most recognizable names in Major League Baseball have spent some portion of their career playing for the RailRiders. Outfielder Dante Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays, catcher Gary Sanchez and infielder Gleyber Torres are all former RailRiders.
Where can I buy Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders tickets?You can grab your tickets to see the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the rest of the International League live at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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