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New for 2013: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Goodbye Yankees, hello Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League), as the team combines the top two vote-getters in a name-the-team contest into a single brand. It certainly takes a bold hand to create a team identity that combines porcupines and a trolley car — with the end result a trolley-riding porcupine that sometimes dons conductors’ […]

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New SWB moniker to be unveiled Nov. 14

The overhaul of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) is proceeding apace, with a new moniker set to be unveiled Nov. 14 and renovations to PNC Field on schedule. The team had settled on six finalists — Blast, Black Diamond Bears, Fireflies, RailRiders, Porcupines, Trolley Frogs — before leaving things to an open vote […]

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Trolley Frogs, Blast, Porcupines highlight potential new SWB Yankees names

After culling through 2,700 submissions for a new team name, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) have settled on six finalists — and no, Red Barons is not on the list. In conjunction with a move to a renovated PNC Field for the 2013 season, the team is going through a rebranding exercise. After […]

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Crain new prez/GM of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

We hinted at this a few weeks ago: Rob Crain, current AGM of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), is the new president/GM of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League). Here’s where we laid the hint about Rob; we’re guessing his high-energy approach will go over well as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fans prepare for […]

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