Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees are a certified baseball team which plays in the minor league. The team was established in 1886 and is based in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team initially started its play with the name of Buffalo Bisons. At present, Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees play for the Northern Division of the International League and have a “Triple-A” affiliation of the New York Yankees Major LeagueBaseball team. The club’s ownership has been transferred from public to private authorities and the owners are intending to change the team’s name for next year’s season. For this, they have also invited the public to give suggestions!
Since the year 1989, the team has been playing at the PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. This year the team’s home ground is undergoing renovations and their home games are being played at a number of sites in the state of New York. So at times, the team is referred to as the “Empire State Yankees” for the purpose of promotions. Apart from the Front Field, the team will be playing at 5 other locations including Dwyer Stadium, Alliance Bank Stadium and Coca-Cola Field, all in New York. Other locations include McCoy Stadium in Rhode Island as well as Coca-Cola Park in Pennsylvania. The fans can now purchase Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees tickets from our secure webpage!
In 2006, Red Barons officially announced an agreement of affiliation with the New York Yankees which ended their 28-year long association with the Columbus Clippers. Red Barons vended forty-seven thousand tickets when they announced this decision. In winter 2006, the club changed its name to the “Yankees” with new uniforms and logos for the team.
When playing as Yankees, the side enjoyed ample success during their first 4 seasons. In the year 2007, they finished the season with 84-59 which won them the International League North Division for the 4th time in the history of the club, before they lost the semifinals to Richmond. In 2008, the club gained their greatest success as Yankees when they finished with 88-56 along with a division title as well as their 1st league title. Once they beat the Pawtucket Red Sox with a 3-1 during the semifinals, they then beat Durham Bulls with a 3-1 to reach the last round which earned them the Governors' Cup trophy. In the 2009 season, they again reached 1st place and advanced to the title fight before being defeated by Durham with a 3-0.
In the year 2010, Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees made a record by becoming the 1st International League team to win 5 division titles consecutively. After the 2010 season, they were defeated by the Columbus Clippers 3 games to 1 in the semifinal round.
This season, the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees are all set to play their upcoming games against the Gwinnett Braves. For all the fans out there, our website is providing Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees tickets for their exciting matches. So book in advance to enjoy a thrilling game along with friends and family!