Last updated: April 04. 2013 12:08AM - 817 Views
By DAVE ROSENGRANT



Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher, Carlos Ruiz can't get his glove on the throw to home as Richmond's Jonathan Schuerholz slides in safe at Lackawanna County Stadium in Moosic, July, 27.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher, Carlos Ruiz can't get his glove on the throw to home as Richmond's Jonathan Schuerholz slides in safe at Lackawanna County Stadium in Moosic, July, 27.
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Aug. 28, 1986

Ground is broken on a new baseball stadium in Moosic.

April 26, 1989

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons play their first game at Lackawanna County Stadium.

July 12, 1995

The Triple-A All-Star Game is held at Lackawanna County Stadium.

Nov. 2005

The Philadelphia Phillies announce movement of their Triple-A affiliation from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sept. 9,2006

The Red Barons play their final game at Lackawanna County Stadium.

Sept. 21, 2006

It’s announced that the Yankees will be the new Major League affiliate for the Triple-A baseball team.

Nov. 14, 2006

Artificial turf begins being removed as natural grass replaces the previous surface.

Feb. 1, 2007

Lackawanna County sold stadium naming rights to PNC Bank to be known as PNC Field.

April 5, 2007

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees start their inaugural season at PNC Field.

September, 2011

It is announced that the Yankees will play all of their home games on the road for the 2012 season so PNC Field can be renovated.

April 27, 2012

Ground breaking begins on

restructured stadium.

June 20, 2012

An announcement is made that the team will no longer be nicknamed the Yankees and entries are being accepted for a Name the Team Contest.

November 14, 2012

At a Name the Team Party, the RailRiders’ nickname is unveiled.

April 4, 2013

Opening Day at restructured PNC Field with new team nickname.


 
 
 
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