RailRiders Announce Annual Valentine’s Day Diner Reservations

Knock Love Out of the Park: The RailRiders annual Valentine’s Day Dinner is back by popular demand! Choose from two sessions on February 14. Indulge in a delectable four-course meal for $85/person, spend a romantic evening in a private suite, and receive tickets to a 2024 RailRiders game of your choice! Want to dine as a group? Enjoy an evening with multiple couples or bring the little sweethearts in your life! Review the menu and event details online at https://loom.ly/1RYxZfo. Contact Kirsten Peters at kpeters@swbrailriders.com or (570) 558-4545 to reserve your spot! (Suites are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

RailRiders Selling Football Squares for February 11 Game Prizes

Don’t Fumble Your Chance to Win Big: RailRiders Football Squares are BACK in advance of the Big Game on February 11! Fans who purchase any season ticket plan between NOW and February 9 will receive the corresponding number of football squares with your chance to win one of five prize packages. Prizes include Yankees tickets, a David Cone autographed baseball, replica jerseys, and more! Call (570) 969-2255, email info@swbrailriders.com, or review season ticket plans online at https://loom.ly/IEnyLsY

RailRider Announce Player and Pitcher Of The Month Award

News from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Minor League Baseball has announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for September in each of the 11 full-season leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system. RailRiders right-hander Will Warren was tabbed as the International League’s top pitcher for the final month of the 2023 regular season.

Warren went 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA in five appearances, including three starts, allowing just two earned runs over a league-best 28.2 innings. He led the International League in strikeouts (36) and was second in average against (.152) and WHIP (0.91). His two earned runs allowed were the fewest by a pitcher with more than 14.1 innings of work.

Warren was selected by the Yankees in the eighth round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Southeastern Louisiana University. He made his Triple-A debut in May and went 7-4 with a 3.61 earned run average for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over 21 appearances, striking out 110 batters over 99.2 innings of work. Between the RailRiders and Somerset Patriots this season, the 24-year-old compiled a 10-4 record with a 3.35 ERA, totaling 149 strikeouts and 59 walks over 129.0 innings pitched.

Warren is the sixth player in franchise history to earn a monthly honor from Minor League Baseball, joining Brandon Duckworth (Pitcher- July 2001), Jose Pirela (Player- June 2014), Aaron Judge (Player- June 2016), Jake Cave (Player- July 2017) and Michael King (Pitcher- August 2018).

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 2024 season begins on March 29. Season tickets for the home schedule are on sale now. Please visit swbrailriders.com or contact a ticket sales representative at (570) 969-2255.

RailRiders to Host Office Night

Calling all “The Office” lovers! Don’t miss Office Olympics Night at PNC Field on Saturday, August 12. 

The first 2,500 fans to enter the ballpark at 5 p.m. will receive an Oswald Peraza & Oswaldo Cabrera Dual Bobblehead Giveaway. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. against the rival Syracuse Mets. During the game, Kate Flannery will return to her Dunder Mifflin roots to meet with fans and sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. (*Timeframe subject to change.) You can even enjoy a Meredith Palmer adult beverage and themed games all night long. Stick around after the final out for post-game FIREWORKS to cap off an electric night by the Electric City! 

RailRiders Add to Summer Fun at PNC Field

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have updated and added to their 2023 promotional schedule as the second half of the season has now begun. A classic 90’s musical act, fireworks news and a rescheduled giveaway have been added to the updated slate.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is home all week, hosting the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field for the first time this season. The fireworks show on Friday, July 7, is presented by Shur Save. The game on Saturday, July 8, features a commemorative poster honoring Aaron Judge’s historic 2022 season when he set a new American League record with 62 home runs. Gates open at 5 P.M. The first 2,000 fans will receive this great poster courtesy of the Times Leader Media Group.

The RailRiders have added fireworks on July 22 after the game against the Worcester Red Sox, making up for a rained-out show in June. That night also features the second bobblehead giveaway of the season; an Anthony Volpe bobblehead presented by Geisinger on Retro Video Game Night.

The Jackie Robinson RailRiders jersey giveaway, originally slated for April, has been rescheduled for August 11. The first 2,000 fans will receive a replica SWB “42” home jersey honoring the great who broke baseball’s color barrier.

PARTY PEOPLE! On August 26, we’re kickin’ the flow as TAG TEAM joins the 90s Night celebration. DC The Brain Supreme and Steve Roll’n head to PNC Field for a plush bucket hat giveaway, a game against Lehigh Valley, custom jerseys to be auctioned off and a 90s post game dance party bash.

Promotions are subject to change. Stay up to date by following the RailRiders on their social media channels.

To purchase tickets, including single-game, Flex Plans and the Sunsational Summer Six Pack, or for more information, visit www.swbrailriders.com.

Special Olympics Selling Tickets for RailRiders Game

Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Northeast Region is proudly selling RailRiders tickets for their home game against Buffalo on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 6:05. 

Tickets are in sections 13 and 14 and cost only $15 each. There is plenty of accessible seating and it’s golf towel giveaway night. 

Join them in celebrating the joy of baseball and the possibilities of a more inclusive world as a lucky Special Olympics athlete is chosen to throw the first pitch of the game. 

To buy tickets, please click here.

Stars of the Screen highlight Scranton/Wilkes-Barre summer appearances

RailRiders add three appearances to 2023 promotional schedule that are sure to delight.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are thrilled to add three special guest appearances to the 2023 promotional schedule. Stars of the screen will help capture the fun of three select promotional nights during the summer months at PNC Field.

Spider-Man will swing by Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond Night on June 9 as the RailRiders take on the Norfolk Tides. The festivities already include custom jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit Ronald McDonald House, and now everyone’s favorite, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be on the scene for photos and fun.

June 24 is the RailRiders Open featuring a golf towel giveaway, presented by Fox 56, and what better way to navigate PNC Field but with the help of Bushwood Country Club’s best caddy, Michael O’Keefe, on hand for autographs and photos. O’Keefe starred in the 1980 classic Caddyshack as Danny Noonan. Surely he will help the RailRiders “Be the Ball” and na na na na na na na their way to a win over the Buffalo Bisons.

Our Office Olympics on August 12 needs an expert, so Kate Flannery is coming back to NEPA to get back to work! Flannery starred as Meredith Palmer in the hit NBC show The Office and she returns to her old Dunder Mifflin roots right by the Electric City. The first 2,500 fans that night will get the Oswald Peraza and Oswaldo Cabrera dual bobblehead giveaway, courtesy of Geisinger, and more antics are sure to ensue as the RailRiders host the Syracuse Mets, including sending the night out with a bang. Yep… post game fireworks! That’s what we said.

One of the best ways to see some of these great appearances is with the Sunsational Summer Six Pack ticket plan. Fans can get Field Reserved, Lawn or Bleacher seats for our best promotional nights of the season. The Sunsational Summer Six Pack includes June 24, our double fireworks show on July 4, Retro Video Game Night with the Anthony Volpe Bobblehead Giveaway on July 22, Margaritaville Night featuring a custom SWB Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway on August 5, August 12 and 90s Night with a custom SWB Bucket Hat Giveaway on August 26!

Pricing for the Sunsational Summer Six Pack tickets is based on seat location. To purchase a plan or for additional promotional information, visit www.swbrailriders.com.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders Announce Field Staff

Shelley Duncan’s first SWB field staff features five returnees from the 2022 staff and three newcomers

The New York Yankees have announced the field staff for each of their minor league affiliates. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders Manager Shelley Duncan will be joined in the dugout by Pitching Coach Graham Johnson, Hitting Coach Trevor Amicone and Athletic Trainer Jimmy Downam, each of whom returns for their second season at Triple-A.
José Javier joins the field staff this season as the club’s new Defensive Coach. Additionally, Ryan Williams is the new Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sullivan Lyons will be the team’s new Video & Travel Assistant.

Jim Billington and Nick Loeffelholz both return to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the same roles they held last season. Billington is the RailRiders’ Home Clubhouse Manager while Loeffelholz is the Advance Scouting Analyst.

New York announced Manager Shelley Duncan’s return to the organization on January 20. Duncan was drafted by the Yankees and appeared in 905 games while a Yankees’ farmhand. 2023 marks the fifth season in Duncan’s managerial career and the first at Triple-A for the 2009 International League Most Valuable Player.

Johnson, 37, served as the RailRiders Pitching Coach in 2022, providing tutelage to a staff that finished with an International League-best 3.89 ERA and the third-most strikeouts. He spent several seasons in the Houston Astros organization as a pitching coach in the lower levels of Minor League Baseball before joining the Yankees farm system last year. Johnson played at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, before becoming a graduate assistant at Lindenwood University, completing his Master’s of Education with an emphasis in strength and conditioning degree in 2010. After a stint with Western Illinois University, he joined the staff at Morehead State. Johnson was the pitching coach for the Eagles from 2012-17 and also served as an assistant head coach, overseeing field maintenance and the academic development of all student-athletes involved in the baseball program.

Amicone, 35, also returns to the role he held in 2022 with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The RailRiders hit .249 last season with 173 home runs, though the club had the second-best batting average and fourth-best on-base percentage over the final 95 games of the 150-game slate. Amicone joined the Yankees organization in 2020 and spent last season with New York’s Dominican Summer League team. The Sandy, Utah, native has served as an assistant coach and camp coordinator for the Dixie State baseball program as well as the head baseball coach at Woods Cross High School in Utah. He has also worked privately with hitters at the professional, college, high school and youth levels. His father, Marc, is the General Manager of the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League.

Javier, 30, will serve as the Defensive Coach for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was initially signed by New York as a non-drafted free agent in 2010 and played six seasons in the Yankees’ minor league system. 2023 will be Javier’s seventh season as a coach in the organization, having spent time at each level, including serving as the Defensive Coach for the Hudson Valley Renegades last year.
2023 marks Downam’s eleventh season with the Yankees as an Athletic Trainer and his second straight year in Triple-A. He joined the Yankees in 2013 as the trainer for Staten Island and also spent three seasons with Charleston from 2014 through 2016. Downam spent five seasons as New York’s Double-A trainer between time in Trenton and Somerset. He attended Liberty University, where he received his B.S. in Athletic Training in 2009 and an M.S. in sports administration in 2012.
Williams has spent the last two seasons with the Somerset Patriots as their Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is a 2019 graduate of Limestone University and interned at both the University of South Carolina Upstate and Campbell University. Williams also served as a strength & conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance before joining the Yankees organization.

Please direct all interview requests to Adam Marco, the Director of Communications for the RailRiders. He can be reached at (570) 558-4637 or via email at amarco@swbrailriders.com.

The RailRiders’ 2023 season begins at PNC Field on March 31 against the Buffalo Bisons. Season ticket memberships, including full, half, partial and flex plans, are available now. Visit www.swbrailriders.com for more information.