No. 7: The Yanks are coming

No. 7: The Yanks are coming

“If Scranton had an interest in us, we had an interest. It was our first choice.” — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman The date: Sept. 21, 2006 The place: Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting room (Scranton) The situation: For a year, the day...
No. 9: A “Star”ry night in 1995

No. 9: A “Star”ry night in 1995

“These are good, hard-working people who deserve to host something like this.” — Red Barons manager Mike Quade The date: July 12, 1995 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: Lackawanna County Stadium was new. The Astroturf still a...
No. 10: The Legends Game

No. 10: The Legends Game

“Just looking around the stands, you see the kids with their dads. That’s what baseball’s all about. To be part of that and make someone smile, it’s a dream come true.” — Yankees third baseman and former Red Baron Charlie Hayes The date: June 21,...
No. 11: The 2009 Drain-Outs

No. 11: The 2009 Drain-Outs

“This is an intolerable and an inexcusable situation that we’ve had to deal with. It’s embarrassing.” — former Lackawanna County commissioner Mike Washo The dates: June 17-21 and July 4-5, 2009 The place: PNC Field The situation: The sun...
No. 12: Rocket touches down at PNC Field

No. 12: Rocket touches down at PNC Field

“You can tell how passionate I am about this.” — pitcher Roger Clemens The date: May 28, 2007 The place: PNC Field The situation: Retirement didn’t quite suit one of the greatest right-handers in baseball history. And so, when the New York...