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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 sparkling emerald. The...

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, 2015 The place: PNC...

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 shined. The birds chirped....

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 Yankees' starting rotation...

No. 13: Welcome (back) home, RailRiders

No. 13: Welcome (back) home, RailRiders

"It’s like a completely new ballpark, one that’s among the best in minor league baseball." -- RailRiders fan Phil Bosha, of Wyoming The date: April 4, 2013 The place: PNC Field The situation: After a year away from the area while their stadium underwent a major...

No. 15: Floyd’s walk-off slam

No. 15: Floyd’s walk-off slam

"The adrenaline had to be flowing." -- Red Barons manager Bill Dancy The date: June 24, 1989 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: Nearly 8,000 fans at Lackawanna County Stadium were settling in for extra innings. Back in the days of the team's infancy,...

No. 16: “All Aboard!” Team announces name change

No. 16: “All Aboard!” Team announces name change

"It's the peoples' team around here, and I think they're giving it back to us." -- Red Barons great Greg Legg The date: Nov. 14, 2012 The place: Genetti Manor (Dickson City) The situation: For more than a year, baseball had been gone, in very literal way. Throughout...