Scranton Miners (baseball)
(1886-1888, 1892-1900, 1907-1917, 1923-1937, 1939-1953)
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|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (9)|
The first Scranton Miners played in 1886 as the Scranton Indians a member of the Pennsylvania State League. The team played as the Miners in 1887, before jumping to the International League and playing as the Indians for the remainder of the season. In 1892, the name was revived again by a team in the Pennsylvania State League and until 1894. In 1895, the team played as the Scranton Coal Heavers. The third Scranton Miners team played in the Eastern League in 1896 and 1897. The Miners name was used again from 1899–1900 in the Atlantic League. The final incarnation of the Scranton team used the Miners' moniker from 1904–1953. The only exceptions were the years 1939–1943 and 1946–1951, when the team was known as the Scranton Red Sox. The 1946 Red Sox were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.
|1886||Penn. State League||34-44||4th||Dan O'Leary / Harry Fisher|
|1887||Penn. State League||11-10||NA||Harry Fisher / John Fogarty||Played the remainder of season as the Scranton Indians in the Eastern League|
|1887||Eastern League||19-55||NA||Denny Mack / Chris Meisel / Fergy Malone||Played first half of the season in the Penn. State League as the Miners|
|1888||Central League||55-51||4th||Sam Crane||No playoffs|
|1892||Penn. State League||2-22||NA||Larry Ketrick|
|1893||Penn. State League||45-57||7th||Martin Swift|
|1894||Penn. State League||45-28||5th (tied)||Martin Swift / George Goetz||Team jumped to Eastern League and was replaced by Shenandoah Huns on August 2|
|1894||Eastern League||8-31||7th||Tom Cahill / Martin Swift||Team moved from Pennsylvania State League to replace the Troy Washerwomen on July 26|
|1895||Eastern League||44-72||6th||Billy Barnie|
|1896||Eastern League||44-67||8th||Michael McDermott / Sandy Griffin|
|1897||Eastern League||53-60||6th||Sandy Griffin|
|1899||Atlantic League||25-38||--||Marty Swift||Team disbanded on July 9|
|1900||Atlantic League||26-7||1st||Walt Burnham||League disbanded on June 12|
|1904||NY. State League||27-36||7th||Ben Ellis / Lou O'Neal / Tom Bannon||Team relocated from Schenectady on July 17|
|1905||NY. State League||56-67||6th||Jim Garry / Edward Ashenbach||No playoffs|
|1906||NY. State League||82-48||1st||Edward Ashenbach||League Champs|
|1907||NY. State League||81-54||2nd||Henry Ramsey||No playoffs|
|1908||NY. State League||84-51||1st||Malachi Kittridge||League Champs|
|1909||NY. State League||55-81||8th||August Zeimer||No playoffs|
|1910||NY. State League||72-66||4th||Monte Cross||No playoffs|
|1911||NY. State League||63-74||7th||Monte Cross||No playoffs|
|1912||NY. State League||62-69||5th||John Freeman||No playoffs|
|1913||NY. State League||49-91||8th||Richard Smith / Bob Peterson / John Kelly||No playoffs|
|1914||NY. State League||42-94||8th||John Kelly / Bill Coughlin||No playoffs|
|1915||NY. State League||68-55||4th||Bill Coughlin||No playoffs|
|1916||NY. State League||67-52||2nd||Bill Coughlin||No playoffs|
|1917||NY. State League||38-84||6th||Bill Coughlin / Jack Connors||No playoffs|
|1923||NY.-Penn. League||68-54||3rd||Joe Ward||No playoffs|
|1924||NY.-Penn. League||72-61||3rd||Jack Egan||No playoffs|
|1925||NY.-Penn. League||64-69||5th||Jack Egan|
|1926||NY.-Penn. League||84-50||1st||Jack Egan||League Champs|
|1927||NY.-Penn. League||61-72||5th||Gus Getz||No playoffs|
|1928||NY.-Penn. League||58-77||7th||Gus Getz||No playoffs|
|1929||NY.-Penn. League||64-75||6th||Mike O'Neill||No playoffs|
|1930||NY.-Penn. League||62-76||8th||Buck Elliott||No playoffs|
|1931||NY.-Penn. League||69-70||6th||Buck Elliott / Ernie Vick||No playoffs|
|1932||NY.-Penn. League||72-68||4th||Bill Clymer (30-41) / Bob Shawkey (41-27)||No playoffs|
|1933||NY.-Penn. League||64-70||5th||Bob Shawkey||No playoffs|
|1934||NY.-Penn. League||71-67||4th||Jake Pitler|
|1935||NY.-Penn. League||81-54||1st||Joe Shaute||Lost League Finals|
|1936||NY.-Penn. League||78-60||2nd||Elmer Yoter||League Champs|
|1937||NY.-Penn. League||63-75||6th||Bob Coleman|
|1939||Eastern League||80-60||1st||Nemo Leibold||League Champs|
|1940||Eastern League||79-60||1st||Nemo Leibold||Lost in 1st round|
|1941||Eastern League||71-68||4th||Nemo Leibold||Lost in 1st round|
|1942||Eastern League||83-57||2nd||Nemo Leibold||League Champs|
|1943||Eastern League||87-51||1st||Nemo Leibold||Lost League Finals|
|1944||Eastern League||56-83||7th||Heinie Manush|
|1945||Eastern League||67-69||5th||Elmer Yoter|
|1946||Eastern League||96-43||1st||Elmer Yoter||League Champs|
|1947||Eastern League||78-62||4th||Eddie Popowski||Lost in 1st round|
|1948||Eastern League||89-51||1st||Mike Ryba||League Champs|
|1949||Eastern League||79-61||2nd||Mike Ryba (14-16) / Jack Burns (65-45)||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||Eastern League||54-85||8th||Jack Burns|
|1951||Eastern League||77-60||2nd||Jack Burns||League Champs|
|1952||Eastern League||66-73||6th||Zack Taylor|
|1953||Eastern League||51-100||8th||Smut Aderholt|
From 1894 until 1939, the Scranton Miners played at various iterations of "Brooks Athletic Field" which also was known as "Brooks Field", "Athletic Field", and in 1935 as "Sweeney's Field" after James T. Sweeney bought the property. The ballpark was located on Providence Road in Scranton and also was utilized by the St. Thomas College of Scranton Football team.
In 1932 the team began playing their Sunday games at Crystal Gardens Stadium in Dickson City due to Blue Laws banning games from being played on the Sabbath. According to the May 17th 1932 article in the Hazleton Plain Speaker, Centerfield at the new Crystal Gardens Stadium was so large (788 feet) that anyone who could hit a home run out of the new ballpark would "inherit the new stadium". The Left Field fence was 315 feet. Right Field was 416 feet. 
In 1940 a baseball stadium called "Scranton Stadium" aka "Scranton Dunmore Stadium" was built for the "Scranton Red Sox" who were often interchangeable with the "Scranton Miners" with the name going back and forth between the two from 1939 until 1954. The stadium existed for 14 years before it was demolished. It was located at 1350 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore Pennsylvania. 
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- "Eastern League (1938-present), New York-Pennsylvania League (1923-1937)".
- Times-Tribune Scranton, May 7 1932
- "Top 100 Teams". MiLB.com. 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- "Scranton Indians - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
- "Scranton Miners - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
- "Scranton Coal Heavers - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
- "Scranton Red Sox - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
- "Scranton Dunmore Stadium - Scranton Pennsylvania - Scranton Miners - Scranton Red Sox - Eastern League". digitalballparks.com.