SWB Yankees to be renamed Empire State Yankees for 2012

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Via Mike Ashmore, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will be renamed the Empire State Yankees for the 2012 season. The club will play all of its home games on the road this summer because of extensive renovations to PNC Field, including 60 games throughout New York. The new logos can be seen here and here, and will be featured on the team’s caps this season. They’ll go back to being the SWB Yanks in 2013. Pretty neat, guess I have to buy a hat while they’re available.

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2012 Season Preview: All Day, Every Day
  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I thought all the minor league teams were going to have to come up with another nickname besides the Yankees?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      So did I. Haven’t heard anything yet.

    • John

      Maybe this only applies to teams not owned by the Yankees.

    • Owen Two

      Why are the minor league teams being re-named?


  • http://twitter.com/#!/czm26 Craig

    Surely I wasn’t the only one that thought of this:


  • Tony

    where can you buy a hat with this logo?

  • Joe

    @Tony redwingsbaseball.com they are actually cheap compared to most at $26.99 neat looking too they are a little different similar to SI. Bought myself both already!

    • Tony

      thanks joe!

      • Joe

        You’re Welcome! Also, does any one know what the Jerseys will look like? I am a big fan of the SWB blue jersey with the small logo hope there is something similar this year.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    WOW THAT’S like the yankees playing at fenway and calling it home. what is the mets problem

  • RetroRob

    Perhaps they should be called the Port Ruppert Yankees, in honor of Philip Roth’s story of the first permanent road team.

  • Plank

    The name is awesome. I hate the bat and hat logo though. I always have.

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the team unveils a new logo and name next year when they are in their new stadium. I bet it will be something like Red Barons. Navy Barons? Blue Barons?

  • Joseph Cecala

    So original and creative…

  • http://aol Ron Maciejewski

    How about them Blue Wahoos