Eastern League (baseball)


Eastern League (baseball)

Infobox sports league
title = Eastern League

pixels = 150px
caption = Eastern League logo
sport = Baseball
founded = 1923
motto =
teams = 12
country = USA
champion = Trenton Thunder
folded =
website = [http://www.easternleague.com/ www.easternleague.com]

The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. The Eastern League has played at the AA (Double-A) level since 1963. The league was founded in 1923 as the New York-Pennsylvania League. In 1936 the first team outside of the two original states was created, when the York White Roses of York, Pennsylvania moved to Trenton, New Jersey and renamed the Trenton Senators. When, in 1938, the Scranton Miners of Scranton, Pennsylvania team moved to Hartford, Connecticut and renamed the Hartford Bees, the league was renamed as the Eastern League.

Since 1923, there have been Eastern League teams in 51 different cities located in 12 different states and two Canadian provinces. The league consisted of six to eight teams from 1923 until 1993. In 1994, the league expanded to ten teams with the addition of the Portland Sea Dogs and the New Haven Ravens, and split into two divisions, the Northern Division and the Southern Division In 1999, the league expanded to twelve teams with the addition of the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves.

Current teams

:1 Hosting 2009 Eastern League All-Star Game

Current team rosters

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Complete list of Eastern League teams (1923-Present)

*Akron Aeros
*Albany A's
*Albany Senators
*Albany-Colonie A's
*Albany-Colonie Yankees
*Allentown Brooks
*Allentown Cardinals
*Allentown Chiefs
*Allentown Red Sox
*Altoona Curve
*Berkshire Brewers
*Binghamton Mets
*Binghamton Triplets
*Bristol Red Sox
*Bowie Baysox
*Buffalo Bisons
*Canton-Akron Aeros
*Connecticut Defenders
*Charleston Indians
*Connecticut Defenders
*Elmira Pioneers
*Elmira Red Jackets
*Elmira Red Wings
*Elmira Royals
*Erie SeaWolves
*Glens Falls Tigers
*Glens Falls White Sox
*Hagerstown Suns
*Hardware City Rock Cats
*Harrisburg Senators
*Hartford Bees
*Hartford Chiefs
*Hazleton Mountaineers
*Hazleton Red Sox
*Holyoke Millers
*Jersey City A's
*Jersey City Indians
*Jersey City Yankees
*Johnstown Johnnies
*Johnstown Red Sox
*Lancaster Red Roses
*London Tigers
*Lynn Sailors
*Manchester Yankees
*Nashua Angels
*Nashua Pirates
*New Britain Red Sox
*New Britain Rock Cats
*New Hampshire Fisher Cats
*New Haven Ravens
*Norwich Navigators
*Oneonta Indians
*Pawtucket Indians
*Pawtucket Red Sox
*Pittsfield Cubs
*Pittsfield Rangers
*Pittsfield Red Sox
*Pittsfield Senators
*Portland Sea Dogs
*Quebec Carnavals
*Quebec Metros
*Reading Brooks
*Reading Indians
*Reading Phillies
*Reading Red Sox
*Schenectady Blue Jays
*Scranton Miners
*Scranton Red Sox
*Shamokin Indians
*Shamokin Shammies
*Sherbrooke Pirates
*Springfield Giants
*Springfield Nationals
*Springfield Rifles
*Syracuse Chiefs
*Syracuse Stars
*Thetford Mines Miners
*Trenton Thunder
*Trenton Senators
*Trois-Rivières Aigles
*Utica Blue Sox
*Utica Braves
*Utica Utes
*Vermont Mariners
*Vermont Reds
*Waterbury A's
*Waterbury Angels
*Waterbury Dodgers
*Waterbury Giants
*Waterbury Indians
*Waterbury Pirates
*Waterbury Reds
*West Haven A's
*West Haven Whitecaps
*West Haven Yankees
*Williamsport A's
*Williamsport Billies
*Williamsport Bills
*Williamsport Grays
*Williamsport Mets
*Williamsport Tigers
*Williamsport Tomahawks
*Wilkes-Barre Barons
*Wilkes-Barre Indians
*York Pirates
*York White Roses

ee also

*List of Eastern League champions
*Sports attendances

External links

* [http://www.easternleague.com/ Official Eastern League website]


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