Photographs courtesy of
Nicholas E. Petula
"A History of Scranton Professional Baseball"
and the Lackawanna Historical Society
They would start the season back at Brooks Field as the stadium slowly rose up on Monroe Street. By May 4th it had risen high enough. Still not quite completed, the Scranton Red Sox decided its time had come. The 6000 seat stadium opened to the roar of 18,000 baseball fans. Scranton was primed for real baseball and this team was ready to provide it. The new team was called the Scranton Red Sox. It was a change from every franchise previous which had played under the moniker the Scranton Miners. Even this team would switch back and forth between these two names during their tenure here. The Red Sox were the Double-A version of Boston's Red Sox and they would play for the Eastern League (known during these times as the NY-Penn League. Not to be confused with today's NY-Penn League, this league would become today's Double-A Eastern League).