Playing without a home field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees — nicknamed the Empire State Yankees for the season — still managed to win the IL North and advance to the postseason. Dave Miley was an easy choice as the league’s Manager of the Year. The pitching staff was middle of the pack in team ERA, despite a rotation that wasn’t nearly as prospect heavy as expected. The lineup scored the league’s second-most runs, despite a constant rotation of middle of the order hitters as veterans Dewayne Wise, Steve Pearce, Jack Cust and Russell Branyan came and went.
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