Reading Fightin Phils

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The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a minor league baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.wikipedia
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Philadelphia Phillies

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The Reading Fightin Phils were founded in 1967 as the Reading Phillies (commonly referred to as the R-Phils and sometimes Reading Phils) and they are the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1967.
The Phillies' Double-A affiliate is the Reading Fightin Phils, which play in Reading, Pennsylvania.

FirstEnergy Stadium (Reading, Pennsylvania)

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The team plays their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The park is home to the Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League.

Minor League Baseball

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The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a minor league baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.
At the start of the 2018 season, the longest continuous affiliations were two 53-year links: between the Philadelphia Phillies and their Double-A Eastern League affiliate, the Reading Fightin Phils; and the one between the Detroit Tigers and their Class A-Advanced Florida State League affiliate, the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

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The Keystones franchise is now known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
The International League (IL) franchise that eventually became the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was founded in 1919 in Reading, Pennsylvania, as the Reading Coal Barons.

Reading, Pennsylvania

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The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a minor league baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.
The Reading Fightin Phils, minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, who play at FirstEnergy Stadium.

York White Roses

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Baseball returned to Reading in 1907 when the York White Roses of the Class-B Tri-State League relocated and became the Reading Pretzels.
Sunday, April 21, 1968, marked a historic event in York baseball history when the York Pirates and Reading Phillies played the first outdoor game on artificial turf at York's Memorial Stadium.

Lon Warneke

Several future major leaguers played for the Reading team, owned by the Chicago Cubs from May 1927 until the end of 1930, including shortstop Bill Jurges and pitcher Lon Warneke.
Warneke made the regular season roster for the Cubs, although he appeared in only one game before being assigned to the Cubs Class-AA affiliate Reading Keystones on May 23.

Eastern League (baseball)

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The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a minor league baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.
Among active franchises, the Harrisburg Senators have won 6 championships, the most in the league, followed by the Akron Aeros/RubberDucks (5) and the Reading Fightin Phils (4).

Atlantic League (1896–1900)

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The Reading Coal Heavers played in the Atlantic League from 1897 until the league disbanded in mid-June 1900.

The National Baseball Association's top 100 minor league teams

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The 1983 Phillies were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.

Lizzie Arlington

During this time, Lizzie Arlington became the first woman to play for a professional men's baseball team when she pitched the final inning of a game for the Coal Heavers.
On July 5, 1898, Arlington became the first woman to play for a professional men's baseball team when she pitched the ninth inning for the Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts.

Tri-State League

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Baseball returned to Reading in 1907 when the York White Roses of the Class-B Tri-State League relocated and became the Reading Pretzels.

Pittsfield Red Sox

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The new Reading Red Sox relocated to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and were renamed Pittsfield Red Sox (this Eastern League franchise was later the New Britain Rock Cats and is now the Hartford Yard Goats).
Three years later, Pittsfield enjoyed another banner season when the 1968 Red Sox, managed by Billy Gardner, won 84 of 139 games and the regular-season title before falling to the Reading Phillies in the finals of the playoffs.

Greg Legg

Legg spent a total of 13 seasons as an active player, all in the Philadelphia organization, later managing the Phillies' Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Double-A farm team, the Reading Phillies, for whom he had previously played.

New York State League (1885–1917)

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The Tri-State League folded after the 1914 season, but the Pretzels were resurrected when the Albany Senators of the New York State League relocated to Reading in August 1916.

Steve Roadcap

Steven Craig Roadcap (born September 13, 1960, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA) was the manager for two years of the Reading Phillies, the Double-A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies and other minor league teams in the Phillies organization.

Interstate League

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Five years later, Reading got another baseball franchise—this time, an unaffiliated team in the Class-B Interstate League called the Reading Chicks, which lost the league title series to the Lancaster Red Roses.

Jim Bunning

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He managed the Reading Phillies, Eugene Emeralds, Toledo Mud Hens, and Oklahoma City 89ers from 1972 through 1976.

Don McCormack

McCormack went on to manage the Reading Phillies (AA Eastern League) and is currently the bench coach of the Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League).

Mike Schmidt

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Six days later, Schmidt made his professional debut in an exhibition game between the Phillies and their Double-A affiliate the Reading Phillies in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Reading Red Sox

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The Reading Red Sox had a successful two-year run before the team moved to Allentown (this franchise is now defunct).
Since 1967, the Philadelphia Phillies have based their Double-A affiliate in the city; it led the Eastern League in attendance in 2006.

Lee Elia

In the 1977 season, Elia was promoted as the manager of the Double-A Reading Phillies in the Eastern League.

Charleston Indians

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The Reading Indians franchise relocated to Charleston, West Virginia in 1961 to become the Charleston Indians, Reading was without professional baseball for that year.
They were previously the Reading Indians.

Dusty Wathan

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In, Wathan was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played for the Reading Phillies and Ottawa Lynx.