MOOSIC, PA (December 4, 2018) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are pleased to announce the first two members of their All-Time SWB Team; a key component of their upcoming 2019 season. The RailRiders will spend the season honoring 30 years of professional baseball in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez have been tabbed as the best pitcher and catcher during the vast history of professional baseball in Moosic. Each will be honored with a custom bobblehead giveaway during the 2019 season.
During October and November, fans nominated and then voted on their all-time favorites that graced the field in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the home club. Nominations spanned the full history of baseball in NEPA, were pared down to the finalists before the voting determined the fan's ultimate selections.
Severino received 42% of the possible votes for pitcher, besting the second-leading vote getter in Jonathan Albaladejo, as well as Brandon Duckworth, Ivan Nova, Joe Roa and Randy Wolf. Sanchez received 47% of the votes behind the plate, topping Mike Lieberthal, Austin Romine and narrowly edging Carlos Ruiz.
Severino's bobblehead giveaway is slated for June 22 while Sanchez's giveaway is set for August 31.
The All-Time SWB Team Bobblehead Plan is on sale now, guaranteeing all nine bobbleheads in addition to your game ticket. A field reserved plan is $110 per seat and the bleacher plan is $100.
Click here to purchase the 2019 All-Time SWB Team Bobblehead Plan.
On Monday, December 10, the four infielders will be revealed and the All-Time SWB Team outfield will be announced on December 17.
The 2019 season begins on April 4 at Buffalo with PNC Field opener set for April 11. For more information, season tickets or mini-plans, call (570) 969-BALL.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.