Reading Red Sox

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The Reading Red Sox are a defunct minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise.

The ball club was based in Reading, Pennsylvania, and played in the Class A New York-Pennsylvania League (1933–34) and its successor league, the Class AA Eastern League (1963–64). During the latter period, the manager was Eddie Popowski and the team featured such star players as veteran former Red Sox slugger Dick Gernert, a Reading native, and prospects Mike Andrews, Joe Foy, Tony Horton, Mike Ryan, Rico Petrocelli, and Reggie Smith. [1]

In 1965, Boston moved its AA affiliate to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and the Cleveland Indians re-established a farm club in Reading, where the Indians had a successful affiliate from 1950-61. Since 1967, the Philadelphia Phillies have based their AA affiliate in the city; it led the Eastern League in attendance in 2006.

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Preceded by
Memphis Chicks
(1958)
Boston Red Sox
AA affiliate

1963–1964
Succeeded by
Pittsfield Red Sox