SportsMain article: Sports in South Central Pennsylvania
Harrisburg serves as the hub of professional sports in South Central Pennsylvania. A host of teams compete in the region including three professional baseball teams, the Harrisburg Senators, the Lancaster Barnstormers, and the York Revolution. The Senators are the oldest team of the three, with the current incarnation playing since 1987. The original Harrisburg Senators began playing in the Eastern League in 1924. Playing its home games at Island Field, the team won the league championship in the 1927, 1928, and 1931 seasons. The Senators played a few more seasons before flood waters destroyed Island Field in 1936, effectively ending Eastern League participation for fifty-one years. In 1940, Harrisburg gained an Interstate League team affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates; however, the team remained in the city only until 1943, when it moved to nearby York and renamed the York Pirates. The current Harrisburg Senators, affiliated with the Washington Nationals, have won the Eastern League championship in the 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons.
|Harrisburg Senators||EL, Baseball||Metro Bank Park||1987||6|
|Central Penn Piranha||BNEFF, Football||Skyline Sports Complex||1995||5|
|Harrisburg City Islanders||USL, Soccer||Skyline Sports Complex||2004||1|
|Harrisburg Stampede||SIFL, Indoor football||Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center||2009||0|
|Central PA Vipers||IWFL, Women's football||Susquehanna Township High School||2006||0|
|Keystone Assault||WFA, Women's football||TBA||2009||0|
|Harrisburg Horizon||EBA, Basketball||Manny Weaver Gym||1998||5|
|Harrisburg Lunatics||PIHA, Inline hockey||Susquehanna Sports Center||2001||0|
|Harrisburg RFC||EPRU, MARFU, Rugby||Cibort Park, Bressler||1969||1|
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