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  • Eleven Former Spokane Indians Set to Compete in 2017 World Baseball Classic

    The fourth iteration of the World Baseball Classic is just one week away and the Spokane Indians will be well represented. Eleven former players from seven different countries, including Ian Kinsler and Rougned Odor, are set to compete in the 16-team tournament which begins on March 6th in Seoul, South Korea. MORE »
  • Historic Partnership Leads to Baseball HOF

    The Spokane Indians baseball team and the Spokane Tribe of Indians are a unique partnership in the world of professional sports, and the two are set to be part of an upcoming educational module from the National Baseball Hall of Fame that will educate fans and students about Native American logos and mascots in sports. MORE »
  • Spokane Indians Announce 2017 Field Staff

    The Texas Rangers have announced the 2017 field staffs for their minor league affiliates today, and the Spokane Indians will have a new manager for the first time since 2007. Matt Hagen, a veteran of 11 years in professional baseball, will replace longtime skipper Tim Hulett at the helm next season, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 15 against the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium. MORE »
  • Northwest League Unveils Bold New Logo

    The Northwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs today unveiled a new logo for the eight-team Short Season Class-A league. The Northwest League features teams in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada and has led all Short-Season leagues in Minor League Baseball in overall attendance for the past four seasons. MORE »
  • Spokane Indians Lead Cubs to Championship

    The wait is over. For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions and the North Siders have a pair of former Spokane Indians pitchers to thank. Kyle Hendricks (2011) and Carl "CJ" Edwards Jr. (2012) both played crucial roles in Chicago's dramatic 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians, as they helped the Cubs break the longest title drought in baseball history. MORE »
  • Indians Nominated for Postseason Awards

    The 2016 season might be over on the field but the accolades keep rolling in for the Spokane Indians and their staff. The team has been nominated recently by their NWL cohorts for a number of awards including the John H. Johnson President's Award and Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award. MORE »
  • Kyle Hendricks Leads Cubs to World Series

    The Chicago Cubs were just one win away from advancing to their first World Series since 1945 but one of the best pitchers in baseball, Clayton Kershaw, stood in their way. As it turned out, it didn't matter, because the Cubs had an ace of their own - former Spokane Indians pitcher Kyle Hendricks. MORE »
  • The Legend of the String Bean Slinger

    The story of the String Bean Slinger is the stuff of legends. Born and raised in the rural community of Prosperity (population 1,000) Carl "C.J." Edwards honed his craft in the backwoods baseball leagues of South Carolina. Edwards grew up playing with his dad - Carl Senior to his Carl Junior- and uncle in what was known as either the "Bush League" or the "Sandlot League". MORE »
  • Alumni Report: Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks

    The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball and starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks is playing a major role in their success as the North Siders seek to capture their first World Series since 1908. MORE »
  • Avista Stadium Named Field of the Year

    The Northwest League announced this week that Avista Stadium has been named the 2016 NWL Field of the Year. Spokane has now won the award 12 consecutive years and 18 of the past 20 seasons. MORE »
  • Spokane Indians, Texas Rangers Extend PDC

    The Spokane Indians announced today that they have reached an agreement on a two-year Player Development Contract with the Texas Rangers, keeping the Indians as the Short Season "A" affiliate of the Rangers through the 2018 season. MORE »
  • Ken: The Other Major League Brett Brother

    Indians fans are familiar with the Hall of Fame career put together by George Brett, and Bobby Brett is well known throughout Spokane for his work with the Chiefs and Indians, but what many people might not realize is just how good of a ballplayer their brother was during his 14-year MLB career. MORE »
  • Alumni Report: Mitch Moreland (2007)

    It's easy for Mitch Moreland to get lost in the shuffle with so many talented players on the Rangers, but the former first baseman for the Spokane Indians (2007) is playing a major role in helping Texas stay atop the American League West Standings as they chase the first World Series title in franchise history. MORE »
  • Smith's Big Night Goes for Naught in Loss

    Chad Smith fell into a big slump after the All-Star break but he's getting back on track just in time for the playoff push. Spokane's right fielder doubled twice and scored once as part of a three hit night but it wasn't enough as the Hops topped the Indians 8-5 in front of 4,006 fans at Avista Stadium. MORE »
  • Big Fly Bonanza Leads Indians Past Hops

    Seth Spivey stayed well past midnight taking batting practice at the ballpark last night. It paid off in a big way today. Spokane's catcher connected on a three-run blast as part of a five-run sixth inning as the Indians shut out the Hops 8-0 in front of 4,021 fans at Avista Stadium. MORE »
  • Tim Hulett's Time in the Big Leagues

    Tim Hulett has been managing so long and so well - he's a two-time Northwest League manager of the year - that it's easy to forget how good he was as a player during his 12-year professional career. MORE »
  • Phillips Deals, Kowalczyk Crushes in 5-2 Win

    The Spokane Indians are rounding into form just in time for the TicketsWest Northwest League Playoffs. Tyler Phillips (4-7) pitched 6.1 strong innings and Spokane's offense backed him up with two home runs as the Indians topped the Hops 5-2 in front of 4,246 fans at Avista Stadium. MORE »
  • Q & A with Former Indian Connor Sadzeck

    Knock knock. That sound is Connor Sadzeck at the door of his first big league call-up. The 24-year-old from Barrington, Illinois has bounced back from elbow surgery in 2014 to become one of the top arms in the Rangers' farm system with a strong season for the Frisco Rough Riders MORE »
  • Spokane Explodes for 12 Runs in Big Win

    The Spokane Indians kept things loose before their series opener against the Hops with an afternoon Fungo Golf tournament. It might just become a daily ritual. The Indians broke out of their long slump in impressive fashion thanks to a relentless offensive assault as the team piled up 12 hits on their way to a 12-1 win over Hillsboro. MORE »