Brian Esposito Returns as Tribe Manager for 2019 Season

Pirates announce affiliate field staffs

Brian Esposito led the Indians to a 73-67 record in 2018, his first season managing in Triple-A. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | January 18, 2019 1:59 PM ET

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Brian Esposito will return as manager of the Indianapolis Indians for the 2019 season. He will be joined by hitting coach Ryan Long and pitching coach Bryan Hickerson. Dru Scott and Alan Burr return as the team's athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach, respectively.

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Indianapolis Indians Set New Record for Charitable Giving

Tribe donated more than $560,000 to community organizations in 2018

(Adam Pintar)

December 3, 2018 2:43 PM ET

The Indianapolis Indians recently finished the 2018 fiscal year with a second straight franchise record of charitable giving. Including monetary donations and in-kind contributions, the Tribe gave back $562,367 to community organizations, the first time its total charitable contribution exceeded $500,000. The Indians operate with a fiscal year of October 1-September 30.

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Five Indians among MiLB.com's Pirates Organization All-Stars

Brubaker, Waddell tabbed as top starting pitchers in deep farm system

Pittsburgh's Minor League Pitcher of the Year, J.T. Brubaker, won 10 games, posted a 2.81 ERA and had 131 strikeouts in 28 starts between Altoona and Indy in 2018. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | December 3, 2018 2:08 PM ET

The top performers of the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system were announced today by MiLB.com as part of the site's annual organization all-star awards. Of the 12 players recognized, five took the field for the Indianapolis Indians in 2018.

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Two Tribe Executives Named to Inaugural Class of LIFT Mentorship Program

Minor League Baseball initiative aims to support women advancing their careers in baseball

Indians front office executives Kim Stoebick (far left) and Hayden Barnack (second from right) were placed in the first class of MiLB's LIFT Mentorship Program. They filled in on the grounds crew with colleagues before a game last August. (Kim Stoebick)

November 29, 2018 10:23 AM ET

Indianapolis Indians front office executives Kim Stoebick and Hayden Barnack have been named to the inaugural class of Minor League Baseball's LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Talent) Mentorship Program.

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Best Games at Victory Field, No. 1: Indians Outlast Bulls in Extras, 7-6

Reyes' bases-loaded walk in 10th makes Indy a winner

Pablo Reyes gets swarmed by teammates following his walk-off walk on June 23 at Victory Field. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | November 20, 2018 5:02 PM ET

Facing the team who eliminated the Indians in the 2017 Governors' Cup Semifinals, the Tribe secured sweet revenge in a back-and-forth Saturday night slugfest with the Durham Bulls on June 23 at Victory Field. The Indians overcame 2-0, 5-3 and 6-5 deficits to eventually win the game in 10 innings, 7-6.

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Best Games at Victory Field, No. 2: Weiss' Double Walks Off Stripers

Indy tops Gwinnett with ninth-inning rally

Erich Weiss gets congratulated by Austin Meadows and Christopher Bostick after smacking a walk-off double on May 3 against Gwinnett. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter | November 19, 2018 4:52 PM ET

Indy's first walk-off win from the 2018 campaign didn't come until the season's second month, but it was well worth the wait. On May 3 against Gwinnett, the Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth on an Erich Weiss double to stun the Stripers, 3-2.

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Best Games at Victory Field, No. 3: Indians Best Bisons Behind Mathisen's Blast

Tribe overcome late 2-1 deficit, secure 4-3 win

Wyatt Mathisen clubbed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning of a 4-3 win against Buffalo on July 27 at Victory Field. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | November 16, 2018 4:05 PM ET

The Indians have gone two full seasons without a walk-off home run, the last being a walk-off grand slam by Alen Hanson on Aug. 15, 2016. Indy's closest coming to a walk-off blast came in Game 1 of a doubleheader on July 27 this year against Buffalo, when Wyatt Mathisen broke a 2-2 tie with a sixth-inning shot to left-center. The Tribe hung on to win the game in dramatic fashion, 4-3.

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Rowdie Claus Is Comin' to Town December 15

Holiday tradition for Tribe fans brings back Rowdie as Santa Claus

(Whitney Alderson)

November 15, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Indianapolis Indians mascot Rowdie will once again don the red suit and fluffy white beard for Rowdie Claus on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Victory Field. All visitors are welcome to this free event.

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Best Games at Victory Field, No. 4: Tribe Score 10 Straight, Beat Columbus

Indians rally from 7-2 deficit for Mother's Day victory

Austin Meadows' final three-RBI game in a Tribe uniform came on Mother's Day at Victory Field. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | November 14, 2018 3:27 PM ET

Indy's largest comeback win of the season came on Mother's Day, when the Tribe rallied from 7-2 down by scoring 10 unanswered runs en route to a 12-7 victory. The Indians totaled 19 hits and all nine batters had at least one knock - seven of them posting multi-hit performances.

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Best Games at Victory Field, No. 5: Indians Blank Clippers as Eppler Fans 10

Indy rolls Columbus 10-0 for first of league-high 15 shutouts

Tyler Eppler's 2018 debut featured a career-high 10 strikeouts. (Photo by Austin Friedline)

By Cheyne Reiter | November 12, 2018 5:17 PM ET

The Indians' first win of the 2018 season was one of their best at Victory Field. The Tribe finished 40-30 at home and had nine of their league-high 15 shutouts on their home field, with the first being a 10-0 blanking of division-rival Columbus on April 7.

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