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Beyond the Ballpark with Cody Ponce

Tribe starter Cody Ponce talks about his favorite things outside of baseball
April 8, 2020

Right-hander Cody Ponce is no stranger to baseball in Indianapolis after closing the 2019 season with the Tribe. We sat down and learned the ins and outs of Ponce’s life outside of baseball, including his favorite movie, favorite restaurant, and which baseball players would make up his starting five in

COVID-19 Update from the Indianapolis Indians

March 17, 2020

Indians fans, We have always viewed Victory Field as a gathering place for family and friends to create lasting memories through the game of baseball. With those memories put on hold as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of our fans, employees, partners, community and team is

Cederlind Shows Off Strikeout Power in Spring Training

The right-handed prospect looks to build off his dominant 2019
March 5, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Right-handed hurler Blake Cederlind is most known on Pirates social media this spring as the guy with long, blonde hair. But on the mound, he has made a name for himself with a heater that blows hitters away.

2019 Saves Leaders Anchor Projected Tribe Bullpen

Minor league signings join returning relief arms for 2020
March 3, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – The Tribe bullpen ended 2019 atop the International League leaderboard with 43 saves and looks to continue that success in its upcoming campaign. Many familiar faces from last season’s squad will return to the Circle City while minor league signings and hurlers from Double-A Altoona could help anchor

Indianapolis Indians Announce New Hires, Promotions Ahead of 2020 Season

New hires add to business operations, communications, marketing and tickets departments
March 2, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians front office is expanding ahead of the 2020 season, with six recent hires joining Minor League Baseball’s total attendance leader over the past 10 seasons combined. In addition to the new hires, five employees received promotions this offseason.

Pittsburgh's Top Prospect Mitch Keller Makes Pair of Spring Training Starts

Keller took the bump for the Pirates' first spring game of 2020
February 27, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - After breaking through to the big leagues in 2019, former Tribe ace Mitch Keller earned the call for Pittsburgh's spring training opener against Minnesota.

Returning Faces Highlight Indy's Probable Rotation

All but one of Indy's potential starters donned a Tribe uniform in 2019
February 25, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Baseball is back in Bradenton, Fla. with the Pittsburgh Pirates taking the field for their first spring training games over the weekend. As players compete for spots with the big-league club, we looked at the potential arms that could be in Indianapolis' starting rotation come April 9.

Tribe's 2020 Home Opener Six Weeks Away

60 Degree Weather Guarantee Returns for Opening Night
February 24, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - While the cold weather suggests otherwise, the start of baseball season in downtown Indianapolis is rounding third base and headed for home. Highlights on the Tribe's 70-game schedule include home games on Easter, Mother's Day and Independence Day, three Prospects Nights, five Bark in the Park games, Top

Indianapolis Indians & Yuengling Begin Naming Rights Partnership for "Yuengling Landing"

Popular left field seating area at Victory Field receives naming rights makeover
February 19, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery®, today announced a multi-year partnership that positions the Pennsylvania-based brewing company as the naming rights partner for Victory Field's premier seating bar space located in the left field corner. The social gathering space will be named

Tribe Announce 2020 Intern Class

February 3, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians today announced the hiring of 16 seasonal assistants for the 2020 campaign. Former Tribe interns have earned full-time positions with many professional franchises, including the Boston Bruins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Learfield IMG College, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland

International League Names Former Tribe OF Chad Mottola to Hall of Fame

Mottola spent four seasons in Indy, won 2000 IL MVP Award with Syracuse
January 28, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Today the International League named former Indianapolis Indian Chad Mottola as a member of the IL Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Two others join Mottola in this year's enshrinement: Chipper Jones, the 1993 IL Rookie of the Year and a National Baseball Hall of Famer, and Johnny

Indianapolis Indians Announce Multiyear Partnership with WISH-TV/MyINDY-TV 23

MyINDY-TV 23 to broadcast 35 Tribe home games for 2020 & 2021 seasons
January 27, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Indians games are scheduled to return to local television as the Tribe and WISH-TV have partnered on a two-year deal in which 70 Indians home games - 35 each for the 2020 and 2021 seasons - will be broadcast on MyINDY-TV 23. The agreement begins with the

Tribe Front Office Volunteers with Sand Creek Fourth Graders

Indians teach youth curriculum through Junior Achievement partnership
January 24, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Today the Indianapolis Indians spent the day with the fourth graders of Sand Creek Elementary School. The Tribe front office volunteered their time teaching Junior Achievement's JA In A Day curriculum on owning and operating a business.

Indianapolis Indians to Hold Open Interviews at Victory Field on Saturday, Feb. 8

Game day and seasonal positions open for hire ahead of 2020 season
January 23, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - In preparation for the 2020 season, the Indianapolis Indians today announced that the organization and its concessionaire Aramark will host open interviews at Victory Field on Saturday, Feb. 8. The open interviews will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, with the Indians and Aramark looking to fill

Brian Esposito Returns for Third Season as Tribe Manager

Three newcomers fill Indians coaching staff
January 23, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that Brian Esposito will return to the Circle City for his third season as manager of the Indianapolis Indians in 2020. He will be joined by a new coaching staff, including hitting coach Jon Nunnally, pitching coach Joel Hanrahan and coach Argenis Diaz.

Former Tribe Outfielder Larry Walker Elected into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Walker earns HOF induction in his final year on the BBWAA ballot
January 21, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - The Baseball Writers Association of America announced today that former Indianapolis Indian Larry Walker will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its 2020 class. He is the 12th former Tribe player or manager elected and the first since Randy Johnson in 2015.

Five Reasons Larry Walker Deserves Hall of Fame Recognition

2020 marks Walker's final year on BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot
January 10, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Before he was known as a five-time All-Star, seven-time Gold Glove winner, three-time Silver Slugger winner and the 1997 NL MVP, Larry Walker was an Indianapolis Indian.

The 2010s: Selecting the Tribe's All-Decade Team

December 20, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians finished the 2010s with three outright division titles, four Governors' Cup playoff appearances and an appearance in the 2015 Governors' Cup Championship Series. The Tribe compiled a regular season record of 760-670 in the 2010s - good for a .532 winning percentage - second to

Keller, Hayes Headline Five Indians Named as Pirates Organization All-Stars

Pittsburgh's top two farmhands excelled at highest rung of minor league ladder
December 2, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - 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 13 players recognized, five suited up for the Indianapolis Indians in 2019.

Offseason Update No. 1: A New Regime in Pittsburgh

Front office changes, 40-man roster movement highlight first month of offseason
November 27, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - With the 2019 season in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Pirates set their sights on turning the page to a new decade with a new regime in place. On the last day of the regular season, the Pirates parted ways with manager Clint Hurdle and over the first

Indians to Offer Employee Donation Match Program

Organization empowers staff with new charitable initiative to launch on Giving Tuesday
November 27, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - In honor of Giving Tuesday, the Indianapolis Indians have announced a new Employee Donation Match Program. As of December 3, 2019, all full-time Indians employees are eligible to donate up to $500 annually with a one-to-one match from Indianapolis Indians Charities.

Best Games at Victory Field, No. 1: Craig's Homer Walks Off Columbus

Slugger becomes 16th Pirates farmhand since 2005 to hit walk-off homer for Indy
November 22, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly three years passed between walk-off home runs for the Indianapolis Indians, but it was well worth the wait. On July 30 against Columbus, Will Craig turned on a first-pitch fastball in the bottom of the ninth, sending it over the left field wall to give the Tribe

Best Games at Victory Field, No. 2: Indians Stun IronPigs in Extras, 8-7

Five-run ninth leads to Kelley walk-off single in 10th
November 20, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - Indy's largest comeback win of the season came on August 18 against Lehigh Valley at Victory Field. The Tribe faced a 7-2 deficit entering the bottom of the ninth, but Ke'Bryan Hayes hit a game-tying, three-run shot during the five-run frame, and Christian Kelley ripped a walk-off single

Best Games at Victory Field, No. 3: Wood's Single Sends Indy to Extra-Inning Win

Robinson ties game in 10th with triple before Wood wins it in the 11th
November 18, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - Indy capped its longest homestand of the season - a 10-game stretch from April 11-21 - with an extra-inning, walk-off win over Louisville. The game was scoreless through nine innings, but a game-tying triple by Trayvon Robinson in the 10th frame and a single by Eric Wood in

Best Games at Victory Field, No. 4: Indy Tops Charlotte, 9-7

Kivlehan rips go-ahead double, Knights commit five errors in Tribe triumph
November 15, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - The Tribe's third home game of the 2019 season saw the Indians dig out of a 3-0 hole to take a 7-4 lead, then give up three runs in the seventh before prevailing, 9-7. Indy's comeback was generated by 16 hits and five errors committed by Charlotte.