How Brandon Waddell’s Quiet Summer Became A Dream Come True
The lefty pitcher made his MLB debut one week after being added to Pittsburgh’s alternate site
It began with a call from Pittsburgh’s Senior Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway, and ended at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati just over a week later. But for former Tribe pitcher Brandon Waddell, his 2020 journey to the big leagues was longer than just seven whirlwind days.
Staff Highlight: Bryan Spisak, Director of Business Systems & Talent
Spisak’s efforts help grow the next generation of young professionals in sports
About 62 miles northeast of Indianapolis sits Muncie, Ind., where Bryan Spisak’s career in sports began.
Staff Highlight: Shayla Smith, Digital Marketing Manager
Tribe website and emails on a new level thanks to Smith’s creativity, forward-thinking
Shayla Smith was in the right place at the right time when an opportunity in the sports industry came calling.
Former Tribe Third Baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes Named to Baseball America’s MLB All-Rookie Team
Three-time MiLB Gold Glove Award winner tabbed as All-Rookie Team’s designated hitter
INDIANAPOLIS – After appearing in 24 games for Pittsburgh over the month of September, third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes was named to Baseball America’s MLB All-Rookie Team as the designated hitter.
This Date In Indians History - September
September is highlighted by Tribe playoff-clinching contests and postseason victories
The Indianapolis Indians have a rich history that dates back to 1902. Take a trip down memory lane as we highlight notable performances that occurred in the month of September for the Tribe.
Special Olympics Indiana 2020 State Softball Championship Games Coming to Victory Field
Two championships to be played at The Vic on Saturday, Oct. 10
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians and Indianapolis Indians Charities today announced that two Special Olympics Indiana State Softball Championships featuring four teams and nearly 70 athletes will be played on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Victory Field. The first game begins at 11 AM and the second contest starts at 1
Five MLB Playoff Teams Feature Former Indianapolis Indians
Former Tribe starters could make considerable impact on this year’s postseason
INDIANAPOLIS – With the 2020 MLB expanded-field playoffs beginning at 2 PM today, many former Indianapolis Indians across the league could make an impact on their respective teams. With limited off days and a three-game wild card series, former Tribe aces will be leading the pack in the American League,
Fall Fever: Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch Set for October Return
Pumpkin picking, hayrides and Trunk-or-Treating on deck at Victory Field
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians are bringing Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch presented by Meijer back to Victory Field on Saturday, October 24 from 12-4 PM. Admission to the event is $5 per person (children age 2 and under are free), and all ticket proceeds benefit Indianapolis Indians Charities.
MLB Breakdown #4: Pittsburgh’s No. 1 and 2 Prospects Highlight Final Two Weeks
Mitch Keller and Ke’Bryan Hayes each went on historic runs to end the season
The 2020 MLB slate of 60 regular-season games has come to a close, and with it so does a season of building toward the future for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Links at Victory Field to Return in mid-October
Private group reservations and tee times now available for purchase
INDIANAPOLIS – One of The Vic’s most popular 2020 summer attractions is set to return in October – The Links at Victory Field. Individual golfers, foursomes and private group reservations for the nine-hole, 27-shot golf experience can now be purchased for Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17, with tee
Former Tribe Flamethrower Blake Cederlind Makes MLB Debut
The right-handed pitcher was called up on Tuesday prior to the game
INDIANAPOLIS – After joining the Tribe in late August 2019, right-handed reliever Blake Cederlind was recalled by Pittsburgh and made his MLB debut tonight at Cincinnati. He is the fourth pitcher and sixth member of Indianapolis’ 2019 team to make his debut this season, following pitchers JT Brubaker, Cody Ponce
Pittsburgh’s No. 2 Prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes Homers In MLB Debut
The award-winning third baseman had two extra-base hits on Tuesday night
INDIANAPOLIS – The Tribe’s 2019 MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove Award winning third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes, who entered the 2020 season rated as Pittsburgh’s No. 2 prospect and No. 49 overall by Baseball America, doubled and homered in his major league debut last night vs. Chicago (NL). He is the second
Tribe 2019 Home Run Leader Will Craig Makes MLB Debut
Craig earned his first career start in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday
INDIANAPOLIS – Former Tribe first baseman and Pittsburgh’s lone representative at the 2019 Futures Game, Will Craig, was recalled and made his major league debut today in a doubleheader at St. Louis. He is the first position player and fourth member of Indianapolis’ 2019 team to make his debut this
Coming Soon to a Ballpark Near You: Flicks at Victory Field
Guests can reserve on-field seating pods to watch trio of baseball movie classics
INDIANAPOLIS – Three popular baseball movies are set to make their way to the corner of West & Maryland for “Flicks at Victory Field” on the following Fridays: Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. The first movie to be played on Victory Field’s right field video board is an
This Date In Indians History – August
A look back at the Tribe's biggest dates in August throughout the years
The Indianapolis Indians have a rich history that dates back to 1902. Take a trip down memory lane as we highlight notable performances that occurred in the month of August for the Tribe.
Historical Highlight: Eduardo Perez
Eduardo Perez recorded a 21-game hit streak in 1996 for the Tribe after he was traded to Cincinnati
Before he solidified himself as a big leaguer, Eduardo Perez made his way through Indianapolis.
Women’s Equality Day: The Women of the Indianapolis Clowns
After Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, three women carved their own history in the Negro Leagues
Many moons ago, Victory Field sat at the corner of West 16th and Harding Streets in Indianapolis. It’s a short drive from the current era of Indians baseball, just follow the river along its west edge and cross at the 16th Street bridge.
MLB Breakdown #2: Weekend Series Sweep Powered by Reynolds and Polanco
The pair of former Tribe outfielders combined for six extra-base hits and 11 RBI vs. Milwaukee
The weekend series between Pittsburgh and Milwaukee provided a glimpse of a booming Pirates offense that outscored its National League Central foe, 24-11, for a three-game sweep.
Historical Highlight: Rajai Davis
The former Tribe outfielder established the longest hitting streak in the Victory Field era in his final game with the Indians
A home run in the first inning vs. Charlotte extended the longest hitting streak in the Victory Field era to 21 games on June 3, 2007. Center fielder Rajai Davis, the Pittsburgh Pirates38th-round draft pick in 2001, blasted his fourth long ball of the season to put the Tribe ahead
Victory Field to Host Watch Party for Game 4 of Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat Playoff Series
Limited tickets available; proceeds to benefit youth programs supported by Indiana Sports Corp
INDIANAPOLIS – The 2020 NBA Playoffs are coming to the corner of West & Maryland from afar on Monday, Aug. 24, as the Indiana Pacers clash with the Miami Heat in Game 4 of their first-round series. The game will air live on Victory Field’s right field video board, with
Jacob Stallings Can’t Keep the Future on Hold Anymore
A different type of baseball season will show what the Pirates’ homegrown catcher is made of
Jacob Stallings was in his early 20s when he was the starting catcher for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reaching the major leagues wasn’t on his mind then; it wasn’t the be-all and end-all. Coaches told him that he could possibly reach that level because of his
Brandon Waddell Makes Major League Debut After Whirlwind Weekend
The left-hander was added to Pittsburgh’s 60-man roster just days before being recalled
INDIANAPOLIS – After being placed on the 60-man roster on Aug. 7 and earning his first career call-up two days later, former Tribe southpaw Brandon Waddell made his major league debut on Friday at Cincinnati. He is the third member of 2019 Triple-A squad to make his debut this season,