That Thursday In March
A look back on the day the baseball world shut down
Seventeen hours and 43 minutes after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19 and set off a chain reaction that toppled countless other leagues and events in its wake, the 2020 Major League Baseball season, as it was intended, ceased to exist.
Beyond the Ballpark with Cam Vieaux
The Tribe southpaw talks on missing sports and which baseball player he looked up to as a kid
Lefty Cam Vieaux made his Indians debut midway through 2019 and since became a regular in the Tribe’s starting rotation. We caught up with him to learn what some of his favorites are and what he’s been up to while on a baseball hiatus.
Minor League Baseball 2020 Season Canceled
Victory Field to host alternate events through remainder of 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – Due to the many COVID-19 related challenges that would accompany staffing team rosters for a two-month season, Major League Baseball has advised that it will not provide players to the teams of Minor League Baseball in 2020, resulting in the cancellation of this season. The 2020 campaign would
This Date In Indians History – June
A look back at the Tribe's biggest dates in June 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 June for the Tribe.
Offensive Dominance Made 1978 The Summer of Champ
The best offensive year in Indians history came from the bat of Champ Summers, a major leaguer and Vietnam veteran
With a 4-1 loss in Game 5 of the 1978 American Association Championship, the Indians packed their bags and returned to Indianapolis with questions of what could have been. Owning home field advantage in the series, the league-leading 78-57 Indians mustered just one win in the best-of-seven set to the
Historical Highlight: Les Fleming
Les Fleming's 143 RBI in 1948 set an all-time Indianapolis record that has yet to be broken
Following four full seasons in the major leagues with Cleveland, Les Fleming swapped out one Indians jersey for another. In an offseason trade that sent veteran first baseman Elbie Fletcher from Pittsburgh to Cleveland, Fleming found himself on the 1948 Opening Day roster for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Herb Score and a Season for the Ages
Score’s 1954 campaign is remembered as the ‘best ever’ by a Tribe pitcher
Before Max Schumacher joined the Indianapolis Indians front office as the club’s ticket manager in 1957, the now-Chairman Emeritus of the Tribe fondly remembers the 1954 season. He was a college-aged fan attending games at old Victory Field who, like most Indians fans, waited every fourth or fifth day to
The Ultimate Slugger: How Rocky Colavito Made His Mark as a Home Run Machine
The former outfielder stands alone as Indy’s single-season home run leader
There’s a feat in baseball that is so rare only 18 have achieved it since the late 1800s. First it was Bobby Lowe of the Boston Beaneaters on May 30, 1894. Then there was Ed Delahanty. Lou Gehrig. Chuck Klein. Pat Seerey. Gil Hodges. Joe Adcock. And then, on a
Beyond the Ballpark with Blake Cederlind
Indy’s hard-throwing right-hander shares how he stays active from home
In his home state of California, Blake Cederlind has been keeping busy with hiking trails and throwing sessions at home. We sat down with the reliever to learn about new hobbies he’s picked up, his favorite social media app and go-to order at an iconic fast-food chain.
This Date In Indians History – May
A look back at the Tribe's biggest dates in May 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 May for the Tribe.
Historical Highlight: Bob Logan
Over Bob Logan's 16 years with the Tribe, he built up his career numbers to settle in as a franchise leader
Atop many Indianapolis Indians franchise records is left-handed pitcher Bob Logan. The Nebraska southpaw started his 16-year career with the Indians in 1931 at 21 years old, and during his tenure he settled into first place in games (421), games started (234), walks (636) and strikeouts (1,019).
The Man Behind the Name
How Tommy John became one of the most memorable Hoosier pitchers in baseball
Some of the most notable names in baseball — whether past, present or future — can be linked by one outstanding attribute. Cy Young Award winners, MVPs, you name it, one player’s name can grace the history books and forever be associated with all-time greats. But for some players, their
A Baseball Warrior, Scott Rolen is Remembered for his Tenacity
Rolen’s work ethic made him one of Indiana’s finest ballplayers and a potential Hall of Famer
On Oct. 21, 2004, nestled in the heart of the Gateway City for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series vs. Houston, Scott Rolen found himself in a mindset that only manifested itself two or three times in his entire career.
Remembering Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown, Indiana’s First Baseball Hall of Famer
Brown, a two-time World Series champion with the Chicago Cubs, pitched for the Indians in 1919
Let your mind leave Victory Field westbound on Washington Street. You have passed the Indianapolis Zoo. The street quickly changes to Rockville Road and eventually becomes Highway 36 at the I-465 ramp. Continue your imaginary trek into the Indianapolis metro. You cruise through Avon and farmland soon swallows your journey.
Beyond the Ballpark with Jake Elmore
The Tribe’s 2019 MVP gives his thoughts on life off the diamond
When he’s not acting as the Tribe’s MVP on the field, Jake Elmore is spending time with his family or watching Alabama football. We sat down with him to learn more about his childhood, career goals and what could have been if he wasn’t a baseball player.
Indianapolis’ Own Oscar Charleston Among Baseball’s All-Time Greats
Celebrating the Negro Leagues’ 100-year anniversary and an Indy baseball legend
It is a very big year to remember baseball’s Negro Leagues, with Indianapolis in the middle of it, for lots of good reasons. To find one of the best, let’s go to Floral Park Cemetery on the west side of town.
Indianapolis Indians Charities Dedicates Month of May to COVID-19 Relief Campaign
Tribe game tickets for essential workers and online auction highlight monthlong initiative
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Indians Charities today announced the start of a monthlong COVID-19 relief campaign that continues through the end of May, with funds raised going to local nonprofits helping those most affected by the pandemic. Contributions to the fundraising efforts can be made in more ways than one and
This Date In Indians History – April
A look back at the Tribe's opening month 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 April for the Tribe.
Historical Highlight: Ted Beard
Outfielder Ted Beard spent time in Indianapolis in the mid-1900s
Former outfielder Ted Beard kept finding his way to Indianapolis in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Thirteen of his 19 years in the minor leagues were spent in Indy, which made him the longest-tenured position player in franchise history. His time in the Circle City lands him among all-time career
Indianapolis Indians Charities Donates $10K to Shepherd Community Center for COVID-19 Relief
Food relief and E-learning tools provided to Near Eastside neighborhood
INDIANAPOLIS – The COVID-19 relief efforts of Indianapolis Indians Charities today extended to Shepherd Community Center on the Near Eastside of downtown Indianapolis. The Tribe’s nonprofit organization donated $10,000 for food relief and the purchase of E-learning tools, helping those in the neighborhood who lost jobs, have food scarcities, and
Tribe’s Elements Financial Signature Rewards Visa® to Benefit Riley Relief Fund
Indianapolis Indians Charities and Elements Financial will donate $100 to Riley Relief Fund for each new qualifying card
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians and Elements Financial today launched an Indians Signature Rewards Visa® Credit Card. For each new qualifying card, the two organizations have partnered to donate $100 to the Riley Children’s Foundation Riley Relief Fund, helping Riley families affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Members who meet the
Unlikely Champions Bring 2000 Triple-A Title to Indy
The Governors’ Cup returned to Indianapolis with the help of a new team on the field
When the calendar flipped into the new millennium, the Indianapolis Indians went from being unsure of what a new affiliation would bring to finishing as the unlikely champions of the final Triple-A World Series.
Beyond the Ballpark with Cody Ponce
Tribe starter Cody Ponce talks about his favorite things outside of baseball
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
Cederlind Shows Off Strikeout Power in Spring Training
The right-handed prospect looks to build off his dominant 2019
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.