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Visiting Players in Indianapolis Turned Hall-of-Fame Hopefuls

Seven candidates of the BBWAA’s 2022 Hall of Fame ballot played in Indianapolis
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On July 24, Minnie Miñoso will become the 13th former member of the Indianapolis Indians inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame following the Golden Days Era Committee vote in December. Now, the attention turns to Tuesday, when the Class of 2022 will be rounded out by the announcement

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Indy's 2022 Coaching Staff

Former Indians catcher and coach Miguel Perez will return to Indianapolis as manager
January 10, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced Miguel Perez as manager of the Indianapolis Indians for the upcoming 2022 season. He will become the 62nd manager in franchise history (since 1902) and the sixth since the Indians’ Triple-A affiliation with Pittsburgh began in 2005.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 1: Bethancourt Sets Career Best

The catcher’s five RBI at Omaha set a new career high
December 22, 2021

Christian Bethancourt capped off his 2021 Indianapolis Indians MVP season with a career-best performance, launching a pair of home runs with five RBI in a 17-12 win over Omaha on Sept. 26.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 2: Martin Mashes Pair of Homers

Martin notched his ninth career multi-homer game on Sept. 24
December 20, 2021

In just his third Triple-A game after being promoted to Indianapolis from Double-A Altoona on Sept. 20, Mason Martin launched two home runs and drove in four runs to lift the Indians to a 9-8 win at Omaha.

Three 2021 Indians Named Organization All-Stars

Cruz, Martin and Alford highlight a roster of young Bucs talent
December 17, 2021

Today, Minor League Baseball announced that first baseman Mason Martin, shortstop Oneil Cruz and outfielder Anthony Alford were named Pittsburgh Pirates Organization All-Stars following their respective 2021 campaigns.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 3: “Bligh Guy” Sets Career High

Madris hit safely in a career- and team-high 15 games from Aug. 28-Sept. 15
December 17, 2021

Outfielder Bligh Madris heated up in August with a career-high 15-game hitting streak within a team-high 26-game on-base streak on his way to earning the Indians 2021 Rookie of the Year honor.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 4: Bethancourt Bests I-Cubs on Back-To-Back Walk-Offs

Bethancourt recorded his third and fourth walk-off hits of the season in consecutive wins over Iowa
December 15, 2021

On June 30 vs. Iowa, Christian Bethancourt knocked a line drive into right field to score T.J. Rivera and give the Indians their first of back-to-back walk-off wins leading into Fourth of July weekend at Victory Field.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 5: Owen Launches Indians to Victory

The Indians leader in home runs hit his fourth career grand slam vs. Memphis
December 13, 2021

On June 19 at Victory Field, the Indians eventual 2021 Silver Slugger Award recipient and team leader with 20 home runs, Hunter Owen, launched a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Indians to an 11-5 win over Memphis.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 6: Hudson Walks Off Marathon with Toledo

The Indians beat Toledo in 10 innings, 12-11
December 9, 2021

To cap off a back-and-forth contest that saw the Indianapolis Indians stay toe-to-toe with the Toledo Mud Hens, catcher Joe Hudson singled home Hunter Owen to clinch a victory and put the Indians above .500 for a last time during the 2021 season at 33-32.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 7: Rivera Lifts Indians in Rain-Shortened Win

Rivera’s game-winning hit gave Indy the victory in five-inning contest
December 6, 2021

Against the Triple-A East Midwest Division leading Omaha Storm Chasers, T.J. Rivera delivered a one-out, two-run single in the fifth inning to finish off the Indians comeback win at Victory Field, 4-3, on July 15.

Miñoso Becomes 13th Former Indian Elected to Hall of Fame

Miñoso appeared in 52 games with Indianapolis in 1964
December 6, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Yesterday, nine-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner Minnie Miñoso became the 13th former Indianapolis Indian to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 14 votes from the 16-member Golden Days Era Committee.

‘Tis the Season: Rowdie’s Home Plate Holiday Coming to Victory Field

New holiday tradition at The Vic set for 8 AM-12 PM on Sunday, Dec. 12
December 1, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians lovable mascot Rowdie has been hard at work this offseason to bring a new holiday event to Victory Field. Rowdie’s Home Plate Holiday presented by Riley Children’s Health – which features a pancake breakfast, ornament decorating, holiday inflatables and photo opportunity with Rowdie dressed as

Top Performances of 2021, No. 8: Sulser Catches Clippers With Seven Shutout

Sulser set a new career high with 7.0 innings tossed on July 10
November 28, 2021

With a career-high 7.0 shutout frames to extend his scoreless streak to 17.1 innings and a career-high tying seven strikeouts, Beau Sulser earned his fourth win of the season in an 11-1 victory against Columbus at Huntington Park on July 10.

Top Performances of 2021, No. 10: Marvelous Gem Silences Sounds

James Marvel’s team-high 8.0-inning outing lifted the Indians in 7-2 win
November 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Leading the Indianapolis Indians to their final win of the 2021 campaign on Oct. 1, James Marvel tossed a career-high tying and team-high 8.0 two-run innings to stun the Nashville Sounds, 7-2.

Indians Mourn the Loss of Former Front Office Executive Cal Burleson

Burleson’s 45-year tenure with Indianapolis began in 1975
November 8, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – With great sadness, the Indianapolis Indians share that Cal Burleson – a front office member of the organization for 45 seasons (1975-2019) – passed away Sunday night from complications due to small cell bladder cancer, an extremely rare diagnosis he received last December. He was 71 years old.

Indianapolis Indians Release 2022 Schedule

Triple-A returns to 144-game schedule while continuing six-game series format
October 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that the organization will begin its 120th season on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals) at Victory Field. The 144-game slate welcomes the return of six-game series, includes 72 home games, and features home dates on Mother’s

Indians and Sounds Saturday Night Matchup Canceled

Tickets can be exchanged for Sunday’s finale or any 2022 regular season home game
October 2, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians and Major League Baseball have announced that Saturday night’s contest vs. the Nashville Sounds at Victory Field has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions and will not be made up.

Indianapolis Announces 2021 Team Award Recipients

Christian Bethancourt was named the Indians Team MVP
October 1, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians announced today that Christian Bethancourt, Shea Spitzbarth, Bligh Madris and Hunter Owen have been named as team award winners for the 2021 season. Bethancourt and Spitzbarth headline the group as Team MVP and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Owen Named Indians September Player of the Month

The Indiana native leads Indians sluggers with six home runs in September
September 30, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced infielder Hunter Owen as their September Player of the Month after he hit a team-leading six home runs, the most by an Indians batter in a single month this season.

Cruz Leads Indy In Walk-Off Winner

The shortstop went 4-for-5 with a home run
September 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – A two-run, game-tying home run off the bat of Oneil Cruz in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Indianapolis Indians on their way to an extra-inning walk-off victory over the Nashville Sounds on Wednesday night, 4-3.

No. 6 Prospect Roansy Contreras Recalled by Pittsburgh

The right-hander made his Triple-A debut with Indy last week
September 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they have recalled their No. 6 prospect, right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras, to start in tonight’s game vs. Chicago (NL). He will be the fourth active member of the Indianapolis Indians roster to make his debut in 2021, following outfielder Troy Stokes Jr.,

Castro Named Triple-A East Player of the Week

Pittsburgh’s No. 25 prospect hit .471 in four games last week
September 27, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball and the Indianapolis Indians announced today that infielder Rodolfo Castro was named the Triple-A East Player of the Week (Sept. 20-26) after he hit three home runs in four games at Omaha.

Five Home Runs Lift Indians Over Omaha, 17-12

Indy scored a season-high 17 runs in the win
September 26, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Christian Bethancourt went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians to victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers in the series finale on Sunday, 17-12.

Chavis Homers In Indians Loss

Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer to lead Indy in loss
September 25, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Major league rehabber, Michael Chavis launched a two-run home run but it wasn’t enough as the Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night, 12-3.

Indians Blast Four Home Runs To Best Omaha, 9-8

Mason Martin launched two homers in the win
September 24, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Mason Martin launched two home runs with four RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians to victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Friday night, 9-8.