SPOKANE, Wash. - The Vancouver Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame announced its two newest inductees, including former Spokane Indians broadcaster Bob Robertson. Robertson, and journalist Steve Ewen, will be enshrined at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver as the Canadians play host to the Indians on Saturday, August 30th.
Robertson joined the Spokane Indians broadcast in 2000 and instantly gained a following in the Spokane area as the voice of the team. He was on the airwaves with the Indians until 2010; in 2011, the Indians renamed its press box the Bob Robertson Press Box. Robertson still joins Indians play-by-play announcer, Mike Boyle, each season for select games. Robertson's broadcast dates for the 2014 season have yet to be announced.
Robertson, who will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, was the voice of Washington State Cougar football for 46 years, totaling 530 NCAA football games -- including 470 straight broadcasts. He was also on the airwaves for the Tacoma Rainiers from 1984 until 1999 -- just before his time with the Indians.
The Spokane Indians open the 2014 regular season on Friday, June 13th at Avista Stadium against the Eugene Emeralds.
The Spokane Indians would like to thank all of our fans for their support during the record-setting 2013 season. The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season, and start as low as $63. Click here for the 2014 schedule. Reserve your seats today by calling the Avista Stadium Ticket Office at (509) 343-OTTO (6886).
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