The Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) is a beautiful, unique and important species of fish in the Spokane region, and was a historic source of food for the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
We believe that the Redband embodies the ideals of our team and its players: hard-fighting, never-quitting, resilient and adaptive under ever-changing circumstances.
The Spokane Indians baseball team has teamed up with the City of Spokane and other local partners to help this iconic fish, whose numbers were dwindling, rally back in the Spokane River.
The City of Spokane has installed combined sewer overflow (CSO) tanks city wide to prevent raw sewage from entering the habitat of these special fish in order to keep the Redband thriving.
You too can help us protect Spokane's hometown fish by making a tax deductible donation today. Your gift will be donated to local groups that provide advocacy, education, protection, conservation and restoration of Redband and river habitat.
The Spokane Indians Baseball Team does their part for the campaign by wearing special edition Redband uniforms at select games throughout the summer in support of our river's signature fish. In 2019, the team will wear these jerseys during every Thursday home game. The jerseys are auctioned off at the end of each season with proceeds benefiting the Redband Rally Campaign.
Ribby the Redband Trout is the official mascot of the Redband Rally. His mission is to help rally the team to victory and teach people about our river and what we can do to help protect it. You can see Ribby starting in the seventh inning of every home game. He is proudly sponsored by the City of Spokane.
But Ribby isn't the only one at the ballpark that can help the team battle back from seemingly impossible odds. Fans are asked to wear Redband Headbands starting in the seventh inning to help rally the boys of summer to a win. It works! The Indians amassed an amazing eight walk-off wins during the first year of the Redband Rally, culminating with a ninth-inning victory in the season finale and a spot in the postseason.