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Twenty-Three Former Spokane Indians Players Open 2021 Season on MLB Rosters

March 31, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - After a truncated 2020 season, MLB teams return to the 162-game grind on Thursday with a total of twenty-three former Spokane Indians players opening the year on big league rosters. Spokane's former parent club—the Texas Rangers—leads the way with six Indians alums while the Miami Marlins, San

Spokane Indians Announce 2021 Field Staff

February 23, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Colorado Rockies have announced the 2021 Field Staff for the Spokane Indians in the inaugural year of their PDL license partnership. Former Boise Hawks and Lancaster JetHawks Manager Scott Little has been named Indians Manager for the upcoming season. Little will be joined by Development Supervisor

Spokane Indians Officially Partner with Colorado Rockies for High-A Ball

February 12, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are excited to announce the organization has accepted a Professional Development League (PDL) license with Major League Baseball to be the Colorado Rockies High-A affiliate. The ten-year agreement secures Spokane as a Rockies affiliate through the 2030 season."We are ecstatic to officially partner with

Spokane Indians Announce 2021 Schedule

February 18, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are proud to announce their schedule for the 2021 High-A West regular season. The Indians are scheduled to open the season at home on Tuesday, May 4th against the Eugene Emeralds for the start of a 120-game season, with 60 games at Avista Stadium.

Hank Aaron, Spokane Indians Linked at Key Moments in Baseball History

January 25, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - The game of baseball lost one of its true legends and greatest ambassadors last week with the passing of Hank Aaron at the age of 86. From humble beginnings in Mobile, Alabama, to 25 All-Star appearances as a big leaguer, Aaron carried himself with unparalleled poise and

Spokane Indians Remember Tommy Lasorda

January 8, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who guided the 1970 Spokane Indians to a Pacific Coast League championship and later won a pair of World Series titles with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 93 years old. "We are deeply saddened by the passing of

Avista Stadium to Host New Year's Eve Fireworks

December 16, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. – Several community partners and businesses are working together to bring festive drive-in New Years Eve fireworks to Spokane area neighborhoods. Spokane Indians Baseball Club, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf, and Spokane Public Schools are partnering with several underwriters to bring

Indians Invited to Become Colorado Rockies' Affiliate

December 10, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are excited to announce the organization has been invited by the Colorado Rockies to become a High A long season affiliate through Major League Baseball's newly formed Player Development System. Once finalized, this system will commence for the 2021 season and continue through a

Baseball Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

December 6, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista Stadium has proven to be a special place for so many Spokane residents. Each summer, birthday celebrations, company gatherings, and family outings are hosted under the stadium lights, cheering on the Indians and soaking up a slice of summer. In 2019, for gameday employee Briana K’Burg

Spokane Indians to be Featured in Baseball Hall of Fame's Virtual Voices of the Game Series

November 30, 2020

Cooperstown, NY. - The Spokane Indians will be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Virtual Voices of the Game series on Thursday, December 3rd at 11 AM PST. Fans interested in the event, which will focus on the team's relationship with the Spokane Tribe of Indians can REGISTER

Q & A with Texas Rangers Catcher Jose Trevino

November 29, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino spent just one season with the Indians (2014), but made a big impact during his time in Spokane. The fan favorite played in 72 of the Indians 76 games that season, batting .257 with 9 home runs and 49 RBI. The Corpus

Spokane Indians Earn Prestigious WSRA Recycler of the Year Award

November 29, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - On November 2nd, the Spokane Indians were recognized for their Zero Waste Campaign during the 2019 calendar year, receiving the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) Recycler of the Year Award, in the Business Generator category. The WSRA presents annual Recycler of the Year (ROY) awards to spotlight

Bringing Home the Hardware: Spokane Indians Award Winners in MLB

November 14, 2020

MVP (4) Steve Garvey (1974): Garvey was Mr. Consistent for the Dodgers in the 1970s, hitting over .300 in six of seven seasons after becoming a full-time player in 1973. He led the Dodgers to 102 wins in 1974, and his .312 batting average, 200 hits, 21 home runs, and

Texas Rangers Add David Garcia ('19) and Yerry Rodriguez ('18) to 40-Man Roster

November 21, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - A pair of former Spokane Indians players just took a major step towards realizing their big league dreams. Catcher David Garcia and pitcher Yerry Rodriguez were both added to the 40-man roster of the Texas Rangers on Friday in advance of the Rule 5 deadline. The 20-year-old

Former Spokane Indians Staff Member Jimmy Lake Named UW Football Head Coach

Spokane native sold tickets for the team in 2000
December 3, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. - He used to sell tickets for the Spokane Indians. Now, he's top dawg for one of the Pac-12's premier programs. Former Indians front office team member Jimmy Lake, who worked as an account executive for the team in 2000, was introduced as the new head football coach

Indians Alums Joey Gallo ('12) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa ('14) Win Gold Glove Awards

November 5, 2020

Spokane, WASH. - A pair of former Spokane Indians players are the new gold standard at their positions in the American League. Joey Gallo (right field) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (third base) each earned their first career Gold Glove Award after finishing second and third in MLB for defensive runs saved,

Hometown Hero: Laura Donnelly

November 11, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month in many countries across the globe. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women globally with around 1.38 million people diagnosed per year. Laura Donnelly works at Rockwood Breast Health Center in the Spokane Valley and is both a warrior

Q & A with 2018 NWL MVP Curtis Terry

November 2, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The image of Curtis Terry blasting home runs deep into the Spokane sky will live on in the minds of Indians fans for years to come. The 6’3” first baseman spent parts of three seasons with the Indians, from 2016-2018. After showing signs of immense potential in

Peter Fairbanks, Kyle Snyder Advance to World Series with Tampa Bay Rays

October 15, 2020

Spokane, Wash. - A pair of former Spokane Indians pitchers are headed to the Fall Classic after the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Houston Astros in a thrilling seven-game ALCS. Reliever Peter Fairbanks ('15) and pitching coach Kyle Snyder ('99) will aim to guide the Rays to the first World

MLB Playoffs to Feature 14 Former Spokane Indians

September 27, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - A pandemic-shortened and often surreal season in baseball has reached the home stretch as the 2020 MLB playoffs kick off with a new-look Wild Card round on Tuesday. The 16-team bracket—which includes the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers with losing records—will begin with eight best-of-three series in

Hometown Hero: Kim Elkins

October 2, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - When school districts started to close as a response to the COVID-19 outbreaks in mid-March, many faced the issue of continuing to provide meals for students in need. With the help of her team, Kim Elkins, the Nutrition Director for the Mead School District, made it her

Q & A with Strength and Conditioning Coach Ed Yong

September 25, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - Ed Yong has completed 11 seasons as the Spokane Indians Strength and Conditioning Coach. During his time with the Indians, Yong has been named Northwest League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year six times by the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (2010, 2011, 2012,

Spokane Indians in the Negro Leagues

September 18, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, which were founded by Rube Foster in 1920 and ran until the 1960s. After struggling through the Great Depression, the Negro Leagues reached their zenith in the late 1930s and early 1940s with legendary players like Cool

Ken: The Other Major League Brett Brother

September 18, 2020

SPOKANE, WA - Indians fans are familiar with the Hall of Fame career put together by George Brett, and Bobby Brett is well known throughout Spokane for his work with the Chiefs and Indians, but what many people might not realize is just how good of a ballplayer their brother

Destined for Greatness: Remembering the Legendary 1970 Spokane Indians 50 Years On

September 18, 2020

"The Best Minor League Team in the Second Half of the 20th Century" SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians 1970 championship team will always be known as one of the greatest teams in minor league baseball history. Chance would have it thought that the team that would go down as