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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

Hometown Hero: Stacy Kitchens

August 26, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The COVID-19 pandemic has created several stress factors in hospitals as protocols change, capacity is reached, and employees are susceptible to contracting the virus. It’s essential that leaders in healthcare continue to be positive and supportive for coworkers and patients alike. The Spokane Indians were excited to

Somehow They Manage: A Look at Indians Alums as Big League Skippers

July 21, 2020

Bruce Bochy Year(s) in Spokane (1989): After wrapping up his playing career in 1987, Bochy's first managerial job was with Spokane two years later. The 34-year-old led the Indians to a 41-34 regular season record and their third straight Northwest League title in his lone season at the helm -

Redband Raft Makes 2020 Debut for Spokane Riverkeeper

August 19, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians Baseball Team and the Redband Rally Campaign are pleased to announce the debut of the Spokane Riverkeeper Redband Raft. The Redband Raft recently made its maiden voyage starting at the new raft & paddle launch at Redband Park in downtown Spokane to Aubrey White

Q & A with NWL MVP Blaine Crim

August 10, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 2019 Spokane Indians season ultimately ended in defeat in the Northwest League Championship series, but there was plenty of excitement along the way. The Indians won both the first and second half division titles and finished with an overall record of 45- 31. There were a

Hometown Hero: Katie Tolley

August 7, 2020

The Spokane Indians are thankful for the community members who are making an impact, not only on the greater Spokane community, but on the people that they interact with. Katie Tolley embodies this by her work with Lutheran Community Services (LCS), volunteer work with various local non-profit organizations, and advocacy

Twenty-Four Former Spokane Indians Players Open Season on MLB Rosters

July 23, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - MLB's long-awaited Opening Day has finally arrived and twenty-four former Spokane Indians players find themselves on big league rosters. A total of seven Indians alums will open the season with Spokane's parent club—the Texas Rangers—including first time call-up Leody Taveras, who will be the second player from

Infield Cafe Continues & New Special Menu Item: Grilled Cheese BLT

August 3, 2020

Spokane, Wash. - The Infield Cafe at Avista Stadium will continue into August with updated hours. Summer heat is not an issue at this patio favorite with shaded tables and sprinklers running in the outfield. New cafe hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11AM - 1PM and closed Monday and

Foot Long Hot Dog Available for the First Time at Avista Stadium

July 29, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Ballpark Dinner To-Go is making its long awaited return to Avista Stadium. The family meals have proved to be a hit for fans, as this will serve as the fifth meal the Indians have presented this summer. The Spokane Indians Ballpark Dinner To-Go meal will be

Infield Cafe is Here Through July

July 13, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Infield Cafe at Avista Stadium will continue to operate through the month of July after a successful two-week trial run. The unique experience of eating on the award-winning infield at Avista Stadium continues to be a driving factor for fans. Cafe hours will remain the same,

Introducing Home Base: A Spokane Indians Community Update

July 2, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - While the NWL season is cancelled, the Spokane Indians are committed to staying connected with the community. Home Base is a Spokane Indians community update that brings some highlights of Avista Stadium to your home. Some things you can expect: new events around the stadium, highlights from

Minor League Baseball Announces Cancellation for all Leagues

June 30, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. – Today, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season across North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are saddened by the news passed down today from MLB and MiLB that the 2020 season has been cancelled,

Enjoy Lunch at Avista Stadium

June 19, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - For the first time in history, the Spokane Indians will be offering lunch service at Avista Stadium. The "Infield Cafe" will feature a limited menu featuring ballpark favorites, snacks, sweets, and beverages. The first run of the Infield Cafe at Avista Stadium will last for two weeks,

Limited Ballpark Dinner To-Go Meals Available

June 15, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Northwest League season has been postponed, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy a great meal from Avista Stadium. Celebrate opening day at home with the Ballpark Dinner To-Go. Each meal feeds four people for $40 plus tax and is available for curbside pickup at

Northwest League Postpones Start of 2020 Season

June 12, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northwest League released the following statement today: “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the start of the 2020 Northwest League season is being delayed indefinitely. The League and its clubs will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Major League Baseball affiliates, while following

Spokane Indians and Second Harvest Work Together to Help Feed Community Members

June 12, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are pleased to announce they have made a donation to Second Harvest that will provide free food for 17,000 meals to people in need in the community. Since March, Second Harvest has distributed, on average, 924,000 pounds of free food per week to help

Order Your Spokane Indians Ballpark Dinner To-Go

June 8, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are providing another family meal option to curb your ballpark cravings. This is the third takeout meal offered by the Indians, with the previous Ballpark Dinner To-Go meals selling out. The Spokane Indians Ballpark Dinner To-Go meal will be available for pickup Wednesday, June

Spokane Indians Through the Decades: A Look Back at Teams of 10, 20, 30, 40, & 50 Years Ago

May 26, 2020

2010 Record: 43-33 (1st Place in Eastern Division) MLB Affiliate: Texas Rangers Notable Alumni: Jurickson Profar Notes: The 2010 Spokane Indians are one of the greatest "what-if" teams in recent memory. The league's youngest squad featured three first-round picks (Kellin Deglan, Mike Olt and Jake Skole) and a talented international

Order Your Walking Taco Tuesday Package

May 21, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians are providing a second family meal option to meet your Taco Tuesday needs. This is the second takeout meal offered by the Indians, with the first Ballpark Dinner To Go selling out. The Spokane Indians Walking Taco Tuesday Packages will be available for pickup