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2017 Spokane Indians: a fan's guide to baseball at Avista Stadium

From the new manager and amenities at Avista to the connection with the Spokane Tribe and former players, our annual Indians preview has everything a baseball fan in Spokane needs to know to root, root, root for the home team.

Spokane Indians in the majors

These Spokane Indians players reached the major leagues since the franchise returned to short-season Class A status in 1983.

Where are they now?

The 2016 Spokane Indians employed a total of 48 players. Here’s a look at where they are now.

Ex-Indians remain a Major presence in MLB

Since the Spokane Indians franchise returned to Class A short-season status in 1983, there have been 150 former Indians to play in the Major Leagues as of June 1. Of those, 27 are on a current MLB active or 60-day disabled list. Some of these players have gone on to make a big impact in the big leagues, others barely had a cup of coffee.

Plenty of fan-friendly promotions this season for Indians fans

If you’re planning on making it to Avista Stadium this season to watch the Spokane Indians up close, chances are there will be more to see than the baseball game. The Indians will host several themed nights, fireworks celebrations and a variety of sponsored promotions in more than half of the team’s home games.

Blanchette: Short-season baseball fits Spokane well

Let’s set the WABAC machine for the year 1982, when Spokane was feeling butt-hurt, burned and betrayed when its baseball team was spirited off to Las Vegas, and by local guys, no less. The old Triple-A two-step. Wait, what? Nobody remembers?

Tricks, trivia & treats: Everything you need to know about going to Avista Stadium

You’ve always wondered how you could be a part of one of those crazy games in between innings. Or maybe you just wondered where to find the biggest bathrooms. Or the really important stuff, like where are the shortest lines for a beer. The Spokesman-Review has been going to games at this ballpark long before it was named after one of our utility companies. We know things.