These Spokane Indians players reached the major leagues since the franchise returned to short-season Class A status in 1983.
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.
Mike Boyle doesn’t leave much room for leisure time these days. When he’s not doing his almost nightly play-by-play broadcast for the Spokane Indians, he’s calling the hockey games for the Spokane Chiefs.
The 2016 Spokane Indians employed a total of 48 players. Here’s a look at where they are now.
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.
The Spokane Indians will honor former manager Tim Hulett as an Indians “Rim of Honor” recipient during Thursday’s pregame Opening Day ceremonies.
Matt Hagen remembers when he occasionally visited Avista Stadium when he was barely 22 years old. Back then, Hagen was in the visitors’ dugout wearing an Everett AquaSox jersey.
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.
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?
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.
A Spokane Indians jersey is now in Cooperstown. And not just temporarily there. It’s a permanent part of the baseball hall of fame’s storied collection of artifacts celebrating the National Pastime.