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Spokane Indians History

Ten defining eras of the Spokane Indians minor league baseball franchise

John Barnes, a Midwestern amateur athletic star and sports promoter, arrived in the Northwest to develop the Pacific Northwest League in 1890. He operated the Spokane franchise, which won the first pennant with a team featuring minor-league legends Piggy Ward, Abner Powell and George Borchers.

Former Spokane Indians pitcher Chuck Churn dies

Clarence “Chuck” Churn, a tall righthander who earned almost a quarter of his career pitching victories during two Pacific Coast League seasons with the Spokane Indians, has died at the age of 87.