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Meet the new boss: Kenny Hook takes the reins as Spokane Indians manager

For the third year in a row, the Spokane Indians have a new manager. Kenny Hook, who was the Indians hitting coach in 2016, returns to Spokane as manager replacing …


Spokane Indians promise more fan favorites this summer: fireworks, cheap food, puppy parades

Feasts, fireworks, fairy tales and the Force. The promotions spanning the Spokane Indians’ 2019 schedule will have something for every fan and mythical creature to enjoy.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Third annual Fan Fest proves big hit for Spokane Indians faithful

Baseball and entertainment converged at Avista Stadium on Wednesday as the newest crop of Spokane Indians introduced itself to a welcoming crowd that was already in midseason form at the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Spokane Indians players arrive from extended spring training, ready to hit the field

The Texas Rangers assigned 28 players to the Spokane Indians on Saturday for the start of the Northwest League season, which opens on Friday. The 28-man roster includes 15 pitchers …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Bruce Bochy reflects on Normandy trip and uncle on D-Day beach

The 75th anniversary of D-Day holds special meaning for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. He’s the son of an Army veteran who served during World War II. And one …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

MLB draft: Texas Rangers use top picks on college players who could end up with Spokane Indians

The Texas Rangers used their first three selections in the 2019 MLB draft on college players who could very well find themselves in Spokane Indians uniforms before too long.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Former Spokane Indians standout Bill Buckner dies at 69

Bill Buckner, whose 2,715 career hits rank second only to Carlos Beltran among former Spokane Indians who played in the major leagues, has died after a long battle with Lewy …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Kenny Hook named Spokane Indians manager for 2019

Kenny Hook, 43, becomes the seventh Indians manager since Spokane became an affiliate of the Texas Rangers.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Rangers’ Joey Gallo relaxes, watches average climb

Joey Gallo sometimes pauses for a deep breath or glances around the ballpark between pitches looking for something to slow his racing mind. The big Texas slugger grew up trying …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7 p.m.

Recent former Spokane Indians off to quick start at full-season affiliates

The Spokane Indians don’t begin their 2019 campaign for two months, but players from last year’s team are off to a good start with the Texas Rangers’ full-season affiliates.


Clint Roig’s family earns unique opportunity to retrace his baseball days in Japan

Clint Roig was an eager listener whenever his grandfather Tony wanted to share one of the many stories related to his baseball career.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Spokane River’s story one of geology, settlement

Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Giants and former Spokane Indians manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this season

Bochy, who began his managerial career by leading the 1989 Spokane Indians to their third straight Northwest League title, has been a major league manager for 25 seasons.


Retired GU coach, baseball executive Larry Koentopp dies at 82

Retired Gonzaga coach and baseball executive Larry Koentopp died on Saturday in Las Vegas at the age of 82, as announced by the Las Vegas Aviators baseball club. No cause …


Spokane Indians net nearly 100 stuffed animals for Christmas Bureau

The Spokane Indians added a teddy bear toss to their Christmas in July game night this past summer, collecting nearly 100 stuffed animals for the Christmas Bureau. The idea came …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Major League Baseball playoffs have local flair with former Spokane Indians on Boston Red Sox roster

The MLB playoffs will have a somewhat local flair, as a pair of former Spokane Indians are employed by a postseason favorite.


Spokane Indians affiliate agreement renewed with Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers announced the organization has extended its Player Development Agreement with the Spokane Indians through the 2020 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane Indians recap: Curtis Terry, Hans Crouse have stellar seasons en route to Northwest League championship series appearance

The Spokane Indians’ recently completed season was a success in many ways, not the least of which was their trip to the Northwest League championship series.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Spokane Indians lose on walk-off balk; Eugene takes Northwest League championship series

Emmanuel Clase commits walk-off balk and Eugene Emeralds sweep Spokane Indians in Northwest League Championship Series.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 2:13 p.m.

Eugene limits Spokane Indians to 4 hits, takes 2-0 lead in NWLCS

The Eugene Emeralds beat the Spokane Indians 4-0 in Game 2 of the best-of-five Northwest League Championship Series.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Levi Jordan’s late homer lifts Eugene over Spokane Indians in Game 1 of NWLCS

Levi Jordan hit a home run in the eighth inning and the Eugene Emeralds beat the Spokane Indians 3-2 in Game 1 of the Northwest League Championship Series.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane Indians, Eugene Emeralds produce surprising Northwest League championship matchup

The very nature of the short-season schedule in the Northwest League has produced an interesting championship matchup – and series schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Chi Chi Gonzalez helps Spokane Indians earn spot in Northwest League championship series

It’s not a major league pennant race, but Chi Chi Gonzalez sure is savoring the current Spokane Indians run to the Northwest League championship series.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Big inning dooms Spokane Indians in Game 2 loss to Everett AquaSox in Northwest League division series

The Everett AquaSox rallied for six runs in the fourth inning to beat the Spokane Indians 8-3 in Game 2 of the division series on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

NWL Playoffs: Curtis Terry drives in 4 to lead Spokane Indians over Everett

Curtis Terry drove in four and the Spokane Indians outlasted the Everett AquaSox 7-3 in Game 1 of the Northwest League Division series on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Vancouver’s Brandon Polizzi plays all nine positions and Canadians beat Spokane Indians

The Vancouver Canadians beat the Spokane Indians 7-4 on Monday and the Canadians’ Brandon Polizzi played all nine positions.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Chi Chi Gonzalez leads Spokane Indians to second-half clinch

Chi Chi Gonzalez tossed five perfect innings, Isaias Quiroz homered and the Spokane Indians clinched the second-half division title with a 3-1 win over Vancouver.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10 p.m.

Jake Latz leads Spokane Indians over Vancouver and into first place

Starter Jake Latz turned in a tremendous performance and the Spokane Indians took “Game 1” over the Vancouver Canadians 6-0 to move one game ahead with two to play.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Big-leaguer Chi Chi Gonzalez drops into Spokane Indians pennant race

The Texas Rangers assigned starting pitcher Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez to the Spokane Indians for a rehab assignment and will start on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Spokane Indians reach tie for first place on heels of Sherten Apostel home run

Sherten Apostel delivered the biggest hit of the Spokane Indians’ season. His three-run home run with two out in the eighth inning put the Indians ahead and Spokane went on …