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The issue of Native American mascots and imagery in sports was thrust into the headlines again over the summer when the Washington, D.C., NFL team decided to change the name of its team from a dictionary-defined slang term and removed all Native American terms and imagery from its branding.
The season didn’t end the way Spokane Indians all-stars Blaine Crim and Kellen Strahm would have hoped but the pair came a long way from where they started the season.
The 2019 Spokane Indians season has to be categorized as an unmitigated success – on and off the field.
Five games that made a difference in the season’s first half for first-year manager Kenny Hook’s North Division champion Spokane Indians.
The first thing you read about Seattle Mariners prospect George Kirby in any scouting report is his strike-throwing ability. In 88 innings for Elon University this spring, he allowed six walks. That’s not a typo. Six.
Redband Field, in Spokane’s Peaceful Valley neighborhood, wasn’t always as it looked this week. When a baseball field sits unused, nature has a way of taking over.
Most folks don’t think about how bats or balls end up at the ballpark. They just assume someone has taken care of that. For the Texas Rangers system, including the Spokane Indians, that guy is Chris Ackerman.
The Texas Rangers happily selected right-handed starter Ryan Garcia out of UCLA with their second-round pick and haven’t looked back.
San Francisco Giants prospect Franklin Labour is off to a pretty good start this season for the short-season A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League. Actually, “pretty good” is an understatement.
Spokane Indians pitcher John Matthews throws most of his pitches with a standard over-the-top delivery, but on occasion he will throw with a sidearm motion.
Three weeks ago, Gig Harbor native Michael Toglia was drafted in the first round out of UCLA – No. 23 overall – by the Colorado Rockies. As if that’s not enough to turn a kid’s life upside down, then came finals, the NCAA Tournament and signing his contract – which happened on Tuesday.
A peek “behind the curtain” how the Spokane Indians organization works hand-in-hand with their MLB parent club, the Texas Rangers, to provide 38 nights of summer entertainment for the area.
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 Kenny Holmberg.
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.
The Northwest League All-Stars, featuring five Spokane Indians, face the best of the Pioneer League on Tuesday in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Spokane Indians outfielder J.P. Martinez has rebounded from a rough start to show sparks of why the Texas Rangers invested so heavily in him.
There’s good news – and some not so good – regarding the early-season results for the Spokane Indians.
The leaderboard in Northwest League power categories looks awfully familiar as Indians slugger Curtis Terry is pacing the league – again – in home runs.
Indians shortstop Tyler Depreta-Johnson was awarded the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Golden Glove Award for his work at Houston Baptist University.
Three and a half hours before the Spokane Indians were scheduled to play the Boise Hawks in the second game of the Northwest League season on Saturday, new manager Kenny Holmberg was standing near second base with a fungo bat in his hand with infielder Jonah McReynolds near the bag at first base.