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The Spokane Indians will be featured by the National Baseball Hall of Fame at 11 a.m. Thursday as part of an event called Virtual Voices of the Game.
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.
A little more than 25 years ago, Charlie Butts never would have imagined himself getting to play the national anthem in front of thousands of fans for any major Spokane sporting event. And it was even more unimaginable to think of himself as becoming a staple of Spokane sporting events in general.
In the days and weeks following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to rid society of racist language and images, the use of Native American terms and imagery in sports has once again become a national headline.
Do you enjoy the smell of freshly popped popcorn or do you like the sound of thousands of screaming baseball fans? If so, then the Spokane Indians are for you. Otto Klein stopped by our studio to give you some insight into how to join their team!
Major League Baseball has provided a proposal to Minor League Baseball to drastically restructure the organization and maintenance of minor league teams, leagues, player contracts and the entry draft.
Otto Klein visits SWX to give an insider about what to look forward to on Friday's Home Opener at Avista Stadium!
SWX's, Sam Adams met with the Indians Senior Vice President, Otto Klein and got the scoop of what this years season has in store for you!
We had a chance to catch up with Otto Klein, senior vice president of the club, to talk about the upcoming season of Spokane Indians baseball.
There are a few moments throughout Otto Klein’s 24 seasons with the Spokane Indians that have managed to stick well in his memory. The senior vice president of the Indians remembers about 10 years ago seeing a man standing at a desk at Avista Stadium. The man had immediately caught Klein’s eye because he had a tattoo of a pink ribbon on the back of his head.
The Spokane Indians reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers on a two-year player development contract, the team announced Saturday.
Otto Klein has been in the Spokane Indians’ lineup for 22 years.
Alexis Olgard, the former Mead High and USC star, has taken her spiking and digging to Manila, Philippines, for her second professional volleyball season.
Eleven years ago, the Spokane Indians hosted the first Northwest League All-Star Game to help commemorate the league’s 50th anniversary. This season, the league’s 61st, may not share the luster of that Golden Anniversary, but the Indians set out to produce a first-of-its-kind gem anyway.
The Spokane Indians will host the first joint all-star contest between the Class A short-season NWL and the rookie advanced Pioneer League. Tuesday's game time is 7:05 p.m. after a FanFest at 4 and Home Run Derby at 5:45.
The Spokane Indians and the Northwest League are taking a pioneering approach to the league’s 2015 all-star game.
Ruben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold the farthest-back fan could see them. From his vantage points along the outfield wall, Marcilla has watched interns and grounds crews come and go and the Spokane Indians’ 1958 stadium undergo modernization. But the sign painter still uses brushes older than the athletes who’ll pound the sod after he’s packed them up. He still shows up every spring to do a job that, in many ballparks and many other places, has been relegated to the tools of mass production.
Negotiating Spokane’s youth baseball maze became much easier Wednesday with the click of a mouse. The Spokane Indians unveiled a nonprofit collaboration with three youth baseball leagues that will set aside years of turf battles that often left parents and players frustrated.
Negotiating Spokane’s youth baseball maze became much easier Wednesday with the click of a mouse.