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John Blanchette: Dave Vaughn recalls bat boy duties for magical Spokane Indians team of 1970

He had broken his left arm in a mishap at church camp and was shackled with the standard wrist-to-elbow cast.


Dave Vaughn relearns normal actions after accident

In his retirement, fate sent Dave Vaughn into a second career: recovery.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Spokane Indians baseball team, Spokane Tribe featured in national discussion of Native American imagery in sports

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Spokane sports react to potential removal of Native American terms and imagery

For decades, certain sports teams – professional, college and high school – have resisted changing their nicknames and branding from Native American terms and imagery.But with the recent climate of …


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Minor league baseball, Spokane Indians season officially canceled

On Tuesday, officials with Minor League Baseball confirmed the 2020 MiLB season has been officially canceled after a conference call between MLB’s board of trustees.


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

Northwest League announces indefinite delay to start of 2020 season

With its scheduled opening day looming next week, the Northwest League issued a statement on Friday officially – and indefinitely – delaying the start of its season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Dave Nichols: Spokane Indians affected by major changes to minor leagues

MLB wants to drastically streamline the minor league and how franchises operate, as soon as next season. The Spokane Indians figure to be impacted as much as anyone.


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Minor League Baseball expected to agree to drastic reduction of affiliated teams

Minor League Baseball is prepared to agree to a drastic reduction in its number of affiliated teams in order to ratify a new agreement with Major League Baseball.


John Blanchette: Spokane Indians owner Bobby Brett prepares for inevitable changes

In Spokane, it’s possible that while there could be fewer baseball games this year, there could be more in 2021 and beyond.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Former Spokane Indian Carlos Beltran out as Mets manager in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Spokane Indians announce new manager Sean Cashman, 2020 field staff

The Texas Rangers announced the 2020 field staffs for their minor league affiliates on Monday, and the Spokane Indians will welcome a new manager for the fourth-consecutive season.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Dave Nichols: MLB proposal restructuring minor leagues could have drastic impact on future of professional baseball in Spokane

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.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Season of adjustments and success for Spokane Indians all-stars Blaine Crim and Kellen Strahm

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.


Spokane Indians piled up big achievements during 2019 Northwest League season

The 2019 Spokane Indians season has to be categorized as an unmitigated success – on and off the field.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Spokane Indians season ends in Tri-Cities; Dust Devils prevail in 10 innings

Last year, the Spokane Indians’ season ended on a walk-off balk in the Northwest League Championship Series. This year, it was a walk-off walk in the North Division playoffs. After …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Heriberto Hernandez provides power and Spokane Indians down Tri-City to force deciding Game 3

Heriberto Hernandez clubbed a two-run homer in a four-run sixth inning, and the Spokane Indians topped the Dust Devils at Gesa Stadium on Thursday to force a decisive Game 3 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Tri-City edges Spokane Indians 4-3 in 12 innings in Game 1 of divisional series

Logan Driscoll delivered an RBI single in the top of the 12th inning and the Tri-City Dust Devils held off the Spokane Indians to win Game 1 of the divisional …


Tri-City Dust Devils top Spokane Indians in regular-season finale

Nick Gatewood had three hits, including a pair of solo home runs, and Reinaldo Ilarraza added three hits and two RBIs as the Tri-City Dust Devils closed out the regular …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

Spokane Indians pummel Tri-City Dust Devils to clinch second-half North Divsion title

The Spokane Indians wrapped up the North Division second-half title on Sunday, using a five-run third inning to jump start a 10-3 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils in Northwest …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

Tri-City uses six-run sixth to beat Spokane Indians

Jason Pineda batted 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs, and the the Tri-City Dust Devils used a six-run sixth inning to beat the Spokane Indians 8-7 Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Jonah McReynolds’ two-run double in seventh lifts Spokane Indians over Everett; season attendance eclipses 200,000

Jonah McReynolds delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh and the Spokane Indians beat the Everett AquaSox 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Friday night. The Indians surpassed …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

NWL MVP Blaine Crim delivers walk-off single; Spokane Indians top Everett 2-1

Northwest League MVP Blaine Crim singled with runners on the corners in the bottom of the ninth to plate Derwin Barreto and the Spokane Indians beat the Everett AquaSox 2-1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Spokane Indians’ Blaine Crim named Northwest League MVP; Kenny Hook manager of the year

The Spokane Indians impressive 2019 campaign received significant recognition on Thursday, as first baseman Blaine Crim was named the Northwest League Most Valuable Player, the league office announced.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Joe Corbett shuts door in ninth to help Spokane Indians edge Everett

Reliever Joe Corbett got out of a ninth inning jam and the Spokane Indians escaped with a 6-4 win over the Everett AquaSox in the first of a three-game Northwest …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Home-grown talent: Colton’s Levi Weber upholds tradition of field excellence at Avista Stadium

Levi Weber has big shoes to fill. And he knows it. As turf manager of the Spokane Indians, there are not-so-subtle reminders everywhere about the excellence he’s expected to uphold …


Spokane Indians pitchers walk season-high 11 in loss to Hillsboro

Spokane pitchers issued a season-high 11 walks on Monday and the Indians lost to the Hillsboro Hops 7-2 to split a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Spokane Indians pregame: Theo McDowell leads Indians into finale against Hillsboro

The Spokane Indians (19-12) host the Hillsboro Hops (19-12) in the finale of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Crim’s slam breaks open tight game as Spokane Indians top Hillsboro

Blaine Crim smacked a grand slam in the eighth inning to open a big lead and the Spokane Indians beat the Hillsboro Hops 7-4 in the third of a four-game …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Blaine Crim, Derwin Barreto power Spokane Indians over Hillsboro

Blaine Crim delivered a two-run single as part of a five-run fifth inning and the Spokane Indians beat the Hillsboro Hops 9-6 in the second of a four-game Northwest League …


Spokane Indians pregame: Leury Tejada faces Hillsboro in battle of first-place teams

The Spokane Indians (17-12) host the Hillsboro Hops (19-10) in the second of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.