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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Baseball and Culture: A discussion about Native American imagery in sports

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 …

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: Wed., July 24, 2019

Five games that made a difference as Spokane Indians win NWL first-half title

Five games that made a difference in the season’s first half for first-year manager Kenny Hook’s North Division champion Spokane Indians.

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Seattle Mariners prospect George Kirby uses Elon connection to reach first-round status

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Field of reality: Spokane Indians pitching in to help renovate baseball diamonds around city

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.

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Bat boy to big leagues: Spokane’s Chris Ackerman manages equipment for Texas Rangers organization

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Texas Rangers prospect Ryan Garcia joins Spokane Indians after successful season at UCLA

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 slugging his way up prospect list with Salem-Keizer

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Down under: Spokane Indians pitcher John Matthews comes at hitters from different angles

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.

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Colorado Rockies top pick Michael Toglia returns to Pacific Northwest for pro debut with Boise Hawks

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 …

Building a ballclub: How the Spokane Indians work with the Texas Rangers in ‘business of baseball’

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.

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

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: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Spokane Indians all-stars on the rise through the Texas Rangers system

The Northwest League All-Stars, featuring five Spokane Indians, face the best of the Pioneer League on Tuesday in Grand Junction, Colorado.

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Spokane Indians outfielder J.P. Martinez showing sparks of elite prospect

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.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Spokane Indians hope to get healthy on home cooking

There’s good news – and some not so good – regarding the early-season results for the Spokane Indians.

Spokane Indians’ Curtis Terry pounding Northwest League pitching again

The leaderboard in Northwest League power categories looks awfully familiar as Indians slugger Curtis Terry is pacing the league – again – in home runs.

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Shortstop Tyler Depreta-Johnson shows off glove work for Spokane Indians

Indians shortstop Tyler Depreta-Johnson was awarded the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Golden Glove Award for his work at Houston Baptist University.

Spokane Indians manager Kenny Holmberg embraces chance to keep teaching defense

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 …

Q&A: Catching up with Spokane Indians senior vice president Otto Klein

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.

Spokane Indians’ new manager Kenny Holmberg was destined for a life in baseball

Kenny Holmberg was pretty much destined for a life in baseball. Part of it was nature: he’s the son of a baseball lifer. Part of it was nurture: after a …

Last season’s top three RBI leaders among returning cast for Spokane Indians

It’s not that often a minor league team returns the entire middle of its batting order from one season to the next. But for first-year manager Kenny Holmberg, that’s one …

Brothers Ismel Lopez, Luis Lopez get rare opportunity with Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians have reunited several players this season who have grown up with each other on the baseball field.

Young Spokane Indians players learn to work through struggles in low minor leagues

While the Spokane Indians’ struggle to reach a winning record continues, the Indians have remained focused on the positives – particularly first-year manager Matt Hagen, who said his players’ frequent …