Founded in 1983
|Minor League affiliations|
|Major League affiliations|
|Minor League titles|
|League titles||1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2005|
|Division titles||1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005|
|Owner(s)/Operated by: Spokane Indians Baseball Club|
|Manager: Tim Hulett, Sr. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles over Philadelphia Phillies (4-1 Rick Dempsey, The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League) is a Short-Season A classification minor league The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 Avista Stadium is a Stadium in Spokane Valley Washington, USA.|
|General Manager: Chris Duff|
The Spokane Indians are a minor league baseball team in Spokane, Washington, USA. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The United States of America —commonly referred to as the They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Texas Rangers since 2003. The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft The Indians play home games at Avista Stadium. Avista Stadium is a Stadium in Spokane Valley Washington, USA. Opened in 1958, Avista Stadium seats 7,202 fans.
Spokane was home of one of the charter teams of the Northwest League in 1955, but the team folded in 1956. The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League) is a Short-Season A classification minor league Between 1958 and 1971, the Indians were a Triple-A Pacific Coast League baseball club affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers, before the club was moved to Albuquerque in 1971, and later Portland. The Portland Beavers are a Minor league baseball team representing Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Coast League (PCL The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The Albuquerque Dukes were a Minor league baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers The 1970 team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, won 94 of 146 games and swept the Hawaii Islanders in the PCL playoffs. Thomas Charles Lasorda (born September 22 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and The Hawaii Islanders were a AAA minor league baseball team based in Honolulu Hawaii, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1961 through 1987
Spokane returned to the NWL in 1972, but a new PCL franchise arrived from Portland, where it lasted until 1982 when it moved to Las Vegas to become the Las Vegas Stars and later the Las Vegas 51s. The Portland Beavers are a Minor league baseball team representing Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Coast League (PCL The Las Vegas 51s, formerly known as the Las Vegas Stars are a Minor league baseball team The Las Vegas 51s, formerly known as the Las Vegas Stars are a Minor league baseball team
The Indians won the 2005 Northwest League championship despite having a record of 37-39 during the regular season, becoming only the second team in NWL history (the Salem Angels of 1982 were the first) to win the championship crown with a losing regular season record. The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League) is a Short-Season A classification minor league
In the 2006 offseason, the Indians began a process to redesign their logo and uniforms. As per tradition, they began by avoiding the use of any American Indian imagery, but early in the process of redesign, the Spokane tribe contacted the team about officially supporting the team. The Spokane (or Spokan) are a Native American people in the northeastern portion of the U In the process, the tribe gave permission to the team to adopt subtle and tasteful imagery, in order to pay homage to the team's history and new connection with the tribe. The cooperation, called "historic" by the team, included the creation of a secondary logo written in Salish, the traditional language of the tribe. This article is about the Salish/Salishan language For the Tacoma Washington neighborhood see Salishan Tacoma Washington. 
Spokane's minor league history dates to 1892, when it fielded a team in the Pacific Northwest League. The nickname Indians dates to 1903, when Spokane joined the Pacific National League - a predecessor to the PCL and, at Class A, an elite minor league of the period, equivalent to Triple A today. The Indians lasted only two seasons at that higher level before dropping to the Class B Northwestern League, which folded during World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
In 1937, Spokane became a charter member of the Class B Western International League, the predecessor of the Northwest League, which played from 1937 through 1942 and 1946 through 1955. The Western International League was a mid- to higher-level circuit in American and Canadian Minor league baseball.
On June 24, 1946, the WIL Indians were victims of the worst transit accident in the history of professional baseball. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The team's bus was on its way to Bremerton, Washington to play the Bluejackets. Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. On a rain-slicked Snoqualmie Pass Highway in the Cascade Mountains, the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car and the bus veered off the road and down an embankment before crashing and bursting into flames. Snoqualmie Pass is a Census-designated place (CDP in Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Nine men died - eight of them instantly - and six were injured. The dead were manager Mel Cole, pitchers Bob Kinnaman and George Lyden, catcher Chris Hartje, infielders Fred Martinez, Vic Picetti and George Risk, and outfielders Bob James and Bob Paterson. Christian Henry Hartje ( March 25, 1915 in San Francisco California – June 26, 1946) was a Catcher in Major Despite a severe head wound, infielder Ben Geraghty was able to struggle back up the mountainside to signal for help. Benjamin Raymond Geraghty ( July 19, 1912 – June 18, 1963) was an American Infielder in Major League Baseball The Indians, relying on players loaned from other teams, managed to finish the season and placed seventh in the league. One player from the 1946 team, future major league infielder Jack "Lucky" Lohrke, earned his nickname when his contract was sold to the PCL San Diego Padres on June 24 and he departed the ill-fated bus hours before the accident. Jack Wayne Lohrke (born February 25, 1924 in Los Angeles California) is a former American Infielder in Major League Baseball The San Diego Padres were a Minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968 Beth Bollinger of Spokane wrote a fictional novel entitled "Until The End Of The Ninth," which is based on the true story of the 1946 bus crash and its aftermath.