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Spokane, Texas extend player-development contract

The Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) will remain a Texas Rangers affiliate through 2016, as the two teams extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years. “We’re more than excited to be able to continue the affiliation with the Texas Rangers two more years,” said Spokane Indians Vice President-General Manager Chris Duff. […]

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Indians begin Avista Stadium renovations

The Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) and Spokane County have begun renovations to Avista Stadium, the team’s home since 1958, for the 2013 season. “It’s exciting to see the construction get underway and envision what the stadium will look like next spring,” said Otto Klein, Indians Senior Vice President. “These vital improvements are […]

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Spokane, Texas extend affiliation

The Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) and the Texas Rangers have extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through 2014. “We are happy to extend our relationship with the Texas Rangers,” said Indians General Manager Chris Duff. “The last 10 years have been some of the most successful in team history and […]

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Coeur d’Alene, WCL talking team in 2014

The summer-collegiate West Coast League is talking with the organizers of a proposed Coeur d’Alene ballpark about bringing a team to Idaho for the 2014 season. We’ve written about this project before; former Yankees great Don Larsen is leading a fundraising drive for a new Cherry Hill Park ballpark. What has changed: a $2.5-million, 800-seat facility has been […]

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Shuffles in the broadcast booth

We have multiple shuffles in MiLB broadcast booths for the 2011 season, as retirements and shifts have caused team voices like J.P. Shadrick and Mike Boyle to assume new posts. First: J.P. Shadrick, the voice of the Jacksonville Suns (Class AA; Southern League) for the past five seasons, is moving on to a broadcasting position […]

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Northwest League

Today’s Northwest League is actually the third name this league has gone by since its inception in 1918. It began life as the Pacific Coast International League and played under that name for its first and third seasons, playing under the name of the Northwest International League in 1919. (Those early days were not the […]

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