Joe Drescher, 82, shared his landmark opener with 29 friends, most of them former students, spread over two adjoining suites along the first base line.
Indians broadcast schedule features 35 games on WNDY, WISH
The first telecast of the season is set for Tuesday, April 5, on WNDY when the Indians host the Omaha Storm Chasers in the season opener.Read More
Indians allowed 25% Victory Field capacity in May, ink TV deal
The Indianapolis Indians this week announced separate deals that will put 35 of their games on TV and allow the team to play home games in May before a limited number of spectators.Read More
Indians extend affiliation with Pittsburgh Pirates through 2030
As part of realignment of Minor League Baseball, the Indians will compete in the new 20-team Triple A East division after more than 20 years in the International League.Read More
Indianapolis Indians forced to call off season for first time in 120 years
The triple-A Minor League Baseball team is sure to take a financial hit from the decision, but franchise President Randy Lewandowski said the Indians are “in a good financial position to weather this storm.”Read More
Now that sports leagues, along with the rest of corporate America, have become more self-conscious about image and operate in a more litigious age, promotions have become … what? More professional? Less ridiculous? It’s all a matter of taste.
Cal Burleson, who spent 45 years with the Indianapolis Indians, including 16 as general manager, passed away Sunday from complications from cancer.
But I’m starting to feel like my old self. I know things are getting back to normal when I feel peanut shells being crunched on my walkways. Funny, the things you miss.
Mears made four appearances for the Pirates, striking out seven in five innings. And now here he is in Victory Field in 2021, working to get back.
The Indianapolis Indians are to host the Nashville Sounds; when the first pitch is thrown, it will have been 591 days since the last Indians pitch was thrown in Victory Field.
For years, Native American groups and others have protested against Cleveland’s use of Indians as its name as well as other imagery used by the American League charter franchise since 1915.
The only Native American to have played for the team thinks the franchise should keep the name and use it to educate the public.
The club said Tuesday that it “will be forming a committee to explore” its name and determine whether a change is necessary, amid pushback from Native Americans who view it as inappropriate.
According to more than a half-dozen general managers and player development executives, the best hope of salvaging even part of a minor league season might not come until late summer, and it could center more on intrasquad games rather than a full season.
NBA and NFL teams will face a considerable financial hit if they are forced to play with no fans in the stands, but, thanks to their lucrative TV contracts, it won’t knock them into the red.
While Major League Baseball tries to figure out a way to play this summer, the prospects for anything resembling a normal minor league season are increasingly bleak.
When the city was threatened with losing the Indianapolis Indians, the public rallied in ways big and small to keep the team here.
Circle City Broadcasting, the owner of WISH-TV Channel 8 and WNDY-TV Channel 23, has signed a two-year contract to air Indianapolis Indians home baseball games over the next two years.
The 4,500-square-foot club, to be constructed between the 2019 and 2020 seasons as part of $8.3 million in Victory Field improvements, will be sponsored by Indianapolis-based Elements Financial Federal Credit Union.
The Indians will get a new club and additional space in their administrative offices with a multi-million-dollar project expected to start once the 2019 season concludes. The project has received approval from the Capital Improvement Board.
About $2 million in upgrades to Victory Field are scheduled to begin after the 2019 season concludes in September, most notably an overhaul of the existing suite area behind home plate.
IBJ talked with the longtime broadcasters about their experiences behind a central Indiana mic.
While the economic impact for the 2021 All-Star weekend could top $100 million for Indianapolis, the hard costs and soft expenses for the Pacers and city will easily reach eight figures.