This Month in Spokane Indians History: November
November 1, 2010 - Former Spokane Indians skipper Bruce Bochy ('89) leads the San Francisco Giants to their first World Series title since moving to California in 1958. November 1, 2015 - Former Spokane Indians catcher Ned Yost ('78) guides the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title
November 1, 2010 - Former Spokane Indians skipper Bruce Bochy ('89) leads the San Francisco Giants to their first World Series title since moving to California in 1958.
November 1, 2015 - Former Spokane Indians catcher Ned Yost ('78) guides the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title in 30 years.
November 2 - Tom Paciorek Birthday. A member of the legendary 1970 Spokane Indians, Paciorek was an American League All-Star with the Seattle Mariners in 1981 and spent a total of 18 years in the big leagues.
November 2, 2016: Former Spokane Indians pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Carl Edwards Jr. help the Chicago Cubs capture their first World Series in 108 years.
November 4 - Doug Corbett Birthday. A member of the 1982 Spokane Indians, Corbett was an AL All-Star with the Minnesota Twins in 1981.
November 7, 1990 - Former Spokane Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. ('84) is unanimously selected as the AL Rookie of the Year.
November 11 - Kevin Towers was born on this day in 1961. A native of Medford, OR, Towers played for seven seasons in the minors before becoming Spokane's pitching coach in 1989. He would go on to serve as the San Diego Padres GM for 14 years, leading the team to a World Series appearance in 1998.
November 13, 1974: Steve Garvey is named NL MVP after hitting .312 with 21 home runs and a league-leading 200 hits.
November 14 - Darby Moore Birthday (Spokane Indians Director of Hospitality and Stadium Events)
November 15 - Chris Ackerman Birthday (Spokane Indians Director of Stadium Operations)
November 15, 2010 - Former Spokane Indians pitcher Neftalí Féliz ('07) is named AL Rookie of the Year after saving 40 games for the Texas Rangers.
November 16 - Glenn Burke, who played for the Spokane Indians in 1972, was born on this day in 1952. An outfielder for the Dodgers and A's, Burke was the first openly gay player in MLB and is credited with inventing the high five. He tragically died from AIDS-related complications in 1995.
November 17 - Mitch Williams Birthday. A member of the 1983 Spokane Indians, Williams was an NL All-Star with the Cubs in 1989 but is best remembered for allowing Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run in 1993.
November 19 - Joey Gallo Birthday. A member of the 2012 Spokane Indians, Gallo is a two-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner.
November 21 - Ken Griffey Jr. Birthday. The Hall of Fame outfielder and Seattle Mariners legend began his professional career in 1987 playing against the Spokane Indians in the Northwest League.
November 23 - Emmett Ashford was born on this day in 1914. The first black umpire in the history of both organized baseball and MLB, Ashford worked Spokane Indians games in the Western International League and Pacific Coast League between 1953-1965.
November 23, 1962 - Former Spokane Indians player Maury Wills is named National League MVP after setting a new MLB record with 104 steals.
November 26 - Larry Gura Birthday. The 1980 AL All-Star and Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer appeared in seven games for the Spokane Indians in 1974.
November 27, 1956 - Former Spokane Indians pitcher Don Newcombe ('61) wins baseball's first Cy Young Award after finishing with 27 wins and a 3.06 ERA for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
November 28 - Jose Trevino Birthday: A member of the 2014 Spokane Indians, Trevino was an AL All-Star with the Yankees in 2022 and is regarded among baseball's best defensive catchers.
November 29 - Russell Wilson Birthday. Before becoming an NFL quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, Wilson played against the Spokane Indians with the Tri-City Dust Devils.
November 29 - Vin Scully was born on this day in 1927. The longtime broadcaster called called countless iconic moments featuring Spokane Indians alumni on the Dodgers.
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The Spokane Indians are the High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies located in Spokane, Washington, and were named 2021 MiLB Organization of the Year. Avista Stadium is home to the MultiCare Kids Bench Seat. Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE. The Spokane Indians office and team store hours are 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Fridays.