6:13 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
A brief history of the Spokane Indians

A brief history of the Spokane Indians

The Mariners won just 184 of 427 games in Spokane, but hey, at least one of them had a really killer suntan. The Mariners had only spent a year in San Jose when general manager Joe Gagliardi sent them packing. By September of 1978, the M's had signed a two-year player development contract with the Spokane Indians, who were in the process of dropping a two-year affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers. No team had stuck with the Indians for more than three seasons since the Los Angeles Dodgers showed up in Washington for a 15-year stay, and the Mariners wouldn't be the next club to break...

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Tacoma News-Tribune 4 hours ago

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2014 Mariners minor league season in review

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Oakland Tribune Oct 23, 2014

A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery

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Orange County Register Oct 23, 2014
Angels' Pujols, Calhoun named finalists for Gold Glove awards

Angels' Pujols, Calhoun named finalists for Gold Glove awards

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San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

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Magadan returning to Rangers staff

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