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Indians To Host Historic 2015 All-Star Game

The Spokane Indians will host a historic crossover All-Star game at Avista Stadium in 2015. The Spokane Indians will host a historic crossover All-Star game at Avista Stadium in 2015.

by Spokane Indians Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Indians are excited to announce that the 2015 All-Star Game will be hosted at Avista Stadium on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. The game will mark the fourth time the NWL has held the midsummer classic, and the second time Spokane has played host. But in 2015, a historic new twist is being added to the mix.

The All-Star Game will pit the top talent from the eight-team Northwest League against the best players from the eight-team Pioneer League. In all, 14 Major League Baseball franchises will be represented in the first-ever meeting between the two leagues.

The Northwest League All-Stars will feature players from Spokane, Everett, Tri-City, Vancouver, Boise, Eugene, Hillsboro and Salem-Keizer. The Pioneer League All-Stars will be comprised of players from Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Grand Junction, Ogden, Idaho Falls and Orem.

“The Northwest League and Pioneer League are two prominent short-season leagues in Minor League Baseball,” said Pat O'Connor, President and CEO of Minor League Baseball. “To combine the two and showcase the talented individuals from 14 Major League farm systems is a win for everyone, especially the fans.”

“Hosting a regional event of this magnitude within our community is an honor for the Spokane Indians and Avista Stadium,” said Otto Klein, Senior Vice President of the Spokane Indians. “We can't wait to give our fans, and the league's fans, the Spokane All-Star experience.”

Representing the American League prospects will be the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels. The National League will feature the Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

“When the Northwest League reintroduced the All-Star Game in 2013, I never thought we would take it to the next level so quickly,” said Mike Ellis, President of the Northwest League.” “It will be exciting to watch so many young future stars of Major League Baseball competing in Spokane next August.”

“The All-Star Game between both leagues brings notoriety to all 16 teams and their affiliates,” said Jim McCurdy, President of the PBL. The game enables fans to gain a great view of the prospects during their early years in Minor League Baseball.”

All 2015 Banner Bank Diamond Club members will receive a ticket to the All-Star Game as part of their ticket package. Call the Spokane Indians Ticket Office at (509) 343-OTTO (6886) to reserve your spot today! Click here to view the complete 2015 Spokane Indians schedule.

Spokane hosted the All-Star Game in 2004 as part of the NWL's 50th anniversary, and it wasn't until 2013 the annual game returned. Everett hosted as the South defeated the North 8-7. This year, Eugene hosted a scoreless tie at PK Park.

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