Swift Current Indians (baseball)

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Swift Current Indians
League Western Major Baseball League (Central Division)
Location Swift Current, SK
Ballpark Mitchell Field
Year founded 1950
Nickname(s) "the Tribe"
League championships 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010

The Swift Current Indians are a baseball team based in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team is a member of the Western Major Baseball League[1] , a collegiate summer baseball league operating in the prairie provinces of Canada.

History[edit]

Organized baseball has been played in Swift Current since at least 1908 as the city was represented in the Western Saskatchewan League that season. The 1909 Swift Current baseball team was crowned Amateur Champions of Saskatchewan and toured North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.[2] In 1959 The Swift Current Indians joined the Southern Baseball League and also won their first league championship. The Indians captured four Southern Baseball League championships and were one of the six founding members of the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League in 1975. This new league was effectively a merger of the Southern Baseball League and the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League. The team however only played one year before requesting a leave of absence from the league in 1976. The current team returned to the league in c.1986. Swift Current was SMBL champions six times in the last nine years under the SMBL name. In 2001 the league was renamed the Western Major Baseball League to reflect its expansion into Alberta. The Indians have won four WMBL championships, most recently in 2010.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of the Western Major Baseball League"
  2. ^ Western Canada Baseball "1909 Swift Current" Retrieved on 18 May 2013

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