Talk:Springfield Indians

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Oldest Franchise[edit]

The franchise that began as the Providence Reds in 1926 is also still in existence. It became the Binghamton Dusters, Binghamton Whalers, and Binghamton Rangers, and is currently the Hartford Wolf Pack. Furthermore, from what I can tell it never missed a season, unlike the Indians. ccwaters 13:16, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

The Indians never did either. The franchise was never suspended, it just moved to Buffalo and Syracuse respectively. Ravenswing 05:32, August 24, 2005 (UTC)
From what I understand, during WWII, Springfield players were loaned to the Buffalo Bison which was a wholly separate franchise that existed before and after that consolidation. The Buffalo Bison were not the Springfield Indians. Anyway, that's not really the point of this: I think that if you mention that the Indians<->Rivermen are the oldest running franchise you should also note that they share that title with the Reds<->Wolf Pack. ccwaters 12:40, 24 August 2005 (UTC)
I have reworded part of the history from 1942-1946 according to ccwaters's comments. Flibirigit 08:43, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationales[edit]

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Completed fair use rationales for above images. Flibirigit (talk) 20:49, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Indians' affiliation - 78-79[edit]

The Indians were affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings in 1979, not the Oilers. The New England Whalers had a number of people on the squad as well. Walking down the roster, I found one player whom I could identify as an Oilers' farmhand, which is certainly not enough to put the team in the Oilers' category. Ravenswing 12:23, 20 January 2014 (UTC)