With less that twelve weeks until the beginning of the season, all aspects of the organization are in high gear to be ready for opening day. If you’d like to get involved in any way, let us know and we’d be happy to have you on our team!
A Community Tradition
While there doesn’t seem to be a written history yet what we can tell you is what has been relayed down to us from others through their memories and anecdotes. The Indians team started as a name in the early half of the 1900s, pre 1950 to be sure as far as we can confirm. Historically at the time, many Major League Baseball clubs where growing and looking for talent, and had grown into Canada starting minor league teams to develop and recruit talent, especially after WWII and the Korean War had tragically taken so many talented athletic players lives. Some have referred to this as the “Barnstorming Era” of baseball. Many smaller communities across Canada and the Mid-Western United States have similar stories to their beginnings. As was relayed down to me, the Cleveland Indians Major Baseball Team had started a farm team here in Swift Current, and thus called it the Swift Current Indians. Any association with the Cleveland Indians has long since ended, but the name has continued to this day, and our teams have had a lot of success at all levels, from the SMBL through the WMBL. It is for those players who played and built baseball to the level of success we have continued the tradition of the name “Indians”, as well as our minor league teams have adopted the name, in honor and dedication of the history of baseball in Swift Current.