SEASON IN REVIEW: Behind first-year manager Miguel Perez and an entirely new coaching staff, the Indianapolis Indians took to Victory Field for the
official return of the International League and a Victory Field era-high 150-game regular season. With nine IL West foes and two inter-division oppo-
nents the Indians hadn’t faced since 2019 on the schedule, Indianapolis finished the campaign with a record of 74-75, tied with St. Paul for fourth
place in the division and 17.0 games back of Nashville (91-58). The sub-.500 record was the Indians’ third consecutive and eighth in 17 seasons
as Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate dating back to 2005. With a 41-34 record at home in Victory Field’s 26th season, they clinched their 21st winning
record since moving to the corner of West and Maryland in 1996. From July 23-Sept. 9, and thanks to a season-best 17-10 record in August, Indy led
all of Triple-A with 28 wins. The lengthy campaign also saw a number of franchise records broken, Victory Field firsts and historic feats.
ATTENDANCE: The Indians ushered 534,610 fans through the Victory Field gates across 72 openings in 2022, good for third-most in Minor League
Baseball behind IL counterparts Nashville and Lehigh Valley and the fifth-highest average (7,425). The Vic’s season-high attendance of 13,911 on
the Fourth of July was the fourth-highest single-game attendance in MiLB for the season. The 2022 season continued a reign of excellence for the
Indians in this area, and with the exception of 2021 when attendance figures were stunted by the implementation of capacity requirements due to
COVID-19, they have ranked in the top five of all MiLB teams in both total home attendance and average attendance since 2012.
RECORDS GALORE: In addition to setting new franchise records in roster size and strikeouts (more details below), the Indians pitching staff also set
franchise records with 89 hit batters and 93 wild pitches and a Victory Field era record with 591 walks over 149 games.
86 Players – The Indians boasted a franchise-record 86 players on their roster in 2022, an increase from their previous record of 77 last season. Of
the 86, 46 were pitchers. In addition, the Indians had eight different players appear at catcher, 10 at first base, 14 at second base, 13 at third base,
10 at shortstop, 18 in left field, nine in center field and 14 in right field. On average, the Indians 40 position…