The best thing about the Indianapolis Indians is that nobody ever complains about them. They’re a minor league baseball franchise, so people just want to sit outside and watch a game. Winning is a bonus, but not a requirement. Fans will complain about the Pacers and Colts even when they’re having good seasons, but nobody ever calls for the Indians’ manager to be fired or the third-baseman to be traded.
More than anyone, Schumacher is the face of the franchise. He’s been with them since 1957 and has been most responsible for their continued success as a profitable business venture and valued entertainment option.
He was a decent athlete himself at Butler, where he played baseball for Tony Hinkle. Or, more accurately, coached third base for Tony Hinkle. I probably could have gotten an hour out of that alone, but settled for a few stories.
First aired 2011
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