Indiana Minor League Baseball Teams Among Top Sellers

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(photo courtesy Indianapolis Indians) (photo courtesy Indianapolis Indians)
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Indiana has three minor league baseball teams among the top 25 in selling licensed merchandise. The Indianapolis Indians, Fort Wayne Tincaps and South Bend Cubs are among the top teams in the country according to a list released by Minor League Baseball.

Minor League Baseball set a league record with nearly $71 million in retail sales from the 160 teams in 2017. The previous record was set in 2016 with over $68 million in sales. The Indians have either led MILB in attendance or set franchise attendance records in each of the past five seasons. Indians President and General Manager Randy Lewandowski thanked fans for their longstanding support.  “Our organization consistently ranks among the industry’s leaders in attendance and merchandise sales, which speaks to the support of our fans. We’ll continue creating the affordable and memorable experiences at Victory Field that our fans have come to love.”

The Top 25, listed alphabetically:

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Athletics)
  • New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins)
  • Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals)
  • Portland SeaDogs (Red Sox)
  • Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • South Bend Cubs
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)
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