A lot of people love the Yankees because of their history and they win a lot so I don't blame you. I like the Lakers but the Pacers are my #1 but the Lakers in the 80's gave me joy, I loved Magic and their winning, Winning is fun . I have always been a diehard Pacers fan though and Cubs, Colts fan.
We(Indianapolis Indians) used to be AAA team of the:
Reds 1968-1983, 1993-1999 and a bunch of other years
Brewers 2000- 2004
Pirates 2005-current, 1948-1951
White Sox 1957-1959, 1962-1967
Boston Braves 1946-1947
Not sute of your time frame, bit from sounds of it, Im guessing 2005-current
My first Indians days we were Expos affiliate
Indianapolis Indians have a very rich history, some of the names to pass through are great.