Cleveland Indians Announce Name Change to Cleveland Defenders
After years of criticism, MLBThe Cleveland Indians will debut a new name: The Guardian.
The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account earlier today (July 23). In a video narrated by Tom Hanks, the group announced:
“Cleveland has always been the best part of our name. And now it’s time to unite as a family, a community, to build the next era for this team and this city… This is the city we love, and the game we play. trust. And together, we are all Cleveland Defenders. “
Together, we all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I
– Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021
This name change comes amid decades of controversy. Back in 2018, the team took the first step to quell the disagreement by discontinuing Chief Wahoo. The Wahoo leader is a stereotypical depiction of a Native American male, and he was used as the emblem on the team’s uniform through the end of the 2018 season.
Although the logo was removed, the team continued to use the name Cleveland Indians. However, three years later, it decided to change its official name to Cleveland Guardians. The new name refers to Cleveland’s “Transport Guard,” which are the four large sculptures that adorn the city’s Memorial Bridge of Hope.
The name change will officially take effect after the current season.
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