Cleveland Indians

Updated July 23, 2021 at 6:53 PM ET

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team has changed its name to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive.

The team announced the name change Friday morning on Twitter, posting a two-minute video narrated by actor Tom Hanks.

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Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway “aggressively pursued” several women who work in sports media and sent three of them inappropriate photos, according to a magazine report.

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team is the latest professional sports franchise to announce it will abandon its longtime name, which is widely seen as racist or culturally offensive.

The baseball club, known since 1915 as the Cleveland Indians, announced in a statement Monday that it will "begin the process of changing the name," according to a letter to fans from owner Paul Dolan.

The New York Times reports the Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians today announced an alliance to develop a strategy to address social injustice. The alliance seeks to improve the relationship between law enforcement and citizens, encourage nonpartisan voting activities, and increase the opportunities for quality education.

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The Washington Redskins football team is conducting a "thorough review" of its name, an apparent break from the NFL franchise's longtime resistance to consider such a move.

A short time later, Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians said it would consider the "best path forward with regard to our team name." It said the team wants to embrace responsibility to advance social justice.


The Cleveland Indians say they will extend safety netting to the right- and left-field foul poles at their ballpark this season, and will increase the height of the nets to 33 feet.

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade pitcher Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati as part of a three-team deal that includes San Diego. 


Don Mossi, a left-handed pitcher who won 101 games in over a decade and was an All-Star for the Cleveland Indians in 1957, has died. 

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Six straight winning seasons have increased the value of the Cleveland Indians franchise.

Opponents of the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo are planning to demonstrate before the club's home opener April 1st, even though team has dropped the mascot from the caps and jerseys worn by players and coaches.

Former Cincinnati Reds infielder Chuck Harmon passed away Tuesday at the age of 94. 

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who made history as a player, manager and league executive, has died at 83 at his home in California.

Robinson, one of the game's most feared sluggers and a fierce competitor, starred in both of baseball's major leagues. He later became baseball's first African-American manager.

The Columbus Clippers have announced their new manager.

The U.S. Senate has approved House-passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians outfielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.  

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A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has been sentenced in federal court for stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans.

Former Cleveland Indians manager and coach Doc Edwards has died at the age of 81 at his home in Texas.

Former Cleveland Indians player John "Tito" Francona died unexpectedly Tuesday night in his Pennsylvania home at the age of 84.

The Cleveland Indians will be removing "Chief Wahoo," the bright red caricature of a Native American the team uses as a logo, from players' caps and uniforms starting in 2019.

The divisive logo, which has been publicly protested as a racist and offensive image for decades, will remain on official merchandise available for purchase by fans.

"The team must maintain a retail presence so that MLB and the Indians can keep ownership of the trademark," The Associated Press reports.

The Cleveland Indians plan to extend the protective netting at their ballpark before the start of next season.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young award.

The Columbus Clippers will remain a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians through the year 2020.

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The Cleveland Indians' historic 22-game winning streak ended on Friday night. 

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The Cleveland Indians set an American League record yesterday with their 21st consecutive victory.

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The Cleveland Indians last night tied the American League record of 20 consecutive victories.

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The Cleveland Indians set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive win last night, beating the White Sox 11-2 in Chicago.

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The Cleveland Indians have matched their franchise-record 14 game winning streak.

The Cleveland Indians last night acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan.

The Cleveland Indians are keeping the Chief Wahoo logo, for now.


The Cleveland Indians will be playing regular season games in Puerto Rico next season.