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‘This victory belongs to the Native people and organizations within Cleveland who have been fighting this issue for decades’.
Down goes another Native-themed mascot.
Since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team has been known as the Indians. The team is now renamed the Guardians.
The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The decision ends months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.
The organization spent most of the past year whittling down a list of potential names that was at nearly 1,200 just over a month ago. But the process, which the club said included 140 hours of interviews with fans, community leaders, front office personnel and a survey of 40,000 fans.