The Cleveland Indians will hence forth be known as the Cleveland Guardians and actor Tom Hanks helped make the announcement this morning.
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians will hence forth be known as the Cleveland Guardians.
The team announced the new name and logo today in a video released on social media narratad by Tom Hanks.
Together, we are all... pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021
The name change comes amidst a national reckoning by institutions and teams to drop logos and names that are considered racist. Other major teams to change their names in recent years include the Edmonton Eskimos and Washington Redskins. The Eskimos are now known as the Edmonton Elks, while Washington is just going by Football team for now.
Cleveland spent the past year coming up with this name.