Cleveland Indians to Change Name After 106 Years, Tom Hanks Announces https://t.co/jUUHp0jKcX— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 23, 2021
After 106 years, the Cleveland Indians no longer exist.
After decades of controversy and protests over the major league baseball team’s name as being offensive to Native Americans, the franchise has rebranded as the Cleveland Guardians.
The name is a reference to the city’s “Guardians of Traffic” Art Deco bridge statues.
Last year, the NFL’s Washington Redskins dropped its name and is temporarily going as Washington Football Team.