The Cleveland Indians are changing the team's name to Guardians

Posted on AllSides July 23rd, 2021
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Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated by actor and team fan Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.

"You see, there's always been 'Cleveland' — that's the best part of our name," Hanks said in the Twitter video, "and now it's time to unite as...

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