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Cleveland Indians: 5 Potential New Names

The franchise will be exploring new names for the first time in 105 years
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Cleveland Indians: 5 Potential New Names

The Cleveland Indians have announced that the team will either change or drop its name following the 2021 season. The move comes after the Washington Football Team dropped its Redskins nickname over the summer.

 

Cleveland has had the Indians nickname since 1915, so choosing a new one may take some time. Here are five to consider.

 

10 Facts About the Cleveland Indians Name

The franchise is changing its name for the first time in more than 100 years
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10 Facts About the Cleveland Indians Name

MLB's spring training is in full swing, and Cleveland is taking the field for the final time with their current nickname. The Indians name has stood for 106 years, and the team's moniker and Chief Wahoo logo have often the subject of controversy. Here are 10 facts about both.

 

What’s the most valuable autographed baseball?

It was signed by 11 of the 12 inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductees
A baseball signed by 11 of the 12 inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductees set a new record.

What’s the most valuable autographed baseball?

 

A baseball signed by 11 Baseball Hall of Famers was sold on Aug. 11, 2018, for a record $623,369, according to SCP Auctions. The 11 signatures were Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner and Cy Young.

 

Cleveland Indians Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Old-school, old-timers honored
<p> The Cleveland franchise — known as the Blues, Bronchos and Naps before settling on Indians in 1915 — has played 111 seasons. There’s no need to look past Hall of Famers when selecting the names for the Indians Mt. Rushmore.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

Cleveland Indians Mt. Rushmore

Old-school, old-timers honored
<p> The Cleveland franchise — known as the Blues, Bronchos and Naps before settling on Indians in 1915 — has played 111 seasons. There’s no need to look past Hall of Famers when selecting the names for the Indians Mt. Rushmore.</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.