The franchise went by the nickname Indians since 1915. Effectively after the 2021 season, the name change will take effect.
As the Washington Redskins who are yet to change their name, the Cleveland Indians were under pressure to change their name due to the name possibly being offensive to Native Americans.
Check out this video released from the official Cleveland Guardians twitter page.
Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021