The Cleveland Indians are no more. The team has finally come up with a new name and has shared it via a Twitter post. Welcome the Cleveland Guardians.
The organization announced in December that it would be changing the name for the first time since 1915 after years of controversy and recent pressure from Major League Baseball.
Over the last several months, the Indians met with fans and community leaders, resulting in a list of nearly 1,200 potential names.
The club said it has three main themes for a new name: preserving Cleveland baseball history, uniting the community and connecting to the city of Cleveland.
The Guardians name references both the Guardians of Traffic statues on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge and pays homage to Cleveland’s blue-collar history.