Cleveland Indians to drop Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Cleveland Indians to drop Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

While the team has used the image of a Native American as their logo for almost 100 years, it wasn't until the late 1940's that the Wahoo logo was used but Wahoo has remained, for the most part, unchanged since then. An indigenous Native American activist named Douglas Cardinal sued the team and Major League Baseball, asking a court to ban Cleveland from using its logo and nickname during games played in Toronto.

The controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo will be gone.

"While we recognize many of our fans have a longstanding attachment to Chief Wahoo, I'm ultimately in agreement with Commissioner Manfred's desire to remove the logo from our uniforms in 2019", Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan said in the statement.

The Cleveland baseball team will stop using their Chief Wahoo logo on game jerseys and caps starting in 2019, according to The Associated Press.

The Indians have been under pressure by Major League Baseball in recent years to curtail the use of Chief Wahoo, with Manfred himself saying last year that he wanted to be rid of it.

In a press release, Major League Baseball said it was a mutual decision between the commission and the team, which "had been working together to come up with an appropriate timeline and solution to the issue".

The Indians' bid to host the 2019 All-Star Game, which it was ultimately awarded, further heightened debate over Wahoo.

More news: Melania Trump Aide Fed Up With 'Salacious…False Reporting'
More news: Minnesota bummed about Vikings, but Super Bowl ready
More news: EasyJet CEO takes pay cut to match female predecessor

The New York Times also reports that changing the organization's name, in addition to transitioning away from "Chief Wahoo", wasn't broached during discussions with the league.

As a result, Manfred has been outspoken in trying to get Dolan to eliminate the logo.

The ruling allowed the Indians to keep the uniforms that displayed the logo while the team played in Toronto.

According to The Times, discussions for ending the logo did not include deliberation regarding a potential change of the Indians' name.

Dolan said in a statement to The New York Times that he agreed with Manfred's wishes to remove the logo, despite fans' attachment to the character.

The block-C logo became the team's primary logo beginning in the 2014 season, but Chief Wahoo lingered on, both as an official secondary logo used by the team on uniforms, signage, and more, and on official, team-licensed fan apparel.

Related Articles

  • U.S.  lawmakers at NAFTA talks express optimism about modernizing trade pact

    U.S. lawmakers at NAFTA talks express optimism about modernizing trade pact

    Canada and Mexico have also threatened to keep some form of their own investor dispute system that the USA wants to opt out of. Any deal for a NAFTA update will need Congress' approval.
    Newcastle United reportedly need to fork out more money to sign striker

    Newcastle United reportedly need to fork out more money to sign striker

    The Mirror claimed on Sunday that Newcastle had renewed their interest in Iheanacho, who shunned them to join Leicester in a £25m deal in August.
    LLC Decreases Position in Amazon.com, Inc

    LLC Decreases Position in Amazon.com, Inc

    Barr E S And has invested 0.09% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 283,761 were reported by Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) in a report released on Friday morning.
  • Some Lawmakers Are Weighing Legislative Protection For Robert Mueller

    Some Lawmakers Are Weighing Legislative Protection For Robert Mueller

    Mueller", he said. "Mueller is the best person to look at it", said Graham, describing the allegation as grave if proved true. Trump distrusts Rosenstein because, Trump reportedly says, he is "a Democrat from Baltimore". "And that's as it should be".
    Ryan Palmer takes lead, Tiger Woods makes cut

    Ryan Palmer takes lead, Tiger Woods makes cut

    Day and Noren will return to the course Monday morning to play the 16th once again and hopefully determine a victor in San Diego. But it's a major step in the right direction, and one that should shed more light on his outlook for the rest of the year.
    Man City poised to seal record £57m defender deal this weekend

    Man City poised to seal record £57m defender deal this weekend

    A clean sheet at Cardiff City in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday was a first shutout in seven matches in all competitions. Man City has laid low in the winter transfer window following an overwhelming window over the previous summer.
  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski returns to practice on Saturday

    Concussions are risky injuries, but they are also unique injuries, in that the timeline is different for different players. But at this point he is likely to play, and Saturday's practice was another step towards that scenario.
    MLS sets ceremony to announce Beckham's Miami franchise

    MLS sets ceremony to announce Beckham's Miami franchise

    Hundreds of free tickets to the event were snapped up within hours of being made available, MLS said on Sunday. MLS officials said even then they hoped to announce the team's official inclusion into MLS last summer.
    PyeongChang welcomes IPC's decision on Russian para athletes

    PyeongChang welcomes IPC's decision on Russian para athletes

    Russia's Paralympic athletes who compete in South Korea will do so under a neutral flag, part of the team's punishment for doping infractions.
  • Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode

    Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode

    While the game will get ongoing free updates, its first premium expansion released last week in the form of The Hidden Ones . But, if you're craving a reason to play even more of Origins , soon there will be a ruddy good reason to.

    AAA: upward trend in gas prices likely to continue for now

    Rising oil prices have pushed the cost of gasoline in Houston and across the country to the highest levels in months. Nationally, the price of gas is up 8.8 cents per gallon on average, the highest level in more than four months.
    Alleged Toronto serial killer facing 3 new counts of murder

    Alleged Toronto serial killer facing 3 new counts of murder

    The remains were found in the bottom of planters at a Toronto address associated with McArthur's landscaping business. Court documents unearthed last week that McArthur has an assault conviction dating back to an incident from 2001.