Cleveland Indians Removing Wahoo Logo from Uniforms

(From AP News)

Major League Baseball announced Monday that starting in the 2019 season, the Indians will no longer have the polarizing Wahoo logo — used by the club since 1947 — on their jersey sleeves or caps.

Following discussions over the past year between Commissioner Rob Manfred and team owner Paul Dolan, the sides agreed that the cartoonish caricature is “no longer appropriate for on-field use.”

It’s being applauded as a significant step by some Native American groups, who hope the move pushes other major league franchises, like the NFL’s Washington Redskins, to abolish logos or change nicknames deemed offensive.

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