Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians

Cleveland’s major league baseball team has picked a new name for next season.

The Cleveland Indians will be known as the Cleveland Guardians when the 2021 season ends.

“We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland,” Owner Paul Dolan said in a media release.

“We wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders,” Dolan said.

Dolan said the name ‘Guardians’ draws on the iconic Guardians of Traffic just outside the Cleveland ballpark on the Hope Memorial Bridge.

“While ‘Indians’ will always be a part of our history, our new name will help unify our fans and city as we are all Cleveland Guardians, he said.”