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Cleveland Indians baseball team changes name to Guardians

The baseball club announced the team’s new name with a video highlighting the history of Cleveland.

Updated: July 23, 2021 - 1:33pm

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The Cleveland Indians professional baseball teams said Friday it has changed its name to the Guardians.

The baseball club announced the team’s new name with a video highlighting the history of Cleveland, as reported by local Fox 8 TV.

The team had been under pressure for years to change its name, amid criticism about it being offensive to Native Americans.

The National Football League team in Washington, D.C., recently changed its name from the Washington Redskins to the Washington Football Team, amid such calls for change.