Cleveland Indians Change Name To 'Cleveland Guardians'

July 23, 2021

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The Cleveland Indians have officially unveiled their new team name: the Cleveland Guardians.

The team made the announcement Friday morning, with a promotional video narrated by actor Tom Hanks.

The new name is inspired by the 'Guardians of Traffic' sculptures that line the city's Hope Memorial Bridge. It was chosen from a list of more than 1,200 potential names.

The team announced back in December that it would change its name after this season.  They will officially become the Guardians next year.

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