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Cleveland Indians praised for shelving Chief Wahoo logo for Toronto series

The Cleveland Indians are giving fans a preview of their new-look uniforms this week in Toronto by dropping the Chief Wahoo image from their hats and jerseys. A team spokesman declined comment Friday on why the team made a change for its final series at Rogers Centre this season, only saying that an MLB.com website story on the development was ...

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Indians remove Chief Wahoo from jersey during series in Toronto

When the Cleveland Indians took the field at Rogers Centre to begin their four-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Thursday, a familiar face did not accompany the team. That’s because Cleveland removed its controversial Chief Wahoo logo from its jersey sleeves for their set in Canada. During the 2016 American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays ...

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Cleveland removes Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series against Jays

Chief Wahoo will not be back in Canada. The Cleveland Indians altered their jerseys ahead of a four-game series that began in Toronto on Thursday, removing the controversial caricature of a First Nations man. Players wore a navy blue cap with a red C on it and the red-skinned, feather-wearing cartoon was removed from its usual spot on the left ...

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Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of grant money

CLEVELAND (AP) A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians‘ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds. Prosecutors say the Cleveland man ...

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Jim Thome wants block 'C,' not Wahoo, on Hall of Fame plaque

CLEVELAND (AP) Newly elected Hall of Famer Jim Thome won’t be enshrined with Chief Wahoo. Thome played most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and ”fully” supports the team’s decision to remove the divisive Wahoo logo from its uniforms. He prefers to have the club’s block ”C” logo on his Cooperstown plaque. The slugger feels the ”C” logo is ...

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Thome doesn't want Chief Wahoo on HOF plaque

Jim Thome will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer and, if it’s up to the former Cleveland Indians first baseman, it will be without Chief Wahoo on his cap. “We’re going to have some thoughtful conversations once we go there,” Thome told <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBas… MLB | theScore

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