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The team first announced plans for a change back in December, following years of criticism that the name was offensive to Native Americans as well as mounting pressure from Major League Baseball.

Go Tribe!   If you’re heading downtown to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario for Monday’s home opener, make a stop at Chick-fil-A beforehand. Participating Chick-fil-A locations across Cleveland, Akron and Canton will give customers wearing Cleveland Indians gear a free chicken sandwich on Monday. The promotion runs from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.   […]

Cleveland Indians fans are not happy with owner Paul Dolan after he said “enjoy him” in reference to a contract extension for shortstop Francisco Lindor.   CLEVELAND — The price of doing business in Major League Baseball has been on a steady incline, so much so that recent contracts signed by star players Bryce Harper, […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -The Cleveland Indians are looking for a few good volunteers when it hosts the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game in July. On Friday, the Indians launched a website for fans to sign-up for a number of unpaid positions including: The world’s largest indoor/outdoor baseball theme park Transportation All-Star hospitality Pre-game ceremonial rehearsals Legends autograph […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians had the perfect reaction Monday to the firing of Cavs and Browns coaches. Fans on social media grew concerned if anything would happen to Terry Francona after the city experienced an uproar in the sport’s world— first on Sunday when the Cavs announced they fired head coach Tyronn Lue followed by the Browns firing head […]

CLEVELAND — Three weeks ago, Jim Thome stood before more than 50,000 baseball fans in Cooperstown, New York as he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Thome stood before a sellout crowd at Progressive Field as the Cleveland Indians honored him by retiring his number. Thome praised the Indians organization […]

EASTLAKE, Ohio – Saturday was opening day at Lake Health Miracle Park, a unique project to give kids with special needs the chance to play baseball. The new park, in the shadow of the Lake County Captains ballpark, was the idea of Mark Rantala, the Director of the Lake County Port and Economic Development Authority. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland Indians announced the team is trading for pitcher Brad Hand and pitcher Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres. The Indians will send catcher Francisco Mejia to the Padres. This move helps the Indians bullpen, Cleveland ranks 29th in the league at relief pitching. MLB on Fox reporter Ken […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Although the Cleveland Indians will abandon Chief Wahoo on its uniforms next season, a new poll just released by the Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute shows people in Northeast Ohio are calling foul ball. The online poll had 518 responses from seven Northeast Ohio counties including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit. The survey made a match-up between […]

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– An Arizona police department released new information about the arrest of former Cleveland Indians outfielder Albert Belle. Belle, 51, was charged with three counts of indecent exposure and driving while under the influence. Officers were called to the Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday for a report of […]

In an emotional moment in his dining room in January, Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome found out he had been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. But when his plaque is unveiled in July, it will not feature the Chief Wahoo logo. Instead, it will feature the “Block C” says the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As announced in January, the […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – After years of debate, the Cleveland Indians announced Monday that the team’s mascot, Chief Wahoo, will no longer be on the team’s uniforms starting in the 2019 season. Indians fans have been split over the years about whether the logo is racially-insensitive and should be removed with many groups saying the Indians should find another […]