Knowing that makes me somewhat less uncomfortable with the name. Still depicting any human being on a cap or as a team logo in a sport that also names their tams after animals, Tigers, Cubs, Orioles, etc is problematic.
I always wanted to look into finding articles like these, but never did.I knew the basic story, just wanted to see it in print. Thanks for posting !!
Were the Cleveland Naps the only team in baseball history to be named after a member of the team?
Graham, I think that the Brooklyn Robins were named after their manager (1914-1931).