Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Naming the Cleveland Indians

Boston Herald - January 17, 1915

Plain Dealer - January 17, 1915

Plain Dealer - January 18, 1915


  1. 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.

  2. 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 !!

  3. Were the Cleveland Naps the only team in baseball history to be named after a member of the team?