MLB: Cleveland Will No Longer Use Indians Team Name

The Cleveland Indians are planning to drop the nickname they’ve used for more than a century.

The team has faced mounting pressure from Native American groups and others to drop “Indians”, which many feel is insensitive and racist.
It’s unclear if a new nickname has been picked yet.

This year in the NFL, the Washington Football team dropped “Redskins” from its franchise.

The Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, and Chicago Blackhawks are other pro teams that use Native American imagery in their names and logos.

Do you agree with Cleveland’s decision? Ideas for a new nickname?

Download X96's App

Join X96's email list for information about concerts, contests, and more!

* indicates required


  • X96 is Utah's Original Alternative. It is self-aware. It is ingrained. It plays bands like Panic! at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, and Muse. It's part of a healthy diet and it's why native Utahns are so stout and stalwart. Listen and become part of it and it will become part of you.

To Top