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End of an era: Indians loss means goodbye Chief Wahoo

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 22:43:10-04

The Indians losing on Monday doesn't just end the season. It also ends an era.

The Cleveland Indians decided earlier this year that they were going to remove the Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys and ball caps starting in 2019.

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Following numerous discussions with Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Indians will no longer wear the big-toothed, smiling, red-faced caricature during games. The iconic logo, which has been used in various expressions by the team since 1947, has been deemed racist and offensive by some.

Under growing pressure, the team has been transitioning away from Chief Wahoo in recent years. The Indians introduced a block "C" insignia on their caps and have removed stadium signs with the Wahoo logo.

So long Chief Wahoo 1947-2018.