Jim Thome's Hall of Fame plaque will not feature Chief Wahoo logo

Posted: 5:09 PM, Mar 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-21 21:09:26Z

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 Chief Wahoo logo will be removed from all uniforms after the 2018 season following years of debate that is certain to be rekindled again in the Facebook comment section where this article is shared. 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame said it agrees with this change and acknowledges shifting societal views. The Hall of Fame said it will no longer use Chief Wahoo when creating plaques moving forward. However, the logo can still be found in its museum exhibits and on Early Wynn's 1972 Hall of Fame plaque.