According to the team’s 2020 media guide, in 1915, owner Charles W. Somers invited the Cleveland baseball writers to help in the selection of a new club name. The writers solicited their readers for suggestions. Through this process the name “Cleveland Indians” was selected.
In 2018 the club moved away from using its 50-year-old Chief Wahoo logo, viewed widely as an image that was racially insensitive to indigenous peoples.
I’m so out of the loop.