Cleveland Indians Announce 'Guardians' as the Club's new Nickname

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Cleveland, OH - They've been the Indians since 1915, but on Friday, Cleveland's MLB franchise announced that it will be called the Cleveland Guardians starting in 2022.

The team posted a video on social media, narrated by Tom Hanks, describing Cleveland as a "city on the rise." The video at one point shows images of the construction of the "Guardians of Traffic" sculpture along the Hope Memorial Bridge (originally the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge) which may have served as part of the inspiration for the new name and winged baseball logo.

The new Guardians font is similar to the previous Indians title, with more angular features.

The team is holding a news conference at 2:00 Friday afternoon to give more information.

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