Thome HOF plaque won't feature Chief Wahoo

From ESPN - March 21, 2018

When Jim Thome is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, his plaque will not feature the Chief Wahoo logo that the Cleveland Indians have displayed on team caps since 1947, it was announced Wednesday.

Thome, who spent 13 of his 22 seasons with the Indians, said last month that he did not want the logo on his plaque.

"I think it's the right thing to do," Thome said Feb. 4. "I need to have a conversation with the Hall of Fame because of all the history and everything involved. I just think that's the right thing to do."

In a statement Wednesday, the Hall of Fame announced that Thome's plaque will instead feature the Indians' Block C logo. The Hall of Fame also said no future plaques would contain the Chief Wahoo logo.

The Indians announced in January that they were removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys and caps starting in the 2019 season, deeming it no longer appropriate for on-field use.


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