Guardians MLB Team Settles Lawsuit With Roller Derby Club
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians, soon to be known as the Guardians, have resolved a lawsuit filed by a local roller derby team over naming rights. Both will be called the Guardians. The legal issue was the final hurdle for the Major League Baseball team to continue its name changeover. The sides jointly announced an “amicable resolution.” No other terms of the agreement were disclosed. The American League franchise has been known as the Indians since 1915. The club will be known next season as the Guardians, a name chosen following a yearlong process that sprang from a national reckoning over racist names and symbols.