Indians Alternate Logo
The Cleveland Indians have a long and storied history with their alternate logos. The team has used several different designs over the years, each of which captures the spirit of Cleveland baseball and its fans.
The first alternate logo was created in 1951 and featured an Indian head wearing a traditional feather headdress inside a white circle with red trim. This classic design is still seen on t-shirts, hats, and other memorabilia to this day. In 1975, the club unveiled another version featuring Chief Wahoo as its mascot for many years; this logo was retired in 2019 due to controversy surrounding Native American imagery in sports mascots at that time.
In recent years, more modern designs have been adopted by the organization including one from 2013 featuring an interlocking “C” & “I” within a shield shape representing strength & unity among players & fans alike; another from 2017 showcasing two feathers coming together symbolizing harmony between all people regardless of race or ethnicity; plus one released just last year depicting an eagle soaring above Progressive Field signifying freedom both on & off the field for players throughout Major League Baseball (MLB). All these logos represent not only what it means to be part of Tribe Nation but also serve as visual reminders that no matter who you are or where you come from - everyone can find common ground through America's favorite pastime: baseball!
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2014 - 2018
Chief Wahoo, a red native American caricature wearing a single-feathered headband. Used as the Indians primary logo for decades before being relegated as an alternate logo prior to 2014 season.
2002 - 2007
Chief Wahoo outlined in silver and blue.
1979 - 1985
Chief Wahoo facing the left in red and black. Worn on Indians jersey sleeve from 1979 – 1985. Indians switched to a red and blue Wahoo logo on the sleeves in 1986.
1973 - 1978
Chief Wahoo swinging a baseball bat with a leg up on top of a white baseball with red stitches, worn on Indians jersey sleeve from 1973 – 1978. Note, that this version features a darker shade of blue than the primary logo of the time.
1951 - 1962
Chief Wahoo facing the left in red and black. Worn on Indians jersey sleeve from 1951 – 1962.
1949 - 1955
Chief Wahoo wearing a white crown, created to celebrate Indians World Series Championship in 1948.
1947 - 1950
Chief Wahoo with tan skin, red headband and feather. Worn on sleeve of Indians jerseys during this period.