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How the Cleveland Indians Got Their Name

Joe Posnanski: When I was a kid, it was an accepted fact that the Cleveland Indians were named to honor a Native American player named Louis Sockalexis. When I was older, it was an accepted fact that the Cleveland Indians DID NOT name the team for Sockalexis, and that whole story was an invention to cover up for the nickname’s racist origins. And, as I wrote in the even longer piece, neither one is quite fact.
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