INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians is forming a committee to discuss and potentially change the team name.
The team dates back to 1902 and is one of the oldest minor league franchises in professional baseball history. The name is derived from the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis. Indiana means “Land of the Indians.”
“We are prepared to collaborate with our community and appropriate stakeholders,” the team said in a statement. “We understand that our team name has not been endorsed by some but trust they understand the historic and respectful context in which it has been used over the years. We are committed to engage, listen and exchange ideas.”