Jim Thome is making the suitable name a lot faster than the Indians did.
The slugger doesn’t need Chief Wahoo on his plaque in Cooperstown if he’s inducted this summer time as a member of the Cleveland Indians.
“I do know my determination can be to put on the ‘C’ as a result of I feel it is the suitable factor to do,” Thome mentioned Friday. “I feel I have to have a dialog with the Corridor of Fame due to all of the historical past and every thing concerned. I simply assume that is the suitable factor to do.”
After years of backlash, the Indians introduced Monday that they’re abandoning the offensive Chief Wahoo brand beginning in 2019.
Thome spent 13 of his 22 seasons with Cleveland.
Throughout most of these years with the Indians, the “C” he would like on the plaque was not a part of the uniform.
Thome solely wore an Indians hat with the “C” as a participant when he returned to play 22 video games for the crew in 2011.
Regardless of his opinion of Wahoo, a statue of Thome outdoors Progressive Discipline options him sporting the brand.