Ever wondered about the real nicknames for the Cleveland Guardians and why they are called by these nicknames. This article digs very deep into the historical background of the Cleveland Guardians.



Before we get started, the Cleveland Guardians is an American Baseball team in the Major League Baseball popularly shortened as MLB. The team played its first game in 1984 as a member of the American League (AL) Central division.

The team, currently managed by Terry Francona has won 10 Central division titles, six American League pennants, and two World Series championships, (in 1920 and 1948). The team’s World Series championship drought since 1948 is the longest active among all 30 current Major League teams.



As a matter of fact, the team has won 22 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in American League history, and the second-longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history.

What Are The Nicknames Of Cleveland Guardians?

The Cleveland Guardians’ nicknames are the Tribe” and the “Wahoos”.

Why Are Cleveland Guardians Called By These Nicknames?

The team is named after the eight Guardians of Traffic statues displayed on the Hope Memorial Bridge next to their home field. The “Wahoos”, referencing their longtime logo, Chief Wahoo. After it came under criticism as part of the Native American mascot controversy, the team ceased using the name “Indians” following the 2021 season, officially becoming the Guardians.
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