Hall of Fame induction weekend is a few months away, but newly-elected slugger Jim Thome already knows which Cleveland Indians cap he wants to appear on his plaque in Cooperstown. And the answer might surprise some proponents of the organization's soon-to-be-retired Chief Wahoo logo. Speaking to media following a event Friday at Playhouse Square, Thome, who last week became the 13th player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame representing the Indians, said that he has not yet had a conversation with Hall officials. But when he does, Thome would prefer to wear the club's Block-C logo, rather than the Chief Wahoo design. "I know my decision would be to wear the 'C' because I think it's the right thing to do," Thome said. "I think I need to have a conversation with the Hall of Fame because of all the history and everything involved. I just think that's the right thing to do." Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and the Indians announced that the club's Chief Wahoo logo would be retired following the 2018 season. Chief Wahoo will not appear on the team's caps and uniforms, nor on Progressive Field signage beginning in 2019. Thome said a final decision on which cap he wears on the plaque in Cooperstown will be made after some thoughtful conversation between himself, his wife and Hall of Fame officials.
Jim Thome wants to wear Cleveland Indians 'Block-C' cap rather than Chief Wahoo when he enters Hall of Fame
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 2