Mike Veeck, whose late father Bill owned the Cleveland Indians when they adopted the "Chief Wahoo" logo for players' uniforms in 1947, told ESPN's Outside the Lines he's pleased it will be eliminated and that he thinks his dad would approve of the move. "Bill Veeck would've been all for the change and would've done it before now," Mike Veeck said when contacted by OTL about last week's announcement by Major League Baseball that Cleveland will rid uniforms of the logo after the 2018 season. The move to eliminate the logo follows years of protests characterizing it as an insensitive, racist depiction of Native Americans. Mike Veeck, the longtime president and co-owner of the independent minor league St. Paul Saints and a former MLB team executive, took the Indians to task for delaying the removal until 2019.
Son of former Indians owner Bill Veeck glad to see 'Chief Wahoo' logo will be eliminated
ESPN | Feb 10