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New Mexico's Lt. Gov. wants stadium's 'Chief Wahoo' dropped

New Mexico's Lt. Gov. wants stadium's 'Chief Wahoo' dropped

The Associated Press
Updated: July 20, 2020 07:36 AM
Created: July 20, 2020 07:34 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s lieutenant governor has called on the high school baseball team he once coached to remove its stadium’s logo of a Native American caricature.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Howie Morales asked the superintendent of Cobre Consolidated School District in Grant County to remove the “Chief Wahoo” logo from the main sign at Cobre High’s baseball stadium in Bayard, New Mexico.

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A similar logo was used by Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians until 2018 but still remains at the high school stadium, which is named after Morales.

Morales coached Cobre’s baseball team to a state title in 2008. 


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