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Franchise Histories

League

From

To

 

AA

American Association

1882

1891

 

AL

American League

1901

present

 

FL

Federal League

1914

1915

 

NL

National League

1876

present

 

PL

Players League

1890

1890

 

UA

Union Association

1884

1884

 

 

City

League

From

To

Notes

Alt

Altoona

UA

1884

1884

 

Ana

Anaheim

AL

1997

present

changed from California

Ari

Arizona

NL

1998

present

 

Atl

Atlanta

NL

1966

present

moved from Milwaukee

Bal

Baltimore

AA

1882

1889

 

Bal

Baltimore

UA

1884

1884

 

Bal

Baltimore

AA

1890

1890

 

Bal

Baltimore

AA

1891

1891

transferred to NL

Bal

Baltimore

NL

1892

1899

transferred from AA

Bal

Baltimore

AL

1901

1902

replaced by New York

Bal

Baltimore

FL

1914

1915

 

Bal

Baltimore

AL

1954

present

moved from St. Louis

Bos

Boston

NL

1876

1952

moved to Milwaukee

Bos

Boston

UA

1884

1884

 

Bos

Boston

PL

1890

1890

 

Bos

Boston

AA

1891

1891

 

Bos

Boston

AL

1901

present

 

Bro

Brooklyn

AA

1884

1889

transferred to NL

Bro

Brooklyn

AA

1890

1890

 

Bro

Brooklyn

PL

1890

1890

 

Bro

Brooklyn

NL

1890

1957

transferred from AA, moved to Los Angeles

Bro

Brooklyn

FL

1914

1915

 

Buf

Buffalo

NL

1879

1885

 

Buf

Buffalo

PL

1890

1890

 

Buf

Buffalo

FL

1914

1915

 

Cal

California

AL

1965

1996

changed from Los Angeles, changed to Anaheim

Chi

Chicago

NL

1876

present

 

Chi

Chicago

UA

1884

1884

merged with Pittsburgh

Chi

Chicago

PL

1890

1890

 

Chi

Chicago

AL

1901

present

 

Chi

Chicago

FL

1914

1915

 

Cin

Cincinnati

NL

1876

1880

 

Cin

Cincinnati

AA

1882

1889

transferred to NL

Cin

Cincinnati

UA

1884

1884

 

Cin

Cincinnati

NL

1890

present

transferred from AA

Cin

Cincinnati

AA

1891

1891

 

Cle

Cleveland

NL

1879

1884

 

Cle

Cleveland

AA

1887

1888

transferred to NL

Cle

Cleveland

NL

1889

1899

transferred from AA

Cle

Cincinnati

PL

1890

1890

 

Cle

Cleveland

AL

1901

present

 

Col

Colmbus

AA

1883

1884

 

Col

Colmbus

AA

1889

1891

 

Col

Colorado

NL

1993

present

 

CP

Chicago-Pittsburgh

UA

1884

1884

 

Det

Detroit

NL

1881

1888

 

Det

Detroit

AL

1901

present

 

Fla

Florida

NL

1993

present

 

Har

Hartford

NL

1876

1877

 

Hou

Houston

NL

1962

present

 

Ind

Indianapolis

NL

1878

1878

 

Ind

Indianapolis

AA

1884

1884

 

Ind

Indianapolis

NL

1887

1889

 

Ind

Indianapolis

FL

1914

1915

moved to Newark

KC

Kansas City

UA

1884

1884

 

KC

Kansas City

NL

1886

1886

 

KC

Kansas City

AA

1888

1889

 

KC

Kansas City

FL

1914

1915

 

KC

Kansas City

AL

1955

1967

moved from Philadelphia, moved to Oakland

KC

Kansas City

AL

1969

present

 

LA

Los Angeles

NL

1958

present

moved from Brooklyn

LA

Los Angeles

AL

1961

1964

changed to California

Lou

Louisville

NL

1876

1877

 

Lou

Louisville

AA

1882

1891

transferred to NL

Lou

Louisville

NL

1892

1899

transferred from AA

Mil

Milwaukee

NL

1878

1878

 

Mil

Milwaukee

UA

1884

1884

 

Mil

Milwaukee

AA

1891

1891

 

Mil

Milwaukee

AL

1901

1901

moved to St. Louis

Mil

Milwaukee

NL

1953

1965

moved from Boston, moved to Atlanta

Mil

Milwaukee

AL

1970

1997

transferred to NL

Mil

Milwaukee

NL

1998

present

transferred from AL

Min

Minnesota

AL

1961

present

moved from Washington

Mon

Montreal

NL

1969

present

 

New

Newark

FL

1914

1915

moved from Indianapolis 

NY

New York

NL

1876

1876

played in Brooklyn

NY

New York

AA

1883

1887

 

NY

New York

NL

1883

1957

moved to San Francisco

NY

New York

PL

1890

1890

 

NY

New York

AL

1903

present

replaced Baltimore

NY

New York

NL

1962

present

 

Oak

Oakland

AL

1968

present

moved from Kansas City

Phi

Philadelphia

NL

1876

1876

 

Phi

Philadelphia

AA

1882

1891

 

Phi

Philadelphia

NL

1883

present

 

Phi

Philadelphia

UA

1884

1884

 

Phi

Philadelphia

PL

1890

1890

 

Phi

Philadelphia

AL

1901

1954

moved to Kansas City

Pit

Pittsburgh

AA

1882

1886

transferred to NL

Pit

Pittsburgh

UA

1884

1884

merged with Chicago

Pit

Pittsburgh

NL

1887

present

transferred from AA

Pit

Pittsburgh

PL

1890

1890

 

Pit

Pittsburgh

FL

1914

1915

 

Pro

Providence

NL

1878

1885

 

Ric

Richmond

AA

1884

1884

 

Roc

Rochester

AA

1890

1890

 

SD

San Diego

NL

1969

present

 

Sea

Seattle

AL

1969

1969

moved to Milwaukee

Sea

Seattle

AL

1977

present

 

SF

San Francisco

NL

1958

present

moved from New York

StL

St. Louis

NL

1876

1877

 

StL

St. Louis

AA

1882

1891

transferred to NL

StL

St. Louis

UA

1884

1884

 

StL

St. Louis

NL

1885

1886

 

StL

St. Louis

NL

1892

present

transferred from AA

StL

St. Louis

AL

1902

1953

moved to Baltimore

Stl

St. Louis

FL

1914

1915

 

StP

St. Paul

UA

1884

1884

 

Syr

Syracuse

NL

1879

1879

 

Syr

Syracuse

AA

1890

1890

 

TB

Tampa Bay

AL

1998

present

 

Tex

Texas

AL

1972

present

moved from Washington

Tol

Toledo

AA

1884

1884

 

Tol

Toledo

AA

1890

1890

 

Tor

Toronto

AL

1977

present

 

Tro

Troy

NL

1879

1882

 

Was

Washington

AA

1884

1884

 

Was

Washington

UA

1884

1884

 

Was

Washington

NL

1886

1889

 

Was

Washington

AA

1891

1891

transferred to NL

Was

Washington

NL

1892

1899

transferred from AA

Was

Washington

AL

1901

1960

moved to Minnesota

Was

Washington

AL

1901

1971

moved to Texas

Wil

Wilmington

UA

1884

1884

 

Wor

Worcester

NL

1880

1882