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Brent Honeywell currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rays
Active Major League Franchises and corresponding information. Includes links to team pages, franchise history and some recent playoff information. All columns are sortable.

The page is organized with the active franchises on top with their current franchise name. All other versions of the franchise are under the "Defunct Teams" section of which many teams are no longer in existence while some still remain. Finally, there is a list of franchise team name changes at the bottom of the page.


# of Active Franchises30

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Current Franchises -- Defunct Teams -- Franchise Changes

MLB Franchise Listing

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Franchise Name (Current)LeagueDivisionYearsCountStatsRostersAlumniProspectsDraftAffiliatesGamesWinsLossesWpctDivsPlayoffsWSChampsLast PlayoffLast WSLast ChampsManagerGeneral Manager
Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest1998-201719Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff324015961644.4934511201120012001Torey LovulloMike Hazen
Atlanta BravesNLEast1876-2017141Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff210321051010522.500302493201319991995brian snitker
Baltimore OriolesALEast1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1817286679505.477131473201619831983Buck ShowalterDan Duquette
Boston Red SoxALEast1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1818694108776.5171823128201620132013John FarrellDave Dombrowki
Chicago CubsNLCentral1876-2017141Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff210611080310258.5132218113201620162016Joe MaddonJed Hoyer
Chicago White SoxALCentral1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1817591499026.50312953200820052005Rick RenteriaRick Hahn
Cincinnati RedsNLCentral1876-2017141Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff200651003310032.500161595201319901990Bryan PriceDick Williams
Cleveland IndiansALCentral1879-2017138Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1873195359196.509111262201620161948Terry FranconaChris Antonetti
Colorado RockiesNLWest1993-201724Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff398818712117.469-31-20092007-Bud BlackJeff Bridich
Detroit TigersALCentral1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1821492358979.5071516114201420121984Al Avila
Houston AstrosALWest1962-201755Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff894343914552.4916101-20152005-AJ HinchJeff Luhnow
Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1969-201748Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff779937844015.4857942201520152015Ned Yostdayton moore
Los Angeles AngelsALWest1961-201756Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff910445574547.50191011201420022002Mike SciosciaBilly Eppler
Los Angeles DodgersNLWest1890-2017127Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff19703103669337.5263129186201619881988Dave RobertsZaidi Farhan
Miami MarlinsNLEast1993-201724Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff398118702111.4701222200320032003Don MattinglyMichael Hill
Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral1969-201748Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff780537284077.478341-20111982-Craig CounsellDavid Stearns
Minnesota TwinsALCentral1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1818287249458.480141463201019911991Paul MolitorRob Antony
New York MetsNLEast1962-201755Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff893242854647.4806952201620151986Sandy Alderson
New York YankeesALEast1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff18165102937872.56743524027201520092009Joe Girardibrian cashman
Oakland AthleticsALWest1901-2017116Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1812688049322.4862626149201419901989Bob MelvinDavid Forst
Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast1883-2017134Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff20918984511073.471111472201120092008Matt Klentak
Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral1887-2017130Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff20095101589937.505161775201519791979Clint HurdleNeal Huntington
San Diego PadresNLWest1969-201748Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff781236114201.462552-20061998-Andy GreenA.J. Preller
San Francisco GiantsNLWest1883-2017134Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff20528110159513.5372726208201620142014Bruce BochyBrian sabean
Seattle MarinersALWest1977-201740Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff651730623455.47034--2001--Scott ServaisJerry Dipoto
St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral1892-2017125Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff1944599599486.51225281911201520132011Mike MathenyMike Girsch
Tampa Bay RaysALEast1998-201719Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff323815001738.463241-20132008-Kevin CashMatt Silverman
Texas RangersALWest1961-201756Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff908843554733.479782-20162011-Jeff BanisterJon Daniels
Toronto Blue JaysALEast1977-201740Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff651732433274.4986722201619931993John GibbonsRoss Atkins
Washington NationalsNLEast1969-201748Team -- Org2017 -- Current -- OrgAlumniProspectsDraftAff780238024000.48743--2016--Dusty BakerMike Rizzo

Defunct MLB Teams

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Team NameStartEndCurrent Franchise
Anaheim Angels19972004Los Angeles Angels
Baltimore Orioles19011902New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles18921899Defunct
Boston Americans19011902Boston Red Sox
Boston Beaneaters18761906Atlanta Braves
Boston Bees19361940Atlanta Braves
Boston Braves19111952Atlanta Braves
Boston Doves19071908Atlanta Braves
Boston Pilgrims19031906Boston Red Sox
Boston Rustlers19091910Atlanta Braves
Brooklyn Bridegrooms18901898Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers19111957Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Robins19141931Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Superbas18991913Los Angeles Dodgers
Buffalo Bisons18791885Defunct
California Angels19651996Los Angeles Angels
Chicago Colts18901897Chicago Cubs
Chicago Orphans18981901Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Stockings18761889Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Red Stockings18761877Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Blues18791901Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Blues18791884Defunct
Cleveland Bronchos19021902Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Naps19031914Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Spiders18891899Defunct
Detroit Wolverines18811888Defunct
Florida Marlins19932011Miami Marlins
Hartford Dark Blues18761876Defunct
Hartfords of Brooklyn18771877Defunct
Houston Colt 45s19621964Houston Astros
Indianapolis Blues18781878Defunct
Indianapolis Hoosiers18871889Defunct
Kansas City Athletics19551967Oakland Athletics
Kansas City Cowboys18861886Defunct
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim20052005Los Angeles Angels
Louisville Colonels18921899Defunct
Louisville Grays18761877Defunct
Milwaukee Braves19531965Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers19011901Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee NL Team18781878Defunct
Montreal Expos19692004Washington Nationals
Mutuals (New York)18761876Defunct
New York Giants18851957San Francisco Giants
New York Gothams18831884San Francisco Giants
New York Highlanders19031912New York Yankees
Philadelphia Athletics19011954Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics18761876Defunct
Philadelphia Blue Jays19431944Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Quakers18831885Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Alleghenys18871902Pittsburgh Pirates
Providence Grays18781885Defunct
Seattle Pilots19691969Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Brown Stockings18761877-
St. Louis Browns19021953Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Browns18921898St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Maroons18851886Defunct
St. Louis Perfectos18991899St. Louis Cardinals
Syracuse Stars18791879Defunct
Troy Trojans18791882Defunct
Washington Nationals18861889Defunct
Washington Nationals18921899Defunct
Washington Senators I19011960Minnesota Twins
Washington Senators II19611971Texas Rangers
Worcester NL Team18801882Defunct

Franchise Changes

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Event DateDescription of Change
2011-11-11The Florida Marlins change their name to the Miami Marlins.
2007-11-08Tampa Bay Devil Rays drop the Devil from their name and become the Tampa Bay Rays.
2005-01-03The Anaheim Angels change their team name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
1997-01-01The California Angels are renamed the Anaheim Angels.
1965-09-02The Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.
1964-12-01The Houston Colt .45s become the Houston Astros.
1959-01-01Cincinnati Redlegs restore their nickname to Reds after 6 years as Redlegs
1953-01-01Cincinnati Reds alter their nickname to Redlegs to avoid link to communism"
1940-01-01Boston Bees change their name back to Boston Braves
1935-01-01Boston Braves change their name to Boston Bees
1932-01-01Brooklyn Robins change their name to Brooklyn Dodgers
1915-01-01The Cleveland Naps change their name to the Cleveland Indians.
1914-01-01Brooklyn Suberpas change their team nickname to Brooklyn Robins.
1913-01-01Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers are renamed back to Brooklyn Superbas
1913-01-01New York Highlanders become the New York Yankees. Home games are also moved to the Polo Grounds.
1912-04-01Boston franchise changes their name from Rustlers to Braves
1911-01-01Boston Doves change their name to Boston Rustlers
1911-01-01Brooklyn Superbas temporarily change their team nickname to Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
1908-01-01Boston Americans adopt the name Boston Red Sox
1907-01-01Boston Beaneaters change their name to Boston Doves
1904-01-01Chicago White Stockings officially adopt the name White Sox after Chicago Tribune began shortening the name in newspapers.
1903-01-01Cleveland Broncos are renamed to the Cleveland Naps after Nap Lajoie
1902-04-17The Chicago Cubs play their first game after changing names from the Chicago Orphans
1902-01-01The Cleveland Bluebirds change their name to Cleveland Broncos
1900-01-01St. Louis Perfectos change their name to the St. Louis Cardinals.
1899-01-01Brooklyn Grooms change their nickname to Brooklyn Superbas
1899-01-01St. Louis Browns change their name to the St. Louis Perfectos.
1898-04-15The Chicago Orphans play their first game after changing names from the Chicago Colts
1891-01-01Pittsburgh Alleghenys change their name to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1891-01-01Brooklyn Bridegrooms change their nickname to Brooklyn Grooms
1890-04-19The Chicago Colts play their first game after changing names from the Chicago White Stockings
1890-01-01The Philadelphia Quakers change their name to Philadelphia Phillies.
1888-01-01Brooklyn Grays change their nickname to Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1886-01-01The New York Gothams change their name to the New York Giants.
1885-01-01Brooklyn Atlantics change their nickname to Brooklyn Grays
1883-01-01Boston Red Stockings change their name to Boston Beaneaters
1883-01-01The St. Louis Brown Stocking change their team name to St. Louis Browns.