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These are all of the different franchise names in Major League Baseball since 1871. Of course, most of these franchise are defunct or moved to a new location. Clicking on a franchise name will bring you to most recent franchise page. (Montreal Expos brings you to the Washingtion Nationals page with Expos history embedded.)
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franchise name first last current Team
Altoona Mountain Citys 1884 1884 Altoona Mountain Citys
Anaheim Angels 1997 2004 Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 2022 Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves 1966 2022 Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Canaries 1872 1874 Baltimore Canaries
Baltimore Marylands 1873 1873 Baltimore Marylands
Baltimore Monumentals 1884 1884 Baltimore Monumentals
Baltimore Orioles 1954 2022 Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles 1882 1899 Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles 1901 1902 New York Yankees
Boston Americans 1901 1907 Boston Red Sox
Boston Beaneaters 1876 1906 Atlanta Braves
Boston Bees 1936 1940 Atlanta Braves
Boston Braves 1911 1952 Atlanta Braves
Boston Doves 1907 1908 Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox 1908 2022 Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Stockings 1871 1875 Atlanta Braves
Boston Reds 1884 1884 Boston Reds
Boston Reds 1890 1891 Boston Reds
Boston Rustlers 1909 1910 Atlanta Braves
Brooklyn Atlantics 1872 1875 Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 1888 1898 Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers 1911 1957 Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Eckfords 1872 1872 Brooklyn Eckfords
Brooklyn Gladiators 1890 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators
franchise name first last current Team
Brooklyn Robins 1914 1931 Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Superbas 1899 1913 Los Angeles Dodgers
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 1884 1887 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
Brooklyn Wonders 1890 1890 Brooklyn Wonders
Buffalo Bisons 1879 1885 Buffalo Bisons
Buffalo Bisons 1890 1890 Buffalo Bisons
California Angels 1965 1996 Los Angeles Angels
Chicago Browns-Pittsburgh Stogies 1884 1884 Chicago Browns-Pittsburgh Stogies
Chicago Colts 1890 1897 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs 1902 2022 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Orphans 1898 1901 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Pirates 1890 1890 Chicago Pirates
Chicago White Sox 1901 2022 Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Stockings 1871 1889 Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Kelly's Killers 1891 1891 Cincinnati Kelly's Killers
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 1884 1884 Cincinnati Outlaw Reds
Cincinnati Red Stockings 1876 1889 Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds 1878 2022 Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Blues 1879 1888 Cleveland Blues
Cleveland Blues 1901 1901 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Bronchos 1902 1902 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Forest Citys 1871 1872 Cleveland Forest Citys
Cleveland Guardians 2022 2022 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Indians 1915 2021 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Infants 1890 1890 Cleveland Infants
franchise name first last current Team
Cleveland Naps 1903 1914 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Spiders 1889 1899 Cleveland Spiders
Colorado Rockies 1993 2022 Colorado Rockies
Columbus Buckeyes 1883 1884 Columbus Buckeyes
Columbus Solons 1889 1891 Columbus Solons
Detroit Tigers 1901 2022 Detroit Tigers
Detroit Wolverines 1881 1888 Detroit Wolverines
Elizabeth Resolutes 1873 1873 Elizabeth Resolutes
Florida Marlins 1993 2011 Miami Marlins
Ft. Wayne Kekiongas 1871 1871 Ft. Wayne Kekiongas
Hartford Dark Blues 1874 1876 Hartford Dark Blues
Hartfords of Brooklyn 1877 1877 Hartfords of Brooklyn
Houston Astros 1965 2022 Houston Astros
Houston Colt 45s 1962 1964 Houston Astros
Indianapolis Blues 1878 1878 Indianapolis Blues
Indianapolis Hoosiers 1884 1884 Indianapolis Hoosiers
Indianapolis Hoosiers 1887 1889 Indianapolis Hoosiers
Kansas City Athletics 1955 1967 Oakland Athletics
Kansas City Cowboys 1888 1889 Kansas City Cowboys
Kansas City Cowboys 1886 1886 Kansas City Cowboys
Kansas City Cowboys 1884 1884 Kansas City Cowboys
Kansas City Royals 1969 2022 Kansas City Royals
Keokuk Westerns 1875 1875 Keokuk Westerns
Los Angeles Angels 1961 2021 Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels 2022 2022 Los Angeles Angels
franchise name first last current Team
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2005 2005 Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers 1958 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers
Louisville Colonels 1885 1899 Louisville Colonels
Louisville Eclipse 1882 1884 Louisville Eclipse
Louisville Grays 1876 1877 Louisville Grays
Metropolitans (New York) 1883 1887 Metropolitans (New York)
Miami Marlins 2012 2022 Miami Marlins
Middletown Mansfields 1872 1872 Middletown Mansfields
Milwaukee Braves 1953 1965 Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers 1891 1891 Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers 1970 2022 Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers 1901 1901 Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Grays 1884 1884 Milwaukee Grays
Milwaukee NL Team 1878 1878 Milwaukee NL Team
Minnesota Twins 1961 2022 Minnesota Twins
Montreal Expos 1969 2004 Washington Nationals
Mutuals (New York) 1871 1876 Mutuals (New York)
New Haven Elm Citys 1875 1875 New Haven Elm Citys
New York Giants 1885 1957 San Francisco Giants
New York Giants (P) 1890 1890 New York Giants (P)
New York Gothams 1883 1884 San Francisco Giants
New York Highlanders 1903 1912 New York Yankees
New York Mets 1962 2022 New York Mets
New York Yankees 1913 2022 New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics 1968 2022 Oakland Athletics
franchise name first last current Team
Philadelphia Athletics 1876 1876 Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics 1882 1889 Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics 1890 1891 Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics 1901 1954 Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics 1871 1875 Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Centennials 1875 1875 Philadelphia Centennials
Philadelphia Keystones 1884 1884 Philadelphia Keystones
Philadelphia Phillies 1886 2022 Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Quakers 1883 1890 Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia White Stockings 1873 1875 Philadelphia White Stockings
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1882 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Burghers 1890 1890 Pittsburgh Burghers
Pittsburgh Pirates 1903 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates
Providence Grays 1878 1885 Providence Grays
Richmond Virginias 1884 1884 Richmond Virginias
Rochester Hop Bitters 1890 1890 Rochester Hop Bitters
Rockford Forest Citys 1871 1871 Rockford Forest Citys
San Diego Padres 1969 2022 San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants 1958 2022 San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners 1977 2022 Seattle Mariners
Seattle Pilots 1969 1969 Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Brown Stockings 1875 1877 St. Louis Brown Stockings
St. Louis Browns 1882 1898 St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Browns 1902 1953 Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals 1900 2022 St. Louis Cardinals
franchise name first last current Team
St. Louis Maroons 1884 1886 St. Louis Maroons
St. Louis Perfectos 1899 1899 St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Reds 1875 1875 St. Louis Reds
St. Paul Saints 1884 1884 St. Paul Saints
Syracuse Stars 1890 1890 Syracuse Stars
Syracuse Stars 1879 1879 Syracuse Stars
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998 2022 Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers 1972 2022 Texas Rangers
Toledo AA Team 1884 1884 Toledo AA Team
Toledo Maumees 1890 1890 Toledo Maumees
Toronto Blue Jays 1977 2022 Toronto Blue Jays
Troy Haymakers 1871 1872 Troy Haymakers
Troy Trojans 1879 1882 Troy Trojans
Washington Nationals 1884 1884 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 1886 1889 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 1891 1899 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 2005 2022 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 1872 1873 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 1875 1875 Washington Nationals
Washington Olympics 1871 1872 Washington Olympics
Washington Senators I 1901 1960 Minnesota Twins
Washington Senators II 1961 1971 Texas Rangers
Washington Statesmen 1884 1884 Washington Statesmen
Wilmington Quicksteps 1884 1884 Wilmington Quicksteps
Worcester NL Team 1880 1882 Worcester NL Team
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