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MLB Franchise Changes

+ Relocations, Ballpark Changes and Franchise creation
  • An attempted list of historical franchise changes for Major League Baseball teams including name changes, expansion, ballpark changes and franchise relocations.
  • Franchise names listed are based on current franchise name.
  • DateFranchise (Current Name)TypeDescription
    Los Angeles AngelsTeam NameThe Anaheim Angels change their team name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
    Los Angeles AngelsStadiumEdison International Field of Anaheim is renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
    1997Los Angeles AngelsTeam NameThe California Angels are renamed the Anaheim Angels.
    Los Angeles AngelsStadiumAnaheim Stadium is renamed Edison International Field of Anaheim.
    Los Angeles AngelsStadiumThe California Angels move home games from Chavez Ravine to Anaheim Stadium.
    Los Angeles AngelsTeam NameThe Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.
    Los Angeles AngelsStadiumLos Angeles Angels move home games to Chavez Ravine (AKA Dodger Stadium)
    1961Los Angeles AngelsFranchiseLos Angeles Angels franchise is created and will join the American League and play home games at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles.


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