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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
    Detroit TigersStadiumDetroit Tigers move from Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park
    Detroit TigersRealignmentThe Detroit Tigers switch from the AL East to the AL Central.
    Detroit TigersStadiumBriggs Stadium is renamed to Tiger Stadium.
    Detroit TigersStadiumNavin Field is renamed Briggs Stadium
    Detroit TigersStadiumDetroit Tigers move home games to Navin Field from Bennett Park.
    1901Detroit TigersFranchiseDetroit Tigers join the American League. Games will be played at Bennett Park
    1901Detroit TigersFranchiseBaltimore Orioles join the American League. Games will be played at Oriole Park.
    1901Detroit TigersFranchisePhiladelphia Athletics join the American League. Games will be played at Columbia Park.


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