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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
    Kansas City RoyalsRealignmentThe Kansas City Royals switch from the AL West to the AL Central in MLB Realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    Kansas City RoyalsStadiumRoyals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium
    Kansas City RoyalsStadiumKansas City Royals move from Municipal Stadium to Royals Stadium
    Kansas City RoyalsFranchiseKansas City Royals franchise is created and will join the American League for the 1969 season. Games will be played at Municipal stadium


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