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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 DodgersStadiumLos Angeles Dodgers move home games from the LA Coliseum to Dodger Stadium
    Los Angeles DodgersRelocationBrooklyn Dodgers announce they are moving to Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Dodgers. They will play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
    1932Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Robins change their name to Brooklyn Dodgers
    1914Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Suberpas change their team nickname to Brooklyn Robins.
    Los Angeles DodgersStadiumBrooklyn move from Washington Park to Ebbetts Field
    1913Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Trolley Dodgers are renamed back to Brooklyn Superbas
    1911Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Superbas temporarily change their team nickname to Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
    1899Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Grooms change their nickname to Brooklyn Superbas
    1898Los Angeles DodgersStadiumBrooklyn moves their home games to Washington Park II
    1891Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Bridegrooms change their nickname to Brooklyn Grooms
    1891Los Angeles DodgersStadiumBrooklyn moves their home games to Eastern Park with Sunday games played at Ridgewood Park
    1888Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Grays change their nickname to Brooklyn Bridegrooms
    1885Los Angeles DodgersTeam NameBrooklyn Atlantics change their nickname to Brooklyn Grays
    1884Los Angeles DodgersFranchiseBrooklyn Atlantics join the American Association and will play home games at Washington Park


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