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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
    Minnesota TwinsStadiumMinnesota Twins move home games from the Metrodome to Target Field
    Minnesota TwinsRealignmentThe Minnesota Twins 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)
    Minnesota TwinsStadiumMinnesota Twins move home games from Metropolitan Stadium to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
    Minnesota TwinsRelocationThe Washington Senators franchise moves to Minnesota and becomes the Minnesota Twins with home games played at Metropolitan Stadium
    Minnesota TwinsStadiumWashington Senators move home games from National Park to Griffin Stadium
    1903Minnesota TwinsStadiumWashington Senators move home games from American League Park to National Park
    1901Minnesota TwinsFranchiseWashington Senators join the American League. Games will be played at American League Park


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