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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
    New York YankeesStadiumNew York Yankees move home games from Yankee Stadium I to the new Yankee Stadium (II).
    1976New York YankeesStadiumThe New York Yankees move home games back to Yankee Stadium after 2 years of renovations.
    1974New York YankeesStadiumThe New York Yankees move home games to Shea Stadium for 1974-1975 while Yankee Stadium is being renovated.
    New York YankeesStadiumThe New York Yankees move home games from the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium.
    1913New York YankeesTeam NameNew York Highlanders become the New York Yankees. Home games are also moved to the Polo Grounds.
    1903New York YankeesRelocationThe Baltimore Orioles are relocated to New York and become the New York Highlanders. Home games will be played at HIlltop Park.


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