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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
    Philadelphia PhilliesStadiumPhiladelphia Phillies move home games from Veterans Stadium to Citizens Bank Park.
    Philadelphia PhilliesStadiumPhiladelphia Phillies move home games from Connie Mack Stadium to Veterans Stadium
    1953Philadelphia PhilliesStadiumShibe Park is renamed Connie Mack Stadium
    1938Philadelphia PhilliesStadiumPhiladelphia Phillies move their home games from the Baker Bowl to Shibe Park.
    1890Philadelphia PhilliesTeam NameThe Philadelphia Quakers change their name to Philadelphia Phillies.
    Philadelphia PhilliesStadiumPhiladelphia Quakers move their home games from Recreation Park to the Baker Bowl.
    1883Philadelphia PhilliesFranchiseThe Philadelphia Quakers join the National League and will play their home games at Recreation Park.
    1883Philadelphia PhilliesFranchiseThe New York Gothams join the National League and will play their home games at the Polo Grounds.


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