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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
    San Diego PadresStadiumSan Diego Padres move home games from Qualcomm Stadium to PetCo Park
    1997San Diego PadresStadiumJack Murphy Stadium is renamed Qualcomm Stadium.
    1980San Diego PadresStadiumSan Diego Stadium is renamed Jack Murphy Stadium.
    San Diego PadresFranchiseSan Diego Padres are awarded a franchise and will begin play in the National League West for the 1969 season. Games will be played at San Diego Stadium
    San Diego PadresFranchiseMontreal Expos are awarded a franchise and will begin play in the National League East for the 1969 season. Games will be played at Jarry Park.


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