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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
    Seattle MarinersStadiumSeattle Mariners move home games from the Kingdome to Safeco Field.
    1976Seattle MarinersFranchiseThe Seattle Mariners franchise is created and will play in the AL West starting in 1977. Home games will be played in the Kingdome.

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