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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
    St. Louis CardinalsStadiumSt. Louis Cardinals move home games to the new Busch Stadium.
    St. Louis CardinalsRealignmentThe St. Louis Cardinals switch from the NL East to the NL Central in MLB Realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    St. Louis CardinalsStadiumSt. Louis Cardinals move home games from Sportsman's Park to Busch Stadium.
    1920St. Louis CardinalsStadiumSt. Louis Cardinals move home games from Robison Field to Sportsman's Park.
    1900St. Louis CardinalsTeam NameSt. Louis Perfectos change their name to the St. Louis Cardinals.
    1899St. Louis CardinalsTeam NameSt. Louis Browns change their name to the St. Louis Perfectos.
    1893St. Louis CardinalsStadiumSt. Louis Browns move home games from Sportsman's Park to Robison Field.
    1883St. Louis CardinalsTeam NameThe St. Louis Brown Stocking change their team name to St. Louis Browns.
    1882St. Louis CardinalsFranchiseThe St. Louis Brown Stockings join the American Association and will play home games at Sportsman's Park.


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