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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
    Texas RangersStadiumRangers Ballpark in Arlington is renamed Globe Life Park in Arlington.
    Texas RangersStadiumAmeriquest Field in Arlington changes name to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
    Texas RangersStadiumThe Ballpark in Arlington is renamed Ameriquest Field in Arlington.
    Texas RangersStadiumThe Texas Rangers move home games from Arlington Stadium to The Ballpark in Arlington
    Texas RangersRelocationWashington Senators relocated to Dallas area and become the Texas Rangers with home games played at Arlington Stadium. The team moves from the AL East to the AL West for the 1972 season.
    1969Texas RangersStadiumDC Stadium is renamed RFK Stadium
    Texas RangersStadiumWashington Senators move home games from Griffith Stadium to DC Stadium.
    1961Texas RangersFranchiseA New Washington Senators franchise is created after the existing Washington franchise moved to Minnesota. Home games will be played at Griffith Stadium.


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