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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
    Atlanta BravesStadiumAtlanta Braves move home games to Turner Field from Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium
    Atlanta BravesRealignmentThe Atlanta Braves switch from the NL West to the NL East in MLB realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    Atlanta BravesStadiumAtlanta Stadium is renamed to Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium
    Atlanta BravesRelocationMilwaukee Braves franchise anounnces intention to relocate to Atlanta and named the Atlanta Braves. Games will be played at Atlanta Stadium
    Atlanta BravesRelocationBoston Braves franchise is relocated by owner Lou Perini to Milwaukee and renamed the Milwaukee Braves. Games will be played at County Stadium
    1940Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston Bees change their name back to Boston Braves
    1935Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston Braves change their name to Boston Bees
    Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston franchise changes their name from Rustlers to Braves
    1911Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston Doves change their name to Boston Rustlers
    1907Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston Beaneaters change their name to Boston Doves
    1883Atlanta BravesTeam NameBoston Red Stockings change their name to Boston Beaneaters

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