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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.
|1997-03-29||Atlanta Braves||Stadium||Atlanta Braves move home games to Turner Field from Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium|
|1993-09-09||Atlanta Braves||Realignment||The 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)|
|1976-03-01||Atlanta Braves||Stadium||Atlanta Stadium is renamed to Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium|
|1964-10-22||Atlanta Braves||Relocation||Milwaukee Braves franchise anounnces intention to relocate to Atlanta and named the Atlanta Braves. Games will be played at Atlanta Stadium|
|1953-04-15||Atlanta Braves||Relocation||Boston Braves franchise is relocated by owner Lou Perini to Milwaukee and renamed the Milwaukee Braves. Games will be played at County Stadium|
|1940||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston Bees change their name back to Boston Braves|
|1935||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston Braves change their name to Boston Bees|
|1912-04-01||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston franchise changes their name from Rustlers to Braves|
|1911||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston Doves change their name to Boston Rustlers|
|1907||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston Beaneaters change their name to Boston Doves|
|1883||Atlanta Braves||Team Name||Boston Red Stockings change their name to Boston Beaneaters|