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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
    Chicago CubsStadiumCubs Park is renamed Wrigley Field
    1920Chicago CubsStadiumWeeghman Park is renamed Cubs Park
    Chicago CubsStadiumThe Chicago Cubs play their first home game at Weeghman Park after switching from West Side Grounds
    Chicago CubsTeam NameThe Chicago Cubs play their first game after changing names from the Chicago Orphans
    Chicago CubsTeam NameThe Chicago Orphans play their first game after changing names from the Chicago Colts
    Chicago CubsTeam NameThe Chicago Colts play their first game after changing names from the Chicago White Stockings
    Chicago CubsFranchiseThe Chicago White Stockings play their first game


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