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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 White SoxStadiumNew Comiskey Park is renamed US Cellular Field
    Chicago White SoxRealignmentThe Chicago White Sox switch from the AL West to the AL Central in MLB Realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    Chicago White SoxStadiumChicago White Sox move from 'Old' Comiskey Park to 'New' Comiskey Park
    Chicago White SoxStadiumChicago White Sox move from South Side Park to Comiskey Park.
    1904Chicago White SoxTeam NameChicago White Stockings officially adopt the name White Sox after Chicago Tribune began shortening the name in newspapers.
    1901Chicago White SoxFranchiseChicago White Stockings join the American League. Games will be played at South Side Park

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