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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
    Cincinnati RedsStadiumCincinnati Reds move from Riverfront Stadium to The Great American Ballpark
    Cincinnati RedsStadiumRiverfront Stadium is renamed Cinergy Field.
    Cincinnati RedsRealignmentThe Cincinnati Reds switch from the NL West to the NL Central in MLB realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    Cincinnati RedsStadiumCincinnati Reds move their games from Crosley Field to Riverfront Stadium
    1959Cincinnati RedsTeam NameCincinnati Redlegs restore their nickname to Reds after 6 years as Redlegs
    1953Cincinnati RedsTeam NameCincinnati Reds alter their nickname to Redlegs to avoid link to communism"
    Cincinnati RedsStadiumCincinnati Reds move their home games to Crosley Field from The Palace of the Fans
    Cincinnati RedsStadiumCincinnati Reds move home games from League Park to Palace of the Fans


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