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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
    Cleveland IndiansStadiumJacobs Field is renamed Progressive Field
    Cleveland IndiansStadiumCleveland Indians move from Municipal Stadium to Jacobs Field.
    Cleveland IndiansRealignmentThe Cleveland Indians switch from the AL East to the AL Central in MLB realignment that moves from 2 divisions per league to 3 divisions per league. (announcement)
    Cleveland IndiansStadiumCleveland Indians move to Cleveland Municipal Stadium
    1915Cleveland IndiansTeam NameThe Cleveland Naps change their name to the Cleveland Indians.
    1903Cleveland IndiansTeam NameCleveland Broncos are renamed to the Cleveland Naps after Nap Lajoie
    1902Cleveland IndiansTeam NameThe Cleveland Bluebirds change their name to Cleveland Broncos

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