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Every Major League Baseball (MLB) Team since 1892

List the team name of every Major League Baseball team since 1892. As you list the team name, the city will be filled in as well. The 30 colored blocks are the current MLB franchises with any predecessor teams to that franchise listed immediately below. The remaining blocks list defunct Major League teams: 3 from the National League, 9 from the Federal League, and 57 from the seven officially-recognized Negro Leagues.
List the team name only, not the city.
Given the challenge of naming the 69 defunct teams, the city name is provided as a hint.
AL=American League, NL=National League, FL=Federal League
The 7 Negro Leagues officially recognized as Major Leagues by MLB: NNL I = Negro National League; ECL = Eastern Colored League; ANL = American Negro League; EWL = East-West League; NSL = Negro Southern League; NNL II = Negro National League; NAL = Negro American League
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Baltimore Orioles
AL
1954
Present
Baltimore
Orioles
AL
1902
1953
St. Louis
Browns
AL
1901
1901
Milwaukee
Brewers
 
 
 
 
 
Boston Red Sox
AL
1908
Present
Boston
Red Sox
AL
1901
1907
Boston
Americans
 
 
 
 
 
Chicago White Sox
AL
1904
Present
Chicago
White Sox
AL
1901
1903
Chicago
White Stockings
 
 
 
 
 
Cleveland Guardians
AL
2022
Present
Cleveland
Guardians
AL
1915
2021
Cleveland
Indians
AL
1905
1914
Cleveland
Naps
AL
1901
1904
Cleveland
Blues
 
 
 
 
 
Detroit Tigers
AL
1901
Present
Detroit
Tigers
 
 
 
 
 
Houston Astros
AL
2013
Present
Houston
Astros
NL
1965
2012
Houston
Astros
NL
1962
1964
Houston
Colt .45s
 
 
 
 
 
Kansas City Royals
AL
1969
Present
Kansas City
Royals
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles Angels
AL
2005
Present
Los Angeles
Angels
AL
1997
2004
Anaheim
Angels
AL
1966
1996
California
Angels
AL
1961
1965
Los Angeles
Angels
 
 
 
 
 
Minnesota Twins
AL
1961
Present
Minnesota
Twins
AL
1901
1960
Washington
Senators
 
 
 
 
 
New York Yankees
AL
1913
Present
New York
Yankees
AL
1903
1912
New York
Highlanders
AL
1901
1902
Baltimore
Orioles
 
 
 
 
 
Oakland Athletics
AL
1968
Present
Oakland
Athletics
AL
1955
1967
Kansas City
Athletics
AL
1901
1954
Philadelphia
Athletics
 
 
 
 
 
Seattle Mariners
AL
1977
Present
Seattle
Mariners
 
 
 
 
 
Tampa Bay Rays
AL
2008
Present
Tampa Bay
Rays
AL
1998
2007
Tampa Bay
Devil Rays
 
 
 
 
 
Texas Rangers
AL
1972
Present
Texas
Rangers
AL
1961
1971
Washington
Senators
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto Blue Jays
AL
1977
Present
Toronto
Blue Jays
 
 
 
 
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
NL
1998
Present
Arizona
Diamondbacks
 
 
 
 
 
Atlanta Braves
NL
1966
Present
Atlanta
Braves
NL
1953
1965
Milwaukee
Braves
NL
1941
1952
Boston
Braves
NL
1936
1940
Boston
Bees
NL
1912
1935
Boston
Braves
NL
1911
1911
Boston
Rustlers
NL
1907
1910
Boston
Doves
NL
1883
1906
Boston
Beaneaters
 
 
 
 
 
Chicago Cubs
NL
1902
Present
Chicago
Cubs
NL
1898
1901
Chicago
Orphans
NL
1890
1897
Chicago
Colts
 
 
 
 
 
Cincinnati Reds
NL
1959
Present
Cincinnati
Reds
NL
1953
1958
Cincinnati
Redlegs
NL
1890
1952
Cincinnati
Reds
 
 
 
 
 
Colorado Rockies
NL
1993
Present
Colorado
Rockies
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
NL
1958
Present
Los Angeles
Dodgers
NL
1932
1957
Brooklyn
Dodgers
NL
1914
1931
Brooklyn
Robins
NL
1911
1913
Brooklyn
Dodgers
NL
1899
1910
Brooklyn
Superbas
NL
1890
1898
Brooklyn
Bridegrooms
 
 
 
 
 
Miami Marlins
NL
2012
Present
Miami
Marlins
NL
1993
2011
Florida
Marlins
 
 
 
 
 
Milwaukee Brewers
NL
1998
Present
Milwaukee
Brewers
AL
1970
1997
Milwaukee
Brewers
AL
1969
1969
Seattle
Pilots
 
 
 
 
 
New York Mets
NL
1962
Present
New York
Mets
 
 
 
 
 
Philadelphia Phillies
NL
1883
Present
Philadelphia
Phillies
 
 
 
 
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
NL
1891
Present
Pittsburgh
Pirates
 
 
 
 
 
St. Louis Cardinals
NL
1900
Present
St. Louis
Cardinals
NL
1899
1899
St. Louis
Perfectos
NL
1892
1898
St. Louis
Browns
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego Padres
NL
1969
Present
San Diego
Padres
 
 
 
 
 
San Francisco Giants
NL
1958
Present
San Francisco
Giants
NL
1885
1957
New York
Giants
 
 
 
 
 
Washington Nationals
NL
2005
Present
Washington
Nationals
NL
1969
2004
Montreal
Expos
 
 
 
 
 
National League - Defunct Teams
NL
1882
1899
Baltimore
Orioles
NL
1887
1899
Cleveland
Spiders
NL
1892
1899
Louisville
Colonels
 
 
 
 
 
Federal League - Defunct Teams
FL
1914
1914
Indianapolis
Hoosiers
FL
1914
1915
Kansas City
Packers
FL
1914
1915
Chicago
Whales
FL
1914
1915
Baltimore
Terrapins
FL
1914
1915
St. Louis
Terriers
FL
1914
1915
Brooklyn
Tip-Tops
FL
1914
1915
Pittsburgh
Rebels
FL
1914
1915
Buffalo
Blues
FL
1915
1915
Newark
Peppers
 
 
 
 
 
Negro Leagues - Defunct Teams
NSL, NAL
1932
1939
Atlanta
Black Crackers
ECL, ANL
1923
1929
Bacharach
Giants
NNL I, NSL, NNL II
1930
1948
Baltimore
Elite Giants
ECL, ANL, EWL, NNL II
1923
1933
Baltimore
Black Sox
NNL I
1924
1948
Birmingham
Black Barons
NNL II
1935
1935
Brooklyn
Eagles
ECL
1923
1928
Brooklyn
Royal Giants
NNL I, NSL, NNL II, NAL
1920
1948
Chicago
American Giants
NNL I
1920
1921
Chicago
Giants
NAL
1937
1937
Cincinnati
Tigers
NNL I
1924
1924
Cleveland
Browns
NAL
1942
1948
Cleveland
Buckeyes
NNL I
1926
1926
Cleveland
Elites
NNL I
1927
1927
Cleveland
Hornets
NNL II
1934
1934
Cleveland
Red Sox
EWL
1932
1932
Cleveland
Stars
NNL I
1922
1923
Cleveland
Tate Stars
NNL I
1928
1928
Cleveland
Tigers
NNL I
1921
1921
Columbus
Buckeyes
NNL II
1933
1933
Columbus
Blue Birds
EWL
1932
1932
Cuban
House of David
ECL, ANL
1923
1929
Cuban
Stars (East)
NNL I
1920
1930
Cuban
Stars (West)
NNL I
1920
1926
Dayton
Macros
NNL I
1920
1931
Detroit
Stars
NAL
1937
1937
Detroit
Stars
EWL
1932
1932
Detroit
Wolves
ECL
1924
1927
Harrisburg
Giants
ECL, ANL, EWL
1923
1932
Hilldale
Club
ANL, EWL, NNL II
1929
1948
Homestead
Grays
NAL
1938
1942
Jacksonville
Red Caps
NNL I
1920
1926
Indianapolis
ABCs
NNL I, NSL, NNL II
1931
1933
Indianapolis
ABCs
NAL
1937
1937
Indianapolis
Athletics
NAL
1943
1948
Indianapolis
Clowns
NNL I, NAL
1920
1948
Kansas City
Monarchs
ECL, ANL
1923
1929
Lincoln
Giants
NNL I, NSL
1930
1932
Louisville
Black Caps
EWL
1932
1932
Newark
Browns
NNL II
1934
1948
Newark
Eagles
ECL
1926
1926
Newark
Stars
NAL, NNL II
1938
1943
New Orleans - St. Louis
Stars
NNL I, NSL, NAL
1924
1948
Memphis
Red Sox
NNL I
1923
1923
Milwaukee
Bears
NSL
1932
1932
Monroe
Monarchs
NSL
1932
1932
Montgomery
Grey Sox
NNL II
1936
1948
New York
Black Yankees
NNL II
1935
1948
New York
Cubans
NNL II
1934
1948
Philadelphia
Stars
NNL II, NAL
1933
1940
Pittsburgh
Crawfords
NNL I
1922
1922
Pittsburgh
Keystones
NNL I
1920
1931
St. Louis
Stars
NAL
1937
1937
St. Louis
Stars
NNL I
1923
1923
Toledo
Tigers
NNL II
1938
1938
Washington
Black Senators
EWL
1932
1932
Washington
Pilots
ECL
1924
1925
Washington
Potomacs
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Oct 2, 2021
the reds were originally known as the red stockings
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Level 91
Oct 3, 2021
Yes, the Reds were known as the Redstockings from 1882-1889 when they were in the American Association. They became the Reds in 1890. I used the 1892 date as the cutoff for this quiz because that is when the National League absorbed the American Association. There were a bunch of short-lived teams in the NL between 1876 to 1892 that would make this quiz very unwieldy if I included them. Therefore I used the 1892 NL absorption of the AA as the starting point for this quiz.