Major League Baseball Franchises By Year

Major League Baseball Franchises have undergone a lot of change, with expansions and relocations altering the dynamics of the league. How well do you know the history of the league? Source: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/
Source: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/
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Franchise (League)
Years Active
Answer
Chicago (NL)
1876-1889
Chicago White Stockings
1890-1897
Chicago Colts
1898-1902
Chicago Orphans
1903-Present
Chicago Cubs
Atlanta (NL)
1871-1875
Boston Red Stockings
1876-1882
Boston Red Caps
1883-1906
Boston Beaneaters
1907-1910
Boston Doves
1911
Boston Rustlers
1912-1935
Boston Braves
1936-1940
Boston Bees
1941-1952
Boston Braves
1953-1965
Milwaukee Braves
1966-Present
Atlanta Braves
San Francisco (NL)
1883-1885
New York Gothams
1886-1957
New York Giants
1958-Present
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia (NL)
1883-Present
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh (NL)
1882-1886
Allegheny
1887-1890
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
1891-1911
Pittsburg Pirates
1912-Present
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati (NL)
1882-1889
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1890-1953
Cincinnati Reds
1954-1958
Cincinnati Redlegs
1959-Present
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles (NL)
1884
Brooklyn Atlantics
1885-1887
Brooklyn Grays
1888-1890
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1891-1895
Brooklyn Grooms
1896-1898
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1899-1910
Brooklyn Superbas
1911-1912
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
1913
Brooklyn Superbas
1914-1931
Brooklyn Robins
1932-1957
Brooklyn Dodgers
1958-Present
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis (NL)
1882
St. Louis Brown Stockings
1883-1898
St. Louis Browns
1899
St. Louis Perfectos
1900-Present
St. Louis Cardinals
New York (AL)
1901-1902
Baltimore Orioles
1903-1912
New York Highlanders
1913-Present
New York Yankees
Boston (AL)
1901-1907
Boston Americans
Franchise (League)
Years Active
Answer
Boston (AL)
1908-Present
Boston Red Sox
Chicago (AL)
1888-1894
Sioux City Cornhuskers
1895-1899
Saint Paul Saints
1900-1902
Chicago White Stockings
1903-Present
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland (AL)
1894-1899
Grand Rapids Rustlers
1900
Cleveland Lake Shores
1901
Cleveland Bluebirds
1902
Cleveland Broncos
1903-1914
Cleveland Naps
1915-Present
Cleveland Indians
Detroit (AL)
1901-Present
Detroit Tigers
Baltimore (AL)
1901
Milwaukee Brewers
1902-1953
St. Louis Browns
1954-Present
Baltimore Orioles
Oakland (AL)
1901-1954
Philadelphia Athletics
1955-1967
Kansas City Athletics
1968-Present
Oakland Athletics
Minnesota (AL)
1901-1960
Washington Senators
1961-Present
Minnesota Twins
Texas (AL)
1961-1971
Washington Senators
1972-Present
Texas Rangers
Los Angeles (AL)
1961-1965
Los Angeles Angels
1965-1996
California Angels
1997-2004
Anaheim Angels
2005-2015
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2016-Present
Los Angeles Angels
New York (NL)
1962-Present
New York Mets
Houston (NL/AL)
1962-1964
Houston Colt .45s
1965-Present
Houston Astros
Kansas City (AL)
1969-Present
Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee (AL/NL)
1969
Seattle Pilots
1970-Present
Milwaukee Brewers
San Diego (NL)
1969-Present
San Diego Padres
Washington (NL)
1969-2004
Montreal Expos
2005-Present
Washington Nationals
Seattle (AL)
1977-Present
Seattle Mariners
Toronto (AL)
1977-Present
Toronto Blue Jays
Colorado (NL)
1993-Present
Colorado Rockies
Miami (NL)
1993-2011
Florida Marlins
2012-Present
Miami Marlins
Arizona (NL)
1998-Present
Arizona Diamondbacks
Tampa Bay (AL)
1998-2007
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2008-Present
Tampa Bay Rays
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Level 87
Oct 19, 2017
This is really interesting, but it's hard to know what type-ins are allowed. Sometimes the city is required, sometimes not.
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Level 41
Oct 24, 2017
I understand the concern and really do not know how to handle that. On one hand, if the laundry has moved between cities, I would think we should acknowledge both cities. If the team name is the same between franchises, that's also worth celebrating, correct? That said, I would happily defer to the masses.