No doubt they should have more votes then anybody else. Some franchises appear more than once in the table; for example, the Braves franchise appears twice because they moved to Milwaukee in 1952 and to Atlanta in 1965. Multiple bars for a city indicates that the city hosted multiple major league franchises at the same time; for example, Philadelphia at times hosted two or three franchises concurrently. red sox, cards definetly, the whole city revolves around that team, the rams dont even matter. Whos gonna push the Giants out...the A's? Another five to add on though. Phils are the oldest team. But I suspect this might add considerably to travel expenses, so I wouldn't bet on it … I don't get it. Don’t be surprised if they move. You already have the groundwork for an MLB team to play in the city. More quiz info >> First submitted: At the end of the List of MLB Teams in Alphabetical Order, you will find files in various formats that you canRead More There are already two teams in Texas with the Rangers and Astros, but Houston’s attendance has been on the decline in recent years with their poor play on the field. The Hartford Dark Blues moved to Brooklyn for the 1877 season, becoming the Brooklyn Hartfords. Please note that this list is alphabetical by city name. Team names that don’t end in ‘S’ are few and far between when it comes to professional and high school sports if you’re considering mascots. Cities like Louisville, Newark, and Buffalo have all lost teams, while teams like the Tampa Bay Rays didn't join the league until 1998. Legendary teams like the Brooklyn Dodgers rose and fell. I would be in favor of reducing the concentration of games within one division, however; I'd rather see teams play two, possibly shorter home-and-home series against teams in their league, but not in their division. The Federal League (FL) challenged the primacy of the American League and the National League for two seasons, but the FL and all of its franchises went defunct after the 1915 season. Our model projected 2.3 teams for the Phoenix metro area, well below the four they currently have. Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, numerous franchises have moved or become defunct. This just isn't a baseball market, and the people who did like baseball seemed to stay loyal to the Orioles. 1. Yankees were close to moving to Jersey werent they? In 1968–1969, the Special Records Committee, which was established by Major League Baseball, defined the major leagues as consisting of the NA, NL, AA, PL, UA, American League, and Federal League. MLB extra innings is there for anyone wanting to check out all 30 clubs. This timeline shows the history of major league franchises (including non-defunct franchises) before 1900. MLB, Not NBA (Minefield) 26; The Big 4's Biggest Loser Cities 11; Big 4 Teams: Not in That City! After four of the twelve NL franchises went defunct following the 1899 season, the American League emerged in 1901 with several newly founded franchises. Honorable mention to the Cardinals. They've been around nearly as long as NY and Boston (not to mention having one of the Baseball Meccas in Wrigley Field). Regardless of regular-season league affiliation, teams generally play their exhibition games against other clubs training in the same state. The team plays its home matches at the multi-purpose RingCentral Coliseum. I can think of more teams, especially NFL ones, that play in a city that isn't in the city they are supposedly from. Phillies will always be there. This timeline includes all franchises (including non-defunct franchises) that played in the AL or NL after 1891; it also includes all four major leagues that ultimately went defunct. Cardinals. There is about zero chance of any of these teams leaving their current location. Last updated: February 25, 2016. Major league baseball emerged in the 1870s, and four major leagues, including the NL, played at least one season of baseball in the nineteenth century. Another honorable mention would be the Mets. Chicago has 2 teams so by the odds the 1 team cities that make alot of money as well have a better shot of staying than a team in a 2 team city. do you think they will move again, thats what he's asking. 2004 St. Louis Cardinals 105 wins, +196 run differential. You're dumb to think the Cubs have even a .0001% chance of going anywhere. Honorable mention to the Cardinals. Because they were to good of franchises to play in the Yankees shadow. Boston Chicago and New York teams will never move. Considering the game hasn’t had a repeat World Series champion in two decades, we’ve become accustomed to surprises. All the sports teams play in a city that is connected to Tampa Bay, the body of water not Tampa, the city itself. If some teams play 55 games, others 59 or 60, just go by winning percentage. Beyond those special series, there is not a lot of pent up paying customer demand for teams to really ditch their true division rivals to play all of the opposite league. In June, the city of Glendale (where the Coyotes have been playing) terminated the team’s lease agreement, meaning the Coyotes currently have no place to play in 2015. Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Phillies, Tigers. Although soccer and boxing clearly outrank baseball in … Rate: Nominate. What 5 teams do you think are the most likely to stick around in their city for a very long time. The NL and AL were formed in 1876 and 1901, respectively. [39] The Special Records Committee excluded the National Association (NA), which operated from 1871 to 1875, as a major league. How does that work? Also playing in the American League is Oakland Athletics from the city of Oakland. Franchise moves are not tracked by this timeline. The other two "New York" teams, the Giants and Jets, actually play in New Jersey. I agree with your five. 1901 would be the only season of play in Milwaukee. The franchises in the following list went defunct before the 1892 season, and played in the National League, the American Association (AA), the Players' League (PL), the Union Association (UA), or some combination of the four leagues. Then stop reading and take the quiz! National League Franchise American Association franchise Union Association franchise Player's League franchise, For a list of National Association franchises, see, List of defunct and relocated major league franchises since 1892, Map of cities that hosted defunct and moved franchises, List of franchises that went defunct prior to 1892, This iteration of the Orioles is sometimes considered to be predecessor of the. Out of the 32 NFL teams, 19* play in the city in their team name, 6 play in the state/region in their team name (New England, Tennessee, Minnesota, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Arizona), while 7 play in a city that is NOT in their team name: Buffalo Bills- play in Orchard Park, NY, 14.5 miles away from Buffalo No, not them", https://www.sports-reference.com/blog/2014/07/1901-02-orioles-removed-from-yankees-history/%7Cwebsite=Sports, "Newark Peppers Team History & Encyclopedia", "Kansas City Packers Team History & Encyclopedia", "Chicago Whales Team History & Encyclopedia", "Baltimore Terrapins Team History & Encyclopedia", "St. Louis Terriers Team History & Encyclopedia", "Brooklyn Tip-Tops Team History & Encyclopedia", "Pittsburgh Rebels Team History & Encyclopedia", "Buffalo Bisons Team History & Encyclopedia", "Atlanta Braves Team History & Encyclopedia", "How Bill Veeck Invented the Baltimore Orioles", "Departure Without Dignity: The Athletics Leave Philadelphia", "Philadelphia Athletics Team History & Encyclopedia", "What the hell are the Giants doing in San Francisco, anyway? Take the Quiz: MLB Teams And Their Cities. View Full Version : Teams that will never leave their city? 8; MLB Multiple-Team States 4 “Big 3” Teams in 1938 4 'Big 4' Non-City Geographic Names 3; City Winners 3; MLB 2013 World Series: Boston vs. St. Louis 3; MLB Spring Training 2 Do you know where every Major League Baseball team played? How could you not include the Cubbies? Quiz by weyttgedhwfgsyqGHWD. The city of Indianapolis is a great place to be, if you play football. Many of these franchises played in the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), the two existing major leagues, but other franchises played in one of the four major leagues that ultimately went defunct. I say the Giants, dodgers, Yankees, Redsox, Cubs. If you know how to run it and where to place it, it shouldn't be AS much of a problem. Among the 10 exceptions: the Cardinals. Some baseball writers have nonetheless argued that the NA should be considered the first major league,[40] but NA franchises are not included below unless they later played in the National League. During this period, dozens of franchises were founded, but most went defunct, leaving just twelve NL franchises by the 1892 season. Several teams relocated over the next twenty years, often moving to the Western or Southern United States. There would be two options for Charlotte: expand the AAA stadium to make it suitable for MLB stadium dimensions or build a new stadium from the ground up.. Building a new stadium would cause major grief in the city due to tax increases, but that may be overlooked once the baseball season officially got underway. The San Antonio Spurs are already in town and it has been proved that fans do show up in bunches there. The other three Californian MLB teams play in the National League. So none of the sports teams are named after Tampa the city but Tampa Bay the body of water that dominates the metro landscape. Think about it! Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2021 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Quite a few when you think about it! The St. Louis Maroons relocated to Indianapolis after the 1886 season, becoming the Indianapolis Hoosiers, {{cite web|last1=Lynch|first1=Mike|title=1901-02 Orioles Removed from Yankees History|url=, National Association of Professional Base Ball Players § Member clubs, "Louisville Colonels Team History & Encyclopedia", "Baltimore Orioles Team History & Encyclopedia", "Cleveland Spiders Team History & Encyclopedia", "Washington Senators Team History & Encyclopedia", "Milwaukee's first Major League team remembered. I think he misunderstood the question and I was trying to explain it a little better. That will be especially true in a season like this, when the Reds, White Sox, Angels and Phillies are optimistic about ending playoff droughts. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional men's basketball league, consisting of 30 teams in North America—29 in the United States and one in Canada. The Los Angeles Angels, who play in the American League, are based in the city of Anaheim in Orange County. 3. Teams like the Washington Senators, for example, have come and gone more than once. Real easily..... Redsox are bostons only team.... Yankees make more money than I even want to know about.....Cleveland only has 1 team, Atlanta only has one team. Yea....umm....I dont think you know anything about the Cubs and Chicago... 1. Baseball is popular in northern Mexico and along the Pacific and Gulf coasts, but those areas lack the population base that makes Mexico City a realistic expansion candidate. Note that there have been many cases of multiple distinct franchises sharing the same name. I think any city that has had a for a good amount of time they will be staying. Active franchises that did not change cities are listed by their current names, even if they were renamed at some point. †Indicates a franchise that played in the National Association prior to joining the National League. National League franchises American League franchises Other leagues. Sorry, but the Cubs aren't going anywhere in the next 100 million years. At home games, they play at the 45,957-capacity Angel Stadium. Gaps in the bars indicate a change in franchises; for example, there were three franchises known as the Kansas City Cowboys. There are no NFL teams in New York City. Ha, I like how you dont have the courtesy to capitalize the D in Dodgers. This time they added teams in Kansas City and Washington, DC. The Phillies have as much a history (tenure-wise) as the yanks, cubs and redsox so I'm just wondering how those 3 are "easily" the obvious choices? I never said they were going to leave. The NBA was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The NL has played continuously since 1876, the AA existed from 1882 to 1891, the UA existed for one season in 1884, and the PL operated for one season in 1890. What city do the following teams actually play in? My 5 votes went to the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Cardinals, and Dodgers. Many of these franchises played in the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), the two existing major leagues, but other franchises played in one of the four major leagues that ultimately went defunct. Franchise moves are marked in black. Those possibilities make this season’s 60-game sprint to what is the point of this? Well the Giants and Dodgers have already moved...so can ya really put em on this list? This happened after 1981 strike.” Pa lease. After a last place finish, the Milwaukee Brewers moved to St. Louis and became the St. Louis Browns in 1902. There are no bigger or better markets and all have a substantial fanbase. While the Capitols managed to stick around in DC (to this day) despite their boring name, the Scouts lasted only 2 seasons. Kansas does not have a professional sports team in regards to the four major US sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL). Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs would be nuts to leave their towns. Edit: Well, most might be an exaggeration Edit2: I think NFL rules allow you to use the name of any city (or state) within 50 miles of the … “If MLB continues to try to move forward with games — and that is the expectation with a lot of teams — they shouldn’t worry about the ‘integrity’ of a 60-game schedule. 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