Baseball Books, CD's, Videos, Software, Toys


World Series Videos
out of print and rare
SABR's Essential
Gift Ideas & more...
Guru's Pick:
Baseball : The Golden Age

Web Tour Navigation

Kids Coaches Baseball Book Store Baseball Links Memorabilia, Cards and Collectibles History Research and Analysis Data Archive, Baseball Stats Records, Feats Trivia Other Leagues Ladies Leagues Latin American Baseball Japanese Baseball Negro Leagues Minor Leagues MLB Sites Players Salaries and Business Uniforms Ballparks All-Stars Hall of Fame World Series Newsgroups and Weblogs Fantasy Insider

 

Web

Guru

The Guru's FAMOUS Baseball Boardgame
You are the manager. Real players & stats. Easy to Play. Try it!

Complete game playing directions Strategy and base running charts Player Cards: 1996 World Series - Yankees & Braves

 Go to The Game  
Click on the Stadium to play the Guru's Free online baseball game.

BaseballGuru.com Home PageClubhouse!

Web Tour and Data Archives    Historic MLB Teams


Back to Page 1

Historic MLB Teams (1871-present)
Historic List:  Alphabetically by City and Franchise. Complete for 1999 back through 1871 when Major League Baseball began.  
Leagues: A=American (1901-), AA=American Association (1882-1891), F=Federal (1914-1915), P=Players (1890), N=National (1876-), NA=National Association (1871-1875), U=Union Association (1884).
Download an enhanced version of this table in spreadsheet form from the Guru's Data Archive.
By the way, don't miss the Guru's historic ballparks page.

LG City Franchise YearFirst YearLast
U Altoona Mountain Citys 1884 1884
A Anahiem Angels 1997 2004
N Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 -
NA Philadelphia Athletics 1871 1875
N Atlanta Braves 1966 -
NA Brooklyn Atlantics 1872 1875
A Baltimore Orioles1882 1901 1902
A Baltimore Orioles 1954 -
AA Baltimore Orioles1882 1882 1891
F Baltimore Terrapins 1914 1915
N Baltimore Orioles1882 1892 1899
NA Baltimore Lord Baltimores 1872 1874
U Baltimore Monumentals 1884 1884
A Boston Somersets 1901 1902
A Boston Pilgrims 1903 1906
A Boston Red Sox 1907 -
AA Boston Reds 1891 1891
N Boston Red Caps 1876 1882
N Boston Beaneaters 1883 1906
N Boston Doves 1907 1910
N Boston Rustlers 1911 1911
N Boston Braves 1912 1935
N Boston Bees 1936 1940
N Boston Braves 1941 1952
NA Boston Red Stockings 1871 1875
P Boston Reds 1890 1890
U Boston Reds 1884 1884
AA Brooklyn Trolly-Dodgers 1884 1888
AA Brooklyn Bridegrooms 1889 1889
AA Brooklyn Gladiators 1890 1890
F Brooklyn Tip-Tops 1914 1915
N Brooklyn Bridegrooms 1890 1898
N Brooklyn Superbas 1899 1910
N Brooklyn Dodgers 1911 1913
N Brooklyn Robins 1914 1931
N Brooklyn Dodgers 1932 1957
P Brooklyn Wonders 1890 1890
F Buffalo Buffeds 1914 1914
F Buffalo Blues 1915 1915
N Buffalo Bisons 1879 1885
P Buffalo Bisons 1890 1890
A California Angels 1965 1996
NA Philadelphia Centennials 1875 1875
A Chicago White Stockings 1901 1903
A Chicago White Sox 1904 -
F Chicago Chi-Feds 1914 1914
F Chicago Whales 1915 1915
N Chicago White Stockings 1876 1889
N Chicago Colts 1890 1897
N Chicago Orphans 1898 1901
N Chicago Cubs 1902 -
NA Chicago White Stockings 1871 1871
NA Chicago White Stockings 1874 1875
P Chicago Pirates 1890 1890
AA Cincinnati Red Stockings 1882 1889
AA Cincinnati Kellys 1891 1891
N Cincinnati Red Stockings 1876 1877
N Cincinnati Reds 1878 1880
N Cincinnati Reds 1890 1952
N Cincinnati Red Legs 1953 1958
N Cincinnati Reds 1959 -
U Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 1884 1884
A Cleveland Naps 1905 1914
A Cleveland Indians 1915 -
AA Cleveland Blues 1887 1888
A Cleveland Blues 1901 1904
N Cleveland Blues 1879 1887
N Cleveland Spiders 1889 1899
NA Cleveland Forest Citys 1871 1872
P Cleveland Infants 1890 1890
AA Columbus Buckeyes 1883 1891
N Colorado Rockies 1993 -
U Chicago Browns 1884 1884
A Detroit Tigers 1901 -
N Detroit Wolverines 1881 1888
NA Brooklyn Eckfords 1872 1872
N Florida Marlins 1993 2011
N Hartford Dark Blues 1876 1877
NA Hartford Dark Blues 1874 1875
N Houston Colt 45s 1962 1964
N Houston Astros 1965 2012
A Houston Astros 2013 -
AA Indianapolis Hoosiers 1884 1884
F Indianapolis Hoosiers 1914 1915
N Indianapolis Hoosiers 1878 1878
N Indianapolis Hoosiers 1887 1889
A Kansas City Athletics 1955 1967
A Kansas City Royals 1969 -
AA Kansas City Cowboys 1888 1889
F Kansas City Packers 1914 1915
N Kansas City Cowboys 1886 1886
U Kansas City Unions 1884 1884
NA Ft. Wayne Kekiongas 1871 1871
A Los Angeles Angels 1961 1964
A Los Angeles Angels 2005 -
N Los Angeles Dodgers 1958 -
AA Louisville Eclipse 1882 1884
AA Louisville Colonels 1885 1891
N Louisville Greys 1876 1877
N Louisville Colonels 1892 1899
N Miami Marlins 2012 -
NA Middletown Mansfields 1872 1872
NA Baltimore Marylands 1873 1873
A Miami Marlins 2012 -
A Milwaukee Brewers 1901 1901
A Milwaukee Brewers 1970 1997
AA Milwaukee Brewers 1891 1891
N Milwaukee Cream Citys 1878 1878
N Milwaukee Braves 1953 1965
N Milwaukee Brewers 1998 -
U Milwaukee Cream Citys 1884 1884
A Minnesota Twins 1961 -
N Montreal Expos 1969 -
NA New York Mutuals 1871 1875
NA Washington Nationals 1872 1872
F Newark Peppers 1914 1915
NA New Haven Elm Cities 1875 1875
A New York Highlanders 1903 1912
A New York Yankees 1913 -
AA New York Metropolitians 1883 1887
N New York Mutuals 1876 1876
N New York Gothams 1883 1884
N New York Giants 1885 1957
N New York Mets 1962 -
P New York Giants 1890 1890
A Oakland Athletics 1968 -
NA Washington Olympics 1871 1872
A Philadelphia Athletics 1901 1954
AA Philadelphia Athletics 1882 1891
N Philadelphia Athletics 1876 1876
N Philadelphia Quakers 1883 1889
N Philadelphia Phillies 1890 1943
N Philadelphia Blue Jays 1944 1945
N Philadelphia Phillies 1946 -
NA Philadelphia Philadelphias 1873 1875
P Philadelphia Quakers 1890 1890
U Philadelphia Keystones 1884 1884
AA Pittsburgh Allegenys 1882 1886
F Pittsburgh Rebels 1914 1915
N Pittsburgh Allegenys 1887 1890
N Pittsburgh Pirates 1891 -
P Pittsburgh Burghers 1890 1890
U Pittsburgh Stogies 1884 1884
N Providence Grays 1878 1885
NA Elizabeth Resolutes 1873 1873
AA Richmond Virginians 1884 1884
AA Rochester Hop-Bitters 1890 1890
NA Rockford Forest Cities 1871 1871
NA St. Louis Red Stockings 1875 1875
N San Diego Padres 1969 -
A Seattle Pilots 1969 1969
A Seattle Mariners 1977 -
N San Francisco Giants 1958 -
A St. Louis Browns 1902 1953
AA St. Louis Brown Stockings 1882 1882
AA St. Louis Browns 1883 1891
F St. Louis Terriers 1914 1915
N St. Louis Brown Stockings 1876 1877
N St. Louis Maroons 1885 1886
N St. Louis Browns 1892 1898
N St. Louis Perfectos 1899 1899
N St. Louis Cardinals 1900 -
NA St. Louis Brown Stockings 1875 1875
U St. Louis Maroons 1884 1884
U St. Paul Saints 1884 1884
AA Syracuse Stars 1890 1890
N Syracuse Stars 1879 1879
A Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998 -
A Texas Rangers 1972 -
AA Toledo Blue Stockings 1884 1884
AA Toledo Maumees 1890 1890
A Toronto Blue Jays 1977 -
N Troy Trojans 1879 1882
NA Troy Haymakers 1871 1872
A Washington Nationals 1901 1956
A Washington Senators 1957 1971
AA Washington Nationals 1884 1884
AA Washington Statesmen 1891 1891
N Washington Statesmen 1886 1889
N Washington Senators 1892 1899
NA Washington Nationals 1873 1873
NA Washington Nationals 1875 1875
U Washington Nationals 1884 1884
NA Keokuk Westerns 1875 1875
U Wilmington Quicksteps 1884 1884
N Worcester Ruby Legs 1880 1882

HomeGuru's Baseball Book StoreLink to UsBraintrust & Mailing ListsEmail the GuruContact InfoRead baseball analysis

Browse our affiliates :-) Grand Slam Mall

Sabermetricians: Ask how you can post your baseball analysis on BaseballGuru.com

Become a member of the Guru's BrainTrust
Keep informed of the latest developments. The Braintrust is a free newsletter.