A Brief History of MLB

Can you name the relocations, replacements and expansions that made MLB what it is today?

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MLB StatusMLB Move
1902- The Milwaukee Brewers pack up and become this colorful Mississippi River team
1902- The Chicago Orphans find their mama bear and change their name to this
1903- The Cleveland team steals star Lajoie from the A's and changes their name to this
1903- The Orioles move to New York and, playing at Hilltop park, take this name
1904- The Beaneaters of Boston lose their taste for legumes and become this club
1908- New Uniforms for the AL Boston club lead to the assumption of this name
1913- New owners and a new name for the AL club in New York, now known as this
1914- Lajoie is gone and the Cleveland team takes on this name
1933- Look out! The Brooklyn club isn't so superb at avoiding mass transportation and becomes this club
1936- The Braves new stadium is called the 'Hive' and the team takes on this name
1953- Time to flee the hive- a new home for the Braves is in this city
1954- Brown-out! The team flees St. Louis and becomes this AL franchise
1955- Amazin' A's- The Athletics are next to move- to this plains location
1958- Dodge no more- Brooklyn loses its NL team to this west coast location
1958- A Giant move! The team follows the Dodgers west and takes a new home in this city by the bay
1961- Expansion! The AL think this new west coast team is just heavenly
1961- A capital relocation. D.C.'s team heads north to become this club
1961- Expansion! Lose your team? This team is immediately recreated after its move
1962- Expansion! The NL goes to the Lone Star State with the addition of this club
1962- Expansion! Even Stengel couldn't help this club- they needed a miracle
1965- Dome sweet dome- That new Texas club changes stadiums and adopts this futuristic name
MLB StatusMLB Move
1965- The whole state? The Angels take on this new name
1966- A Brave new world- leaving Milwaukee the team takes up this new southern home
1968- Another by the bay. The A's head west to this city
1969- More Expansion- This kingly club comes to middle America
1969- More Expansion- This club flies in and makes a landing in the northwest
1969- More Expansion- Fatherly blessings bring this club to southern California
1969- More Expansion- O Canada! This club becomes the first north of the border
1970- Break out the Schlitz! A second year club moves east to become this franchise
1972- Impeached! The Senators move south to become this team
1977- Back to the northwest- This new team is born on Puget Sound
1977- Maple Leaf madness- This club becomes the second in Canada
1993- Sunshine State baseball- This new team heads to South Beach to join the NL East
1993- Time for a Coors! This new club heads to the mountains and joins the NL West
1998- Desert baseball in the southwest as this club expands into the NL
1998- To balance the schedule this team moves from the AL to the NL Central
1998- Gulf Coast baseball begins as this club expands into the AL East
1998- To make room in the East, this club moves to the AL Central
2005- Canada no more; the Expos move to America and become this team
2008 - A heavenly conversion: Tampa drops their devilish part and takes on this new name
2013- Schedule balance finally arrives when this team moves from the NL to the AL West
2021- The Cleveland club goes out of this galaxy with this new nickname:

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