New York Islanders and Every Brooklyn Professional Sports Team in History
After nearly six decades, Brooklyn – New York City’s most populous borough – will have not just one, but two major professional sports teams in the NBA‘s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL‘s so far still-named New York Islanders.
Brooklyn has a longer professional sports history than you might suspect. Baseball, especially, took to the borough, fielding a team for over 80 years, from the Brooklyn Eckfords in 1872 through the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957.
Those teams noted with an “*” in the baseball section below roll up into the Brooklyn Dodgers. Did you know that team was called the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1911 and 1912, before changing its name to the Brooklyn Superbas and Robins (1913-1931), and then reverting back to the “Dodger” moniker from 1932-1957?
The NBA never had a franchise based in Brooklyn, until today, in the Nets.
And finally, the NHL did have one – but for one year – when the now defunct New York Americans changed their name to Brooklyn in their final season. They still played their games at Madison Square Garden, though.
The “New York Islanders” will keep their name, so far. We need a little grass-roots campaign to make them change it.
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|1.||Brooklyn Eckfords||1872||National Association||NA|
|2.||Brooklyn Atlantics||1872-1875||National Association||NA|
|3.||Brooklyn Ward’s Wonders||1890||Players League||PL|
|4.||Brooklyn Gladiators||1890||American Association||AA|
|5.||Brooklyn Tip-Tops||1914, 1915||Federal League||FL|
|6.||Hartfords of Brooklyn||1877||National League||NL|
|7.||Brooklyn Atlantics*||1884||American Association||AA|
|8.||Brooklyn Grays*||1885-1887||American Association||AA|
|9.||Brooklyn Bridegrooms*||1888, 1889||American Association||AA|
|10.||Brooklyn Bridegrooms*||1890, 1896-1898||National League||NL|
|11.||Brooklyn Grooms*||1891-1895||National League||NL|
|12.||Brooklyn Superbas*||1899-1910, 1913||National League||NL|
|13.||Brooklyn Dodgers||1911, 1912, 1932-1957||National League||NL|
|14.||Brooklyn Robins*||1914-1931||National League||NL|
|1.||Brooklyn Lions||1926||National Football League||NFL|
|2.||Brooklyn Dodgers**||1930-1943||National Football League||NFL|
|3.||Brooklyn Tigers||1944||National Football League||NFL|
|4.||Brooklyn Dodgers||1946-1948||All-America Football Conference||AAFC|
|1.||Brooklyn Nets||2012-current||National Basketball Association||NBA|
|1.||Brooklyn Americans||1941||National Hockey League||NHL|
|2.||New York Islanders||2015-forward||National Hockey League||NHL|
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