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Baseball Teams with the Most Total Home Runs of All Time (1876-Today)

The New York Yankees, Led By Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle And Lou Gehrig, Have Hit More Home Runs Than Any Other Franchise

The New York Yankees, Led By Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle And Lou Gehrig, Have Hit More Home Runs Than Any Other Franchise

So what team has the most home runs ever in all of the land of professional baseball history, since the very, very beginnings (we’re talking 1876) of the game? The Bronx Bombers, of course.

The New York Yankees are on the verge of 15,000 bombs – and they weren’t even around for the first 27 years.

Surely, though, “being around” helps a franchise to the tops of today’s list of all the home runs ever, by team. The top 16 teams on it trace their origins to 1901 or earlier (except for the Yanks, who were founded in 1903).

But that’s sort of unfair to those teams that just haven’t been around that long – like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, the youngest franchises at 17 years of age.

So, how about a second list – one that averages all those home runs over the number of seasons a franchise has been in play? Check that one out below, too.

With the uptick in home runs over the decades (and the dead ball of the first several decades), the average list looks almost like an inverse of the total list.

Still, some older teams make impressive appearances, most notably the Yankees again and three teams deriving from the 1960’s (Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels).

Tops on average? The Colorado Rockies, of course, thanks in part to that thin air.

TOTAL HOME RUNS

TEAM TOTAL HOME RUNS 1ST SEASON
1. New York Yankees 14,970 1903
2. San Francisco Giants 13,957 1883
3. Chicago Cubs 13,319 1876
4. Atlanta Braves 13,071 1876
5. Detroit Tigers 12,973 1901
6. Boston Red Sox 12,692 1901
7. Cincinnati Reds 12,456 1882
8. Baltimore Orioles 12,362 1901
9. Philadelphia Phillies 12,348 1883
10. Oakland Athletics 12,254 1901
11. Cleveland Indians 12,169 1901
12. Los Angeles Dodgers 11,854 1884
13. St. Louis Cardinals 11,303 1882
14. Pittsburgh Pirates 10,751 1882
15. Chicago White Sox 10,622 1901
16. Minnesota Twins 9,994 1901
17. Texas Rangers 8,250 1961
18. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7,300 1961
19. Milwaukee Brewers 6,781 1969
20. New York Mets 6,607 1962
21. Houston Astros 6,284 1962
22. Toronto Blue Jays 6,147 1977
23. Washington Nationals 5,823 1969
24. Seattle Mariners 5,742 1977
25. San Diego Padres 5,480 1969
26. Kansas City Royals 5,456 1969
27. Colorado Rockies 3,891 1993
28. Miami Marlins 3,149 1993
29. Arizona Diamondbacks 2,815 1998
30. Tampa Bay Rays 2,634 1998

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AVERAGE HOME RUNS PER SEASON

TEAM AVERAGE HOME RUNS PER SEASON TOTAL HOME RUNS SEASONS 1ST SEASON
1. Colorado Rockies 176.86 3,891 22 1993
2. Arizona Diamondbacks 165.59 2,815 17 1998
3. Toronto Blue Jays 161.76 6,147 38 1977
4. Tampa Bay Rays 154.94 2,634 17 1998
5. Texas Rangers 152.78 8,250 54 1961
6. Seattle Mariners 151.11 5,742 38 1977
7. Milwaukee Brewers 147.41 6,781 46 1969
8. Miami Marlins 143.14 3,149 22 1993
9. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 135.19 7,300 54 1961
10. New York Yankees 133.66 14,970 112 1903
11. Washington Nationals 126.59 5,823 46 1969
12. New York Mets 124.66 6,607 53 1962
13. San Diego Padres 119.13 5,480 46 1969
14. Kansas City Royals 118.61 5,456 46 1969
15. Houston Astros 118.57 6,284 53 1962
16. Detroit Tigers 113.80 12,973 114 1901
17. Boston Red Sox 111.33 12,692 114 1901
18. Baltimore Orioles 108.44 12,362 114 1901
19. Oakland Athletics 107.49 12,254 114 1901
20. Cleveland Indians 106.75 12,169 114 1901
21. San Francisco Giants 105.73 13,957 132 1883
22. Chicago Cubs 95.82 13,319 139 1876
23. Atlanta Braves 94.04 13,071 139 1876
24. Cincinnati Reds 93.65 12,456 133 1882
25. Philadelphia Phillies 93.55 12,348 132 1883
26. Chicago White Sox 93.18 10,622 114 1901
27. Los Angeles Dodgers 90.49 11,854 131 1884
28. Minnesota Twins 87.67 9,994 114 1901
29. St. Louis Cardinals 84.98 11,303 133 1882
30. Pittsburgh Pirates 80.83 10,751 133 1882

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The Longest Serving Baseball (MLB), Football (NFL), Basketball (NBA) and Hockey (NHL) Commissioners

So, after all of these years – and long ones with a lot of baseball change and controversy (steroids, broken records, interleague play, wild cards, central divisions, four new teams and more) – Bud Selig is stepping down as baseball’s commissioner. Rob Manfred will take over in January. Of course, he has, as he told ESPN, “very big shoes to fill.”

And 23 years worth to catch up to Selig, the second-longest serving MLB commissioner, one season less than baseball’s first, Judge Landis.

But what about all commissioners (or in the case of the NHL, presidents)?

Below check out the longest serving commissioners of the four major North American sports – combined and later by sport.

And so you can get your bearings a bit, a final list that runs everybody down chronologically.

ALL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS SPORT
1. Clarence Campbell 31 1946-1977 NHL
2. David Stern 30 1984-2014 NBA
3. Pete Rozelle 29 1960-1989 NFL
4. Frank Calder 26 1917-1943 NHL
5. Judge Kenesaw Landis 24 1920-1944 MLB
6. Bud Selig 23 1992-2015 MLB
7. Gary Bettman TBD (21) 1993- NHL
8. Joseph Carr 18 1921-1939 NFL
9. Paul Tagliabue 17 1989-2006 NFL
9. Maurice Podoloff 17 1946-1963 NBA
11. Bowie Kuhn 15 1969-1984 MLB
11. John Ziegler 15 1977-1992 NHL
13. Bert Bell 13 1946-1959 NFL
14. Walter Kennedy 12 1963-1975 NBA
15. Larry O’Brien 9 1975-1984 NBA
16. Roger Goodell TBD (8) 2006- NFL
17. Happy Chandler 6 1945-1951 MLB
18. Peter Ueberroth 5 1984-1989 MLB
18. Elmer Layden 5 1941-1946 NFL
20. Ford Frick 4 1951-1965 MLB
21. William Eckert 3 1965-1968 MLB
21. Fay Vincent 3 1989-1992 MLB
21. Red Dutton 3 1943-1946 NHL
24. Carl Storck 2 1939-1941 NFL
25. Adam Silver TBD (1) 2014- NBA
25. A. Bartlett Giamatti 1 1989 MLB
25. Jim Thorpe 1 1920-1921 NFL
25. Austin Gunsel 1 1959-1960 NFL
25. Gil Stein 1 1992-1993 NHL
30. Rob Manfred TBD (0) 2015- MLB

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MLB COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Judge Kenesaw Landis 24 1920-1944
2. Bud Selig 23 1992-2015
3. Bowie Kuhn 15 1969-1984
4. Happy Chandler 6 1945-1951
5. Peter Ueberroth 5 1984-1989
6. Ford Frick 4 1951-1965
7. William Eckert 3 1965-1968
7. Fay Vincent 3 1989-1992
9. A. Bartlett Giamatti 1 1989
10. Rob Manfred TBD (0) 2015-

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NFL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Pete Rozelle 29 1960-1989
2. Joseph Carr 18 1921-1939
3. Paul Tagliabue 17 1989-2006
4. Bert Bell 13 1946-1959
5. Roger Goodell TBD (8) 2006-
6. Elmer Layden 5 1941-1946
7. Carl Storck 2 1939-1941
8. Jim Thorpe 1 1920-1921
8. Austin Gunsel 1 1959-1960

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NBA COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. David Stern 30 1984-2014
2. Maurice Podoloff 17 1946-1963
3. Walter Kennedy 12 1963-1975
4. Larry O’Brien 9 1975-1984
5. Adam Silver TBD (1) 2014-

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NHL COMMISSIONERS

  COMMISSIONER # YEARS YEARS
1. Clarence Campbell 1946-1977 31
2. Frank Calder 1917-1943 26
3. Gary Bettman 1993- TBD (21)
4. John Ziegler 1977-1992 15
5. Red Dutton 1943-1946 3
6. Gil Stein 1992-1993 1

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ALL COMMISSIONERS, CHRONOLOGICAL

MLB COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Judge Kenesaw Landis 1920-1944 24 MLB
Happy Chandler 1945-1951 6 MLB
Ford Frick 1951-1965 4 MLB
William Eckert 1965-1968 3 MLB
Bowie Kuhn 1969-1984 15 MLB
Peter Ueberroth 1984-1989 5 MLB
A. Bartlett Giamatti 1989 1 MLB
Fay Vincent 1989-1992 3 MLB
Bud Selig 1992-2015 23 MLB
Rob Manfred 2015- TBD (0) MLB
       
NFL COMMISIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Jim Thorpe 1920-1921 1 NFL
Joseph Carr 1921-1939 18 NFL
Carl Storck 1939-1941 2 NFL
Elmer Layden 1941-1946 5 NFL
Bert Bell 1946-1959 13 NFL
Austin Gunsel 1959-1960 1 NFL
Pete Rozelle 1960-1989 29 NFL
Paul Tagliabue 1989-2006 17 NFL
Roger Goodell 2006- TBD (8) NFL
       
NBA COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Maurice Podoloff 1946-1963 17 NBA
Walter Kennedy 1963-1975 12 NBA
Larry O’Brien 1975-1984 9 NBA
David Stern 1984-2014 30 NBA
Adam Silver 2014- TBD (1) NBA
       
NHL COMMISSIONER YEARS # YEARS SPORT
Frank Calder 1917-1943 26 NHL
Red Dutton 1943-1946 3 NHL
Clarence Campbell 1946-1977 31 NHL
John Ziegler 1977-1992 15 NHL
Gil Stein 1992-1993 1 NHL
Gary Bettman 1993- TBD (21) NHL

 

The Changing Face of Major League Baseball: How the League Has Looked from 1901 to Today

1901

The original 16 Major League Baseball teams. Fifteen of the 16 are still active today (though not all with the same name or in the same city). Only the original Baltimore Orioles no longer exist.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Beaneaters   Baltimore Orioles I
Brooklyn Superbas   Boston Americans
Chicago Orphans   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Blues
New York Giants   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Milwaukee Brewers I
Pittsburgh Pirates   Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1902

2 Changes.

1. AL: Milwaukee Brewers I move to St. Louis and become the St. Louis Browns.

2. AL: Cleveland Blues change their name to the Cleveland Bronchos.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Beaneaters   Baltimore Orioles I
Brooklyn Superbas   Boston Americans
Chicago Orphans   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Bronchos
New York Giants   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1903 (through 1906)

3 Changes.

1. NL: Chicago Orphans change their name to the Chicago Cubs.

2. AL: Baltimore Orioles I fold, replaced by the New York Highlanders.

3. AL: Cleveland Bronchos change their name to the Cleveland Naps.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Beaneaters   Boston Americans
Brooklyn Superbas   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Highlanders
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1907

1 Change.

1. NL: Boston Beaneaters change their name to the Boston Doves.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Doves   Boston Americans
Brooklyn Superbas   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Highlanders
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1908 (through 1910)

1 Change.

1. AL: Boston Americans change their name to the Boston Red Sox.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Doves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Superbas   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Highlanders
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1911

2 Changes.

1. NL: Brooklyn Superbas change their name to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

2. NL: Boston Doves change their name to the Boston Rustlers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Rustlers   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Highlanders
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1912

1 Change.

1. NL: Boston Rustlers change their name to the Boston Braves.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Highlanders
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1913

2 Changes.

1. NL: Brooklyn Dodgers change their name back to the Brooklyn Superbas.

2. AL: New York Highlanders change their name to the New York Yankees.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Superbas   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1914

1 Change.

1. NL: Brooklyn Superbas change their name to the Brooklyn Robins.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Robins   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Naps
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1915 (through 1931)

1 Change.

1. AL: Cleveland Naps change their name to the Cleveland Indians.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Robins   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1932 (through 1935)

1 Change.

1. NL: Brooklyn Robins change their name back to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1936 (through 1940)

1 Change.

1. NL: Boston Braves change their name to the Boston Bees.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Bees   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1941 (through 1952)

1 Change.

1. NL: Boston Bees change their name back to the Boston Braves.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston Braves   Boston Red Sox
Brooklyn Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1953

1 Change.

1. NL: Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (Milwaukee Braves).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Brooklyn Dodgers   Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
MIlwaukee Braves   Detroit Tigers
New York Giants   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Philadelphia Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1954

2 Changes.

1. NL: Cincinnati Reds change their name to the Cincinnati Redlegs.

2. AL: St. Louis Browns move to Baltimore and change their name to the Baltimore Orioles.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Brooklyn Dodgers   Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs   Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Redlegs   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
New York Giants   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   New York Yankees
Pittsburgh Pirates   Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1955 (through 1957)

1 Change.

1. AL: Philadelphia Athletics move to Kansas City (Kansas City Athletics).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Brooklyn Dodgers   Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs   Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Redlegs   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
New York Giants   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Kansas City Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1958 (through 1959)

2 Changes.

1. NL: Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles (Los Angeles Dodgers).

2. NL: New York Giants move to San Francisco (San Francisco Giants).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Redlegs   Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Kansas City Athletics
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1960

1 Change.

1. NL: Cincinnati Redlegs change their name back to the Cincinnati Reds.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds   Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Kansas City Athletics
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators I

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1961

3 Changes. Major Leagues expand (for the first time) from 16 teams to 18.

1. AL: Washington Senators I move to Minnesota and change their name to the Minnesota Twins.

2. AL: New team, the Los Angeles Angels, joins the American League.

3. AL: New team, the Washington Senators (II), joins the American League.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds   Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Kansas City Athletics
San Francisco Giants   Los Angeles Angels
St. Louis Cardinals   Minnesota Twins
    New York Yankees
    Washington Senators (II)

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1962 (through 1964)

2 Changes. Major Leagues expand from 18 teams to 20.

1. NL: New team, the Houston Colt .45’s, joins the National League.

2. NL: New team, the New York Mets, joins the National League.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds   Boston Red Sox
Houston Colt .45’s   Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Cleveland Indians
MIlwaukee Braves   Detroit Tigers
New York Mets   Kansas City Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies   Los Angeles Angels
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)

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1965

2 Changes.

1. NL: Houston Colt .45’s change their name to the Houston Astros.

2. AL: Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds   Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros   California Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers   Chicago White Sox
MIlwaukee Braves   Cleveland Indians
New York Mets   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Kansas City Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)

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1966 (through 1967)

1 Change.

1. NL: Milwaukee Braves move to Atlanta (Atlanta Braves).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs   Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds   California Angels
Houston Astros   Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Cleveland Indians
New York Mets   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Kansas City Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)

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1968

1 Change.

1. AL: Kansas City Athletics move to Oakland (Oakland Athletics / A’s).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs   Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds   California Angels
Houston Astros   Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers   Cleveland Indians
New York Mets   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Francisco Giants   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)

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1969

5 Changes.

1. NL and AL: Each divided into East and West Divisions.

2. NL: New team, the Montreal Expos, joins the National League (East).

3. NL: New team, the San Diego Padres, joins the National League (West).

4. AL: New team, the Kansas City Royals, joins the American League (West).

5. AL: New team, the Seattle Pilots, joins the American League (West).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)
WEST   WEST
Atlanta Braves   California Angels
Cincinnati Reds   Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers   Minnesota Twins
San Diego Padres   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Francisco Giants   Seattle Pilots

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1970 (through 1971)

1 Change.

1. AL: Seattle Pilots move to Milwaukee and change their name to the Milwaukee Brewers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Washington Senators (II)
WEST   WEST
Atlanta Braves   California Angels
Cincinnati Reds   Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers   Milwaukee Brewers
San Diego Padres   Minnesota Twins
San Francisco Giants   Oakland Athletics (A’s)

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1972 (through 1976)

2 Changes.

1. Milwaukee Brewers move from AL West to AL East.

2. Washington Senators (II) (AL East) move to Texas and the AL West and change their name to the Texas Rangers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals   New York Yankees
WEST   WEST
Atlanta Braves   California Angels
Cincinnati Reds   Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers   Minnesota Twins
San Diego Padres   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Francisco Giants   Texas Rangers

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1977 (through 1992)

2 Changes. Major Leagues expand from 24 teams to 26.

1. AL: New team, the Toronto Blue Jays, joins the American League (East).

2. AL: New team, the Seattle Mariners, joins the American League (West).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals   New York Yankees
    Toronto Blue Jays
WEST   WEST
Atlanta Braves   California Angels
Cincinnati Reds   Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers   Minnesota Twins
San Diego Padres   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Francisco Giants   Seattle Mariners
    Texas Rangers

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1993

2 Changes. Major Leagues expand from 26 teams to 28.

1. NL: New team, the Florida Marlins, joins the National League (East).

2. NL: New team, the Colorado Rockies, joins the National League (West).

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Chicago Cubs   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
Montreal Expos   Cleveland Indians
New York Mets   Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Phillies   Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates   New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals   Toronto Blue Jays
WEST   WEST
Atlanta Braves   California Angels
Cincinnati Reds   Chicago White Sox
Colorado Rockies   Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros   Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Dodgers   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Diego Padres   Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants   Texas Rangers

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1994 (through 1996)

1 Change.

1. NL and AL: Divided into three divisions apiece: East, Central and West.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
Montreal Expos   Detroit Tigers
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals   Minnesota Twins
WEST   WEST
Colorado Rockies   California Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Diego Padres   Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants   Texas Rangers

*

1997

1 Change.

1. AL: California Angels change their name to the Anaheim Angels.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
Montreal Expos   Detroit Tigers
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals   Minnesota Twins
WEST   WEST
Colorado Rockies   Anaheim Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Diego Padres   Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants   Texas Rangers

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1998 (through 2004)

4 Changes. Major Leagues expand from 28 teams to 30.

1. NL and AL: Milwaukee Brewers move from AL Central to NL Central.

2. NL: New team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins the National League (West).

3. AL: New team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, joins the American League (East).

4. AL: Detroit Tigers move from AL East to AL Central.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
Montreal Expos   New York Yankees
New York Mets   Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Philadelphia Phillies   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals    
WEST   WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks   Anaheim Angels
Colorado Rockies   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
Los Angeles Dodgers   Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres   Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants    

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2005 (through 2007)

2 Changes.

1. NL: Montreal Expos move to Washington DC and change their name to the Washington Nationals.

2. AL: Anaheim Angels change their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Washington Nationals   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals    
WEST   WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks   Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim)
Colorado Rockies   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
Los Angeles Dodgers   Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres   Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants    

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2008 (through 2011)

1 Change.

1. AL: Tampa Bay Devil Rays change their name to the Tampa Bay Rays.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Tampa Bay Rays
Washington Nationals   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals    
WEST   WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks   Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim)
Colorado Rockies   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
Los Angeles Dodgers   Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres   Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants    

*

2012

1 Change.

1. NL: Florida Marlins change their name to the Miami Marlins.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Tampa Bay Rays
Washington Nationals   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros   Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers   Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates   Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals    
WEST   WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks   Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim)
Colorado Rockies   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
Los Angeles Dodgers   Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres   Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants    

*

2013 (through Today)

1 Change.

1. NL and AL: Houston Astros move from NL Central to AL West.

NATIONAL LEAGUE   AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST   EAST
Atlanta Braves   Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins   Boston Red Sox
New York Mets   New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies   Tampa Bay Rays
Washington Nationals   Toronto Blue Jays
CENTRAL   CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs   Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers   Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates   Kansas City Royals
St. Louis Cardinals   Minnesota Twins
WEST   WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks   Houston Astros
Colorado Rockies   Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim)
Los Angeles Dodgers   Oakland Athletics (A’s)
San Diego Padres   Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants   Texas Rangers
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