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The Changing Face of the NFL: How the League Has Looked From 1920 to Today

1920 (APFA)

APFA
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Tigers
Cleveland Tigers
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Decatur Staleys
Detroit Heralds
Hammond Pros
Muncie Flyers
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

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1921 (APFA)

APFA
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Staleys
Cincinnati Celts
Cleveland Indians
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Tigers
Evansville Crimson Giants
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Minneapolis Marines
Muncie Flyers
New York Brickley Giants
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
Tonawanda Kardex
Washington Senators

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1922 (NFL)

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Columbus Panhandles
Dayton Triangles
Evansville Crimson Giants
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Oorang Indians
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
Toledo Maroons

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1923

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo All-Americans
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Indians
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Kelleys
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Louisville Brecks
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Oorang Indians
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents
St. Louis All-Stars
Toledo Maroons

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1924

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo Bisons
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Kelleys
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Kansas City Blues
Kenosha Maroons
Milwaukee Badgers
Minneapolis Marines
Racine Legion
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

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1925

NFL
Akron Pros
Buffalo Bisons
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Panthers
Duluth Kelleys
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Kansas City Cowboys
Milwaukee Badgers
New York Giants
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller
Rochester Jeffersons
Rock Island Independents

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1926

NFL
Akron Indians
Brooklyn Lions
Buffalo Rangers
Canton Bulldogs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Columbus Tigers
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Panthers
Duluth Eskimos
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Hammond Pros
Hartford Blues
Kansas City Cowboys
Los Angeles Buccaneers
Louisville Colonels
Milwaukee Badgers
New York Giants
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller
Racine Tornadoes

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1927

NFL
Buffalo Bisons
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Bulldogs
Dayton Triangles
Duluth Eskimos
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
New York Yankees
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller

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1928

NFL
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Dayton Triangles
Detroit Wolverines
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
New York Yankees
Pottsville Maroons
Providence Steam Roller

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1929

NFL
Boston Bulldogs
Buffalo Bisons
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Dayton Triangles
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Minneapolis Red Jackets
New York Giants
Orange Tornadoes
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

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1930

NFL
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
Minneapolis Red Jackets
New York Giants
Newark Tornadoes
Portsmouth Spartans
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1931

NFL
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Indians
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Portsmouth Spartans
Providence Steam Roller
Staten Island Stapletons

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1932

NFL
Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Portsmouth Spartans
Staten Island Stapletons

*

1933

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Green Bay Packers
Portsmouth Spartans

*

1934

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis Gunners

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1935 (through 1936)

NFL
EAST
Boston Redskins
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

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1937 (through 1939)

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Pirates
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1940 (through 1942)

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1943

NFL
EAST
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants
Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Eagles/Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1944

NFL
EAST
Boston Yanks
Brooklyn Tigers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago/Pittsburgh Cardinals/Steelers
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

*

1945

NFL
EAST
Boston/Brooklyn Yanks/Tigers
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Rams
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers

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1946 (through 1948)

NFL
EAST
Boston Yanks
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams

*

1949

NFL
EAST
New York Bulldogs
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cardinals
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams

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1950

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Baltimore Colts (I)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
New York Yanks
San Francisco 49ers

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1951

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
New York Yanks
San Francisco 49ers

*

1952

NFL
AMERICAN
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
NATIONAL
Chicago Bears
Dallas Texans (I)
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

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1953 (through 1959)

NFL
EAST
Chicago Cardinals
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

*

1960

NFL
EAST
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers

*

1961 (through 1965)

NFL
EAST
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers

*

1966

NFL
EAST
Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
WEST
Baltimore Colts (II)
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers

*

1967

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1968

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1969

NFL
CAPITOL
Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
CENTURY
Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Cardinals
COASTAL
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Colts (II)
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
CENTRAL
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

*

1970

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Boston Patriots New York Giants
Buffalo Bills Philadelphia Eagles
Miami Dolphins St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers

*

1971 (through 1975)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers

*

1976

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks

*

1977 (through 1981)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Oakland Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1982 (through 1983)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Baltimore Colts (II) Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1984 (through 1987)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1988 (through 1993)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts New York Giants
Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots Phoenix Cardinals
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1994

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
WEST Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos WEST
Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers

*

1995

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

*

1996

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Houston Oilers Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

*

1997 (through 1998)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Oilers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs Carolina Panthers
Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

*

1999 (through 2001)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
New York Jets Washington Redskins
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans WEST
WEST Atlanta Falcons
Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers
Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints
Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers
San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks  

*

2002 (through Today)

AFC NFC
EAST EAST
Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins New York Giants
New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots Washington Redskins
NORTH NORTH
Baltimore Ravens Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings
SOUTH SOUTH
Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons
Indianapolis Colts Carolina Panthers
Jacksonville Jaguars New Orleans Saints
Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WEST WEST
Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders Seattle Seahawks
San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams

 

The Changing Face of the National Basketball Association: How the League Has Looked from 1946-47 to Today

 1946-47 (BAA)

The original 11 BAA Teams. Only the Celtics, Knicks and Warriors remain today.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Stags
New York Knicks Cleveland Rebels
Philadelphia Warriors Detroit Falcons
Providence Steam Rollers Pittsburgh Ironmen
Toronto Huskies St. Louis Bombers
Washington Capitols

*

1947-48 (BAA)

6 Changes.

1. E: Toronto Huskies fold.

2. W: Pittsburgh Ironmen fold.

3. W: Detroit Falcons fold.

4. W: Cleveland Rebels fold.

5. W: New team, the Baltimore Bullets (I), joins the BAA.

6. E and W: Washington Capitols move to the Western Division.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Baltimore Bullets (I)
New York Knicks Chicago Stags
Philadelphia Warriors St. Louis Bombers
Providence Steam Rollers Washington Capitols

*

1948-49 (BAA)

6 Changes.

1. W: New team, the Rochester Royals, joins the BAA.

2. W: New team, the Minneapolis Lakers, joins the BAA.

3. W: New team, the Fort Wayne Pistons, joins the BAA.

4. W: New team, the Indianapolis Jets, joins the BAA.

5. E and W: Baltimore Bullets (I) move to the Eastern Division.

6. E and W: Washington Capitols move back to the Eastern Division.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (I) Chicago Stags
Boston Celtics Fort Wayne Pistons
New York Knicks Indianapolis Jets
Philadelphia Warriors Minneapolis Lakers
Providence Steam Rollers Rochester Royals
Washington Capitols St. Louis Bombers

*

1949-50 (NBA)

First season of the NBA. The original 17 teams, 8 of which remain today: Celtics, Knicks, Warriors, Nationals (76ers), Pistons, Lakers, Royals (Kings) and Blackhawks (Hawks).

11 Changes

1. Central Division created.

2. E: Providence Steam Rollers fold.

3. W: Indianapolis Jets fold.

4. C and W: Chicago Stags, Fort Wayne Pistons, Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals and St. Louis Bombers move to the Central Division.

5. E: New team, the Syracuse Nationals, joins the NBA.

6. W: New team, the Indianapolis Olympians, joins the NBA.

7. W: New team, the Anderson Packers, joins the NBA.

8. W: New team, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, joins the NBA.

9. W: New team, the Sheboygan Red Skins, joins the NBA.

10. W: New team, the Waterloo Hawks, joins the NBA.

11. W: New team, the Denver Nuggets (I), joins the NBA.

EASTERN DIVISION CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (I) Chicago Stags Indianapolis Olympians
Boston Celtics Fort Wayne Pistons Anderson Packers
New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Philadelphia Warriors Rochester Royals Sheboygan Red Skins
Syracuse Nationals St. Louis Bombers Waterloo Hawks
Washington Capitols Denver Nuggets (I)

*

1950-51

8 Changes.

1. Central Division dissolved.

2. C: Chicago Stags fold.

3. C: St. Louis Bombers fold.

4. W: Anderson Packers fold.

5. W: Sheboygan Red Skins fold.

6. W: Waterloo Hawks fold.

7. W: Denver Nuggets (I) fold.

8. W: Fort Wayne Pistons, Minneapolis Lakers and Rochester Royals rejoin the Western Division (from the dissolved Central Division).

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (I) Fort Wayne Pistons
Boston Celtics Indianapolis Olympians
New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers
Philadelphia Warriors Rochester Royals
Syracuse Nationals Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Washington Capitols

*

1951-52 (through 1952-53)

2 Changes.

1. E: Washington Capitols fold.

2. W: Tri-Cities Blackhawks move to Milwaukee and change their name to the Milwaukee Hawks.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (I) Fort Wayne Pistons
Boston Celtics Indianapolis Olympians
New York Knicks Milwaukee Hawks
Philadelphia Warriors Minneapolis Lakers
Syracuse Nationals Rochester Royals

*

1953-54 (through 1954-55)

1 Change.

1. W: Indianapolis Olympians fold.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (I) Fort Wayne Pistons
Boston Celtics Milwaukee Hawks
New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers
Philadelphia Warriors Rochester Royals
Syracuse Nationals

*

1955-56 (through 1956-57)

2 Changes.

1. E: Baltimore Bullets (I) fold.

2. W: Milwauke Hawks move to St. Louis (St. Louis Hawks).

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Fort Wayne Pistons
New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers
Philadelphia Warriors Rochester Royals
Syracuse Nationals St. Louis Hawks

*

1957-58 (through 1959-60)

2 Changes.

1. W: Fort Wayne Pistons move to Detroit (Detroit Pistons).

2. W: Rochester Royals mover to Cincinnati (Cincinnati Royals).

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Cincinnati Royals
New York Knicks Detroit Pistons
Philadelphia Warriors Minneapolis Lakers
Syracuse Nationals St. Louis Hawks

*

1960-61

1 Change.

1. W: Minneapolis Lakers move to Los Angeles (Los Angeles Lakers).

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Cincinnati Royals
New York Knicks Detroit Pistons
Philadelphia Warriors Los Angeles Lakers
Syracuse Nationals St. Louis Hawks

*

1961-62

1 Change.

1. W: New team, the Chicago Packers, joins the NBA.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Packers
New York Knicks Cincinnati Royals
Philadelphia Warriors Detroit Pistons
Syracuse Nationals Los Angeles Lakers
St. Louis Hawks

*

1962-63

3 Changes.

1. E and W: Cincinnati Royals move to the Eastern Division.

2. E and W: Philadelphia Warriors move to San Francisco and the Western Division (San Francisco Warriors).

3. W: Chicago Packers change their name to the Chicago Zephyrs.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Zephyrs
Cincinnati Royals Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers
Syracuse Nationals San Francisco Warriors
St. Louis Hawks

*

1963-64 (through 1965-66)

2 Changes.

1. E: Syracuse Nationals move to Philadelphia and change their name to the Philadelphia 76ers.

2. W: Chicago Zephyrs move to Baltimore and change their name to the Baltimore Bullets (II).

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Boston Celtics Baltimore Bullets (II)
Cincinnati Royals Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors
St. Louis Hawks

*

1966-67

2 Changes.

1. E and W: Baltimore Bullets (II) move to Eastern Division.

2. W: New team, the Chicago Bulls, joins the NBA.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (II) Chicago Bulls
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons
Cincinnati Royals Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks San Francisco Warriors
Philadelphia 76ers St. Louis Hawks

*

1967-68

3 Changes.

1. E and W: Detroit Pistons move to Eastern Division.

2. W: New team, the San Diego Rockets, joins the NBA.

3. W: New team, the Seattle SuperSonics, joins the NBA.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (II) Chicago Bulls
Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
Cincinnati Royals San Diego Rockets
Detroit Pistons San Francisco Warriors
New York Knicks Seattle SuperSonics
Philadelphia 76ers St. Louis Hawks

*

1968-69 (through 1969-70)

3 Changes.

1. E: New team, the Milwaukee Bucks, joins the NBA.

2. W: St. Louis Hawks move to Atlanta (Atlanta Hawks).

3. W: New team, the Phoenix Suns, joins the NBA.

EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION
Baltimore Bullets (II) Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Cincinnati Royals Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks San Diego Rockets
New York Knicks San Francisco Warriors
Philadelphia 76ers Seattle SuperSonics

*

1970-71

7 Changes.

1. NBA divided into Eastern and Western Conferences with two divisions apiece (E: Atlantic and Central; W: Midwest and Pacific).

2. E: New team, the Buffalo Braves, joins the NBA.

3. E and W: Atlanta Hawks move to the Eastern Conference.

4. E: New team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, joins the NBA.

5. E and W: Milwaukee Bucks move to the Western Conference.

6. E and W: Detroit Pistons move back to the Western Conference.

7. W: New team, the Portland Trail Blazers, joins the NBA.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Los Angeles Lakers
Baltimore Bullets (II) Portland Trail Blazers
Cincinnati Royals San Diego Rockets
Cleveland Cavaliers San Francisco Warriors
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1971-72

2 Changes.

1. W: San Francisco Warriors change their name to the Golden State Warriors.

2. W: San Diego Rockets move to Houston (Houston Rockets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Baltimore Bullets (II) Houston Rockets
Cincinnati Royals Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Portland Trail Blazers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1972-73

3 Changes.

1. E and W: Houston Rockets move to the Eastern Conference.

2. E and W: Phoenix Suns move to the Western Conference’s Pacific Division (from the Midwest Division).

3. E and W: Cincinnati Royals move to Kansas City and Omaha and the Western Conference and change their name to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Baltimore Bullets (II) Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1973-74

1 Change.

1. E: Baltimore Bullets (II) change their name to the Capital Bullets.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Capital Bullets Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1974-75

2 Changes.

1. E: Capital Bullets change their name to the Washington Bullets.

2. E: New team, the New Orleans Jazz, joins the NBA.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns
New Orleans Jazz Portland Trail Blazers
Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics

*

1975-76

1 Change.

1. W: Kansas City-Omaha Kings no longer play in Omaha (Kansas City Kings).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Kansas City Kings
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns
New Orleans Jazz Portland Trail Blazers
Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics

*

1976-77

NBA-ABA Merger.

4 Changes.

1. E: New team, the New York Nets, joins the NBA (from ABA).

2. E: New team, the San Antonio Spurs, joins the NBA (from ABA).

3. W: New team, the Denver Nuggets, joins the NBA (from ABA).

4. W: New team, the Indiana Pacers, joins the NBA (from ABA).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Detroit Pistons
New York Nets Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers Kansas City Kings
CENTRAL DIVISION Milwaukee Bucks
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Jazz Phoenix Suns
San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers
Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics

*

1977-78

1 Change.

1. E: New York Nets move to New Jersey (New Jersey Nets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
Buffalo Braves Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers Kansas City Kings
CENTRAL DIVISION Milwaukee Bucks
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Jazz Phoenix Suns
San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers
Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics

*

1978-79

3 Changes.

1. E: Washington Bullets move from Central Division to Atlantic Division.

2. E and W: Detroit Pistons move back to the Eastern Conference.

3. E and W: Buffalo Braves move to San Diego and the Western Conference and change their name to the San Diego Clippers.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers Kansas City Kings
Washington Bullets Milwaukee Bucks
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
New Orleans Jazz San Diego Clippers
San Antonio Spurs Seattle SuperSonics

*

1979-80

2 Changes.

1. E and W: Indiana Pacers move to the Eastern Conference.

2. E and W: New Orleans Jazz move to Utah and the Western Conference (Utah Jazz).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Kansas City Kings
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
Washington Bullets Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers San Diego Clippers
San Antonio Spurs Seattle SuperSonics

*

1980-81 (through 1983-84)

5 Changes.

1. E and W: Chicago Bulls move to the Eastern Conference.

2. E and W: Milwaukee Bucks move to the Eastern Conference.

3. E and W: Houston Rockets move to the Western Conference.

4. E and W: San Antonio Spurs move to the Western Conference.

5. W: New team, the Dallas Mavericks, joins the NBA.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Philadelphia 76ers Kansas City Kings
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs
CENTRAL DIVISION Utah Jazz
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers
Milwaukee Bucks San Diego Clippers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1984-85

1 Change.

1. W: San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles (Los Angeles Clippers).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Philadelphia 76ers Kansas City Kings
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs
CENTRAL DIVISION Utah Jazz
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Portland Trail Blazers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1985-86 (through 1987-88)

1 Change.

1. Kansas City Kings move to Sacramento (Sacramento Kings).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Philadelphia 76ers Sacramento Kings
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs
CENTRAL DIVISION Utah Jazz
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Portland Trail Blazers
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1988-89

3 Changes.

1. E: New team, the Charlotte Hornets, joins the NBA.

2. W: New team, the Miami Heat, joins the NBA.

3. W: Sacramento Kings move from Midwest Division to Pacific Division.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Hornets Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Miami Heat
Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs
Washington Bullets Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1989-90

4 Changes.

1. E and W: Miami Heat move to the Eastern Conference.

2. E and W: Charlotte Hornets move to the Western Conference.

3. E: New team, the Orlando Magic, joins the NBA.

4. W: New team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, joins the NBA.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks
New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Philadelphia 76ers Minnesota Timberwolves
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs
CENTRAL DIVISION Utah Jazz
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Portland Trail Blazers
Orlando Magic Sacramento Kings
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1990-91

2 Changes.

1. E and W: Charlotte Hornets move back to the Eastern Conference.

2. E and W: Orlando Magic move to the Western Conference.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Minnesota Timberwolves
Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs
CENTRAL DIVISION Utah Jazz
Atlanta Hawks PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
Seattle SuperSonics

*

1991-92 (through 1994-95)

1 Change.

1. Orlando Magic move back to the Eastern Conference.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia 76ers Utah Jazz
Washington Bullets
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings
Milwaukee Bucks Seattle SuperSonics

*

1995-96 (through 1996-97)

2 Changes.

1. E: New team, the Toronto Raptors, joins the NBA.

2. W: New team, the Vancouver Grizzlies, joins the NBA.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia 76ers Utah Jazz
Washington Bullets Vancouver Grizzlies
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings
Milwaukee Bucks Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors

*

1997-98 (through 2000-01)

1 Change.

1. E: Washington Bullets change their name to the Washington Wizards.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia 76ers Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards Vancouver Grizzlies
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings
Milwaukee Bucks Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors

*

2001-02

1 Change.

1. W: Vancouver Grizzlies move to Memphis (Memphis Grizzlies).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic Minnesota Timberwolves
Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs
Washington Wizards Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns
Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings
Milwaukee Bucks Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors

*

2002-03 (through 2003-04)

1 Change.

1. E: Charlotte Hornets move to New Orleans (New Orleans Hornets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Houston Rockets
New York Knicks Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic Minnesota Timberwolves
Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs
Washington Wizards Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Hornets Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors

*

2004-05

7 Changes.

1. E and W: Eastern and Western Conferences divided into three divisions apiece (E: Atlantic, Central, Southeast; W: Northwest, Pacific, Southeast).

2. E: New team, the Charlotte Bobcats, joins the NBA.

3. E: Toronto Raptors move to the Atlantic Division.

4. E: Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards move to the Southeast Division.

5. W: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz move to the Northwest Division.

6. E and W: New Orleans Hornets move to Western Conference.

7. W: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs move to Southwest Division.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Portland Trail Blazers
Philadelphia 76ers Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Hornets
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2005-06 (through 2006-07)

1 Change.

1. W: New Orleans Hornets play part of schedule in Oklahoma City (New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Portland Trail Blazers
Philadelphia 76ers Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2007-08

1 Change.

1. W: New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets cease playing in Oklahoma City (New Orleans Hornets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Portland Trail Blazers
Philadelphia 76ers Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Hornets
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2008-09 (through 2011-12)

1 Change.

1. W: Seattle SuperSonics move to Oklahoma City and change their name to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
New Jersey Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Hornets
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2012-13

1 Change.

1. E: New Jersey Nets move to Brooklyn (Brooklyn Nets).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
Brooklyn Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Hornets
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2013-14

1 Change.

1. New Orleans Hornets change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans.

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
Brooklyn Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Bobcats Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

*

2014-15 (through ?)

1 Change.

1. Charlotte Bobcats change their name to the Charlotte Hornets (II).

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION NORTHWEST DIVISION
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
Brooklyn Nets Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Charlotte Hornets Houston Rockets
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans
Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs

Photo:

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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)

*

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)

*

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)

*

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)

*

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)

*

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

*

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)

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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    

*

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    

*

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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