Major League Baseball: Oldest Current Team Names
Cincinnati Reds? Nope.
Here’s a list of the oldest current baseball team names in continuous use.
The “Cincinnati Reds” was the franchise name from 1890 – 1953, but due to anti-Communist sentiment in the heyday of the 1950’s (1954 – 1959) the team was called the “Cincinnati Redlegs.”
That gives the title of Oldest Current Team Name to the Philadelphia Phillies, who have been called that since 1890 without interruption.
Tomorrow, Sports List of the Day will look at the historical name changes of all 30 current baseball team names.
|St. Louis Cardinals||1900|
|Chicago White Sox||1901|
|Boston Red Sox||1908|
|New York Yankees||1913|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||1958|
|San Francisco Giants||1958|
|New York Mets||1962|
|Kansas City Royals||1969|
|San Diego Padres||1969|
|Toronto Blue Jays||1977|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||2005|
|Tampa Bay Rays||2008|