Saturday, August 2, 2008

Teams No Longer Existing in Their Original Cities

Of the 16 clubs that existed unchanged for fifty years (1902-52), the following legendary names no longer exist as living, breathing entities in their original cities:

American League

Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
Washington Senators **

If the new 3rd incarnation of a Washington club in 2005 really wants the name "Senators", they will have to buy it from the Texas Rangers, who own the rights from their brief term in Washington as the 2nd coming of that club.

National League

Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
New York Giants

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