View Full Version : Strange question: number of teams per year list?
06-16-2005, 04:04 PM
Ok... hopefully this is on-topic in this category.
Anyone know where I can get a simple list of how many MLB teams existed, year-by-year since, say, 1900 or so?
Maybe someone can just do it here from memory?
06-16-2005, 04:25 PM
AL: 8 teams - some teams changed names and location but there were no new ones
Orioles/Yankees (Baltimore Orioles move to NY in 1903)
Brewers/Browns/Orioles (MIL Brewers moved to STL in 1902 and BALT in 1954)
NL: 8 teams
10 teams in AL; same as above plus new Senators (old ones became the Twins) and Angels
10 teams in NL; same as above plus Mets and Astros
12 teams in AL; same as previous plus Pilots/Brewers and Royals
Note: In 1971 the new Senators became the Texas Rangers
Also, the 1969 Seattle Pilots move to Milwaukee in 1970
12 teams in NL; same as previous plus Padres and Expos
14 teams in AL; same as previous plus Blue Jays and Mariners
14 teams in NL; same as previous plus Rockies and Marlins
Brewers move from AL to NL, new Diamondbacks, giving NL 16 teams
AL has 14 teams with Devil Rays and no more Brewers
Note: in 2004 the Expos become the Washington Nationals
Hope this helps.
06-16-2005, 04:52 PM
Thank you Elrod!
06-17-2005, 12:45 AM
This should pretty much cover it. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/)
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