Here is a table that illustrates the Major League Baseball teams chronologically. This page lives hand in hand with the Team Name History page.

Year# of TeamsChangeTeamDescription
202230RenamingCleveland GuardiansRenamed from Cleveland Indians
201630RenamingLos Angeles AngelsRenamed from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
201330RealignmentHouston AstrosMoved from NL Central to AL West
201230RenamingMiami MarlinsRenamed from Florida Marlins
200830RenamingTampa Bay RaysRenamed from Tampa Bay Devil Rays
200530RelocationWashington NationalsRelocated from Montreal (Expos)
RenamingLos Angeles Angels of AnaheimRenamed from Anaheim Angels
199830ExpansionArizona Diamondbacks
ExpansionTampa Bay Devil Rays
RealignmentMilwaukee BrewersMoved from AL Central to NL Central
RealignmentDetroit TigersMoved from AL East to AL Central
199728RenamingAnaheim AngelsRenamed from California Angels
199328ExpansionColorado Rockies
ExpansionFlorida Marlins
197726ExpansionSeattle Mariners
ExpansionToronto Blue Jays
197224RelocationTexas RangersRelocated from Washington (Senators)
197024RelocationMilwaukee BrewersRelocated from Seattle (Pilots)
196924ExpansionKansas City Royals
ExpansionMontreal Expos
ExpansionSan Diego Padres
ExpansionSeattle Pilots
196820RelocationOakland AthleticsRelocated from Kansas City
196620RelocationAtlanta BravesRelocated from Milwaukee
196520RenamingHouston AstrosRenamed from Houston Colt .45s
RenamingCalifornia AngelsRenamed from Los Angeles Angels
196220ExpansionHouston Colt .45s
ExpansionNew York Mets
196118ExpansionLos Angeles Angels
ExpansionWashington Senators
RelocationMinnesota TwinsRelocated from Washington (Senators)
195916RenamingCincinnati RedsRenamed from Cincinnati Redlegs
195816RelocationLos Angeles DodgersRelocated from Brooklyn
RelocationSan Francisco GiantsRelocated from New York
195516RelocationKansas City AthleticsRelocated from Philadelphia
195416RenamingCincinnati RedlegsRenamed from Cincinnati Reds
RelocationBaltimore OriolesRelocated from St. Louis Browns
195316RelocationMilwaukee BravesRelocated from Boston
194116RenamingBoston BravesRenamed from Boston Bees
193616RenamingBoston BeesRenamed from Boston Braves
193216RenamingBrooklyn DodgersRenamed from Brooklyn Robins
191516RenamingCleveland IndiansRenamed from Cleveland Naps
191416RenamingBrooklyn RobinsRenamed from Brooklyn Dodgers
191316RenamingNew York YankeesRenamed from New York Highlanders
RenamingBrooklyn DodgersRenamed from Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
191216RenamingBoston BravesRenamed from Boston Rustlers
191116RenamingBoston RustlersRenamed from Boston Doves
RenamingBrooklyn Trolley DodgersRenamed from Brooklyn Superbas
190816RenamingBoston Red SoxRenamed from Boston Americans
190716RenamingBoston DovesRenamed from Boston Beaneaters
190416RenamingChicago White SoxRenamed from Chicago White Stockings
190316RenamingChicago CubsRenamed from Chicago Orphans
RenamingCleveland NapsRenamed from Cleveland Bluebirds
RelocationNew York HighlandersRelocated from Baltimore Orioles
190216RelocationSt. Louis BrownsRelocated from Milwaukee Brewers
190116First season of the AL and NL

The longest period of stability was from 1915 to 1932, sandwiched in between two team renamings. The second longer period was from 1977 to 1993, this time between expansions.

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