Moved North American Sports Franchises

Can you name the places where these teams used to play?
The answer could be a city, state, province, or borough
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: January 31, 2020
First submittedDecember 30, 2010
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Current Team
Years
Former location
Las Vegas Raiders
1960 - 1981
1995 - 2019
Oakland
1981 - 1995
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Dodgers
1932 - 1957
Brooklyn
Los Angeles Lakers
1947 - 1960
Minneapolis
Memphis Grizzlies
1995 - 2001
Vancouver
Utah Jazz
1974 - 1979
New Orleans
Los Angeles Rams
1995 - 2015
St. Louis
Dallas Stars
1967 - 1993
Minnesota
Baltimore Ravens
1950 - 1995
Cleveland (Browns)
Tennessee Titans
1960 - 1996
Houston (Oilers)
Indianapolis Colts
1953 - 1983
Baltimore
Current Team
Years
Former location
Oklahoma City Thunder
1967 - 2008
Seattle
(Supersonics)
San Francisco Giants
1886 - 1957
New York
Golden State Warriors
1946 - 1962
Philadelphia
Atlanta Braves
1953 - 1965
Milwaukee
1912 - 1952
Boston
Oakland Athletics
1955 - 1967
Kansas City
1901 - 1954
Philadelphia
Washington Nationals
1969 - 2004
Montreal (Expos)
Arizona Coyotes
1972 - 1996
Winnipeg (Jets)
Colorado Avalanche
1972 - 1995
Quebec
(Nordiques)
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Level 85
Dec 30, 2010
Great quiz! And amazing that you put it together so quickly after I suggested it just last week. :D

Good idea to add the note at the bottom, especially for the A's and the Cardinals. In the case of the Athletics, it makes the quiz much more difficult!

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Level ∞
Dec 30, 2010
In truth, I made the quiz before you suggested it. I guess great minds think alike!
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Level 73
Apr 3, 2016
Not sure if this list was suppose to be all inclusive of active franchises but the Atlanta Thrashers also moved to become the Winnipeg Jets.
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Level 64
May 26, 2020
There are a number of hockey ones missing. The Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary for example. I know there are others missed in football too.
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2011
What about the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets?
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Level 71
Jan 13, 2013
And if you want to get into the forgotten prehistory of some major American teams, then how about the Decatur Staleys (now the Bears), the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Lions), the Fort Wayne Pistons (now in Detroit), the St. Louis Browns (now the Orioles), the Syracuse Nationals (now the 76ers), or the Philadelphia Warriors (now Golden State)? This leaves out, of course, teams such as the Rochester Royals, who became the Cincinnati Royals, then the Kansas City Kings, then the Sacramento Kings and possibly the Seattle whatevers in the near future. Or the Buffalo Braves, who became the San Diego Clippers, then the LA Clippers. The list goes on . . . good excuse for an expansion.
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Level 54
Jun 4, 2013
good quiz 100%
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2014
Wouldn't you know it... the only ones I missed were from the NHL.
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Level 81
Feb 1, 2019
God help you if you're from Canada. Admit that Tim Horton's tastes worse than the styrofam cup and is weaker than US coffee and you're done for.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2016
You might want to update this since the St. Louis Rams just recently moved to Los Angeles
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Level 75
Apr 3, 2016
This is certainly outdated, they are the Los Angeles Rams again. Obviously since I'm playing this in 2016.
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2020
Could also add Hartford Whalers -> Carolina Hurricanes and Atlanta Thrashers -> Winnipeg Jets, Atlanta Flames -> Calgary Flames
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2020
Any quiz like this must include Hartford Whalers :(
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Level 58
Mar 31, 2020
brass bonanza!
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2020
For the Dallas Stars, you really should accept Minneapolis and/or Bloomington (where the NFL Vikings played for years). Those are the actual "places", just as Miami was for the Florida Marlins before they were renamed the Miami Marlins.
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Level ∞
Jan 31, 2020
Minneapolis will work for that one now I guess.
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Level 83
Feb 3, 2020
I disagree. The stadium was in Bloomington, but that's no different than lots of other teams where the stadium location isn't exactly in line with the team name. The Minnesota North Stars didn't represent Bloomington any more than the NE Patriots represent Foxboro or the SF 49ers represent Santa Clara. Minneapolis is a kinda, sorta acceptable answer, but it's clear that the quiz is looking for the actual nameplace of the team actually in use.
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Level 61
Feb 4, 2020
Shouldn't New York work for Brooklyn? It's a borough of NYC.
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Level 70
Feb 6, 2020
Arizona Cardinals used to be the Chicago Cardinals for years.
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Level 79
May 23, 2020
Via St. Louis 1960-1987 (that's Cardinal football, not baseball)
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Level 50
Mar 11, 2020
Bring back le Nordique PLEASE
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Level 58
May 23, 2020
how bout no
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Level 80
May 23, 2020
I did horrible on this. Predictably. Even missed the Nationals and my dad has season tickets. I knew they came from somewhere in Canada but I was stuck on Ottawa Senators.
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Level 80
May 23, 2020
Did the Browns move to Baltimore in 1995 and become the Ravens? So who are the Browns now? Aren't they still a team?

nevermind I looked it up.

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Level 79
May 23, 2020
Interesting that the St. Louis Browns (1901-1953) began as the Milwaukee Brewers, a name chosen for several ball clubs through the years in that city before appearing once again as today's National League Brewers, named for the early team which later became the Orioles. I can't imagine why you find that confusing. ;)
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Level 54
May 23, 2020
The Rams played in Cleveland before they went to L.A. the first time.
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Level 43
May 23, 2020
You forgot the Cleveland Rams, prior to them moving to Los Angeles, 1936-45.
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Level 78
May 23, 2020
Way to nail the Colts' history, not including the original Colts team from 1950 that folded after 1 season after being absorbed from the old AAFC along with the Browns & 49ers.

While the Colts' NFL history officially began in 1953, their lineage, albeit threadbare at points, can be traced back to the Dayton Triangles of the inaugural 1920 season.

* 1920-29 Dayton Triangles

* 1930-43 Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1944 Brooklyn Tigers

* 1945 Brooklyn Tigers & Boston Yanks merge.

* 1946 Brooklyn's franchise revoked and Tigers' players assigned to the Boston Yanks.

* 1947-48 Boston Yanks

* 1949 New York Bulldogs - Owner wants to move to NY, so for tax reasons, Yanks fold and NFL gives him the new New York franchise, using the same players.

* 1950-51 New York Yanks

* 1952 Dallas Texans - with 5 games remaining in season, franchise turned over to NFL.

* 1953 Baltimore Colts added using Dallas Texans' assets & many of their players.

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Level 78
May 23, 2020
After WWII, my dad played semi-pro baseball in New Jersey and had an offer from the Boston Braves, but he didn't want to go that far away and turned it down. He was a switch-hitting center-fielder who hit for power & average and had tremendous speed. One season he hit over .400 and stole home on straight steals 7 times. By comparison, Lou Brock, who made the Hall of Fame as a base-stealer for the Cardinals, stole home twice in his entire career, both on the front end of double-steals. Different competition, of course, but you still have to be a very alert & fast player to beat the pitch home.

He taught me and my 2 older brothers to play. I was a switch-hitting center-fielder just like my dad, and was almost as fast as him. Almost.

Needless to say, watching "Field of Dreams" absolutely ruins me. :-)

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Level 79
May 23, 2020
Cool story. Thanks for sharing. Baseball is in my husband's family, too.
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Level 57
May 23, 2020
The Rams, of course, are on their second stint in Los Angeles, but the franchise actually started in 1936 in Cleveland. They played there for nine years, won a championship in 1945, and promptly moved to LA, the only franchise in any sport, I believe, to leave town after winning a championship.
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Level 58
May 23, 2020
add the damned thrashers