Current MLB Franchise Historical Nicknames

Guess previous cities or regions represented and previous nicknames used for all current MLB franchises since beginning play in the AL or NL.
Includes only teams that have relocated or changed nicknames since beginnig play in the AL or NL.
By 'represent', the city or geographical region is intended. (e.g. Minnesota Twins)
A franchise does not necessarily have to play in a city to 'represent' it. (e.g. Los Angeles Angels)
* -- Denotes a nickname used so commonly among fans and sportswriters as to be de facto, but not officially adopted by the team.
Quiz by tiekhere
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Last updated: July 26, 2017
First submittedJuly 25, 2017
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Atlanta Braves
1876-1882
Boston
Red Caps*
1883-1911
Beaneaters
1912-1952
Braves
1953-1965
Milwaukee
Baltimore Orioles
1901
Milwaukee
Brewers
1902-1953
St. Louis
Browns
Boston Red Sox
1901-1907
Boston
Americans*
Chicago Cubs
1876-1889
Chicago
White Stockings
1890-1897
Colts
1898-1905
Orphans*
Chicago White Sox
1901-1903
Chicago
White Stockings
Cleveland Indians
1901-1902
Cleveland
Bluebirds
1903-1914
Napoleons
Houston Astros
1962-1964
Houston
Colt .45s
Los Angeles Angels
1962-1965
Los Angeles
Angels
1966-1996
California
1997-2004
Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers
1890
Brooklyn
Bridegrooms*
1891-1898
Grooms*
1899-1910
Superbas*
1911-1913
Trolley Dodgers*
1914-1931
Robins
1932-1957
Dodgers
Miami Marlins
1993-2011
Florida
Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
1969
Seattle
Pilots
Minnesota Twins
1901-1904
Washington
Senators
1905- ca.1909
Nationals
ca.1909-1960
Senators*
New York Yankees
1901-1902
Baltimore
Orioles
1903-1912
New York
Highlanders
Oakland Athletics
1901-1954
Philadelphia
Athletics
1955-1967
Kansas CIty
Philadelphia Phillies
1883-1890
Philadelphia
Quakers
Pittsburgh Pirates
1887-1889
Pittsburgh
Alleghenys
St. Louis Cardinals
1892-1898
St. Louis
Browns
1899
Perfectos
San Francisco Giants
1883-1884
New York
Gothams
1885-1957
Giants
Tampa Bay Rays
1998-2008
Tampa Bay
Devil Rays
Texas Rangers
1961-1971
Washington
Senators
Washington Nationals
1969-2004
Montreal
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Level 57
Jul 25, 2017
good quiz, werent the san fran giants the new york giants before they moved to cali?
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2017
Fixed. Not sure how I left them off. (Facepalm)
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Level 50
Jul 26, 2017
You forgot Cincinnati.
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2017
Cincinnati were the Red Stockings and Red Legs, yes, but that was in the American Association, and prior to entering the National League in 1890. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Reds#The_National_League_returns_to_Cincinnati_.281890.E2.80.931911.29
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Level 50
Jul 27, 2017
If you keep reading that Wikipedia article, you'll see it says they were called the Redlegs from 1954-1958.
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2017
They were often called the Redlegs in the media prior to that, like the Yankees are called "The Bronx Bombers." The team asked that the media either use 'Cincinnati' or the old name 'Redlegs', but the team never officially adopted the nickname. The article even states it was a "preference" as the team didn't want to be associated with communism or the Red Scare of the McCarthy era. It was never official and the fans never picked it up in colloquial use. Is "Jays" official for Toronto? Everyone uses it. Or "D-Backs" for Arizona? Both are more common and popular than "Redlegs" ever was in the 1950s.