Each State's First Surviving Sports Franchise

For each state (plus Washington D.C.), name the first "Big Four" (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) professional sports franchise to play there that still exists today.
The reason for the "still exists today" qualifier is that the early days of these leagues featured a lot of short-lived teams, which would make the quiz unnecessarily hard.
The name is the name the team is/was most commonly known by in that location. The first name they played under in that location (if different) is given in parentheses and accepted as a type-in. An asterisk (*) indicates a team that shares a name with a different franchise that currently plays in that location.
Sources: MLB, NFL (NOTE: Includes AFL teams that later merged into the NFL), NBA (NOTE: Starts in 1946, when the NBA was still called the Basketball Association of America), NHL
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State
Years
Team
Illinois
1876-Present
Chicago Cubs (White Stockings)
Massachusetts
1876-1952
Boston Braves (Red Stockings or Red Caps)
New York
1883-1957
New York Giants (Gothams)
Pennsylvania
1883-Present
Philadelphia Phillies (Quakers)
Ohio
1890-Present
Cincinnati Reds
Missouri
1892-Present
St. Louis Cardinals (Browns)
Maryland
1901-1902*
Baltimore Orioles
Michigan
1901-Present
Detroit Tigers
Washington D.C.
1901-1960
Washington Senators
Wisconsin
1901*
Milwaukee Brewers
California
1946-1994 & 2016-Present
Los Angeles Rams
Indiana
1948-1957
Fort Wayne Pistons
Minnesota
1948-1960
Minneapolis Lakers
Colorado
1960-Present
Denver Broncos
Texas
1960-Present / 1960-1996 / 1960-1962
Dallas Cowboys / Houston Oilers / Dallas Texans
State
Years
Team
Florida
1966-Present
Miami Dolphins
Georgia
1966-Present / 1966-Present
Atlanta Braves / Atlanta Falcons
Louisiana
1967-Present
New Orleans Saints
Washington
1967-2008
Seattle SuperSonics
Arizona
1968-Present
Phoenix Suns
Oregon
1970-Present
Portland Trail Blazers
Nebraska
1972-1975
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
New Jersey
1977-2012
New Jersey Nets
Connecticut
1979-1997
Hartford Whalers
Utah
1979-Present
Utah Jazz
North Carolina
1988-2002 & 2014-Present
Charlotte Hornets
Tennessee
1997-Present
Tennessee Titans (Oilers)
Oklahoma
2008-Present
Oklahoma City Thunder
Nevada
2017-Present
Vegas Golden Knights
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