Oldest MLB Teams

The MLB started in 1896, and while we have had some teams come and go. There are some that have managed to pass the test of time. These are the teams who have managed to weather all the storms that have come their way and found the rainbow at the end. And today, for a few minutes, we want to honour those teams. And without much further ado, we give you the oldest teams in the MLB. 

MLB Oldest Teams

Atlanta Braves

Aug 20, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of a jersey worn by Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves were established in 1871 and they officially entered the MB in 1876. Before they became the Atlanta Braves they had several other names. These include the Boston Red Stockings, Boston Red Caps, Boston Beeneaters, Boston Doves, Boston Rustlers, Boston Braves, Boston Bees and Milwaukee Braves. As reported by several best sports betting sites in Canada, the team played and won their first game in the National League of April 22, 1876. 

Chicago Cubs

Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A young fan wears a Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (not pictured) jersey during the eighth inning of game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

The year 1871 gave birth to the Chicago Cubs. And they officially became the MLB in 1976. Despite the fact they were formed in 1871, they did not play for the whole two years due to the great Chicago Fire of 1871. And we said these are the teams that have managed to weather storms and found the rainbow. And like the Atlanta Braves, they too had other names like Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Colts, and Chicago Orphans. 

St Louis Cardinals

Sep 27, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz (36) grabs a Jose Fernandez jersey that was hanging in the dugout all game following the Cardinals defeat of the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 at Busch Stadium. Diaz was a childhood friend of Jose Fernandez and had just returned to the team after meeting with Fernandez’s family on Monday. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

In 1982, the St. Louis Cardinals were formed. And in that very same year, they entered the MLB. Other than the St. Louis Cardinals, they were also known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, St. Louis Browns, and St. Louis Perfectos. There must have been something about stockings that baseball players love. Just like there is smoothing about real money at the best online casinos in usa. Anyways, as long these teams have managed to stay and play baseball for this long. Who are we to complain about their names that came with stockings? 

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.