Why are they called the Cleveland Guardians?

The team’s name references the Guardians of Traffic, eight monolithic 1932 Art Deco sculptures by Henry Hering on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge, which is adjacent to

Why baseball calls it a “bullpen”

This week PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asked Major League Baseball to stop using the term “bullpen,” suggesting the new description be “Arm Barn.”

Who has thrown the most no-hitters?

The most no-hitters in a career is seven by Nolan Ryan, who is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Nolan Ryan’s No-Hit Games May 15,

Why are they called the Colorado Rockies?

Team officials picked the name “Rockies” over “Bears,” which had the support of the Denver newspaper and many fans. Denver, of course, sits among the Rocky Mountain

Why are they called the St. Louis Cardinals?

Sportswriter William McHale started using the “Cardinals” name when covering the game for area newspapers in the late 1890s. Prior to that, the team was known as

Why are they called the Milwaukee Brewers?

Milwaukee earned the nickname “Suds City” because they are home to several of the nation’s most successful breweries. The Brewers nickname was an obvious choice in 1970

Why are they called the Houston Astros?

Originally known as the Colt .45s, that nickname was never appreciated by the Colt Firearm Company (who manufactured the weapon), so it was not a surprise when

Why are they called the Cincinnati Reds?

The Cincinnati baseball club, which traces their origins to the days of the Civil War, was known as the Red Stockings because they wore red stockings. Over

Why are they called the Chicago Cubs?

In the 1880s,when the the team was known as the Chicago White Stockings and their roster was peppered with young players, observers called them “Anson’s Colts”, after

Why are they called the Philadelphia Phillies?

Since 1890, the team has continuously been known officially as the “Phillies” (simply a shortening of Philadelphia or Philadelphia’s), but several times they have tried to shun

Why are they called the New York Mets?

When the franchise entered the National League for the 1962 season, team owners asked fans to select from among ten names they had chosen. The ten names

Why are they called the Miami Marlins?

The marlin is obviously a salt water fish that is found in the waters off the coast of Florida. The expansion Florida Marlins joined the National League

Why are they called the Atlanta Braves?

Late in 1911, when he became owner of the Boston Braves, James Gaffney, a construction magnate who was a member of New York’s prominent political group Tammany

Why are they called the Toronto Blue Jays?

“The blue jay is a North American bird, bright blue in color, with white undercovering and a black neck ring. It is strong, aggressive and inquisitive,” said

Why are they called the Tampa Bay Rays?

When team officials selected Devil Rays as their nickname when Tampa Bay was first announced as an expansion team in 1995, it was not warmly received. Some

Why are they called the Boston Red Sox?

In 1907, Boston team owner John Taylor decided to give his team a makeover. Prior to that, the Boston team played in white uniforms with blue trim,

Why are they called the Minnesota Twins?

Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as “Twin Cities,” separated by a narrow river. Since the team plays in Minneapolis, a twin city to St. Paul, the

Why are they called the Kansas City Royals?

The name “Royals” was selected from over 15,000 entries in a name-the-team contest. The name “Royals” is meant to signify the royal stature of the city as

Why are they called the Detroit Tigers?

According to one source, the Detroit Tigers earned their nickname from their orange striped socks. However, when they entered the American League in 1901, the Tigers wore

Why are they called the Texas Rangers?

The Texas Rangers baseball club is named for the legendary Texas Ranger law enforcement agency, which traces their roots back to the 1820s. This franchise, which has