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Why are they called the Washington Nationals?

The Nationals name comes from the fact that the team is located in the nation's capital, in Washington...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why are they called the Baltimore Orioles?

Baltimore has used the Orioles nickname for more than a hundred years, dating back to the 19th century...

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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...

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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...

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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...