MLB’s Oldest Franchises

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Major League Baseball just completed its 103rd year with one of its oldest and most beloved teams finally winning its first World Series in 108 years. The Chicago Cubs are one of the oldest franchises in the league, as they existed before even Major League Baseball was established. Here are is a list of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball.
Atlanta Braves

Founded: 1871

World Series Titles: 3

Chicago Cubs

Founded: 1874

World Series Titles: 3

Cincinnati Reds

Founded: 1882

World Series Titles: 5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Founded: 1882

World Series Titles: 5

St. Louis Cardinals

Founded: 1882

World Series Titles: 11

San Francisco Giants

Founded: 1883

World Series Titles: 7

Los Angeles Dodgers

Founded: 1884

World Series Titles: 6

Baltimore Orioles

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 3

Boston Red Sox

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 8

Chicago White Sox

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 3

Cleveland Indians

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 2

Detroit Tigers

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 4

Minnesota Twins

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 4

New York Yankees

Founded: 1903

World Series Titles: 27

Oakland Athletics

Founded: 1901

World Series Titles: 9

It is stating the obvious that the entire sport of baseball has changed since the Atlanta, then Boston, Braves took the field in 1871. Where do I begin? Stadiums are now billion dollar structures, salaries are astronomical, Yankees tickets now can cost fans up to $1,000 for up-close seats, and the Cubs are actually good! When it comes down to it, baseball is still America’s pastime and is still played with four bases. Baseball history is American history, from the legendary Babe Ruth to the pioneership of Jackie Robinson. NFL may dominate the ratings and the NBA have the most popular athletes, but it is Major League Baseball that will always have America’s heart, as it has been passed down from generation to generation.