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The 1950s were a decade of movement in Major League Baseball. No franchise had changed cities since the Baltimore Orioles had become the New York Highlanders (the original incarnation of the New York Yankees) in 1903. In the 1950s, five teams would change cities: the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1953, followed by the St. Louis Browns who left for Baltimore, MD the following year. In 1955, it was the turn of the Philadelphia Athletics to escape the status of second team in a two-team city, heading out to Kansas City, MO. All of the new homes had hosted major league cities at some point in the past, albeit for brief periods, but the real shocker occurred in 1958, when New York's two National League franchises, the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers moved all the way to the West Coast, ending up in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA respectively, the first major league franchises ever to be located in those cities. The movement would continue through the 1960s as well.

See Major League Players Who Played in the 1950s.

Years American League National League Postseason Japan
1950 1950 AL 1950 NL 1950 WS 1950 in Japan
1951 1951 AL 1951 NL 1951 WS 1951 in Japan
1952 1952 AL 1952 NL 1952 WS 1952 in Japan
1953 1953 AL 1953 NL 1953 WS 1953 in Japan
1954 1954 AL 1954 NL 1954 WS 1954 in Japan
1955 1955 AL 1955 NL 1955 WS 1955 in Japan
1956 1956 AL 1956 NL 1956 WS 1956 in Japan
1957 1957 AL 1957 NL 1957 WS 1957 in Japan
1958 1958 AL 1958 NL 1958 WS 1958 in Japan
1959 1959 AL 1959 NL 1959 WS 1959 in Japan

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  • [1] Article examining the many changes taking place in baseball in the 1950s in The Hardball Times.
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