Do you know why your favorite MLB team has the name it does? Baseball team names have come from a lot of different sources. Some were chosen from fan contests, while others represent the geographic area of the team. Some teams change their name when there’s a rare move. For example, the American League’s Seattle Pilots (their name derived from the local aerospace industry as well as the owner’s part-time job as a harbor pilot) moved to Milwaukee, and Brewers was a natural fit due to the local brewing industry. But other teams that moved, like the Dodgers and Giants, kept their respective monikers.
Let's dive into (almost half of) the MLB teams we know and love today. Do you have a favorite team name? Who's on the front of your baseball jersey? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter (dictionarycom).