Significant Dates in Baseball History

 

Date Description
1899-08-11 American League is formed
1900-03-21 St. Paul Saints of the Western League moved to Chicago and renamed White Stockings
1900-04-21 Chicago White Stockings renamed White Sox
1901-01-28 American League declared itself to be a second major league
1901-04-24 First "official" American League game is played
1903-03-12 New York Highlanders approved as member of the American League
1913-04 New York Highlanders renamed Yankees
1961-03-06 New York Mets admitted to National League as an expansion team
1968-05-27 MLB awarded expansion franchises to Montreal (Expos) and San Diego (Padres)
1970-04-01 Seattle Pilots purchased by Bud Selig, moved to Milwaukee, and renamed Brewers
1992-11-17 MLB expansion draft (Colorado Rockies)
1997-11-18 MLB expansion draft (Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1999-06-02 — 1999-06-03 1999 MLB First-Year Player Draft
2001-06-05 — 2001-06-06 2001 MLB First-Year Player Draft
2001-06-04 — 2001-06-05 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1-22 on day 1, rounds 23-50 on day 2)
2004-09-29 Montral Expos moved to Washington D.C.
2004-11-22 Washington Expos renamed Nationals
2006-06-06 — 2006-06-07 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft
2007-06-07 — 2007-06-08 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft
2007-11-08 Tampa Bay Devil Rays renamed Rays
2008-06-05 — 2008-06-06 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1-6 on day 1, rounds 7-50 on day 2)
2009-06-09 — 2009-06-11 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1-3 on day 1, rounds 4-30 on round 2, rounds 31-50 on day 3)
2010-06-07 — 2010-06-09 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1 and Compensatory A on day 1, rounds 2-30 on day 2, rounds 31-50 on day 3)
2013-06-06 — 2013-06-08 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1-2 on day 1, rounds 3-10 on day 2, rounds 11-40 on day 3)
2014-06-05 — 2014-06-07 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (rounds 1-2 on day 1, rounds 3-10 on day 2, rounds 11-40 on day 3)