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Brain Game: MLB 2009 #2

MLB.jpgEach of this week's Brain Games will involve the sport of Major League Baseball. We'll do our best to keep it on the "casual fan" level so that most of you can participate; good luck!

Since 1950, two Major League Baseball franchises
(one National League, one American League)
have picked up and moved out of state not once, but twice.

Name both teams.

Here are the ANSWERS.

 

THE ANSWERS:

The Athletics moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City in 1955, then to Oakland in 1968.

The Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953, then to Atlanta in 1966.

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