Did the Baltimore Orioles of the 1890's become the New York Yankees?
July 15, 2015 6:19PM
No. Those guys were in the National Leauge.
No. The Orioles of the National League in the 1890's were contracted. A different Oriole team was created in the American League in 1901. They left after the 1902 season for New York, where they were the "Highlanders", they then became the Yankees. So if it makes you feel any better, the Orioles did not technically become the Yankees, they became the Highlanders. Yeah, that doesn't make me feel much better either.