In the 1940s why did owner bob carpenter want to change the name of the Phillies baseball team?
The owner previous to Carpenter, William B. Cox, had bet on the team and was banned from baseball. Carpenter thought a new name might help to restore the team's image. He started calling the team 'Blue Jays' but the new name was never accepted by the fans.
It was never officially changed from the Phillies, which has been there official name since 1883. Some baseball writers in the 1940s began to call them the "Blue Jays" because of their blue caps, but that nickname was not recognized by the team, the National League, or Major League Baseball. The name of the team that lost on 1883 April 30 has remained the same till their loss on 2011 October 7.