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Old 13 May 2014, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by erwins View Post
The NY Jets were once the Titans, which is now used by the Tennessee Titans; the Twins were once the Washington Nationals; the Yankees were once the Baltimore Orioles; the only former name I find for the Phillies is the Quakers, so I'm not sure what's up with that one.
With regard to the Phillies, wiki says:

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The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., scion of the Delaware-based DuPont family, tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing its name to the "Bluejays". However, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.
Perhaps that's to what he's referring.