How many bird baseball teams are there?

Answered by James Kissner

Oh, I love baseball! It’s been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. And you know what’s even better? Baseball teams that are named after birds! It’s like a perfect combination of my two favorite things. So, let me tell you about the three MLB teams that are named after birds.

First up, we have the Baltimore Orioles. They are one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, dating all the way back to 1901. The team was originally known as the Milwaukee Brewers, but in 1902, they moved to St. Louis and became the St. Louis Browns. It wasn’t until 1954 that they relocated to Baltimore and officially became the Baltimore Orioles. The name “Orioles” actually comes from the state bird of Maryland, which is the Baltimore Oriole. I think it’s pretty cool that they chose to honor their state bird in their team name.

Next, we have the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays joined the MLB as an expansion team in 1977, so they’re relatively new compared to some of the other teams. The name “Blue Jays” was chosen through a fan contest, and it was inspired by the bird species commonly found in the Toronto area, the Blue Jay. I think it’s great that the team involved the fans in choosing their name, and it’s a perfect fit for a team based in Toronto.

And finally, we have the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have a rich history, dating back to 1882. The team was originally known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings and went through a few name changes before settling on the Cardinals in 1900. The name “Cardinals” was chosen to honor the vibrant red bird species, the Northern Cardinal, which is the state bird of Missouri. The Cardinals have had a lot of success over the years, winning multiple World Series championships. It’s always exciting to see the sea of red in the stands when they play.

I have to say, I really appreciate that these three teams chose to honor birds in their team names. It shows a respect and appreciation for nature, and it adds a unique touch to the world of baseball. Plus, it gives me even more reasons to love the game. So, whether you’re a fan of the Orioles, the Blue Jays, or the Cardinals, you can cheer on your team and appreciate the beauty of birds at the same time.