First Season at New Ballpark edition

The Marlins open their new ballpark tonight against the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and they officially put the Florida Marlins behind them as they become the MMarlins.

Here’s a look at how each team did in the first season of their current ballpark (please understand that while these parks have had numerous names, and opened often under a different name, I’m using the most recent).

AL East

  • Baltimore -1992 – Oriole Park at Camden Yards 89-73, 3rd place
  • Boston – 1912 – Fenway Park 105-47, World Champions
  • New York Yankees – 2009 – Yankee Stadium III 103-59, World Champions
  • Tampa Bay – 1998 – Tropicana Field 63-99, 5th place (first season for the expansion team)
  • Toronto – 1989 – Rogers Centre 89-73, 1st place, lost ALCS

AL Central

  • Chicago White Sox – 1991 – U.S. Cellular Field, 87-75, 2nd place
  • Cleveland – 1994 – Progressive Field, 66-47, 2nd place (lockout season)
  • Detroit – 2000 – Comerica Park,  79-83, 3rd place
  • Kansas City – 1973 – Kauffman Stadium, 88-74, 2nd place
  • Minnesota – 2010 – Target Field, 94-68, 1st place, lost ALDS

AL West

  • Los Angeles Angels – 1966 – Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 80-82, 6th place
  • Oakland – 1968 – The Coliseum, 80-82, 6th place
  • Seattle – 1999 – Safeco Field, 79-83, 3rd place (the ballpark opened July 15) First full season was 2000 and the M’s were 91-71, 2nd place, lost ALCS
  • Texas – 1994 – Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 52-62, 1st place (lockout season)

NL East

  • Atlanta – 1997 – Turner Field, 101-71, 1st place, lost NLCS
  • Florida – 1993 – Joe Robbie Stadium, 64-98, 6th place (first season for the expansion team)
  • New York Mets –  2009 – Citi Field, 70-92, 4th place
  • Philadelphia – 2004 – Citizens Bank Park, 86-76, 2nd place
  • Washington – 2008 – Nationals Park, 59-102, 5th place

NL Central

  • Chicago Cubs – 1916 – Wrigley Field, 67-86, 5th place
  • Cincinnati – 2003 – Great American Ballpark, 69-93, 5th place
  • Houston  – 2000 – Minute Maid Park, 72-90, 4th place
  • Milwaukee – 2001 – Miller Park, 68-94, 4th place
  • Pittsburgh – 2001 – PNC Park, 62-100, 6th place
  • St. Louis – 2006 – Busch Stadium III, 83-78, 1st place, World Champions

NL West

  • Arizona – 1998 – Chase Field, 65-97, 5th place, (first season for the expansion team)
  • Colorado – 1995 – Coors Field, 77-67, 2nd place
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – 1962 – Dodger Stadium, 102-63, 2nd place
  • San Diego – 2004 – Petco Park, 87-75, 3rd place
  • San Francisco – 2000- AT&T Park, 97-65, 1st place, lost LDS