⚾ MLB: 1969-2021 53 2
Joined the American League as an expansion team to begin the 1969 season.
🏈 NFL: 1960-2021 62 4
The Kansas City Chiefs club was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In the spring of 1963, the team relocated...

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Kansas City area.
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The franchise began with the Rochester Seagrams (a semi-professional team) from Rochester, New York, that formed in 1923 and hosted a number of teams there over the next 20 years. They joined the Nati...
The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved to Denver, Colorado in 1976 and became the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, they moved to East Rutherford, ...
One of the eight original American League teams beginning with the 1901 season. Left Philadelphia to relocate in Kansas City to begin the 1955 season. Left Kansas City to relocate to Oakland to begin the 1968 season.
The American Basketball League played one full season, 1961–1962, and part of the next season until the league folded on December 31, 1962. The ABL was the first basketball league to have a three poin...
⚾ NAL: 1920-1948 29 10
The longest-running franchise in the history of baseball's Negro leagues. The Monarchs had only one season in which they did not have a winning record and produced more major league players than any other Negro league franchise.
The Kansas City team was owned by Maurice R. Smith, Joe Brecklein and Cameron K. Reid. The Cowboys were known for dressing in cowboy attire and fans came out in great numbers to see them play. Immedi...
Included players of several nationalities, including blacks and whites, Indians, Hawaiians, Japanese and Latin Americans
Team disbanded after the Federal League folded following the 1915 season.
Played as a member of the Western Independent Clubs, along with their local rival, the Kansas City Giants before continuing as a semi-pro club into the 1920s.
Founded by negro league pioneer Bud Fowler, dominated the Western Independent Clubs circuit.
Consisted of players that left the Union Giants and defunct Chicago Unions franchise
⚾ AL: 1894-1900 7 1
One of the eight original American League teams beginning with the 1901 season. Left Washington DC to relocate to Minnesota to begin the 1961 season.
After 2 years in the American Association, the franchise folded following the 1889 season.
Joined the Union Association in May 1884 to replace the Altoona Mountain Citys. Team disbanded after the Union Association folded at the end of the season.
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.