The answer to why all the U.S. professional teams are named this way (Location Nickname) today is because it is tradition. Baseball teams were named this way, and football, basketball, hockey, and soccer (in the U.S.) all came after baseball.
Baseball teams weren't always named this way, however. The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players ...
Yes. Three NHL players have done this:
Geordie Howe: inducted 1972, last played in the NHL in the 1979-80 season.
Guy Lafleur: inducted 1988, last played in the NHL in the 1990-91 season.
Mario Lemieux: inducted 1997, last played in the NHL in the 2005-06 season.
In terms of your question, it's worth noting that both Howe and Lemieux were inducted into the ...
Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired by the MLB. Those wearing 42 were allowed to continue, but players couldn't switch to it and new players couldn't have it. Mariano Rivera was the last player to wear 42 in the MLB.
Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers starting in 1947 and famously broke the color barrier in the MLB. He was a first ballot hall of ...
In short, YES
Several examples with detail:
NFL: (source) . All of these were because of trades and extra bye-week game scheduling.
Frank Taveras played 11 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and 153 for the NY Mets in 1979.
Willie Montanezin 1976 played 60 games for the SF Giants and 103 games for the Atlanta Braves.
(not via a trade but ...
The North American examples certainly aren't unique.
Monaco has teams in the French systems for various sports, including both football (Ligue 1) and volleyball.
A number of examples in the UK football systems:
The Welsh Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham play in the English system.
The English Berwick Rangers play in the Scottish system.
The New ...
In 1994 the Baltimore Stallions made it to the Grey Cup finals, in their inaugural year, making them the most successful American team in CFL history. Despite not winning the 1994 Grey cup, they lost by 3 points to the BC Lions, they went on to win the Grey cup in 1995 against Calgary Stampeders
Chicago Fire Soccer Club:
In 1998 the ...
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F/10 or F/11 is only commonly used for baseball (MLB) scores. In that case it indicates the game is over (game is "F"inal), and that rather than the regulation 9 innings, additional innings were played (10 or 11). I can't think of any reason you would see this terminology with WNBA or MLS scores. Overtime for ...
In 1949 The AAFC(All-American Football Conference) closed it's doors or went bankrupt and the NFL invited the Browns, and 2 others, into their league in 1950. In the Browns first Season they went 10-2 and beat the LA Rams(on a last minute field goal) 30-28 to win their first of four National Football League championships. While not truly an "expansion" team ...
It's hard to tell without a screenshot in question, but likely refers to Monday. As in F/10 MON, would mean the baseball game final score in ten innings is for Monday's game. This might appear Tuesday afternoon, when it's possible for a game to have started, but they are still showing yesterday's results. You might also see this in the playoffs, when they ...
For the 1967-68 season, the NHL expanded from 6 to 12 teams. All the new teams were grouped in the West Division. The division champions were the Montreal Canadiens (original 6) and the St. Louis Blues (expansion team). The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup Finals 4-0.
The 1973-4 Flyers were the first of the expansion teams to win the Cup.
The rookie status varies between different sports.
In the MLB:
Determining rookie status:
A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130
at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated
more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs