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The only logical candidates are Detroit, Cleveland, New York and Boston.

I'll say...the Yankees?

Negative. Actually, the Yankees began in Baltimore

League members 1894-1900

Detroit Tigers (only WL charter member in its original city)

Sioux City Cornhuskers ? St. Paul Saints, 1895 ? Chicago White Stockings, 1900 (renamed Chicago White Sox, 1903)

Milwaukee Brewers ? St. Louis Browns, 1902 ? Baltimore Orioles, 1954

Grand Rapids Rustlers ? Cleveland Blues, 1900 (renamed Cleveland Broncos, 1902, Cleveland Naps, 1903, and Cleveland Indians, 1915)
Had transferred to St. Joseph, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska in 1898 before returning to Michigan in 1899.

Kansas City Blues ? Washington Senators, 1900 ? Minnesota Twins, 1961

Toledo White Stockings [1] ? Columbus Buckeyes [2], 1896 ? replaced by Buffalo, 1899

Buffalo Bisons, 1899 ? dropped for newly organized Boston Red Sox, 1901

Minneapolis Millers ? dropped 1901

Indianapolis Indians ? dropped 1901
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