This stability within the organization came not only from the team itself, but from the Major League organizations that sponsored the team throughout the years. In all of its history, now dating back continuously for over 110 years, the Rochester ballclub has had 3... and only 3 affiliates (and up until 2002, only 2!) Think about the fact that when this team got its first Major League affiliation in 1928 upon their move to Silver Stadium, that they would keep that loyal relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals for 33 years! This is at an era when many teams will change affiliates 4 times in 5 years. The Rochester ballclub however would become a part of the Cardinals organization from 1928 until 1960, when they finally switched hands with the Baltimore Orioles.