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List Rules Cities currently without an MLB team only

Cities that should have a baseball team include the large metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada that are currently lacking a Major League Baseball team but certainly could make a good case as to why they deserve one. Currently, the MLB fields 30 teams and attracts an average of more than 30,000 fans per game, second only to attendance of the National Football League. With a draw like that, it only makes sense to bring America's pastime to other big cities across North America.

Many of these cities have baseball teams currently, home to minor league teams, but as of the 2012 season, none of these areas enjoy a MLB team. Columbus for instance has the Clippers in the International League. Indianapolis also has an International League team with the Indians. The Portland Sea Dogs play in the Eastern League while the Oklahoma City RedHawks play in the Pacific Coast League. All of these cities have baseball teams, but there's a certain bit that is left desired between having a minor league team and one in the big leagues of the MLB.

But even worse than having a minor league baseball team is not having one at all. Some formerly were home to MLB teams only to see the team move to another location for one reason or another. The Montreal Expos are the most recent example of that having been the first MLB franchise outside of the United States and existing from 1969 to 2004. Alas the Expos faced a multitude of issues and relocated, interestingly enough to America's capital, Washington DC.

Whether these cities are simply big, deserving American cities like Buffalo, New York, Indianapolis, Indiana, and New Orleans, Louisiana, or worthy cities in Canada like Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa, each of these metro areas could easily support a Major League Baseball team. Live in a great city that deserves a professional baseball team? Add your city below or vote for the cities you think deserve an MLB team! Who knows, maybe one of them will be home to the next greatest baseball player of all time.
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Portland Oregon, USA

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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Montreal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Brooklyn Indiana, USA

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Orlando Florida, USA

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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Juan Puerto Rico

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Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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Havana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Havana Cuba Island, Cuba

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Sacramento California, USA

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Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ottawa Ontario, Canada

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Dallas Texas, USA

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Boise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Boise Idaho, United States of America, North America

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Calgary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Calgary Alberta, Canada

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Norfolk Virginia, USA

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Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Allbany, NY new york - Its not a huge city, but it is the capital of New York state. They have a collegic team and its about time they get a professional sports team.    

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

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Burlington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Burlington Vermont, USA

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Saskatoon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

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Nome is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nome Alaska, USA

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Billings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Billings Montana, USA

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Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Fairbanks Alaska, USA

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Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Quebec City Québec, Canada

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Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Morgantown West Virginia, USA

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Fresno

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Tijuana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tijuana Baja California, Mexico

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Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada