America Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team  

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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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710 524
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

2
728 546
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

3
692 503
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
735 545
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
638 487
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
622 471
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
528 558
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
468 495
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
482 564
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
362 472
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
307 448
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

12
293 276
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

13
285 464
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

14
280 419
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
222 513
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
239 457
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
219 470
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

18
177 426
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

19
226 456
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

20
234 464
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

21
54 230
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

22
181 422
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

23
190 399
Austin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

24
106 150
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

25
112 153
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Puerto Rico

26
89 140
Havana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Cuba Island, Cuba

27
116 381
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ontario, Canada

28
91 154
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Arizona, USA

29
72 175
Boise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Baseballislove added Idaho, United States of America, North America

30
81 137
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA

31
136 368
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

32
72 112
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

33
132 349
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

34
46 83
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia, USA

35
51 116
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Virginia, USA

36
109 288
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

37
36 105
Billings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Montana, USA

38
52 95
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alabama, USA

39
47 90
Providence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Rhode Island, USA

40
31 66
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

41
56 132
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Alaska, USA

42
27 70
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added North Dakota, USA

43
35 133
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -    

44
31 141
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
West Virginia, USA

45
100 317
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

46
21 37
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added West Virginia, USA

47
29 78
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Jersey, USA

48
19 42
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Dakota, USA

49
97 314
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Manitoba, Canada

50
18 34
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA