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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797 568
Portland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

2
782 547
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

3
764 519
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
792 568
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
693 508
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
686 484
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
577 578
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
511 520
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
534 578
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
372 528
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
327 309
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

12
314 507
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

13
292 469
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

14
287 523
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

15
229 568
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
251 506
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
267 472
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

18
191 467
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

19
223 521
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

20
227 433
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

21
241 516
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

22
236 411
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

23
150 164
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

24
55 284
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

25
136 165
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Arizona, USA

26
118 203
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Puerto Rico

27
123 149
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA

28
115 121
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

29
94 191
Havana is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Cuba Island, Cuba

30
177 378
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

31
119 430
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ontario, Canada

32
174 360
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

33
74 224
Boise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Baseballislove added Idaho, United States of America, North America

34
112 335
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

35
56 163
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Virginia, USA

36
72 121
Rome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Lazio, Italy

37
117 346
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Manitoba, Canada

38
48 132
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia, USA

39
39 153
Billings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Montana, USA

40
39 112
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

41
56 142
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alabama, USA

42
35 57
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

43
48 138
Providence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Rhode Island, USA

44
102 365
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

45
58 180
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Alaska, USA

46
37 179
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -


   

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33 185
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
West Virginia, USA

48
76 408
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

49
28 110
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added North Dakota, USA

50
26 63
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added West Virginia, USA