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

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

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

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indianapolis Indiana, 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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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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

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

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Antonio Texas, 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
benben99 added 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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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, 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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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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

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

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

The Best Rifle Brands

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

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added San Juan Puerto Rico

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Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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

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

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Boise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Baseballislove added Boise Idaho, United States of America, North America

Baseball Teams With The Most Annoying Fans

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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

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

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

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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Billings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Billings Montana, USA

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

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

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

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Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -    

The Best Closers in Baseball History

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Fargo North Dakota, USA

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Trenton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Trenton New Jersey, USA

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

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

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Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston West Virginia, USA

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Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Fairbanks Alaska, USA