American Sports 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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827 581
Portland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

2
813 562
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

3
799 527
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
817 584
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
714 528
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
719 492
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
602 594
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
529 541
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
555 590
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
384 548
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
333 335
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

12
322 533
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

13
297 494
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

14
290 554
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

15
237 597
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
257 532
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
285 485
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

18
198 490
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

19
228 545
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

20
247 441
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

21
255 419
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

22
244 541
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

23
172 174
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

24
56 310
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

25
156 175
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Arizona, USA

26
142 155
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA

27
122 224
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Puerto Rico

28
133 128
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

29
195 381
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

30
100 211
Havana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Cuba Island, Cuba

31
126 444
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ontario, Canada

32
190 365
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

33
77 243
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
88 129
Rome is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Lazio, Italy

35
63 138
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia, USA

36
115 353
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

37
58 182
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Virginia, USA

38
120 363
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Manitoba, Canada

39
109 377
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

40
58 160
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alabama, USA

41
41 130
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

42
39 172
Billings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Montana, USA

43
39 73
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

44
49 154
Providence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Rhode Island, USA

45
59 196
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Alaska, USA

46
78 423
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

47
38 195
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -


   

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33 201
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
West Virginia, USA

49
30 126
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added North Dakota, USA

50
27 164
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Alaska, USA