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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783 549
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

2
798 571
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

3
766 520
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
792 569
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
696 508
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
688 484
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
579 578
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
511 522
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
534 580
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
374 528
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
328 310
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

12
316 507
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

13
293 469
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

14
287 524
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

15
229 570
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
251 507
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
267 473
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

18
192 467
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

19
223 522
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

20
227 434
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

21
241 517
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

22
236 412
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

23
151 164
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

24
56 284
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

25
136 167
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Arizona, USA

26
119 203
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Puerto Rico

27
124 149
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA

28
95 191
Havana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Cuba Island, Cuba

29
115 123
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

30
178 378
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

31
120 430
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ontario, Canada

32
174 361
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

33
74 225
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
113 335
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

35
56 164
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Virginia, USA

36
72 122
Rome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Lazio, Italy

37
118 346
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Manitoba, Canada

38
48 133
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia, USA

39
39 154
Billings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Montana, USA

40
39 113
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

41
56 143
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alabama, USA

42
35 58
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

43
49 138
Providence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Rhode Island, USA

44
103 365
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

45
58 181
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Alaska, USA

46
37 180
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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33 186
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
West Virginia, USA

48
76 409
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

49
25 64
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Arkansas, USA

50
28 111
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added North Dakota, USA