America Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
27k votes 2.4k voters 35k views 67 items

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.

1
694 519
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

2
706 540
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Portland Oregon, USA

3
676 495
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Charlotte North Carolina, USA

4
720 539
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

5
625 481
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

6
608 470
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

7
515 554
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

8
453 491
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

9
472 559
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

10
356 462
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma City Oklahoma, USA

11
305 437
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

12
284 271
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Louisville Kentucky, USA

13
283 451
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Brooklyn Indiana, USA

14
277 409
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

15
238 448
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

16
219 504
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

17
214 460
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Orlando Florida, USA

18
173 418
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

19
219 451
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Jose California, USA

20
231 455
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

21
54 218
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Victoria British Columbia, Canada

22
172 419
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

23
182 396
Austin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Austin Texas, USA

24
110 143
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added San Juan Puerto Rico

25
98 146
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

26
87 130
Havana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Havana Cuba Island, Cuba

27
111 375
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ottawa Ontario, Canada

28
71 166
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

29
84 150
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Phoenix Arizona, USA

30
75 133
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Sacramento California, USA

31
130 364
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Calgary Alberta, Canada

32
65 108
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Dallas Texas, USA

33
48 108
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Norfolk Virginia, USA

34
41 78
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

35
50 87
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

36
34 97
Billings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Billings Montana, USA

37
104 284
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Edmonton Alberta, Canada

38
124 347
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

39
45 82
Providence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

40
29 60
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Des Moines Iowa, USA

41
54 125
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Alaska, USA

42
35 125
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -    

43
26 63
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Fargo North Dakota, USA

44
30 134
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Morgantown West Virginia, USA

45
20 30
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston West Virginia, USA

46
96 312
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Quebec City Québec, Canada

47
29 70
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Trenton New Jersey, USA

48
17 35
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

49
18 33
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

50
23 109
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Fairbanks Alaska, USA