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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748 533
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

2
764 556
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

3
727 511
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
769 552
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
665 500
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
659 473
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
559 563
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
488 510
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
514 567
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
364 505
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
310 481
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

12
306 298
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

13
285 498
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

14
282 449
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
223 547
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
240 488
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
254 460
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

18
219 502
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

19
180 454
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

20
235 497
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

21
210 426
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

22
218 402
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

23
54 261
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

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136 152
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

25
113 183
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Puerto Rico

26
119 158
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Arizona, USA

27
108 141
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA

28
90 172
Havana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Cuba Island, Cuba

29
116 411
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ontario, Canada

30
164 369
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

31
100 114
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

32
73 204
Boise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Baseballislove added Idaho, United States of America, North America

33
160 350
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

34
109 317
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alberta, Canada

35
51 145
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Virginia, USA

36
46 112
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia, USA

37
36 134
Billings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Montana, USA

38
52 124
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Alabama, USA

39
47 119
Providence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Rhode Island, USA

40
32 96
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA

41
100 347
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Québec, Canada

42
104 337
Winnipeg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Manitoba, Canada

43
56 163
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Alaska, USA

44
35 163
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY New York, USA -


   

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58 114
Rome is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Lazio, Italy

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31 171
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
West Virginia, USA

47
27 97
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added North Dakota, USA

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73 394
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

49
23 51
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

50
24 139
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Alaska, USA