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

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652 487
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Montreal Qu├ębec, Canada

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677 518
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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631 474
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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585 463
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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564 451
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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495 523
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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454 533
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Antonio Texas, USA

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416 467
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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337 437
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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287 415
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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257 254
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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274 422
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Brooklyn Indiana, USA

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261 391
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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

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221 433
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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208 436
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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214 428
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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221 437
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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50 194
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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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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85 134
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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78 115
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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66 151
Boise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Baseballislove added Boise Idaho, United States of America, North America

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73 116
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Sacramento California, USA

Baseball Teams With The Most Annoying Fans

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

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79 135
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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60 88
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Dallas Texas, USA

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121 352
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Calgary Alberta, Canada

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37 65
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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31 84
Billings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Billings Montana, USA

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28 50
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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42 98
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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40 70
Providence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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100 275
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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43 79
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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118 334
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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50 93
Sacramento CA is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Sacramento CA

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51 114
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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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Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
joseisthebest12 added Allbany, NY new york - Its not a huge city, but it is the capital of New York state. They have a collegic team and its about time they get a professional sports team.    

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Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Morgantown West Virginia, USA

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27 62
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Trenton New Jersey, USA

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15 28
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

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16 27
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston West Virginia, USA