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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851 573
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Qu├ębec, Canada

2
862 595
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oregon, USA

3
831 534
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
North Carolina, USA

4
840 595
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

5
735 546
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Louisiana, USA

6
750 499
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

7
624 602
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
British Columbia, Canada

8
545 560
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nevada, USA

9
576 598
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

10
387 570
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Oklahoma, USA

11
341 354
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Kentucky, USA

12
327 553
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Utah, USA

13
303 510
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tennessee, USA

14
295 575
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indiana, USA

15
241 616
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Hawaii, USA

16
260 551
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nebraska, USA

17
299 493
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
California, USA

18
203 505
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New Mexico, USA

19
236 561
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Florida, USA

20
263 450
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ohio, USA

21
273 424
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Texas, USA

22
190 179
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
TedManning added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

23
248 558
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
New York, USA

24
57 328
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added British Columbia, Canada

25
154 162
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added California, USA