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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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589 443
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Indianapolis Indiana, USA

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521 410
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Montreal Qu├ębec, Canada

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532 415
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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488 404
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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434 452
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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452 396
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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388 466
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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349 417
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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288 381
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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243 360
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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207 207
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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240 359
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Brooklyn Indiana, USA

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224 345
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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182 409
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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190 383
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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176 385
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Orlando Florida, USA

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147 344
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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192 373
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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40 140
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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190 392
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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76 94
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added San Juan Puerto Rico

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144 363
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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152 347
Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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70 93
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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63 72
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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60 79
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Sacramento California, USA

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55 114
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

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62 100
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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40 54
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Dallas Texas, USA

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23 38
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Mark Lanzarotta added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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24 50
Billings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
jwadder added Billings Montana, USA

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89 331
Ottawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Ottawa Ontario, Canada

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30 40
Providence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Mark Lanzarotta added Providence Rhode Island, USA

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18 22
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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21 38
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Mark Lanzarotta added Trenton New Jersey, USA

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17 23
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Tom Derr added Fargo North Dakota, USA

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42 66
Sacramento CA is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
benben99 added Sacramento CA

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32 71
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
kaylive added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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31 53
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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106 321
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Calgary Alberta, Canada

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105 309
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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27 87
Allbany, NY is listed (or ranked) 43 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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88 252
Edmonton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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39 88
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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22 100
Morgantown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Morgantown West Virginia, USA

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20 60
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
MacSa added Colorado Springs Colorado, USA

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20 78
Saskatoon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
GilLerat added Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

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17 84
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
vitom added Fairbanks Alaska, USA

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13 49
Nome is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team
Mark Lanzarotta added Nome Alaska, USA