Do You Know Which Cities Have a MLB Team, and Which Don’t?

By: Ian Fortey
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4-Columbus Only one of these cities doesn't have a MLB team. Which is it?
Milwaukee
St. Louis
Columbus
The city of Columbus, Ohio, doesn't have a team in the MLB at the moment. Tampa Bay has the Rays, which used to be the Devil Rays. St. Louis is home to the Cardinals, and Milwaukee is where you'd go to find the Brewers.
Tampa Bay

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10-Blues Do you know which city is home to the Blues?
Buffalo
Cincinnati
Columbus
There is no team by that name.
There's no team in the league currennly called the Blues, but there used to be one back in the day in the Federal League, which was a short-lived outlaw major league in 1914. At the time, the Blues played in Buffalo.

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14-Detroit You know the Tigers, right? Where do they play?
Detroit
Another team that dates back to the formation of the league in 1901, the Detroit Tigers are one of the few teams in the league that has always been in the same city with the same name since they first showed up.
Minneapolis
Oakland
Arlington

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11-Boston Is there a team that plays out of Boston?
White Sox
Red Sox
One of the most famous teams in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox are one of the original teams in the league that dates all the way back to 1901. The Red Sox have won the World Series nine times and appeared there 13 times.
Braves
Royals

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5-DC Where do the Nationals play?
Anaheim
Philadelphia
Washington
The Washington Nationals call Washington, D.C., home and have done so since 2005. The franchise, however, has existed since 1969 when it was known as the Montreal Expos, the first MLB team in Canada.
Seattle

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8-Baltimore What's the name of the baseball team that calls Baltimore home?
Red Sox
Tigers
Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles are one of the oldest teams in the league and they date all the way back to 1901 when they were in Milwaukee for a year. After that they headed to St. Louis where they spent 52 years as the Browns.
Baltimore doesn't have a baseball team..

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17-Memphis Which one of these Tennessee cities has a pro MLB team?
Nashville
Memphis
Knoxville
None of the above
As big as all of these cities in Tennessee are and as many pro sports teams in other sports as it has — the Tennessee Titans in football, the Nashville Predators in hockey, the Memphis Grizzlies in basketball — there is no MLB team in the state.

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19-Cincinnati If you want to catch a game in Ohio, which one of these cities should you hit up?
Cincinnati
Ohio is currently home to a pair of professional baseball teams. The Cleveland Indians are one of them and the Cincinnati Reds are the other. There are no teams in Columbus, Akron, or Toledo. The Reds are incredibly old and predate MLB, all the way back to 1882.
Toledo
Columbus
Akron

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21-San-Diego In what city do the Padres play?
Hartford
Tucson
San Diego
The Padres play in Petco Park in San Diego, California. They've been playing there since 1969 and are one of only two of the teams in California that began in the state. The other team is the Angels. All of California's other teams are transplants.
Montgomery

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16-Kansas-City What city are the Royals based in?
Minneapolis
Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals have been in the league since 1969 when they joined as an expansion team. The name isn't a reference to any actual royalty but comes instead from the American Royal livestock show and competition that dates back to 1899 in Kansas City.
Seattle
Pittsburgh

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15-Louisville If you stop in Louisville, Kentucky, will you be able to take in a game while you're in town?
You can catch a Colonels game there.
The Royals play there.
No MLB team plays there.
Louisville, Kentucky, does not have a Major League Baseball team so you won't be catching any games while you're there without a time machine. In the late 1800s, the Louisville Colonels played in the American Association, though.
The Athletics play there.

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9-Sacramento If you head to California you'll find baseball in all of these cites except which one?
San Diego
Sacramento
California is huge when it comes to baseball, and the state is home to five MLB teams. San Francisco is home to the Giants, Oakland is where you'll find the Athletics and San Diego is home to the Padres. Los Angeles is home to the Dodgers and the Angels. Sacramento, though? No team.
San Francisco
Oakland

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20-Newark What's the name of the team from Newark, New Jersey?
Royals
Peppers
Titans
There's no team in Newark.
Newark may be the biggest city in New Jersey, but it doesn't have a professional baseball team at the moment. In 1915, the city did have a team in the Federal League called the Newark Peppers, and the Peppers played in Harrison, not Newardk.

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13-Cleveland Where are the Indians playing these days?
Detroit
Akron
Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians have been in the league since it formed in 1901. Back in the day, they were called the Cleveland Naps after Napolean Lajoie who was a player at the time. When he retired, the name seemed kind of pointless, so they put out a call for a new name and Indians is what they came up with.
Lansing

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24-NYC Which of these teams will you find in New York City?
Mets
Arguably one of the most well-known teams in the game, the New York Mets have been playing in Queens, New York, since 1962 when they were added as an expansion team to replace the legendary Brooklyn, Dodgers.
Nationals
Jets
Giants

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7-Miami Do you know where the Marlins call home?
Charlotte
Orlando
Miami
The Miami Marlins spent a good part of their career in the MLB as the Florida Marlins. They joined the league in 1993 under that name and kept it until 2011 when they officially changed to the Miami Marlins, even though they had played there the whole time.
San Diego

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27-Seattle Do you know the name of the MLB team that calls Seattle home?
Sonics
Mariners
Seattle, Washington, is a pretty big sports city. The Mariners are the professional baseball team in town. The city also has a professional football team called the Seahawks, the Sounders in soccer, the WNBA Storm, and the Seawolves in rugby.
Seahawks
There is no MLB team in Seattle

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1-Houston Everything's bigger in Texas, except baseball. Only one of these cities hosts a Major League Baseball team. Which one is it?
Dallas
Houston
Texas is home to two professional baseball teams, but the only one on this list is in Houston. The Astros joined the league in 1962, but for their first three years, they were the Houston Colt .45s.
San Antonio
Austin

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12-Toronto Canada has a single team in Major League Baseball. Where is it based?
Toronto
The Toronto Blue Jays were an expansion team that joined the league in 1977. For a good part of their career, they played at Toronto's famous Skydome. The Skydome was sold to Rogers Communications so now the team plays at the Rogers Center.
Montreal
Vancouver
Calgary

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29-St-Louis The Cardinals have been playing since 1892. Where does the team play?
Cleveland
Kansas City
St. Louis
The St. Lous Cardinals are one of the oldest teams in the league. Since its inception, the team has won the World Series 11 times, which puts them in second place overall — after the New York Yankees — for most World Series wins.
Philadelphia

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3-San-Jose Which team calls San Jose home?
Sharks
Barracudas
Spartans
There's no MLB team here.
San Jose is a big city, but it doesn't have an MLB franchise. It does, however, have a minor league baseball team known as the San Jose Giants and an NHL hockey franchise called the San Jose Sharks.

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34-Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina's, population is about 872,000. Does the city have a baseball team?
Panthers
The Hornets
The Eagles
Charlotte doesn't have a Major League Baseball team.
Charlotte has a number of pro teams in leagues, like the NFL where the Panthers play and the NBA where the Hornets play. When it comes to Major League Baseball, however, there's no representation in Charlotte.

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25-Portland Is there a team in Portland?
Trail Blazers
Winterhawks
Timberwolves
There's no team in Portland.
Portland, Oregon, does not have a major league team, despite the city's population of over 600,000. Portland is home to a professional basketball team, the Trail Blazers, as well as a major league soccer team, the Timbers.

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22-Jacksonville Which team is based in Florida's most populous city, Jacksonville?
Devil Rays
Pirates
Marlins
There's no MLB team in Jacksonville.
Although Jacksonville has a population of nearly one million, making it the biggest city in the entire state, it's not home to a professional baseball team. Florida has teams in Tampa and Miami, though.

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23-Pittsburgh Do you know what team plays in Pittsburgh?
Phillies
Pirates
Pittsburgh is home to the Pirates, and it's one of two teams you'll find in the state. The other team is the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates predate the league and formed as a team in 1881, then joined the National League in 1887.
Cardinals
There is no MLB team in Pittsburgh.

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35-New-Orleans What team MLB plays in New Orleans?
Saints
Pelicans
Jesters
There's no MLB team in New Orleans
New Orleans is well-represented in the world of pro sports with teams like the Pelicans in the NBA and the Saints in the NFL, but the city does not currently have a Major League Baseball team.

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18-Denver What city are you going to if you want to see a game at Coors Field?
St. Petersburg
Cincinnati
Atlanta
Denver
The Colorado Rockies are the team you'll find playing at Coors Field in Denver. The team doesn't have nearly as long a history as some in the league, having joined as an expansion in 1993. They played their first two seasons in Mile High Stadium while Coors Field was being built.

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31-San-Francisco Does San Francisco have a team in Major League Baseball?
Padres
Giants
As one of the biggest cities in California, San Francisco does have a team, the Giants. In 1883, the team was formed with the exceptionally cool name, the New York Gothams. In 1885, the team becamse the New York Giants. In 1958, the Giants headed across the country to San Francisco.
Sharks
There's no MLB team in San Francisco.

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30-LA If you want to see a Dodgers game, where do you need to go?
Brooklyn
Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Dodgers originally came from Brooklyn (1883), but the team moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season. The Dodgers were in the market for a new stadium, and attendance in Brooklyn had been declining for some time.
Oakland
San Francisco

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28-Minneapolis In which city are you going to find the Twins?
Minneapolis
The Minnesota Twins play at Target Field in Minneapolis. They started in the league in 1901 as the Washington, Senators. By 1961, they had moved to Minneapolis and took on the Twins name in reference to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Anaheim
Kansas City
Arlington

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33-Arlington Is there a team that plays out of Arlington, Texas?
Astros
Rangers
The team is known as the Texas Rangers, but Arlington is home. The Rangers used to be the Washington Senators, which was a team that existed not once, but twice. The first Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. The second team known as the Senators moved to Texas and became the Rangers.
Mavericks
There's no MLB team in Arlington.

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26-Houston Each of the four most populous cities in America has two baseball teams, except one. Which one is it?
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Houston
All these cities have MLB teams, but Houston has only one, the Astros. Chicago has the Cubs and the White Sox, New York has the Mets and the Yankees, and Los Angeles has the Dodgers and the Angels.

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6-Indianapolis Which of these is the MLB team from Indianapolis?
Colts
Spurs
Brewers
Indianapolis doesn't have a baseball team in the majors.
The city of Indianapolis does not have a pro baseball team but it does have an NFL team called the Colts and an NBA team called the Pacers. And, of course, Indy is home to the Indianapolis 500 race, which is a pretty big deal as well.

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32-Philadelphia Pittsburgh has a Major League Baseball team. Does any other city in Pennsylvania have one?
Allentown
Philadelphia
Philadelphia has been home to the Phillies since 1883. The Phillies were formed to replace a team from Worcester, Massachusetts. The Phillies have won the World Series only twice in their history, the last time in 2008.
Erie
There's no other MLB team in the state.

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2-Phoenix What's the name of the MLB team from Phoenix?
Suns
Coyotes
Diamondbacks
Phoenix, Arizona, is a large city with a large number of sports teams, including the Diamondbacks. The team goes by the name "Arizona Diamondbacks," but they play in Phoenix.
They don't have one.

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