List of defunct baseball teams in Canada

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The following is a list of defunct baseball teams in Canada. It includes the league(s) they played for, and championships won.

Major League Baseball[edit]

National League[edit]

Team City Existed NL East Titles National League Pennants World Series Titles Notes
Montreal Expos Montreal, Quebec 1969–2004 1* 0 0 Became the Washington Nationals in 2005

* The Expos officially considered themselves to have won a second NL East title in 1994. The Expos were in first place and had the best record in baseball at the time of the players' strike, that ultimately shortened the season and canceled the playoffs.

Minor League Baseball[edit]

AAA[edit]

International League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Hamilton Tigers Hamilton, Ontario 1918 0 Moved from Syracuse, New York mid-season
Montreal Royals Montreal, Quebec 1912-17 0
Montreal Royals Montreal, Quebec 1928-60 7 Moved to Syracuse
Ottawa Giants Ottawa, Ontario 1951 0 Became the Ottawa A's after one season
Ottawa A's Ottawa, Ontario 1952-54 0 Moved to Columbus, Ohio
Ottawa Lynx Ottawa, Ontario 1993–2007 1 Moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania for 2008 season.
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto, Ontario 1912-67 4 Founded in 1896; moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1968
Winnipeg Whips Winnipeg, Manitoba 1970-71 0 Moved from Buffaflo midway through 1970 season

Pacific Coast League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Calgary Cannons Calgary, Alberta 1985–2002 0 Became the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2003
Edmonton Trappers Edmonton, Alberta 1981–2004 4 Became the Round Rock Express in 2005
Vancouver Mounties Vancouver, British Columbia 1956-62, 1965-69 0
Vancouver Canadians Vancouver, British Columbia 1978-99 3 Became the Sacramento River Cats in 2000

AA[edit]

Eastern League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
London Tigers London, Ontario 1989-93 1 Moved to Trenton, New Jersey
Quebec Metros Quebec City, Quebec 1971-77 0 Known as the Carnivals 1971-75
Sherbrooke Pirates Sherbrooke, Quebec 1972-73 0
Trois-Rivières Aigles Trois-Rivières, Quebec 1971-77 0
Thetford Mines Pirates Thetford Mines, Quebec 1974-75 1 Moved from Sherbrooke (above)

A[edit]

New York - Penn League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Hamilton Red Wings Hamilton, Ontario 1939-42 0
Hamilton Cardinals Hamilton, Ontario 1946-56 1 Known as the Red Wings in 1956
Hamilton Redbirds Hamilton, Ontario 1988-92 0
London Pirates London, Ontario 1940-41 0
St. Catharines Stompers St. Catharines, Ontario 1986-99 1 Also known as the Blue Jays
Welland Pirates Welland, Ontario 1989-94 0

Northwest League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
New Westminster Frasers New Westminster, British Columbia 1974 0
Victoria Mussels Victoria, British Columbia 1978-80 0

Rookie[edit]

Pioneer League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Calgary Expos Calgary, Alberta 1977-84 0 Known as the Cardinals 1977-78
Lethbridge Dodgers Lethbridge, Alberta 1975-83 3 Known as the Expos 1975-76
Lethbridge Black Diamonds Lethbridge, Alberta 1992-98 0 Known as the Mounties 1992-95
Medicine Hat Blue Jays Medicine Hat, Alberta 1977–2002 1 Known as the A's 1977

Independent Baseball[edit]

Can-Am League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Ottawa Rapidz Ottawa, Ontario 2008 0

Canadian Baseball League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Calgary Outlaws Calgary, Alberta 2003 1
Kelowna Heat Kelowna, British Columbia 2003 0
London Monarchs London, Ontario 2003 0
Montreal Royales Montreal, Quebec 2003 0 Road-only team
Niagara Stars Welland, Ontario 2003 0
Saskatoon Legends Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2003 0
Trois-Rivières Saints Trois-Rivières, Quebec 2003 0
Victoria Capitals Victoria, British Columbia 2003 0

Frontier League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
London Rippers London, Ontario 2012 0 Folded during 2012 season
London Werewolves London, Ontario 1999-01 1

Golden Baseball League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Victoria Seals Victoria, British Columbia 2009-10 0

Northern League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks Thunder Bay, Ontario 1993-98 0 Moved to Schaumburg, Illinois in 1999 and became the Schaumburg Flyers.

North American League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Calgary Vipers Calgary, Alberta 2005-11 1 Moved from the Northern League to the Golden Baseball League on October 23, 2007, then to the North American League in 2011. Folded following the 2011 season.
Edmonton Capitals Edmonton, Alberta 2005-12 1 Moved from the Northern League to the Golden Baseball League on October 23, 2007, then to the North American League in 2011. Suspended operations on February 21, 2012.
Known as the Cracker-Cats from 2005 until 2009.

North Central League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Regina Cyclones Regina, Saskatchewan 1994 1
Saskatoon Riot Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1994 0

Prairie League Of Professional Baseball[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Brandon Grey Owls Brandon, Manitoba 1995-96 0
Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 1995-97 0 Folded During The 1997 Season
Regina Cyclones Regina, Saskatchewan 1995-97 1
Saskatoon Riot Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1995 0 Changed Name To Smokin' Guns In The Off-Season
Saskatoon Smokin' Guns Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1996 0 Changed Name To Stallions In The Off-Season
Saskatoon Stallions Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1997 0
West Man Wranglers Brandon, Manitoba 1997 0 Folded During The 1997 Season

Western Baseball League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Surrey Glaciers Surrey, British Columbia 1995 0 Moved to Reno, Nevada and became the Reno Chukars.

College Summer Baseball[edit]

Intercounty Baseball League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Oshawa Dodgers Oshawa, Ontario 2002-09 0

Western Major Baseball League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Red Deer Generals Red Deer, Alberta 2007 0
St. Albert Big River Prospects St. Albert, Alberta 2005-08 0 Known as Edmonton Big River Prospects 2005
Sherwood Park Dukes Sherwood Park, Alberta 2008 0

See also[edit]