Former Can-Am League franchises

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This is lists of baseball teams that formerly played in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, also known as the Can-Am League, or any of its two predecessors, the Northeast League or Northern League East Division.

Former teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity First Season Last Season History
Adirondack Lumberjacks Glens Falls, New York East Field 9,000 1995 2002 Became the Bangor Lumberjacks.
Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs Colonie, New York Heritage Park 5,000 1995 2002 Folded after 2002 season.
Allentown Ambassadors Allentown, Pennsylvania Bicentennial Park 4,600 1997 2003 Folded shortly before start of 2004 season; replaced by Northeast League Aces.
American Defenders of New Hampshire Nashua, New Hampshire Holman Stadium 4,375 2009 2009 Evicted from stadium, moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts following 2009 season and became Pittsfield Colonials.
Atlantic City Surf Atlantic City, New Jersey Bernie Robbins Stadium 5,500 2007 2008 Played in the Atlantic League 1998–2006. Folded shortly before start of 2009 season.
Bangor Blue Ox Bangor, Maine Larry Mahaney Diamond 3,000 1996 1997 Went dormant after 1997 season; franchise moved to Quebec for 1999 season.
Bangor Lumberjacks Orono, Maine
Bangor, Maine
Larry Mahaney Diamond, U. Maine
Winkin Sports Complex, Husson College
3,000 (both) 2003 2004 Folded April 2005; replaced by Can-Am League Grays.
Brockton Rox Brockton, Massachusetts Campanelli Stadium 4,750 2002 2011 Joined summer-collegiate Futures League
Catskill Cougars/Sullivan Mountain Lions Mountaindale, New York Baxter Field 3,000 1995
Left league in 1996 to play in the North Atlantic League. Returned in 1997, folded 1998. Returned in 2000, folded after season.
Berkshire Black Bears Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wahconah Park 4,500 2002 2003 Became the New Haven County Cutters.
Elmira Pioneers Elmira, New York Dunn Field 4,020 1996 2005 Moved to New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Massachusetts Mad Dogs Lynn, Massachusetts Fraser Field 4,375 1996 1999 Went dormant after 1999 season; franchise was moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts for 2002 season.
Mohawk Valley Landsharks Little Falls, New York Little Falls Veterans Memorial Park 2,000 1995 1995 Became the Rhode Island Tiger Sharks.
Nashua Pride Nashua, New Hampshire Holman Stadium 4,375 1998 2008 Became the American Defenders of New Hampshire.
Newark Bears Newark, New Jersey Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium 6,200 1998 2013 Played in Atlantic League 1998–2009. Folded after 2013 season.
Newburgh Nighthawks Newburgh, New York Delano-Hitch Stadium 3,100 1995 1996 Folded after 1996 season, replaced by Waterbury Spirit.
New Haven County Cutters New Haven, Connecticut Yale Field 6,200 2004 2007 Folded after 2007 season.
North Shore Spirit Lynn, Massachusetts Fraser Field 4,375 2003 2007 Folded after 2007 season.
Ottawa Rapidz Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Baseball Stadium 10,332 2008 2008 League took over team after 2008 season and renamed them the Ottawa Voyageurs. However, with the Atlantic City Surf ceasing operations, the league disbanded the Ottawa team shortly before the 2009 season.
Pittsfield Colonials Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wahconah Park 3,500 2010 2011 League voted to rescind team's charter after ownership group was unable to find investors.
Rhode Island Tiger Sharks West Warwick, Rhode Island McCarthy Field 1,500 1996 1996 Folded after 1996 season, replaced by Allentown Ambassadors.
Sussex Skyhawks Augusta, NJ Skylands Park 5,000 2006 2011 Folded after 2010 season.
Waterbury Spirit Waterbury, Connecticut Municipal Stadium 6,000 1997 2000 Went dormant after 2000 season; franchise was moved to Lynn, Massachusetts for 2003 season.
Worcester Tornadoes Worcester, Massachusetts Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field 3,000 2005 2012 Team charter revoked by League
Yonkers Hoot Owls Yonkers, New York Fleming Field 1,000 1995 1995 Folded after 1995 season.

League-operated traveling teams[edit]

Name Year(s) Reason Disposition
Aces 2004 Departure of Allentown Ambassadors Place taken in 2005 by the Worcester Tornadoes.
The Grays 2005 Departure of Bangor Lumberjacks Place taken in 2006 by the Sussex Skyhawks.
The Grays 2007 Arrival of Atlantic City Surf caused uneven number of teams Place taken in 2008 by the Ottawa Rapidz.
New York Federals 2011 Departure of Sussex Skyhawks, arrival of Rockland Boulders Unneeded after folding of Newark Bears
Garden State Grays 2015 Maintain schedule after all-star team from Shikoku Island League Plus ended their tour of the league