List of defunct minor baseball leagues in the United States

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This is a list of defunct minor baseball leagues in the United States.

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League State(s) Designation(s) Years
Alabama State League Alabama Class D 1940–1941, 1946–1950
Alabama–Florida League Alabama, Florida Class D 1936–1939, 1951–1962
Alabama–Mississippi League Alabama, Mississippi Class D 1936
Alabama–Tennessee League Alabama, Tennessee Class D 1921
All-American Association Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas Independent 2001
American Association Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin Class A (1903–1911), Class AA (1912–1945), Class AAA (1946–1962, 1969–1997) 1902–1962, 1969–1997
Anthracite League Pennsylvania Class D 1928
Arizona Instructional League Arizona Winter Rookie League 1960–1991
Arizona League Arizona 1897
Arizona State League Arizona Class D 1928–1930
Arizona–Mexico League Arizona, Mexico Class C 1955–1958
Arizona–Mexico League II Arizona, Mexico Independent 2003
Arizona–Texas League Arizona, Texas Class D (through 1939), Class C (1940 and on) 1931–1932, 1937–1941, 1947–1950, 1952–1954
Arkansas State League Arkansas Class D 1893, 1897, 1908–1909, 1934–1935
Arkansas–Missouri League Arkansas, Missouri Class D 1936–1940
Arkansas–Texas League Arkansas, Texas Class D 1906
Atlantic Association Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C. Class D (1908) 1889–1890, 1908
Atlantic Coast League North Carolina, South Carolina Independent 1995
Atlantic League I Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia Class A (1896, 1899), Class B (1897–1898) 1895–1900, 1905, 1907-1909
Atlantic League II Connecticut, New Jersey, New York Class D 1914–1915
Beaver Valley League Pennsylvania 1894
Bi-State League I Illinois, Wisconsin Class D 1915
Bi-State League II North Carolina, Virginia Class D 1934–1942
Big South League Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee Independent 1996–1997
Big State League Texas Class B 1947–1957
Black Hills League South Dakota 1891–1892
Blue Grass League Kentucky Class D 1892, 1896, 1908–1912, 1922–1924
Blue Mountain League Pennsylvania Independent 1907
Blue Ridge League I Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Class D 1915–1918, 1920–1930
Blue Ridge League II North Carolina, Virginia Class D 1946–1950
Border League I Michigan, Ontario Class D 1912–1913
Border League II New York, Ontario, Quebec Class C 1946–1951
Buckeye League Ohio Class D 1915
California League I California Class B (1892), Class D (1898), Class E (1899) 1879–1893, 1896–1897, 1900–1902, 1906–1909
California Players League California 1894
California State League I California Class D 1883, 1885–1886, 1888, 1903–1906, 1910, 1912–1915
California State League II California Class D 1928–1929
California Winter League I California Winter League 1928–1947
Canadian Association Canada 1895
Canadian Baseball League Canada Independent 2003
Canadian League Ontario 1885–1886, 1893–1894, 1896–1898
Canadian Midland League Canada 1894
Canadian–American League I Ontario, Massachusetts, New York Class C 1936–1942, 1946–1951
Canadian–American League II Ontario 1959
Canal Zone League Panama Winter 1948–1950
Cape Breton Colliery League Nova Scotia Class D (1937–1938), Class C (1939) 1937–1939
Carolina Association North Carolina, South Carolina Class D 1908–1912
Carolina Baseball League North Carolina Independent 1936–1938
Carolina Textile League North Carolina 1935
Central Association I Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin Class D 1908–1917
Central Association II Illinois, Iowa, Missouri Class C 1947–1949
Central Atlantic League 1888
Central Baseball League Louisiana, Missouri, Texas Independent 2002–2005
Central California League California Class D 1896
Central Connecticut League Connecticut 1892, 1910–1911
Central International League Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin Class C 1912
Central Interstate League Illinois, Indiana, Iowa 1887–1890
Central Kansas League Kansas Class D 1908–1912
Central League I New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania 1888
Central League II Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania Class C 1897
Central League III Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Class B 1900, 1903–1917, 1920–1922, 1926, 1928–1930, 1932, 1934
Central League IV Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia Class A 1948–1951
Central Mexican League Mexico Class C 1955–1957
Central New Jersey League New Jersey 1891–1892
Central New York League New York 1888, 1910
Central Pennsylvania League Pennsylvania Class F (1897) 1886–1888, 1896–1898
Central Texas League Texas Class D 1914–1917
Chicago City League Illinois 1887, 1890, 1892–1894, 1909–1910
Citrus League Florida Spring 1972
Coast Plain League I North Carolina 1934–1936
Coast Plain League II North Carolina Class D 1937–1941, 1946–1952
Cocoa Rookie League Florida Rookie 1964
Colonial League I Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Class C 1914–1915
Colonial League II Connecticut, New Jersey, New York Class B 1947–1950
Colorado State League Colorado 1885, 1889–1891, 1894–1896, 1898
Connecticut Association Connecticut Class D 1910
Connecticut League/Connecticut State League Connecticut Class E (1891), Class B (1894, 1905–1912), Class F (1897–1901) 1884–1885, 1888, 1891, 1894–1895, 1897–1912
Continental Baseball League Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas Independent 2007–2010
Copper Country Soo League Michigan Class D 1904–1905
Cotton States League I Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi Class D 1902–1914
Cotton States League II Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas Class D 1919–1932
Cotton States League III Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas Class C 1936–1941, 1947–1955
Cumberland Valley League Maryland, Pennsylvania 1896
Dakota League North Dakota, South Dakota Class D 1921–1922
Dawson League 1904
Delaware State League Delaware 1889
Delta League Mississippi Class D 1904–1905
Dixie Association Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Class AA 1971
Dixie League I Alabama, Georgia Class D 1916–1917
Dixie League II Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas Class C 1933
East Dixie League
East Texas League
Eastern Association
Eastern Carolina Baseball Association
Eastern Carolina League
Eastern Illinois League
Eastern League
Eastern Shore League
Empire State League
Evangeline Baseball League
Far West League
Florida East Coast League
Florida International League
Georgia State League
Georgia–Alabama League
Georgia–Florida League
Great Central League
Gulf States League
Hawaii Winter Baseball
Hudson River League
Illinois–Indiana League
Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League
Illinois–Missouri League
Indiana–Michigan League
Inter-American League
International Association for Professional Base Ball Players
Interstate League
Iowa State League
Iron & Oil Association
Kansas State League
Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League
Kentucky–Indiana League
Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League
League Alliance
Lone Star League
Longhorn League
Michigan State League
Michigan–Ontario League
Middle Atlantic League
Minnesota–Wisconsin League
Mississippi State League
Mississippi Valley League
Mississippi–Ohio Valley League
Missouri State League
Missouri Valley League
Mountain State League
Mountain States League I
Mountain States League II
National Association
Nebraska State League
New England League
New York–Pennsylvania League
North Atlantic League
North Carolina State League
North Dakota League
North Texas League
Northeast Arkansas League
Northern Association
Northern Maine League
Northwestern League
Ohio State League
Ohio–Indiana League
Ohio–Pennsylvania League
Oklahoma State League
Oklahoma–Arkansas–Kansas League
Oklahoma–Kansas League
Pennsylvania State Association
Pennsylvania State League
Pennsylvania–Ohio–Maryland League
Pennsylvania–West Virginia League
Piedmont League
Rio Grande Association
Rocky Mountain League
San Joaquin Valley League
Sarasota Rookie League
Sooner State League
Sophomore League
South Central League
South Texas League
Southern Association
Southern Michigan League
Southern New Hampshire League
Southwest International League
Southwestern League
Sunset League
Tar Heel League
Texas Association
Texas–Oklahoma League
Tobacco State League
Tri-State League
Twin Ports League
Union Association
Utah–Idaho League
Virginia League
Virginia League I
Virginia League II
Virginia League III
Virginia League IV
Virginia Mountain League
Virginia Valley League
West Dixie League
West Michigan League
West Texas League
West Texas–New Mexico League
West Virginia League
Western Association
Western Baseball League
Western Carolina League
Western Carolinas League
Western International League
Western League I
Western League II
Western Tri-State League