Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Columbus area.
F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
Columbus Elite Giants Logo
The team's origins lie in two local negro amateur baseball teams: the Nashville Maroons and the Elites. The Giants welcomed any competition, including white-only teams, but played independently of any leagues until the mid-1920s.
Columbus Tigers Logo
🏈 NFL: 1902-1926 25
Ironton Tanks Logo
🏈 OL: 1919-1919 1
Columbus Solons Logo
⚾ AA: 1889-1891 3
After 3 years in the American Association, the franchise folded following the 1891 season.
Columbus Buckeyes Logo
After 2 years in the American Association, the franchise folded following the 1884 season.
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.

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