Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Louisville area.
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The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the league's nine years. The name is derived from the historic Kentucky colonels. The Colonels won the most games ...
The Louisville Tanks were a minor league professional American football team that existed from 1935 to 1940. The team formed in the wake of the dissolution of the Louisville Bourbons of the short-live...
Only five months into the inaugural NSL season, the team relocated to play as the Columbus Turfs for the remaining month and a half before folding.
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Joined the National League in 1892 after the American Association folded. Player contracts were purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of 1899 when the NL contracted to 8 teams.
One of 8 teams that founded the National League in 1876. Franchise folded following the 1877 season when four players were banned for gambling.
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.