Minnesota Twins Logo
⚾ MLB: 1894-2020 127 4
One of the eight original American League teams beginning with the 1901 season. Left Washington DC to relocate to Minnesota to begin the 1961 season.
Minnesota Vikings Logo
🏈 NFL: 1961-2020 60 1
Minnesota Wild Logo
NHL: 2001-2020 20

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Minnesota area.
F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
Minneapolis Lakers Logo
🏀 NBA: 1948-1960 13 7
Minneapolis Gophers Logo
Small club of black baseball players formed in St. Paul, Minnesota. Like other barnstorming teams of the time, they put considerable pressure on the desegregation of baseball.
Minneapolis Keystones Logo
Many researchers do not consider the Keystones a "formal" Negro league team. However, like other barnstorming teams of the time, they had considerable impact on the desegregation of baseball.
St. Paul Saints Logo
⚾ AL: 1894-1899 6 1
One of the eight original American League teams beginning with the 1901 season.
St. Paul White Caps Logo
Joined the Union Association in late September 1884 to replace the Pittsburgh Stogies. Disbanded when the Association folded at the end of the 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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