Pittsburgh Pirates Logo
⚾ MLB: 1882-2020 139 7
Left the American Association to join the National League to begin the 1887 season. Franchise currently exists as the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pittsburgh Penguins Logo
NHL: 1968-2020 53 5

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Pittsburgh area.
F i l t e r   &   S o r t 
Homestead Grays Logo
⚾ NNL: 1912-1948 37 9
Formed by Cumberland Posey, and remained in continuous operation for 38 seasons. Played home games in Pittsburgh at Forbes Field and Greenlee Field. In the 1940s they began splitting home games between Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
Pittsburgh Crawfords Logo
Members of the short-lived and mysterious USNL developed by Branch Rickey prior to integration of blacks in baseball.
Warren Penns Logo
🏀 NBL: 1937-1938 2
Pittsburgh Keystones Logo
Founded by a Barbadian immigrant and pool hall operator. Their home field was Central Park, built by the prominent African American architect Louis Arnett Stuart Bellinger, who would later design Greenlee Field for the Pittsburgh Crawfords.
Pittsburgh Rebels Logo
⚾ FL: 1912-1915 4 1
Member of the short-lived USBL and Federal League. The team was originally called Pittsburgh Stogies after an earlier Pittsburgh team that played in the Union Association in 1884.
Pittsburgh Bankers Logo
WPHL: 1900-1909 10 3
Pittsburg Burghers Logo
Team was purchased by the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the National League after the Players League folded following the 1890 season.
Altoona Mountain Citys Logo
Team disbaded after only 25 games in 1884. The Union Association replaced the team with the Kansas City Cowboys.
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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