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Naming the National Baseball League (Fictional League)

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I've been working on a fictional baseball league for a while and naming teams has been quite a problem. I want names that go with the history and culture of the area but without being to bland.

The already named teams:

Buffalo Bison - Okay, okay, it's totally unoriginal but, people call bison buffalo because of the city. I'd totally be up to changing the name if someone posts something better.

Rhode Island Reds - The state animal and state tree both have Red in them, so I decided Reds was a clever and fun name that suited the state.

San Juan Saints - San means Saint. That is my best explanation for the name.

Louisville Sluggers - In the fictional world, the Louisville is sponsored by the company. Also its just too perfect to say no to.

Unnamed teams -

Connecticut

Boston

New York

New Jersey

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Indianapolis

Cleveland

Cincinnati

Detroit

Chicago

Washington

Nashville

Memphis

Oklahoma City

Louisiana

St. Louis

Milwaukee

Kansas City

Minnesota

Arizona

Houston

Dallas

Las Vegas

San Antonio

Seattle

Portland

San Diego

San Francisco

Los Angeles

San Jose

Salt Lake City

Denver

Hawaii

Tampa Bay

Miami

Montreal

Toronto

Ottawa

Vancouver

Brooklyn

Rhode Island Reds

Carolina

Atlanta

Las Angeles

Orlando

Virginia Beach

So I know it's a lot but any name helps! Also if you'd like to suggest a place I put a team I'm up for it!

Thanks in advance!

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If you want to change a name (i.e. New Jersey to Trenton, Rhode Island to Providence, etc.) go for it, and I'll probably change it!

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Virginia Admirals, Washington Federals/Senators, Dallas Marshalls/Chaparrals, Vancouver Grizzlies, Los Angeles Stars, and shouldn't LAS Angeles be LOS Angeles

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Connecticut-Nutmegs Connecticut is also known as the Nutmeg State

Boston- Independence . Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed

New York Freedom -Many immigrants come to the US via New York Ellis Island. Statue of Liberty is a symbol for Freedom

New Jersey Gamblers . Atlantic City is in New Jersey and it's a gambling hot bed.

Philadelphia Quakers -It's known as the Quaker City in the Quaker State

Pittsburgh River Steelers -It's home to the convergence of 3 rivers and its the Steel City. Fun nickname but kinda impossible for a logo

Indianapolis Victory -The figured at the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Monument Circle is called Victory. Dedicated to Hoosier Vets.

Cleveland Foresters -It's known as the "Forest City" oddly enough

Cincinnati Royals -Cincy is known as "The QUeen City"

Detroit Ig nition -Pretty Se lf explainatory

Chicago Wind Surfers =-Windy City+Lake Michigan

Washington Senators -Ya know

Nashville Stars -the Country music capital of the world

Memphis Rive rBandits-miss issippi river and I'm sure there were some riverbandits

Oklahoma City Indians-Oklahoma is home of many Native American Reservations

Louisiana Gators- Louisiana has a lot of Gators

St. Louis Romans- It's known as the Rome of the West. Or it was.

That's all I've got for now

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Connecticut/Hartford Humpbacks

Boston Rebellion

New York Empire

New Jersey Jacks (Atlantic City)

Philadelphia Phantoms (Philadelphia is considered one of the most haunted cities in the US)

Pittsburgh Wolverines

Indianapolis Racers

Cleveland Devils (A Tasmanian Devil would be so cool!)

Cincinnati Buckeyes

Detroit Motors

Chicago Tower

Washington Monuments

Nashville Country

Memphis Steamers (Steamboats on the Mississippi)

OKC Tribe

New Orleans Bayou

St. Louis Gateway

Milwaukee Hogs (Harley-Davidsons)

Kansas City Falcons

Twin Cities Kodiaks

Arizona Venom (Scorpions, Rattlesnakes, Black Widows are all venomous)

Houston Drillers

Dallas Steers

Las Vegas Gamblers

San Antonio Manta Rays

Seattle Thunder

Portland Pioneers

San Diego Surf

San Francisco Rock (Alcatraz)

Los Angelas Stars (Movie Stars

San Jose Condors

SLC Redline (Thanks to Got Pixels for the name.)

Denver Mountaineers

Hawaii Volcanoes

Tampa Bay Barracudas

Miami Reefers

Montreal Wolves

Toronto Falls (Niagra Falls)

Ottawa Nationals

Vancouver Admirals

Brooklyn Cyclones (The Roller Coaster)

Charolette Monarchs

Atlanta Phoenix (The city symbol)

Orlando Tourists ( Due to the theme parks)

Virginia Beach Wave

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Connecticut/Hartford Humpbacks

Boston Rebellion

New York Empire

New Jersey Jacks (Atlantic City)

Philadelphia Phantoms (Philadelphia is considered one of the most haunted cities in the US)

Pittsburgh Wolverines

Indianapolis Racers

Cleveland Devils (A Tasmanian Devil would be so cool!)

Cincinnati Buckeyes

Detroit Motors

Chicago Tower

Washington Monuments

Nashville Country

Memphis Steamers (Steamboats on the Mississippi)

OKC Tribe

New Orleans Bayou

St. Louis Gateway

Milwaukee Hogs (Harley-Davidsons)

Kansas City Falcons

Twin Cities Kodiaks

Arizona Venom (Scorpions, Rattlesnakes, Black Widows are all venomous)

Houston Drillers

Dallas Steers

Las Vegas Gamblers

San Antonio Manta Rays

Seattle Thunder

Portland Pioneers

San Diego Surf

San Francisco Rock (Alcatraz)

Los Angelas Stars (Movie Stars

San Jose Condors

SLC Redline (Thanks to Got Pixels for the name.)

Denver Mountaineers

Hawaii Volcanoes

Tampa Bay Barracudas

Miami Reefers

Montreal Wolves

Toronto Falls (Niagra Falls)

Ottawa Nationals

Vancouver Admirals

Brooklyn Cyclones (The Roller Coaster)

Charolette Monarchs

Atlanta Phoenix (The city symbol)

Orlando Tourists ( Due to the theme parks)

Virginia Beach Wave

Some of those names are VERY stereotypical

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Hartford Travelers

Boston Beaneaters

New York Americans

Newark Eagles

Philadelphia Stars

Pittsburgh Ironmen

Indianapolis Motors

Cleveland Curse

Cincinnati Circuits

Detroit-Windsor Lakers

Chicago Skyscrapers

D.C. Presidents

Nashville Noise

Memphis Music

Oklahoma Hawks

New Orleans Brass

St. Louis Gateways

Milwaukee Marvels

Kansas City Kings

Twin Cities Northmen

Phoenix Desert Eagles

Houston Flight

Dallas Barons

Las Vegas Gamblers

San Antonio Toros

Seattle Pacific

Portland Woodsmen

California Beaches

San Francisco Gold

The Live of Los Angeles

San Jose Bays

Utah Unanimous

Denver Elevation

Honolulu Islanders

St. Petersburg Hurricanes

Miami Palms

Montreal Maroons

Toronto Thunder

Ottawa Icemen

B.C. Westward

Brooklyn Boroughs

Rhode Island Reds

Charlotte Racers

Atlanta Flyers

Anaheim Royals

Orlando Juice

Norfolk New World

Also, the Redline means something very racist. That's why Pixels changed it to the Sidewinders.

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Also, the Redline means something very racist. That's why Pixels changed it to the Sidewinders.

Sorry. Didn't know.

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Tampa Bay Smokers

Tampa Bay Crackers

Tampa Bay Shine

Tampa Bay Nine

Tampa Bay Krewe

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Wouldn't name a team Crackers in this society, some people might find that racist

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Also, what about the Buffalo Wingers?

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Here are a few I came up with:

New York Empire

Pittsburgh Steamrollers

Indianapolis Speed Demons

Washington Districts

Memphis Pharoahs (Named after ancient Egyptian capital)

Oklahoma City Twisters

St. Louis Explorers (Gateway to the West)

Milwaukee Clippers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Clipper)

Minnesota Lumberjacks

Houston Outlaws

Las Vegas Vipers

Seattle Jets (Seattle is nicknamed the "Jet City", according to Wikipedia)

Salt Lake City Swarm (Utah is the Beehive State)

Honolulu Piranhas

Montreal Musketeers

Vancouver Beavers

Brooklyn Kings (Brooklyn is in Kings County)

Carolina - Raleigh RedHawks

Boston- Independence . Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed

Independence Hall is in Philadelphia.

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Connecticut Colonials

Boston Hubs

New York Emperors

Philadelphia Bells

Pittsburgh Rivermen

Indianapolis Racers

Washington Patriots

Nashville Notes

Oklahoma City Boomers

Louisiana Gators

Arizona Vultures

Houston Cosmos

Las Vegas Aces

San Antonio Alamos

Seattle Seismics

Portland Pioneers

San Diego Destroyers

San Francisco Miners

Los Angeles

Salt Lake City Mountaineers

Hawaii Islanders

Montreal Diamants

Toronto Lakers

Ottawa Capitals

Vancouver Timbermen

Carolina Blues

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Vancouver Mounties

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Here are a few I came up with:

New York Empire

Pittsburgh Steamrollers

Indianapolis Speed Demons

Washington Districts

Memphis Pharoahs (Named after ancient Egyptian capital)

Oklahoma City Twisters

St. Louis Explorers (Gateway to the West)

Milwaukee Clippers (http://en.wikipedia....lwaukee_Clipper)

Minnesota Lumberjacks

Houston Outlaws

Las Vegas Vipers

Seattle Jets (Seattle is nicknamed the "Jet City", according to Wikipedia)

Salt Lake City Swarm (Utah is the Beehive State)

Honolulu Piranhas

Montreal Musketeers

Vancouver Beavers

Brooklyn Kings (Brooklyn is in Kings County)

Carolina - Raleigh RedHawks

Boston- Independence . Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed

Independence Hall is in Philadelphia.

Yeah I realized that after I typed that out.I don't know what the heck I was thinking. Possibly confused Boston ywith Philadelphia. I just embarrassed myself, and I call myself a history buff...

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Wow. That's a lot of teams. Good luck to you

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Here are a few I came up with:

New York Empire

Pittsburgh Steamrollers

Indianapolis Speed Demons

Washington Districts

Memphis Pharoahs (Named after ancient Egyptian capital)

Oklahoma City Twisters

St. Louis Explorers (Gateway to the West)

Milwaukee Clippers (http://en.wikipedia....lwaukee_Clipper)

Minnesota Lumberjacks

Houston Outlaws

Las Vegas Vipers

Seattle Jets (Seattle is nicknamed the "Jet City", according to Wikipedia)

Salt Lake City Swarm (Utah is the Beehive State)

Honolulu Piranhas

Montreal Musketeers

Vancouver Beavers

Brooklyn Kings (Brooklyn is in Kings County)

Carolina - Raleigh RedHawks

Boston- Independence . Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed

Independence Hall is in Philadelphia.

Ya, that's what I thought for a second

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Suggestions:

Connecticut Whalers

Boston Rebels

New York Empire

New Jersey Stallions

Philadelphia Patriots

Pittsburgh Defenders

Indianapolis Thrive

Cleveland Fire

Cincinnati Professionals

Detroit Soul

Chicago Flames

Washington Federals

Nashville Scene

Memphis Tribe

Oklahoma City Storm

Louisiana Crawdads

St. Louis Flyers

Milwaukee Braves

Kansas City Tornadoes

Minnesota Wild

Arizona Scorpions

Houston Rattlers

Dallas Wranglers

Las Vegas Gamblers

San Antonio Steeds

Seattle Huskies

Portland Hipsters

San Diego Bears

San Francisco Quake

Los Angeles Stars

San Jose Gold Sox

Salt Lake City Hive

Denver Rams

Hawaiis Islanders

Tampa Bay Hammerheads

Miami Suns

Montreal Royals

Toronto Victory

Ottawa Spiders

Vancouver Green Sox

Brooklyn Craze

Rhode Island Speed

Carolina Breakers

Atlanta Thrashers

Orlando Command

Virginia Beach Tourists

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