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International League

Montreal Royals 1912-17 Hamilton Tigers 1918 Montreal Royals 1928-60 Ottawa Giants 1951 Ottawa A's 1952-54 Toronto Maple Leafs 1912-67 Winnipeg Whips 1970-71

Pacific Coast League

Calgary Cannons 1985-2002 Edmonton Trappers 1981-2004 Vancouver Mounties 1956-62, 1965-69 Vancouver Canadians 1978-99

AA

Eastern League

Quebec Metros 1971-77 Trois-Rivieres Aigles 1971-77 Sherbrooke Pirates 1972-73 Thetford Mines Pirates 1974-75 London Tigers 1989-93

A

New York - Penn League

Hamilton Red Wings 1939-42 Hamilton Cardinals 1946-56 Hamilton Redbirds 1988-92 London Pirates 1940-41 Montreal Bears ???? St. Catharines Stompers 1986-98 Toronto Canadians ???? Toronto Northmen ????

Northwest League

New Westminster Frasers 1974 Victoria 1978-80

Pioneer League

Calgary Expos 1977-84 Lethbridge Dodgers 1975-83 Lethbridge Black Diamonds 1992-98

Medicine Hat Blue Jays 1977-02

Independent Baseball

Canadian Baseball League

Calgary Outlaws 2003 Kelowna Heat 2003 London Monarchs 2003 Montreal Royales 2003 Niagara Stars 2003 Saskatoon Legends 2003 Trois-Rivieres Saints 2003 Victoria Capitals 2003

Frontier League

London Werewolves 1999-01

Northern League

Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 1993-98

North Central League

Regina Cyclones 1994 Saskatoon Riot 1994

Prairie League Of Professional Baseball

Brandon Grey Owls 1995-96 Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs 1995-97

Regina Cyclones 1995-97 Saskatoon Riot 1995 Saskatoon Smokin' Guns 1996 Saskatoon Stallions 1997 West Man Wranglers 1997

Western Baseball League

Surrey Glaciers 1995

VANCOUVER CANADIANS (2000)

Northwest League (Single-A, short season, Oakland)

Home: Nat Bailey Stadium (6,500)

Average attendance in 2000: 2,883

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 9): 3,271

Diagnosis: Soon to be the only affiliated minor league club left in Canada.

EDMONTON CRACKER-CATS (2005)

Northern League (Independent)

Home: Telus Field (9,200)

Average attendance in 2005: 2,297

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 8): 2,201

Diagnosis: Same position as the Vipers.

OTTAWA LYNX (1993)

International League (Triple-A, Phillies)

Home: Lynx Stadium (10,322)

Average attendance in 1993: 9,772

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 8): 1,471

Diagnosis: Body bag time. Leaving for Allentown, Pa at the end of the season.

CAPITALES DU QUEBEC (2005)

Can-Am League (Independent)

Home (capacity): Le Stade du Quebec (4,800)

Average attendance in 2000: 2,893 (then in the Northern League)

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 10): 3,025

Diagnosis: Despite a ballpark that is nearly 70 years old, the Capitales are in great shape.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES (1994)

Northern League (Independent)

Home: CanWest Global Park (7,148)

Average attendance in 1994: 5,314 (at Winnipeg Stadium)

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 8): 6,349

Diagnosis: In perfect health, the best shape of its life.

CALGARY VIPERS (2005)

Northern League (Independent)

Home: Foothills Stadium (6,000 aprox.)

Average attendance in 2005: 1,147

Average attendance in 2007 (as of July 8): 1,430

Diagnosis: After a some early stumbles, the Vipers are coming around. Still in the hospital, but no longer in ICU.


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