Top 20 Defunct sports teams

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Baltimore Bullets
19
Indianapolis Olympians
18
ST. Louis Bombers
17
Seattle Pilots
15
Washington Senators
14
Providence Steam Rollers
10
Seattle Supersonics
9
Brooklyn Dodgers
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8
Houston Oilers
7
New York Cosmos
6
Hartford Whalers
5
Wimbledon FC
4
Chester City FC
3
Syracuse Nationals
2
Kansas City Knights
1
Chicago Stags
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Level 35
Jun 27, 2012
I, too, am wondering about the criteria. The top twenty has only 16 names and there is little consistency among the named teams:

The Baltimore Bullets(original franchise), Indianapolis Olympians, St Louis Bombers, Providence Steam Rollers, New York Cosmos, Chester City FC, and Chicago Stags franchises all folded

The Seattle Pilots moved to Milwaukee and changed the name to Brewers, the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota and changed the name to Twins, the Seattle Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City and changed the name to Thunder,the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville and changed the name to Titans, the Hartford Whalers moved to North Carolina and changed the name to Hurricanes, the Wimbledon FC became the Milton Keynes Dons, the Syracuse Nationals moved to Philadelphia and changed the name to 76ers

The Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles

The Kansas City Knights were a minor league basketball team that folded and would not in any case be considered "top"

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Level 25
Mar 4, 2014
Well, actually the Seattle Pilots is a legitimate answer since they actually went bankrupt. MLB accepted a bid by a replacement team ownership group in late 1969 from Milwaukee (of which Bud Selig was a partner in) and the Brewers were granted the replacement franchise. In the case of many of these teams, the owners simply sold the team and they were subsequently re-located or the then present owner(s) moved them on their own. BTW, the Baltimore Bullets were originally the Chicago Packers, the NBA's first true expansion team in 1961.
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Level 76
Oct 17, 2018
Should include Quebec Nordiques and Montreal Expos