I don't mean real teams that are referenced on TV. Sam Malone's Red Sox are excluded.
And I don't mean fictional teams that appear only once or twice on TV shows. The Springfield Isotopes and the Capital City Capitals of "The Simpsons" are also excluded.
I only want to include fictional teams from scripted TV shows about baseball teams. I know baseball is no longer America's pasttime, but I was still surprised at the short list of TV series:
- "Bad News Bears" (CBS, 1979): Hoover Bears
- "Ball Four" (CBS, 1976): Washington Americans
- "Bay City Blues" (NBC, 1983): Bay City Bluebirds
- "Clubhouse" (CBS, 2004): New York Empires
- "Hardball" (Fox, 1994): Pioneers