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Diamonds in the Diamond State

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Here is a list of Arkansas cities that have had professional baseball teams playing in organized leagues. An asterisk means that the city still has a professional team.

Argenta

Batesville

Bentonville

Blytheville

Brinkley

Camden

El Dorado

Fayetteville

Fort Smith

Helena

Hot Springs

Huntsville

Jonesboro

Little Rock*

Marianna

Newport

North Little Rock*

Osceola

Paragould

Pine Bluff

Rogers

Siloam Springs

Texarkana

Van Buren

This listing awards joint ownership of the Arkansas Travelers to Little Rock and North Little Rock. The team was known as the Little Rock Travelers for its first half-century of existence, before the name was changed to Arkansas Travelers. Most people still think of the Travelers as a Little Rock team, but the new stadium is actually across the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. The team that played in Argenta (an old name for North Little Rock) was a different team, long defunct. Springdale will join the list next year.

Source: “Bush League” by Robert Obojski

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