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Best Defunct Sports Leagues

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American Football League 1960-69 Report Abuse
This league was the only one to challenge the supremacy of the National Football League by luring star players such as Joe Namath. The two leagues merged in 1970 and all the AFL teams survived and become the American Football Conference of the NFL.
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American Basketball Association 1967-76 Report Abuse
The ABA was a hit in the 1970s for its faster style of play than the NBA. The two leagues merged with many ABA teams surviving and becoming part of the new NBA.
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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1943-1954 Report Abuse
The league was portrayed in the hit movie "A League of Their Own"
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United States Football League 1983-85 Report Abuse
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NFL Europe 1991-2007 Report Abuse
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World Hockey Association 1972-79 Report Abuse
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Major Indoor Soccer League 2001-08 Report Abuse
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American Football Association (Soccer) 1896-1907 Report Abuse
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All-American Football Conference 1946-49 Report Abuse
Member teams Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and San Francisco 49ers were admitted into the National Football League.
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International Hockey League 1945-2001 Report Abuse
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American Basketball League (Men) 1925-55 Report Abuse
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National Basketball League 1937-49 Report Abuse
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American Basketball League (Women) 1996-98 Report Abuse
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Senior Professional Baseball Association 1989-90 Report Abuse
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World Basketball League 1988-92 Report Abuse
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XFL 2001 Report Abuse
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Professional Slow Pitch Softball League 1977-82 Report Abuse
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National Lacrosse League 1974-75 Report Abuse
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Roller Hockey International 1993-97 Report Abuse
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Negro American League 1937-1950 Report Abuse
Many of the greatest baseball players ever, including Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, played in the Negro Leagues until Major League Baseball allowed African-American players.
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