Baltimore Stallions

Remember this championship team? When the CFL decided to add teams in the U.S. in the early 1990s, Jim Speros acquired one for Baltimore. Abandoned by the city's previous team in 1984 and passed over for expansion in 1993 when the Bombers failed to take flight, the city embraced the CFL squad. An injunction kept them from using the nickname of the city's previous team and after a legal battle the big league agreed to let them use the name Stallions, which was the name of a proposed expansion team in St. Louis. The Baltimore Stallions won the Grey Cup (the CFL title) in 1995, the only American team ever to do so. The following year, with the arrival of a new big league team (the former Cleveland club), the team moved to Montreal to become the latest incarnation of the Alouettes.