National League

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The National League is the older of the two leagues of Major League Baseball, the other being the American League.

In 2007, the 78th All-Star Game, was won by the American League. ASG 2007 Through the 2006 season, American League's teams have won 60 of the 102 World Series played.

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History

Founding

In 1875, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, a loosely-governed league of professional and semi-professional baseball teams, was falling apart. William Hulbert, president of the Chicago White Stockings, wanted a league with centralized authority, with teams only in cities large enough to support competitive teams. He recruited the St. Louis National Association team, then recruited four western teams in a January 1876 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. With this core of support, on February 2, 1876, in a New York City meeting, Hulbert founded the National League with eight charter members.

These members were:

Current teams

West division

Central division

East division

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