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'''Major League Baseball''' is an organization that operates two leagues, the [[American League|American]] and the [[National League]], and has existed since 1903. It is comprised of 30 teams; 16 teams in the National League, and 14 Teams in the American League. The Major League baseball season runs from [[March]] or [[April]] until [[September]] or [[October]], and consists of 162 games (or 163 in the event of a tiebreaker). Spring training comes before the main season, usually in [[February]]. The playoffs follow the regular season, culminating in the [[World Series]] in [[October]]. The only difference between the play of the two leagues is that American League teams are permitted to allow a [[designated hitter]] to bat in place of the pitcher. The MLB is popular throughout [[North America|North]] and [[South America]] as well as [[Australia]], [[New Zealand]], [[South Africa]], [[Japan]], [[China]], [[South Korea]] and [[India]].
'''Major League Baseball''' is divided into two leagues, the [[American League|American]] and the [[National League]] and has existed since 1903. The Major League baseball season runs from [[March]] or [[April]] until [[September]] or [[October]]. Spring training comes before the main season, usually in [[February]]. The playoffs follow the regular season, culminating in the [[World Series]] in [[October]]. The only difference between the play of the two leagues is that American League teams are permitted to allow a [[designated hitter]] to bat in place of the pitcher.
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==American League==
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==The Leagues<ref>http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/index.jsp</ref>==
* [[Baltimore Orioles]]
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* [[Boston Red Sox]]
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* [[Chicago White Sox]]  
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* [[Cleveland Indians]]
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!colspan="3" style="font-variant:small caps"|American League
* [[Detroit Tigers]]  
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* [[Kansas City Royals]]  
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! East Division !! Central Division !! West Division
* [[Los Angeles Angels]]
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* [[Minnesota Twins]]
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* [[New York Yankees]]
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* [[Oakland Athletics]]
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| [[Baltimore Orioles]] || [[Chicago White Sox]] || [[Texas Rangers]]
* [[Seattle Mariners]]  
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* [[Tampa Bay Devil Rays]]
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| [[Boston Red Sox]] || [[Cleveland Indians]] || [[Los Angeles Angels]]
* [[Texas Rangers]]
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* [[Toronto Blue Jays]]
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| [[New York Yankees]] || [[Detroit Tigers]] || [[Oakland Athletics]]
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==National League==
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| [[Tampa Bay Rays]] || [[Kansas City Royals]] || [[Seattle Mariners]]
* [[Arizona Diamondbacks]]
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* [[Atlanta Braves]]
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| [[Toronto Blue Jays]] || [[Minnesota Twins]]||
* [[Chicago Cubs]]
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* [[Cincinnati Reds]]  
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* [[Colorado Rockies]]
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* [[Florida Marlins]]
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!colspan="3" style="font-variant:small caps"|National League
* [[Houston Astros]]  
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* [[Los Angeles Dodgers]]  
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! East Division !! Central Division !! West Division
* [[Milwaukee Brewers]]
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* [[New York Mets]]
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* [[Philadelphia Phillies]]
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* [[Pittsburgh Pirates]]
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| [[Atlanta Braves]] || [[Chicago Cubs]] || [[Arizona Diamondbacks]]
* [[Saint Louis Cardinals]]
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* [[San Diego Padres]]
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| [[Florida Marlins]] || [[Cincinnati Reds]] || [[Colorado Rockies]]
* [[San Francisco Giants]]
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* [[Washington Nationals]]
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| [[New York Mets]] || [[Houston Astros]] || [[Los Angeles Dodgers]]
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 18:19, 17 May 2017

Major League Baseball is an organization that operates two leagues, the American and the National League, and has existed since 1903. It is comprised of 30 teams; 16 teams in the National League, and 14 Teams in the American League. The Major League baseball season runs from March or April until September or October, and consists of 162 games (or 163 in the event of a tiebreaker). Spring training comes before the main season, usually in February. The playoffs follow the regular season, culminating in the World Series in October. The only difference between the play of the two leagues is that American League teams are permitted to allow a designated hitter to bat in place of the pitcher. The MLB is popular throughout North and South America as well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, China, South Korea and India.

The Leagues[1]

American League
East Division Central Division West Division

Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers
Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Oakland Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays Kansas City Royals Seattle Mariners
Toronto Blue Jays Minnesota Twins
National League
East Division Central Division West Division

Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks
Florida Marlins Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies
New York Mets Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia Phillies Milwaukee Brewers San Diego Padres
Washington Nationals Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants
Saint Louis Cardinals

References