Major League Baseball Teams (Mlb)

 




Although we all are not interested in sports, but most of us like to watch some sports like cricket, badminton, football, baseball, etc. Each sport is regulated by several professional sport leagues. This article tells about a sport league of baseball.

Baseball is an outdoor game played with bat and ball between two respective teams, in which fielding team has nine players and a pitcher team who does batting has four players on the field. This game was first initiated in United States of America, and known as National Pastime.    

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest and famous professional sports leagues of baseball in United States of America and Canada. It was founded in 1876. In 1901 American League was founded. MLB headquarters is situated in Midtown Manhattan.

Both National League and American League were co-operated but were working as two separated entities until they merged into one organisation in 2000 and governed by Commissioner of Baseball. There are total 30 teams in MLB, 29 teams in US and 1 team in Canada.

The half of the thirty teams is of National league and rest half of them are of American League. Every year these teams play 162 games. The games of MBL start in March of every year, but this year due to pandemic only 20 games took place in MLB.

In each season five best teams of American and National League respectively play postseason tournament that culminates in World Series. MLB also coordinates Minor League Baseball, which has the teams affiliated with MLB club.

MLB in association with World Baseball Softball Confederation conduct the international World Baseball Classic tournament. MLB also manages sport’s umpiring crews, marketing and television and radio station contracts. The multimedia branch of MLB is situated in New York.

Some MLB Teams:

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles is an American League Team (East Division) of MLB, which is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Oriole is the state bird of Maryland, so the team has adopted this name. This team has won 3 World Series and 9 division championship.

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox is also an American League Team (East Division) of MLB, which is based in Boston, Massachusetts. This team has won World Series recently in 2018. The team also won American League pennant in 1904.

Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals is also an American League Team (Central Division) of MLB, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri. This team has participated in four World Series and won two, one in 1985 and another in 2015.

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers is also an American League Team (Central Division) of MLB, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. The team has won four World Series, eleven American League Central Division Championships. 

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers is also an American League Team (West Division) of MLB, which is based in Arlington, Texas. The team has played 8 MLB postseason and seven division championships. The team also won their first American League pennant and World Series in 2010.

Houston Astros

Houston Astros is also an American League Team (West Division) of MLB, which is based in Houston, Texas. The team was previously the part of National League from 1962 to 2012. The team played its first World Series in 2005 and won in 2017.

New York Mets

New York Mets is a National League Team (East Division) of MLB, which is based in New York. The team has won two World Series, one in 1969 and another in 1986. Forbes ranked this team 38th most valuable sports team in the world and sixth in MLB.

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals is also a National League Team (East Division) of MLB, which is based in Washington, D.C. This team has won three National League East Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017. They won their first World Series in 2019.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates is also a National League Team (Central Division) of MLB, which is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team has won five World Series championships, nine National League pennants and made three appearances in Wild Card Game.

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs is also a National League Team (Central Division) of MLB, which is based in Chicago, Illinois. This team has won National League Championship Series and World Series in 2016. This team is also known as the North Siders.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks is also a National League Team (West Division) of MLB, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona. This team is also known as D backs. This team has won World Series in 2001. This team is titled as the fastest expansion team.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers is also a National League Team (West Division) of MLB, which is based in Los Angeles, California.  This team has won seven World Series championships, 24 National League pennants. They have also won nine Rookies of the year.

Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics is an American League Team (West Division) of MLB, which is based in Oakland, California. This team has won nine World Series championships, seventeen West Division titles and 15 American League Pennants. They gave four appearances as Wild Card.

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays is also an American League Team (East Division) of MLB, which is based in Toronto, Ontario. This team has won 2 World Series and American League Pennants in 1992 and 1993. They also have won East Division titles six times.

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers is a National League Team (Central Division) of MLB, which is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team has won two National League pennants in 2011 and 2018 respectively. They gave Wild Card appearances three times.

 

Written by - Bhavana Thakur


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