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baseball team in the dugout Considered "America's favorite pastime," the game of baseball was introduced in the early 1800s and soon caught fire with the public.  As more and more people became interested in the game, baseball was institutionalized by the National Association of Base Ball Players in 1858.  The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional team in 1869.

The National League was instituted in 1876, while the American League was instituted in 1903.  The first World Series, in which the champions of each league faced off, was played in 1903.

A Negro League was also instituted in the early 1900s, but in 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson and removed the color barrier in baseball.  As more and more African American players were signed on to teams in the National League and American League, the Negro League dissolved.

Since it was first introduced, baseball has continued to gather more and more momentum and has fans of all ages, sexes, and backgrounds.  Many fans are passionate about the teams they support, and rivalries such as that between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees, as well as the Giants and the Dodgers, have become long-standing and legendary.

Today, there are 14 teams in the American League and 16 teams in the National League.  Each year, the champions of each of these leagues face off in the World Series, which is held each October.  For those who can't make it into their favorite stadium, baseball games are well broadcast on both television and radio, and sports paraphernalia of all sorts is available for all Major League teams.

Major League Baseball Teams

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American League Teams:

  1. Baltimore Orioles
  2. Boston Redsox
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Cleveland Indians
  5. Detroit Tigers
  6. Kansas City Royals
  7. Los Angeles Angels
  8. Minnesota Twins
  9. New York Yankees
  10. Oakland Athletics
  11. Seattle Mariners
  12. Tampa Bay Rays
  13. Texas Rangers
  14. Toronto Blue Jays

National League Teams:

  1. Arizona Diamondbacks
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. Chicago Cubs
  4. Cincinnati Reds
  5. Colorado Rockies
  6. Florida Marlins
  7. Houston Astros
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers
  9. Milwaukee Brewers
  10. New York Mets
  11. Philadelphia Phillies
  12. Pittsburgh Pirates
  13. San Diego Padres
  14. San Francisco Giants
  15. St. Louis Cardinals
  16. Washington Nationals

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