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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

  • Major League Baseball
    American League baseball teams and National League baseball teams.  Official MLB site.
    www.MLB.com
  • Shop.MLB.com
    Official Major League Baseball Shop.  Featured listing.
    Shop.MLB.com

American League Teams:

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

National League Teams:

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

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