MLB

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History

MLB (major League Baseball) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world. In 2021 there are a total of 30 teams play in MLB – 15  teams in NL (National League) and 15 in AL (American League) – with 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada. The NL and AL were formed in 1876 and 1901, respectively. In 1903 the two leagues cooperated but remained legally separate entities until 2000 when the merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball. The headquarter of MLB is established in Midtown Manhattan.

The first openly all-professional team of Baseball was Cincinnati Red Stockings, who were founded in 1869. Before that, some teams had secretly paid some players. The first few decades of professional baseball were characterized by rivalries between leagues and by players who often jumped from one team or league to another. The period before 1920 is known as the dead-ball era, during which players would rarely hit home runs. Professional baseball in the United States survived a conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series, which came to be known as the Black Sox Scandal. The sport rose in popularity in the 1920s and survived potential downturns during the Great Depression and World War II. Shortly after the war, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's colour barrier.

In the years between 1950 and 1970 there were a time of club expansion and relocation for the AL and NL. New stadiums and artificial turf surfaces began to change the game in the 1970s and 1980s. Home runs dominated the game during the 1990s, and media reports began to discuss the use of anabolic steroids among MLB players in the mid-2000s. In 2006, an investigation produced the Mitchell Report, which implicated many players in the use of performance-enhancing substances, including at least one player from each team.

Every team plays 162 games each season and five teams in each league advance to a four-round postseason tournament that culminates in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the two league champions that dates to 1903. MLB games are broadcast on tv, radio, and the Internet throughout North America and in several other countries. MLB has the highest total season attendance of any sports league in the world with more than 69.6 million spectators in 2018.

MLB also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises lower-tier teams affiliated with the major league clubs. MLB and the World Baseball Softball Confederation jointly manage the international World Baseball Classic tournament.

MLB is the second-wealthiest professional sport league by revenue after the National Football League.

Positions

  • C – Catcher
  • P – Pitcher
  • 1B – First Base
  • 2B – Second Base
  • SS – Shortstop
  • 3B – Third Base
  • RF – Right Field
  • CF – Center Field
  • LF – Left Field

Teams

 

AL (American League)

NL (National League)

East

Baltimore Orioles

Atlanta Braves

East

Boston Red Sox

Miami Marlins

East

New York Yankees

New York Mets

East

Tampa Bay Rays

Philadelphia Phillies

East

Toronto Blue Jays (Canada)

Washington Nationals

Central

Chicago White Sox

Chicago Cubs

Central

Cleveland Indians

Cincinnati Reds

Central

Detroit Tigers

Milwaukee Brewers

Central

Kansas City Royals

Pittsburgh Pirates

Central

Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals

West

Houston Astros

Arizona Diamondbacks

West

Los Angeles Angels

Colorado Rockies

West

Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles Dodgers

West

Seattle Mariners

San Diego Padres

West

Texas Rangers

San Francisco Giants

 

Products

The following categories are available within MLB: bags, balls, bats, bracelets & necklaces, caps, caps & hats, games, helmets, hoody’s & jackets, keychains, shirts & long sleeves and various. Within these categories are products available like replica helmets, overhead hoodies, fleece track jackets, pullover hoodies, hats, stick packs, dice games, team apparel, t-shirts, glasses, balls, sportcups, bracelets, ball cap buddy’s, necklaces, mini bats, wristbands, keychains and more.

These products can be combined with a number of MLB teams, such as the Blue Jays, Giants, Pirates, Dodgers, White Sox, Cubs, Orioles, (New York) Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Tigers, Athletics etc. Who doesn’t want a Yankees Cap or Hoodie. Dodgers t-shirt, Giants sunglasses, Athletics Franklin. A lot of combinations are available.

Brands

Adams Adidas
All-Star Benson
Crep Cutters
Douglas Gilman
Gorilla Gold GSI by Riddell
Jugs Lizards Skins
Majestic Makura
Markwort Masterpieces
McDavid Mitchell & Ness
Neumann New Balance
New Era Nike
P2I Rawlings
Reebok Richardson
Riddell Schutt
Shock Doctor SKLZ
Smitty SportStar
The Northwest Company Trace
Twin City Under Armour
Wilson Xenith
XO Athletic