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It's Time For Some Baseball
With spring in the air that can only mean one thing...It is time for some BASEBALL! There is no better sound than the cracking of a bat after a great hit and the smell of ballpark food. Oh, the ballpark food.
Major League Baseball's opening day is finally here! If you were not able to actually go to the ballpark to watch an opening day game, you will want to be sure not to miss one this season. After all, you still have 161 more regular season games you can catch this year.
The start of baseball means that spring is here and summer is not far behind. Get out to the ballpark this season and support your favorite player or team or just go out and enjoy some sun, fresh air, and great food.
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Baseball has long been known as "America's Pastime." Even though MLB does have several teams based in Canada, this was not the case until in 1969. Baseball of course is played in many other countries around the world, but there is just about nothing more American than baseball.
The first major league baseball league was said to have been formed in 1863. The league was known as the National Association of Base Ball Players and consisted of 16 teams.
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The American League was formed in 1893. The American League ls currently made up of 3 divisions, the American League East, Central, and West. The divisions are broken down as follows...
American League East
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
American League Central
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
American League West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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The National League was formed in 1876. The National League is currently broken up into 3 divisions, the National League East, Central, and West. The teams that make-up those divisions are as follows...
National League East
New York Mets
National League Central
St. Louis Cardinals
National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
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The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in 2011, beating the Texas Rangers in Game 7.
The New York Yankees have won the most World Series as a team with 22. This total also includes titles won under their previous name, the Highlanders. The next closest team is the St. Louis Cardinals with 11.
Barry Bonds is the current all-time home run leader with 762. Alex Rodriguez is the closest active player to Bonds with 731 career home runs and Ken Griffey Jr. is just one behind him with 730.
Connie Mack holds the record for most wins as a manager with 3,731 wins. Mack holds the record by just under 1,000 wins over John McGraw.
Yogi Berra has won the most World Series rings as a player with 10. Joe DiMaggio is 2nd all-time with 9.