Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league, consisting of teams that play in the American League and the National League. The two leagues merged in 2000 into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball, after 100 years as separate legal entities.
MLB constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. It is composed of 30 teams — 29 in the United States and one in Canada. With the International Baseball Federation, MLB also manages the World Baseball Classic. MLB has the highest season attendance of any sports league in 2011.
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... At the time of his last major league game, Henderson was still in the all-time top 100 home run hitters, with 297 ... Henderson is the only American League player to steal more than 100 bases in a single season, and he is the all-time stolen base leader for the Oakland A's ... and walks, Henderson was ranked number 51 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team ...
... Record League defeat 0–9 vs Stoke City, Second Division, 17 December 1960 ... Record League Cup victory 4–0 vs Portsmouth, League Cup Second round, 9 October 1973 ... Record League Cup defeat 0–6 vs West Ham United, League Cup Second round, 26 September 1962 ...
... Main article Current Major League Baseball franchises Division Team City/Area Stadium Founded Joined Notes American League East Baltimore Orioles 1 Baltimore, MD Oriole Park at Camden Yards 1894. 11 Arlington, TX Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 1961 National League East Atlanta Braves 12 Atlanta, GA Turner Field 1876 ... Miami Marlins 13 Miami, FL Marlins ... San Francisco Giants 18 San Francisco, CA AT T Park 1883 Notes Former Milwaukee Brewers (Western League 1894–1899) 1900–1901 St ...
... Before the foundation of the League in 1356 the word Hanse did not occur in the Baltic language ... access to the Baltic and North Sea fishing grounds, formed an alliance—a precursor of the League—with Hamburg, another trading city, which controlled access ... with the first general Diet of the Hansa held there in 1356, the Hanseatic League acquired an official structure ...
... March 14, 1970 Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball second and third baseman ... Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft, Gates made his Major League Baseball debut with the Oakland Athletics on ... head coach of the Grand Rapids Christian High School baseball team ...
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“It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.”
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“The man, or the boy, in his development is psychologically deterred from incorporating serving characteristics by an easily observable fact: there are already people around who are clearly meant to serve and they are girls and women. To perform the activities these people are doing is to risk being, and being thought of, and thinking of oneself, as a woman. This has been made a terrifying prospect and has been made to constitute a major threat to masculine identity.”
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Forward the Light Brigade!”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)