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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... Main article Current Major League Baseball franchises Division Team City/Area Stadium Founded Joined Notes American League East Baltimore Orioles 1 Baltimore, MD. 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 Park 1993 New York Mets New York, NY Citi ... CA AT T Park 1883 Notes Former Milwaukee Brewers (Western League 1894–1899) 1900–1901 St ...
... 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 ...
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“The salary cap ... will be accepted about the time the 13 original states restore the monarchy.”
—Tom Reich, U.S. baseball agent. New York Times, p. 16B (August 11, 1994)
“A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.”
—Friedrich Dürrenmatt (19211990)
“Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Forward the Light Brigade!”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)