As of 2014, there are 30 Major League Baseball teams. Fifteen teams are in the National League, while the American League also has 15 teams. The majority of cities or regions have only one team, but some cities like New York, Chicago and the greater Los Angeles area have two teams.
The history of Major League Baseball dates back to 1876 when the National league was formed by William Hulbert. The American League was formed in 1901. The first World Series occurred in 1903. However, the first baseball game in the United States was played in 1846 in Hoboken, N.J.Learn More
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, which would eventually become the National League of Major League Baseball, was originally formed with eight teams, including the Boston Red Stockings, the Chicago White Stockings, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Hartford Dark Blues, the Louisville Greys, Mutual of New York, the Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Brown Stockings. Only two of these teams are still in operation in Major League Baseball.Full Answer >
As of October 2014, there are 302 NCAA Division I baseball teams. These include six programs that transitioned from Division II up to Division I. Of these 302 teams, 64 make NCAA Tournament field, and eight of those tournament teams make the College World Series.Full Answer >
Major League Baseball considers a regulation game to take as little as 4 1/2 innings of play before a rain delay. If the home team is leading after 4 1/2 innings and the game is called for rain, it is considered a complete game.Full Answer >
Jack Chesbro, Ed Walsh, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Joe McGinnity, Smoky Joe Wood, Pete Alexander, Cy Young, Jim Bagby, Jack Coombs, Lefty Grove, Denny McLain and Dizzy Dean are the 13 MLB pitchers who have won 30 games in a season as of 2014. McLain, the most recent 30-game winner, accomplished the feat in 1968. McLain had a record of 31-6 and led the Detroit Tigers to the World Series.Full Answer >