How are the National League and American League in baseball determined?
The first time a group of baseball writers were assembled to determine which player was the "most important and useful player to the club and to the league" was in 1911, and it was sponsored by the Chalmers Auto Corporation. The winners were Ty Cobb in the American League and Fred Schulte in the National League. An award of similar stature, determined by a vote of the Baseball Writers Association, was first given in 1931…
There are two leagues in American major league baseball, the American League and the National League. The American League has the designated hitter rule which allows for someone other than the pitcher to bat in the pitcher's place. The pitcher does not bat in the American League. The National League does not have the designated hitter rule. The pitcher does bat in the National League.
What is the reason the American League in Major League Baseball is referred to as the Junior Circuit?
Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided between National and American League. Within these leagues, teams are further divided into divisions: East, Central, and West; therefore, in total, there are six (6) divisions (or "conferences") in MLB, including National League East, National League Central, National League West, American League East, American League Central, and American League West teams.