How many baseball teams are on both the American and National Leagues?
American League - 14 teams East Division Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Central Division Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals West Division Los Angeles Angels
National League - 16 teams East Philadelphia Phillies
Ney York Mets
Florida Marlins Central Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates West Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
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.
Why are teams from the same professional baseball league allowed to play each other in the World Series?
American Professional Baseball is made up into 2 divisions or leagues. After a season of play and a couple of weeks of playoffs the 2 leagues, the American and National send their champions to the World Series. Although called the World Series there are only American teams participating. The recent World baseball classic showed American baseball is not the only dominate team around.
There are 30 baseball teams in the Major Leagues. 15 of them are in the National League and 15 in the American League. Each league has an even number of teams to allow all teams to play within their league for most of the season and to allow to have at least a minimum of one Interleague Play game daily with the exception of off days. All divisions have a total of 5 teams each.
There are 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American League. Both leagues are divided into three divisions. The National League has five teams each in the East and West Divisions and six teams in the Central Division. The American League has five teams each in the East and Central Divisions and four teams in the West Division. It seems to make more sense to move one of the National League team…