What is the Chicago Cubs record against the Chicago White Sox since interleague play began in Major League Baseball?
Entering the 2010 season the Chicago White Sox are leading the Cubs in the crosstown showdown with 37 wins to the Cubs' 35 wins.
Regular season baseball games between the American League and National League are called interleague games. The first interleague games occurred in 1998 and have been a staple of the MLB schedule since. In 2013 the leagues were balanced to have 15 teams each (the Houston Astros switched from the National League to the American League) which necessitated interleague games throughout the season. Before 2013 interleague games typically happened in concentrated pockets during June and July.
What American League Pitchers have hit Homeruns during Interleague Play in the Regular Season as of 1997?
American League Pitchers who have hit Homeruns during Interleague Play during the Regular Season as of 1997 are C.C. Sabathia, Dave Burba, Dwight Gooden and Jason Davis, all with the Cleveland Indians. C.C. Sabathia hit 2 Homeruns during Interleague Play, 1 against the Cincinnati Reds and the other 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both Burba and Gooden went yard against the Cincinnati Reds while Jason Davis hit a Homerun while playing the Atlanta Braves.
There are two major leagues in Japanese baseball, the Central League and the Pacific League. The Central League adopted the DH in 1975 but the Pacific League does not use the DH. Interleague play began in 2005 and the Pacific League now uses the DH when playing in a Central League team's park, similar to how the National League uses the DH when playing in an American League park.
Every American League team is scheduled to play 18 interleague games. Since there are two more National League teams than American League teams, during interleague play, 2 NL teams must play each other. 18 interleague games means 6 series. So, 12 teams from the NL will play another team from the NL for 1 series out of the 6 that are played. With 16 teams in the NL, 4 will play all 6 series. So…
So "interleague play" isn't daily and every team can play a game. Otherwise, there would either be one team from each league that doesn't play or an odd number of interleague games would occur. There are 30 teams. If the two leagues were equal, they would each have an odd number of teams. Then you would have to have at least one interleague series going on at any given time, which would make scheduling a…
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.
The most runs scored by a single team in a Major League Baseball game is 36, set by the Chicago Colts (now the Chicago Cubs) against the Louisville Colonels (which joined the National League in 1892) on June 29, 1897. The modern record is 30 by the Texas Rangers in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 22, 2007. The Rangers won that game 30-3. The Phillies are in the midst of scoring the…