The American League came to be in 1900. It was formed by joining together several minor league teams (and not by splitting off from the National League).
In 1900, Ban Johnson (president of the Western League, the strongest of the minor leagues) and Charles Comiskey (who owned the Chicago White Sox franchise) wanted an open competition with the National League. So, they created the American League.
The American League joined the majors in 1901, and the Chicago White Sox won the very first American League pennant. Winning the Pennant in either league was the pinnacle of success as the two leagues did not compete against each other in the World Series until 1903 when each league sent one team - the one that won their respective Pennant - to the World Series. That practice continues until today (with the exception of two years - 1904 and 1994.
Why the leagues are named so similarly "American" and "National" remains a mystery; "American League" may be a throwback to the previous NL competitor, American Association. The American league is Yankees, Rangers. The Nationals league is Phillies, Mets, Braves, Giants, Nationals, Redsox, Cardinals and Pirates.
The National League was formed in 1876 and the American League in 1901.
The American League West with 4. The American League East, American League Central, National League East, and National League West have 5. The National League Central has 6.
National. The National League began play as a major league in 1876 and the American League began play as a major league in 1901.
The American League uses the Designated hitter, and the pitcher does not bat as in the National League.
* American League East Division * American League Central Division * American League West Division * National League East Division * National League Central Division * National League West Division
They play for the National League
The Chicago Cubs are in the national league.
After the 1997 season the American League team, Milwaukee Brewers, were moved to the National League.
The National League was formed first in 1876 and the American League was formed to compete with them 25 yrs. Later
American League teams play the National League teams for four series per season, in what is called "interleague play." also, in the World Series, an American League team plays a National League team.
no... the only difference between American and national league is that there is a DH in the roster for American league and the pitcher doesnt bat in American league... other than that it is exactly the same
No they are in the American league
The New York Yankees are in the American League.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the National League, and Major League baseball.
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.
American League 61 National League 43The American League won 61 World Series titles, and the National League won 43.
No. The American League joined the National league in 1901 to form Major League Baseball
No, Both American and National league baseball games are 9 innings long
Well, if you'd like an opinion, the American League.
There are 30 Major League Baseball teams. American League - 15 National League - 15