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
The National League was formed first in 1876 and the American League was formed to compete with them 25 yrs. Later
There are 16 teams in the American League 14 in the National League
The American League and the National League
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.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the National League, and Major League baseball.
No. The American League joined the National league in 1901 to form Major League Baseball
In MLB, the American League is referred to as the Junior Circuit is because it joined major league baseball a good number of years after the National baseball league was established. Thus the National League is the Senior 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.
There are 14 teams in the American League. There are also 16 in the National League.
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
The National League and the American League.
The American League and the National League.
The National League, established on February 2, 1876, is the oldest of the Major Leagues. The American League was begun in 1901.
In 2010 there are 14 American League teams, and 16 National League teams.
The 2012 Major League Baseball season will mark the last time that the National League has 16 teams versus 14 for the American League. In 2013, the Houston Astros will move from the National League Central to the American League West, giving each league 15 teams.
There are 2 leagues. American League and National League.
American League and the National League
There are two leagues in major league baseball, the American League and the National League. There are about 19 leagues in minor league baseball that include the Arizona League, Appalachian League, California League, Pacific Coast League, International League, and others.
Because the National League has been in existence longer than the American League ... the National League's first season as a major league was 1876 and the American League's first season as a major league was 1901.
National League. West division with the Padres, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks
They are in the American League (Western Division).