162 games are played in the regular season for both the National League and the American League.
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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.
Sandy Koufax had 11 shutouts in 1963 for the Dodgers.
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Through the 2008 season, no Cubs pitcher has won the National League MVP award.
Each team plays 162 games in the Major League Baseball regular season. EDIT: Being that there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball (14 in the American League, 16 in the National League), this equates to 2430 scheduled games for a regular season.
John Coleman 48 in 1883
The first league considered a 'major' league was the National Association which was founded in 1871. The National Association folded after the 1875 season and the National League was founded in 1876. The American League began play as a major league in 1901.
1960 was the final season that Major League Baseball used the 154 game schedule. In 1961 the American League went to a 162 game schedule and the National League followed in 1962.
To promote Major League Baseball overseas in a country where baseball is the national sport.