The winners of the East, Central and West divisions are automatic playoff participants in the National League and the American League. Also, the teams with the best second-place records go in as wild cards.
There are four teams from each league that make the playoffs; the three division winners anda fourthteam that hasthe best recordbut does not win their division. This fourth team is called the 'wildcard' team.In most cases, the division winner with the best overall season record plays the wildcard team and the other two division winners play each other. But, in the case where the wildcard team and thedivision winnerwith the best overall record come from the same division, thedivision winnerwith the second overall best record plays the wildcard team and thedivision winnerwith the best overall record plays the division winner with the third best overall record. Confusing? Kinda, and kinda not really fair either, but MLB does not want two teams from the same division playing each other in the first round of the playoffs.
No. Unlike other sports, MLB does not allow the wild card team to play another team in its division in the first round of the playoffs.
Using an example from the 2007 playoff picture in the American League, if the Yankees are the wild card and the Red Sox wind up with the best record of the three division winners, the Yankees would play the division winner with the second best record and the Red Sox would play the division winner with the third best record.
There are 6 Divisions, National League has 16, while the American League has 14.
Here are the Divisions:
-NL East(5 Teams)
-NL Central(6 Teams)
-NL West(5 Teams)
-AL East(5 Teams)
-AL Central(5 Teams)
-AL West(4 Teams)
The team with the best won-loss record plays the wild card team, leaving the other two division winners to play each other.
There are six, three in each league (East, Central and West).
6 (AL East, AL Central, AL West, NL East, NL Central, NL West)
There are 19 minor league divisions in baseball
In 2008, Major League Baseball (MLB) consisted of 30 teams.
None, there has never been a female player in Major League baseball.
There are 14 teams in the American League of Major League Baseball.1414 teams
None of the players that played in the '95 Major League Baseball World Series regardless of being from the National League Champion; Atlanta Braves or the Cleveland Indians are currently playing with any of the Major League Baseball teams in 2014.