Major League Baseball teams
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The Washington Nationals are based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals are a member of the East Division of the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). The team moved into newly built Nationals Park in 2008, after playing its first three seasons in RFK Stadium .
The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in St. Petersburg , Florida . They are currently a member of the American League East Division . Since their inception, their home venue has been Tropicana Field . Their current manager is Joe Maddon . Following nearly three decades of unsuccessfully trying to gain an expansion franchise or enticing existing teams to relocate to the Tampa Bay area , an ownership group led by Vince Naimoli was approved in 1995 .
The Texas Rangers are a professional baseball team located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex , based in Arlington, Texas . The Rangers franchise is currently a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball 's American League . Since 1994 , the Rangers have played in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas . The team's name is borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name. The franchise was established in 1961 by the name of the Washington Senators, an expansion team awarded to Washington, D.C., after the city's first ballclub, the original Washington Senators, moved to Minnesota and became the Twins . After the 1971 season, the new Senators moved to Arlington, Texas , and debuted as the Rangers the following spring.
The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team located in Toronto , Ontario , Canada . The Blue Jays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball (MLB)'s American League (AL). The "Blue Jays" name originates from the bird of the same name , and the fact that blue is the traditional colour of Toronto's other professional sports teams, the Maple Leafs and the Argonauts . Nicknamed "the Jays ", the team's official colours are royal blue, navy blue, white, and red. [ 1 ] An expansion franchise , the club was founded in Toronto in 1977, initially owned by the Labatt Brewing Company . Originally based at Exhibition Stadium , the team began playing its home games at the SkyDome , upon completion of its construction in 1989.
The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883. [ 2 ] The Phillies are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League . Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city.
The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego . They play in the National League Western Division . Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998 , losing in the World Series both times.
The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in San Francisco, California , playing in the National League West Division . Originally known as the New York Giants , the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. They are currently the reigning World Series champion . [ 1 ] As one of the longest-established baseball teams, they have won the most games of any team in the history of American baseball, and any North American professional sports team. [ 2 ] They have won 22 National League pennants and appeared in 19 World Series competitions – both records in the National League.
The Seattle Mariners are a professional baseball team based in Seattle , Washington . Enfranchised in 1977 , the Mariners are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball 's American League . Safeco Field has been the Mariners' home ballpark since July 1999 . From their 1977 inception until June 1999, the club's home park was the Kingdome .
The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis , Missouri , who play at Busch Stadium , located at 700 Clark Avenue. They are members of the Central Division in the National League (NL) of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. They play in the Central Division of the National League , and are five-time World Series champions. The Pirates are also often referred to as the "Bucs", or sometimes the "Buccos" (derived from buccaneer , a synonym for pirate ).
The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California . The Athletics are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball 's American League . From 1968 to the present, the Athletics have played in the Oakland Coliseum .
The New York Mets are a professional baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. They belong to Major League Baseball 's National League East Division . One of baseball's first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed National League teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants . The Mets colors are composed of the Dodgers blue and Giants orange. During the 1962 and 1963 seasons, the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds . From 1964 to 2008, the Mets' home ballpark was Shea Stadium .
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in The Bronx borough of New York that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the American League 's (AL) East Division . One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore , Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles. [ 1 ] The team moved to New York City in 1903 and became the New York Highlanders, before taking the "Yankees" as their official name in 1913. [ 2 ] The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises , an LLC controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner , who purchased the team in 1973. Former catcher Joe Girardi is the team's manager, and Brian Cashman is their general manager. Yankees home games were played at Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008.
The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami , Florida and a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball (MLB's) National League . Their home park is Marlins Park . The Miami Marlins began play in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins . They played home games from their inaugural season to the 2011 season at Sun Life Stadium , which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) and which was also called Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium during their tenancy. Beginning with the 2012 Major League Baseball season , they play at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl . The new park, unlike Sun Life Stadium (which was criticized in its baseball configuration for poor sight lines in some locations), was designed foremost as a baseball park.
The Milwaukee Brewers are a professional baseball team based in Milwaukee , Wisconsin . The team is a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball 's National League and plays its home games at Miller Park . The team is so named because of the city's association with the brewing industry. [ edit ] Franchise history