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Major League Baseball (MLB) is an American professional baseball organization and the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in Major League Baseball: 15 teams in the National League (NL) and 15 in the American League (AL). The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901, respectively. Beginning in 1903, the two leagues cooperated but remained legally separate entities. Both leagues operated as legally separate entities until they merged into a single organization led by the commissioner of baseball in 2000.


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Brewers star Lorenzo Cain calls it quits on season as pandemic problems continue in MLB

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain calls it quits on season as pandemic forces postponement of more MLB games

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MLB Suspends Miami Marlins’ Season After COVID-19 Outbreak [Video]

MLB Suspends Miami Marlins’ Season After COVID-19 Outbreak

Major League Baseball has announced the suspension of the Miami Marlins’ 2020 season after 15 players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

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Doctor Fauci's Topps Baseball Card Sets New Record

Doctor Anthony Fauci threw MLB's first pitch of the shortened 2020 season at Sunday's game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees.

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Marlins' season halted due to COVID-19 outbreak [Video]

Marlins' season halted due to COVID-19 outbreak

Major League Baseball has postponed all Miami Marlins games through Sunday after four additional players tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases within the club to 17 over the..

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MLB Postpones 2 Games After Teams Are Hit by Coronavirus [Video]

MLB Postpones 2 Games After Teams Are Hit by Coronavirus

Both the Miami Marlins opener against the Baltimore Orioles and the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Yankees were scheduled for Monday night.

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MLB season roiled by COVID-19 postponements [Video]

MLB season roiled by COVID-19 postponements

[NFA] Just four days after beginning a truncated coronavirus-delayed season, Major League Baseball ran into a serious obstacle on Monday with the postponement of two scheduled games due to a COVID-19..

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Fauci explains his flattened curve ball

U.S. top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in an interview with the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Friday, poked fun at himself after he delivered the opening pitch at..

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The 2020 MLB Season Is Officially Starting With Major Changes [Video]

The 2020 MLB Season Is Officially Starting With Major Changes

The first two games see the Nationals hosting the Yankees, and the Dodgers squaring off against the Giants.

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Giants Put First Female Coach Into MLB Game [Video]

Giants Put First Female Coach Into MLB Game

On Monday, Alyssa Nakken became the first female to coach in a Major League Baseball game.

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San Francisco Giants' Manager And Players Kneel During National Anthem [Video]

San Francisco Giants' Manager And Players Kneel During National Anthem

Several San Francisco Giants players knelt during the national anthem in Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The MLB team posted a video of the players kneeling on their official Twitter..

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MLB's Toronto Blue Jays looking for new home after Canada rejects plan to use Rogers Centre [Video]

MLB's Toronto Blue Jays looking for new home after Canada rejects plan to use Rogers Centre

Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays looking for new stadium to play home games after Canada rejects plan to use Rogers Centre due to coronavirus travel concerns

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MLB Cancels All-Star Game [Video]

MLB Cancels All-Star Game

MLB Cancels All-Star Game

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Cleveland Indians considers changing name [Video]

Cleveland Indians considers changing name

The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team name that has been in place for 105 years. Fred..

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