MLB Teams

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mlb teamsMajor League Baseball (MLB) was founded in 1903, making it the oldest professional sports league in the United States. The MLB is separated into the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), each comprised of 15 MLB teams for a grand total of 30 active organizations. Of those, 29 are geographically located within the US, and one in Canada. Up until 1953, the league only consisted of 16 MLB teams, with 11 of them hosted in just five cities: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis. Then in 1955, team owners, most notably Walter O’Malley, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers at the time, decided to move teams out west in markets such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. The league quickly grew and gained popularity as more MLB teams were steadily added as the years went on.

The list below outlines each of the 30 currently active MLB teams in alphabetical order. Note that only professional organizations are included, and the list does not incorporate any of the minor league affiliates.


1 Arizona Diamondbacks

arizona diamondbacks
  • Member of the West Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Chase Field

2Atlanta Braves

atlanta braves
  • Member of the East Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at SunTrust Park

3Baltimore Orioles

baltimore orioles
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

4Boston Red Sox

boston red sox
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Fenway Park

5Chicago Cubs

chicago cubs
  • Member of the Central Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Wrigley Field

6Chicago White Sox

chicago white sox
  • Member of the Central Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Guaranteed Rate Field

7Cincinnati Reds

cincinnati reds
  • Member of the Central Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Great American Ball Park

8Cleveland Indians

cleveland indians
  • Member of the Central Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Progressive Field

9Colorado Rockies

colorado rockies
  • Member of the West Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Coors Field

10Detroit Tigers

detroit tigers
  • Member of the Central Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Comerica Park

11Houston Astros

houston astros
  • Member of the West Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Minute Maid Park

12Kansas City Royals

kansas city royals
  • Member of the Central Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Kauffman Stadium

13Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

los angeles angels of anaheim
  • Member of the West Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

14Los Angeles Dodgers

los angeles dodgers
  • Member of the West Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Dodger Stadium

15Miami Marlins

miami marlins
  • Member of the East Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Marlins Park

16Milwaukee Brewers

milwaukee brewers
  • Member of the Central Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Miller Park

17Minnesota Twins

minnesota twins
  • Member of the Central Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Target Field

18New York Mets

new york mets
  • Member of the East Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Citi Field

19New York Yankees

new york yankees
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Yankee Stadium

20Oakland Athletics

oakland athletics
  • Member of the West Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Oakland-Alameda Country Coliseum

21Philadelphia Phillies

philadelphia phillies
  • Member of the East Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Citizens Bank Park

22Pittsburgh Pirates

pittsburgh pirates
  • Member of the Central Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at PNC Park

23St. Louis Cardinals

st. louis cardinals
  • Member of the Central Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Busch Stadium

24San Diego Padres

san diego padres
  • Member of the West Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Petco Park

25San Francisco Giants

san francisco giants
  • Member of the West Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at AT&T Park

26Seattle Mariners

seattle mariners
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Safeco Field

27Tampa Bay Rays

tampa bay rays
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Tropicana Field

28Texas Rangers

texas rangers
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Glove Life Park in Arlington

29Toronto Blue Jays

toronto blue jays
  • Member of the East Division of the American League
  • Home games are played at Rogers Centre

30Washington Nationals

washington nationals
  • Member of the East Division of the National League
  • Home games are played at Nationals Park

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