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American League

American LeagueAmerican League (AL), founded in 1901, is one of the two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB). The other league of Major League Baseball is National League. AL teams have won 62 and lost 43 of the 105 World Series matches played between these two leagues from the year 1903 to 2009, with 27 of those coming from New York Yankees alone. American League is also known as American League of Professional Baseball Clubs or Junior Circuit.

American League East

There are five teams in the American League East:

New York Yankees – The franchise was founded in the year 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, and is located in the borough of the Bronx, New York City, New York. Later, in 1903, the team moved to New York and became the New York Highlanders. In 1913, the name New York Highlanders was changed to New York Yankees. Yankee Stadium is the home baseball park of the team, which was founded in 1923 and has the capacity of 57,545 people. The MLB titles won by the New York Yankees are twenty-seven World Series titles, forty American League Pennants, sixteen East Division titles, and three Wild card berths.

Baltimore Orioles – The Baltimore Orioles was established in the year 1901 as the Milwaukee Brewers, and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Later, the name was changed to St. Louis Browns in 1902, and then moved to Baltimore in 1954. The team joined the American League East Division in 1969. The home baseball park of the team is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which has the capacity of 48,262 people and was opened in 1992. The titles won by the Baltimore Orioles are three World Series titles, seven American League Pennants, eight East Divisions titles, and one Wild card berth.

Boston Red Sox – The team was founded in 1901 as the Boston Americans, and later the name was changed to Boston Red Sox in 1908. In 1969, Red Sox joined the American League East Division, and is situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The home stadium of the team is Fenway Park, which has the capacity of 38,805 people and was founded in 1912. The Red Sox have won seven World Series titles, twelve AL Pennants, seven Wild card berths, and six East Division titles.

Tampa Bay Rays – The Tampa Bay Rays is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and was established in the year 1998. The home baseball park of the field is Tropicana Field, which was opened in 1990 and has the capacity of 38,805 people. They have won one American League Pennants and one Division titles.

Toronto Blue Jays – The franchise, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was established in 1977 as an American League Expansion team. Rogers Centre is the home ballpark, which was founded in 1989 and has the capacity of 50,598 people. The titles won by the Blue Jays are two World Series titles, two AL Pennants, and five East Division titles.

American League West

There are four current members in this division:

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - The team was established in 1961 as the Los Angeles Angels, and is based in Anaheim, California. The franchise has also been famous as the California Angels (1965-1996) and the Anaheim Angels (1997-2004). Angel Stadium of the Anaheim is the home baseball park of the team, which was founded in 1966 and has the capacity of 45,050 people. The MLB titles won by the team are one World Series title, one AL Pennants, one Wild card berth, and eight West Division titles.

Oakland Athletics – The team was founded as Philadelphia Athletics in 1901, and is based in Oakland, California. The franchise moved to Oakland in 1958 and is often known as the A’s. They joined the AL West Division in 1969. The home ball park of the Oakland Athletics is Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which was founded in 1968 and has the capacity of 34,077 people. The Major League Baseball titles won by the team are nine World Series titles, fifteen AL Pennants, fourteen West Division titles, and one Wild card berth.

Seattle Mariners – Seattle Mariners was established in 1977 as an American League expansion team, and is located in Seattle, Washington. The baseball park of the team is Safeco Field, which has the capacity of 47,116 people and was opened in 1999. The titles won by the franchise are three West Division titles, and one Wild card berth.

Texas Rangers – Texas Rangers was established in 1961, and is based in Arlington since 1972. They joined the American League West Division in 1972. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is the home stadium of the Rangers, which was founded in 1994 and has the capacity of 49,115 people. They have won three American League West Division titles.

American League Central

There are five current members of the American League Central Division:

Chicago White Sox – Chicago White Sox was founded in 1893 as the Sioux City and then moved to Chicago in 1990. U.S. Cellular Field is the home baseball park of the franchise, which was established in 1991 and has the capacity of 40,615 people. They have won three World Series titles, six American League Pennants, and four West Division titles.

Cleveland Indians – The Cleveland Indians was established in 1901 as the charter member of American League, and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. The home baseball park of the franchise is Jacobs Field, which was opened in 1994, and has the capacity of 43,345 people. The MLB titles won by the team are seven Central Division championships, two World Series titles, and five American League Pennants.

Detroit Tigers – Detroit Tigers is based in Detroit, Michigan, and was founded in 1901. They joined the AL Central Division in 1998. The baseball park of the franchise is Comerica Park, which has the capacity of 41,070 and was founded in 2000. The championships won by the Detroit Tigers are four World Series titles, ten AL Pennants, three East Division titles, and one Wild card berth.

Kansas City Royals – Kansas City Royals was established in 1969 as the American League expansion team, and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Royals joined the AL Central Division in 1994. Kauffman Stadium is the home baseball park of the team, which was established in 1973, and has the capacity of 40,793 people. The titles won by the team are one World Series title, two American League Pennants, and six Wild card berths.

Minnesota Twins – Minnesota Twins was established in 1901 as the Washington Senators. The franchise moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961 and was named the Minnesota Twins. Target Field is the home ball park of the Minnesota Twins, which has the capacity of 39,504, and was opened in 2010. The Major League titles won by the team are three World Series titles, six American League Pennants, five Central Division titles, and four West Division titles.