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Major League Baseball Season Structure

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Spring Training of MLB

The Spring Training in the Major League Baseball is a series of practice and exhibition games which precedes the beginning of the regular MLB season. Obviously, having a long and established spring training season helps the players, especially the new players to get ready for the audition for roster and position sports. The existing players can also get a chance to practice prior to get into the competitive mode. Fans too get a huge opportunity to get their heroes’ autographs as there is less or no tension on them.

Regular Season of MLB

Right now the MLB regular season has 12 games per team. The season begins on the first Sunday of April and ends on the first Sunday of October every year. During the course of the season, teams need to compete for one of the five playoff births in their league. They can win one of these berths by either winning their division or by getting a wild card spot.

American League Teams (AL)

Major League Baseball Season Structure

Eastern Division – MLB

Baltimore Orioles (1894) | City: Baltimore, MD | Arena: Oriole Park, Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox (1901) | City: Boston, MA | Arena: Fenway Park

New York Yankees (1901) | City: New York, NY | Arena: Yankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays (1998) | City: St. Petersburg, FL | Arena: Tropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays (1977) | City: Toronto, ON | Arena: Rogers Centre

Central Division

Chicago Whit Sox (1894) | City: Chicago, IL | Arena: US Cellular Field

Cleveland Indians (1894) | City: Cleveland, OH | Arena: Progressive Field

Detroit Tigers (1894) | City: Detroit, MI | Arena: Comercia Park

Kansas City Royals (1969) | City: Kansas City, MO | Arena: Kauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins (1894) | City: Minneapolis, MN | Arena: Target Field

Western Division

Houston Astros (1962) | City: Houston, TX | Arena: Minute Maid Park

Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim (1961) | City: Anaheim, CA | Arena: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Oakland Athletics (1901) | City: Oakland, CA | Arena: O. co Coliseum

Seattle Mariners (1977) | City: Seattle, WA | Arena: Safeco Field

Texas Rangers (1961) | City: Arlington, TX | Arena: Globe Life Park, Arlington

National League Teams (NL)

Major League Baseball Season Structure

Eastern Division

Atlanta Braves (1871) | City: Atlanta, GA | Arena: Turner Field

Miami Marlins (1993) | City: Miami, FL | Arena: Marlins Park

New York Mets (1962) | City: New York, NY | Arena: City Field

Philadelphia Phillies (1883) | City: Philadelphia, PA | Arena: Citizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals (1969) | City: Washington, DC | Arena: Nationals Park

Central Division

Chicago Cubs (1870) | City: Chicago, IL | Arena: Wrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds (1882) | City: Cincinnati, OH | Arena: Great American Ball Park

Milwaukee Brewers (1969) | City: Milwaukee, WI | Arena: Miller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates (1882) | City: Pittsburg, PA | Arena: PNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals (1882) | City: St. Louis, MO | Arena: Busch Stadium

Western Division

Arizona Dimondbacks (1998) | City: Phoenix, AZ | Arena: Chase Field

Colorado Rockies (1993) | City: Denver, CO | Arena: Coors Field

Los Angeles Dodgers (1883) | City: Los Angeles, CA | Arena: Dodger Stadium

San Diego Padres (1969) | City: San Diego, CA | Arena: Petco Park

San Francisco Giants (1883) | City: San Francisco, CA | Arena: AT&TPark

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