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Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, and the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises 256 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament.


Minor league team complete rare four-HR, cycle feat achieved only once in MLB history

The Class AA Reno Aces had players who hit four home runs (Yasmany Tomas) and the cycle (Matt Szczur) in one game, something done once in MLB history.
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Pirates slugger Josh Bell proving critics wrong with breakout season

Pirates slugger Josh Bell has turned himself into is one of MLB's most feared hitters and a legitimate MVP contender.
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Videos for Major League Baseball

Mike Fiers Threw An Improbable No-Hitter [Video]Mike Fiers Threw An Improbable No-Hitter

For the second MLB season in a row, an A’s pitcher has thrown the first no-hitter of the season. That’s a rather unusual feat, given that the A’s rotation has been so famously dinged-up that they..

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What Is Derek Jeter Angry About? [Video]What Is Derek Jeter Angry About?

It would be safe to assume that anyone with even the faintest clue of what has been going on this season in MLB understands that the Marlins have looked like a pile of crap that ate a second pile of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Is it Time to Start Worrying About the Boston Red Sox, Chris Sale? [Video]Is it Time to Start Worrying About the Boston Red Sox, Chris Sale?

The Red Sox have been abysmal to open the 2019 MLB season and are off to a 3-9 start. Is it time to begin worrying about the defending champions' slow start? SI Now's Robin Lundberg weig

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 00:53Published

Treasury Cancels MLB's Deal with Cuban Baseball Federation [Video]Treasury Cancels MLB's Deal with Cuban Baseball Federation

The deal was meant to let Cuban baseball players sign with MLB without having to defect.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

How Many MLB Players Earn $20 Million? [Video]How Many MLB Players Earn $20 Million?

Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." 34 MLB players will make $20 million or more this season...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

5 Ways To Clean Certain Stains [Video]5 Ways To Clean Certain Stains

1. Clean grass stains by soaking them in white vinegar or toothpaste. 2. Clean beverage stains by soaking them in cool water for a half hour. 3. Clean blood stains by soaking them in white vinegar or..

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The Three Huge Contracts Of The 2019 MLB Season [Video]The Three Huge Contracts Of The 2019 MLB Season

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed huge contracts in the MLB offseason.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:39Published

MLB Opening Day: Top Performances in MLB History [Video]MLB Opening Day: Top Performances in MLB History

With the 2019 MLB season upon us, we take a look at some of baseball's best Opening Day performances through the years.

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 01:28Published

Is 2019 a Make-or-Break Year for Cubs' Heralded Core? [Video]Is 2019 a Make-or-Break Year for Cubs' Heralded Core?

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs were dubbed a superteam, ready to dominate MLB for years to come. But after consecutive years of coming up short, SI senior writer Ben Reiter joins..

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 00:57Published

The Line: MLB Gambling Preview [Video]The Line: MLB Gambling Preview

The Line's Ben Teitelbaum and Nick Kostos are joined by SI's senior writer Ben Reiter to talk about the 2019 MLB division winners, Cy Young candidates and possible MVP frontrunners.

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 26:10Published


MLB power rankings: Battle for the AL East is going to be wild

The Yankees, Rays and Red Sox are primed for quite a race in the American League East.
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Bundle up! 2020 MLB opening day is March 26, earliest ever

2020 baseball season to open March 26, the earliest big league opening day
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Former MLB pitcher David Cone talks perfect game, labor issues in new book

Former MLB pitcher David Cone is looking back on a life in baseball in his new book, "Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher." He joined CBSN to reflect on his perfect game, and to give his take on..
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Austin Riley homers in MLB debut, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

Austin Riley made quite a splash in his big league debut, homering off Michael Wacha to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals
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Lawmaker calls on MLB to change rain delay rules

After a rash of rain delays and postponements in the early part of the season, a Brooklyn councilman sent a proposal to MLB's commissioner.
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Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin overcame tragedy to become one of MLB's biggest surprises

The 25-year-old righty has been the best starter for the first-place Phillies.
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Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland maintains innocence amid sex abuse charges

John Wetteland is stunned by the charges accusing him of child sex abuse, said an attorney for the former all-star and World Series MVP pitcher.
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MLB panel cuts value of Nats' TV rights in dispute with O's

A Major League Baseball panel hearing the dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million for its..
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MLB puts Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on 7-day administrative leave after domestic battery arrest

The league placed the Dodgers' Julio Urias on a seven-day administrative leave.
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Surprises and disappointments in MLB season thus far

SportsPulse: With the MLB through a quarter of it's season, USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale breaks down some of the top storylines thus far.
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Coolest cleats of the 2019 MLB season

Eye-catching footwear throughout the league.
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MLB power rankings: Led by George Springer, red-hot Astros take back the No. 1 spot

George Springer and Alex Bregman have been on fire to start the month of May and have the Astros primed to run away with the AL West.
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Mother's Day MLB special: Astros prospect's grandmother tears up at his MLB debut

Corbin Martin's first major league start is an emotional one for his family, especially since it came on Mother's Day.
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Eflin 1st in MLB with 2 complete games, Phils top Royals 7-0

Zach Eflin became the majors' first pitcher with two complete games this season, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Kansas City Royals 7-0
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