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What’s a better way to connect with your friends and family than attending a Major League Baseball game? Imagine yourself in the stands at a baseball game, catching up with old friends, sharing your love for baseball with family, or maybe getting to know someone on a date! Keeping you on your toes throughout, a game can change in the matter of seconds with the sharp crack of a bat. Baseball produces some of the most loyal fans in professional sports filling the stands rapidly on games days. Grab your cheap MLB tickets here and get ready to sing along with the whole ballpark during the 7th inning stretch!

Becoming America’s Favorite Pastime

Major League Baseball is the oldest professional sports league in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1903, the league was not the first to professionalize the sport of baseball. Dating back to the American Civil War, the sport was played by soldiers while they were at camp. After the war had ended The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was formed as an amateur league and by 1867 there were over 400 clubs in the league. In 1869 the first professional baseball team was formed; the Cincinnati Red Stockings, today known as the Cincinnati Reds.  After the founding of the Reds, the NABBP dismantled into two groups; professionals and amateurs. The professionals would go on to create what is today known as the National League. For years they were the only league in the sport until 1901 when the American League was created. During the 1920s and the early 1930s the sport began to rise in popularity due to star players and teams beginning to emerge from the woodworks. When the Great Depression hit, baseball managed to survive as the primal entertainment for Americans when they cut player salaries to allow for lower ticket prices, and even letting in women and children for free. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the league took a risk and began to expand across the country, building new stadiums and implementing the use of artificial turf. In the 1990s and 2000s the league was plagued with accusations that some players were taking performance enhancing drugs. Even through its rollercoaster history, baseball remains to this day one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Baseball Today

Today the league is made up of 30 teams, 29 of which are in the United States and 1 in Canada. The teams are split evenly down the middle, with 15 representing the National League and 15 representing the American League. Seasonally the teams play a total of 162 games, and the top five teams within each league go on to play in tournament style playoff games. Today with dynamic teams such as the New York YankeesBoston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs the league has greatly evolved from its early stages.

Season Structure

The MLB season begins well in advance to the regular season. Perhaps one of the most exciting preseasons’ in all of sports, MLB Spring Training draws in thousands of fans to Arizona and Florida where they can watch their favorite teams gearing up for the season. Beginning in February and going well into April, spring training gives fans a sneak peak into potential line ups for the season. Starting the first Sunday of April and going through the first Sunday of October, the MLB regular season lasts for exactly 162 games per team. The games consist of 19 interdivisional games with each of their four division rivals, and the remaining games are divided out as series amongst the remaining ten teams. As October nears the top ten teams are set to face off in an elimination style playoff tournament ending with the World Series.

All Star Game

Just after the halfway point of the season, the league takes a four-day break during which they host the MLB All-Star game. Designated as a friendly exhibition game, a team of top players representing the National League and a team representing the American League face off on the field. The game not only provides a break for the players not participating, but it also provides fans with the chance to see the top players in the league all on one field! The weekend long even features the celebrity all-star game, the Home Run Derby, and the actual All-Star game.

Cheap tickets to premier MLB events, like the World Series and the MLB All-Star Game, sell out quickly as fans scramble to secure their seats. Don't miss out on your chance! Grab your glove and head to a game, you never know when a fly ball will head your way!

MLB Quick Facts

Current Champion: Boston Red Sox
Commissioner: Rob Manfred
Established: 1903
Most Titles: New York Yankees (27 Titles)
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