National League

National League
the older of the two major professional U.S. baseball leagues, established in 1876. Abbr.: N.L.

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noun
the National League
: one of the two major leagues in professional U.S. baseball — compare

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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the ˌNational ˈLeague 7 [National League] noun
(in the US) one of the two organizations for professional ↑baseball
see also American League
 
Culture:
The National League is the older of America’s two professional ↑baseball associations. It was established in 1876 as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. It now has 16 teams with five in the Eastern Division, five in the Western Division and six in the Central Division. The National League offices are in New York.

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