Top 10 Baseball Teams

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Baseball is considered as a part of American tradition and every kid grows up dreaming about becoming a professional Baseball player at some point in his school or college days. Although the game is mostly played in the United States of America, there is a feeling that the game is gaining popularity among fans around the world. Here are the top 10 teams in the Major League Baseball currently.

 

1. Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Founded in 1901 as a part of American League’s eight charter franchises, the Red Sox are probably the 2nd most known Baseball team behind the New York Yankees. They play the world famous Fenway ball park. The Red Sox have won the World Series 6 times (1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007.) The 86 years period between the 1918 series win and the 2004 series win was called as the Curse of Bambino. Their rivalry with the Yankees is one of the most famous, fiercest rivalries in the professional sports’ history. Currently, the Red Sox have a (87-58) record and are expected to much better than their post 2007 series win form.

 

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers were formed in 1958 and play in the Dodger stadium which is the 3rd oldest ballpark after Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. LA Dodgers have won 6 World Series titles (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988) and their last West Division title was in 2009. The franchise in rich in history and their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants is one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American Baseball. Besides this they also have rivalry with the super star team from New York that is the Yankees. The Dodgers fan base has always been loyal to them and in 1978 the Dodgers has over 3 million people coming in to see the games. With a record of (83-59) the Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in the MLB currently.

 

3. St. Louis Cardinals

St Louis Cardinals

Playing in Missouri, the Cardinals compete in the Central Division. Established in 1892, the Cardinals play at the Busch stadium from 2006. Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles (1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011) Cardinals ranked 1st last season in the home attendance and that tells you how dedicated their fan base is. Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals are the main rivals and games against these are always in the news for various reasons. The Cardinals have some really good young pitchers in Michael Wacha and Joe Kelley which are pushing them to the division crown which they can seal if they continue playing as well as they have. The Cardinals have a record of (86-61) and with Adam Wainwright with them, they can challenge for the ultimate prize.

 

4. Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are a team from the Eastern Division of the MLB. Their name the “Braves” comes from the Native American warrior nicknamed “the Bravos”. Braves play at th Turner Field which they Atlanta Braves have only win the World Series 3 times till date (1914, 1957, 1995) but have won the East Division titles for 11 consecutive years starting from 1995. Braves have always had a rivalry with the Ney York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies and the games against these two teams are the ones their fans look out for when the MLB schedule is out. The Atlanta Braves had a record of (85-57) and are considered as strong candidates to win this season.

 

5. Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers

Just like the Red Sox, Detroit Tigers were founded in 1901 as a part of American League’s one city franchise. Tigers currently play their home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit but they have played at the Tiger stadium and Bennett Park before. Tigers have won the World Series 4 times (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984.) Although the team is not expected to challenge for the world championships, it is an improving team and people expect good things from them in near future. Tigers have a (82-61) record at the moment and want to bounce back from the streak of 4 under-par starts as a consolation prize.

 

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