American League

noun

Definition of American League

American Leaguer

noun
    • Players in the National League for years have tended to stay further back in the box than American Leaguers, and on the whole their batting averages have been higher.
    • —Ted WilliamsThe Science of Hitting1972
the American League
: one of the two major leagues in professional U.S. baseball
  • Detroit, Boston, and Baltimore all have teams in the American League.
Note: The American League was founded in 1901. In games played between teams in the American League, the designated hitter bats in place of the pitcher.
— compare national league

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1901

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