American League

noun

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 Williams, The Science of Hitting, 1972
Phrases
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.
compare national league

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American League was in 1901

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“American League.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20League. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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