National League


Definition of National League

the National League
: one of the two major leagues in professional U.S. baseball Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Colorado all have teams in the National League.

Note: The National League was founded in 1876. Games played between teams in the National League do not employ a designated hitter.

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Other Words from National League

National Leaguer noun
He leads all National Leaguers in batting average.

First Known Use of National League

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“National League.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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