the American League


: one of the two major leagues in professional U.S. baseball

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Recent Examples on the Web Anderson, 30, is a two-time All-Star, won the American League batting title in 2019 and was a Silver Slugger in 2020. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 After hitting rock bottom in the American League Central with 106 losses last year, the Royals are risking big bucks in a desire to climb the ladder in a weak division. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 And now, armed with a huge new contract, team brass believe Witt can help the Royals next take the next step toward being competitive in the American League Central again. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 The Angels seem to be in baseball purgatory as spring training approaches, one big bat and frontline starter away from possible playoff contention, and one or two injuries away from another fourth-place finish in the American League West. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2024 Baseball fans already know the answer: the American League Championship Series is currently tied 3 to 3, which means the showdown between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will be settled with a Game 7 tonight. Wesley Stenzel,, 23 Oct. 2023 The Orioles won the American League East last season, and the team’s 101 wins was best in the AL and second-best in all of baseball in 2023. Matt Egan, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 For his efforts, he was named the American League Most Valuable Player. March 22, 2010: Mauer, who was set to become a free agent at season’s end, officially inked an eight-year, $184 million contract extension. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, 23 Jan. 2024 The Rangers visit the Houston Astros for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series with the hosts leading, 3-2. Jason Parker, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2023 See More

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“The American League.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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