the National League


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

Examples of the National League in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Marlins went 84-78, finishing third in the National League East and claiming the second of three wild-card spots into the postseason. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 20 Feb. 2024 If their starting pitchers can routinely go six innings and hand off a lead, it should be well protected with Walker, Jackson and the Rogers twins all providing capable late-inning bridges to Doval, who finished (60) and saved (39) the most games in the National League last season. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 The Pirates had four consecutive last-place finishes in the National League Central from 2019-22. John Perrotto, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 During the 2022-23 tournament, Wrexham A.F.C. was the only team in the National League – the fifth tier of English football league system – to advance as far as the fourth round. Jack McKessy, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 In 1982, when the National League did not count unused tickets toward attendance, the Dodgers sold 4 million, said Barry Stockhamer, former vice president of marketing. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Matt Crespi, program director of the Civic Mapping Initiative at the National League of Cities, spends his life deep in the weeds of Americans’ transportation decisions. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 To that point there had only been six perfect games in Major League history, and none in the National League since 1880. Barry Jacobs – Columnist, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Trevor Rogers, the Miami Marlins’ standout rookie pitcher and early frontrunner for the National League Rookie of the Year, got the message from Miguel Rojas around 8 a.m. Saturday. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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“The National League.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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