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American league

one of the two major professional U.S. baseball leagues, established in 1900.
Abbreviation: A.L.
Contemporary Examples

On the way to the 1996 World Series, the Yankees met the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.
10 Unforgettable Derek Jeter Highlights (VIDEO) Jack Holmes September 28, 2014

Statement of President Barack Obama on Winning the 2009 American League MVP.
Obama Wins Heisman Trophy! Mark Katz October 8, 2009

He hit .316 and led the American League both in hits and at-bats at the age of 38 in his 18th season.
Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game Buzz Bissinger October 15, 2012

He won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1996, and the Yankees won the World Series for the first time in 18 years.
Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game Buzz Bissinger October 15, 2012

He hit home runs in every park in the American League and hit more on the road than at home.
Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records Bill Bryson September 28, 2013

Historical Examples

The keenest interest was manifested in the race that the Yankees were making to land the flag in the American League.
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick

In the American League also a spirited contest was going on.
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick

Then began an effort that brought to the American League many of the star players of the country.
The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5 Various

This is their record all around the American League circuit.
Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson

If no other club in the American League wants him, he must be nearly through.
Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team Lester Chadwick


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