This article provides a list of Major League Baseball teams along with a brief description of each team and a link to their official website.
There are a total of 30 Major League Baseball teams. The league is divided into the American League and National League, each with a total of 15 teams. The American League and the National League are further divided into three separate divisions called the East Division, Central Division, and the West Division.
List of National League Baseball Teams
Following is a list of major league baseball teams that play in the National League.
National League East Division
- Atlanta Braves – The Atlanta Braves were founded in 1871 and have played in Atlanta, Georgia since 1966. The team is based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The team plays home games in SunTrust Park, located in the unincorporated community of Cumberland.
- Miami Marlins – The Miami Marlins were established in 1993. They are based in Miami, Florida. They play their home games in Marlin Park.
- New York Mets – The New York Mets were founded in 1962 and are based in the Queens borough of New York City. The team’s home field is Citi Field located in Queens.
- Philadelphia Phillies – The Philadelphia Phillies were established in 1883 and are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team plays home games at Citizen’s Bank Park located in South Philly.
- Washington Nationals – The Washington Nationals were founded in 1969. The Nationals are based in Washington, D.C., and play their home games in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
National League Central Division
Following are the five teams that play in the Central Division:
- Chicago Cubs – The Chicago Cubs were established in the year 1876. They are based in Chicago, Illinois and the team plays at Wrigley Field on the north side of Chicago.
- Cincinnati Reds – The Cincinnati Reds were founded in 1881. They are based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and play their home games at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Milwaukee Brewers – The Milwaukee Brewers began in 1969 and are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team plays their home-based games in Miller Park.
- Pittsburgh Pirates – The Pittsburgh Pirates were founded in 1882. They are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and play at PNC Park.
- St. Louis Cardinals – The St. Louis Cardinals are based in St. Louis, Missouri, and were founded back in 1882. Their home games are played at Busch Stadium.
National League West Division
Following are the five teams that play in the West Division:
- Arizona Diamondbacks – The Arizona Diamondbacks were founded in 1998. They are based in Phoenix, Arizona, and play their home games at Chase Field.
- Colorado Rockies – The Colorado Rockies were established in 1991. They are based in Denver, Colorado, and play games at Coors Field in Denver.
- Los Angeles Dodgers – The Los Angeles Dodgers were founded in 1883. They are based in Los Angeles, California, and play their home games at Dodger Stadium.
- San Diego Padres – The San Diego Padres were established in 1969 and are based in San Diego, California. The team plays home games in Petco Stadium in San Diego.
- San Francisco Giants – The San Francisco Giants were established in 1883.
List of American League Teams
Following is a list of major league baseball teams in the American League.
American League East Division
Following are the team in the East Division of the American League:
- Baltimore Orioles – The Baltimore Orioles were established in 1901 and are based in Baltimore, Maryland. They play their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
- Boston Red Sox – The Boston Red Sox team was originally founded in 1901. The Red Sox organization is in Boston Massachusetts and their home ballpark is Fenway Park.
- New York Yankees – The New York Yankees were founded in 1901. The Yankees are based in New York City and their home ballpark is Shea Stadium.
- Tampa Bay Rays – The Tampa Bay Rays were founded in 1998. Although they are known as the Tampa Bay Rays, they are not based in Tampa. The team is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They play games in their home field called Tropicana Field.
- Toronto Blue Jays – The Toronto Blue Jays were founded in 1977. They are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Their home field is known as Rogers Centre.
American League Central Division
Following are the teams that play in the Central Division of the American League:
- Chicago White Sox – The Chicago White Sox was established in 1888. The team is based in Chicago, Illinois and their home game park is Guaranteed Rate Park (formerly U.S. Cellular Field).
- Cleveland Indians – The Cleveland Indians are based in Cleveland, Ohio where they were founded in 1894. They play in a stadium called Progressive Field.
- Detroit Tigers – The Detroit Tigers are based in Detroit Michigan and were founded in 1894. The Tigers play at home in a stadium called Comerica Park.
- Kansas City Royals – The Kansas City Royals are based in Kansas City, Missouri, and were first established in 1969. Their home game field is Kauffman Stadium.
- Minnesota Twins – The Minnesota Twins were established in 1901 and are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their home stadium is Target Field.
American League West Division
Following are the teams that belong to the West Division of the American League:
- Houston Astros – The Houston Astros are based in Houston, Texas, and were formed in 1962. They play at home in Minute Maid Park.
- Los Angeles Angels – The Los Angeles Angels were originally formed in 1961. They are based in Anaheim, California and play at their home field named Angel Stadium.
- Oakland Athletics – The Oakland Athletics, also called the A’s, was formed in 1901. The team is located in Oakland, California, and play at their home field called the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
- Seattle Mariners – The Seattle Mariners were originally formed in 1977. They are based in Seattle, Washington, and their home game stadium is SafeCo field.
- Texas Rangers – The Texas Rangers began in 1961 and are based in Arlington, Texas. The team plays in Globe Life Park in Arlington.
About Major League Baseball Teams
Each team has a primary team that consists of a 25-player roster, which is the primary team. The team also has a 40-player roster, which includes players who have a major league contract, but may play in the minor league, or are on the injured reserve list. Teams can move players from the extended list onto the primary team at any time.
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions about this list of major league baseball teams, please post a comment below. Occasionally, professional sports teams move to a new city and/or change the name of their stadium when sponsorship rights change hands. If you know of any changes, please let us know so we can update the list.
See also: List of Football Teams in the NFL.