Major League Baseball Comparison

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Baseball is considered the national pastime of the US; from April to October, there is always a game at 1:00 pm or at 7:00 pm. The Major League Baseball is the best league in the world that is consisted by two leagues, American League and National League, with 15 teams in each it, playing for being the best team of the world. Every year the debate of which league is the best captures the attention of fans and journalists, there is always the discussion and the comparison between both leagues; for example, what league has the best pitchers, what league is the best offensively, or what league could win the All-Star Game. For someone, the answer could be shown in October when there is a champion; however, if we talk about similarities and differences, …show more content…
The funny fact is that two of those three champions are National League teams, so in that league the pitching is the most important statistic; for example, last year Clayton Kershaw were the best pitcher in the league and he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League. The best effectiveness of the pitchers is found in the National, the earned run average in the last 5 years among the 15 teams of the league is 3.01; on contrary, in the American League the ERA (earned run average) in that span is 4.20; in addition, in the American League is very common that starting pitchers work during six or seven innings, a low number of innings in comparison of the National League where the pitchers throw eight innings, and the number of shutouts and completes games is higher. The only similarity between the two leagues is the work of relief pitching, which have a similar ERA. Although the National League has better numbers in the field of pitching, in the American we can find successful pitchers such as Felix Hernandez and Chris …show more content…
However, since 2010, two teams of the National have been world champions, where the San Francisco Giants its finest with three tittles. Each season in July, the All Star Game where the best players from each league is disputed; this serves to see which league has the best players. From 1997 to 2009 the American League won the All Star Game, but then from 2010 to 2012 was the National victorious, despite the recent dominance of the American League, in total the National League overtook with a total of 43 victories over 40. Lastly, both leagues averaged the same number of wins per season, something uncommon in professional sport and in the major leagues where there are many differences between these

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