one of the two major professional U.S. baseball leagues, established in 1900. Abbreviation: A.L.
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How to use American League in a sentence
This is an American League team’s longest losing streak since the 2013 Houston Astros dropped 15 in a row.Orioles’ skid reaches 14 games with extra-innings loss to visiting Twins | Nathan Ruiz | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The night the Sox beat the Yankees and captured the American League pennant, my heart was racing, but not, for once, because of my own anxieties.The best $130 I ever spent: A Major League Baseball TV pass | Alissa Wilkinson | May 31, 2021 | Vox
There are typically more intentional walks in the National League than American League because teams can walk the eighth batter to face a pitcher.Another intentional walk has disastrous consequences for Nats in 5-3 loss to Braves | Jesse Dougherty | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
He was Baltimore’s pitching coach when the club won the American League pennant in 1979 and the World Series in 1983.Ray Miller, ex-Orioles manager and longtime pitching coach, dies | Nathan Ruiz | May 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Batters used to replace pitchers in the National League were on par with their American League counterparts and, unsurprisingly, performed better at the plate than pitchers had under the original rules.MLB pitchers were already bad hitters. Modern velocity has made them even worse. | Neil Greenberg | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
On the way to the 1996 World Series, the Yankees met the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.
Back-to-back Derby winner Yoenis Céspedes will now suit up as an American League outfield reserve.
Clark, the first Jewish American League umpire, adjudicated baseball for three decades.Home Runs, Frozen Ropes, And Some Wild Cards In Best Baseball Books | Robert Birnbaum | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The game was the Yankees 105th victory of the season, tying the American League record for season victories.
He hit home runs in every park in the American League and hit more on the road than at home.
This is their record all around the American League circuit.Pitching in a Pinch | Christy Mathewson
After the way you pitched this afternoon, Im sure theres nothing in the American League you need to be afraid of.Baseball Joe in the World Series | Lester Chadwick
For the last seven years hes led the American League in batting, base stealing and everything else worth while.Baseball Joe in the World Series | Lester Chadwick
A hum of approval indicated that the Irish-American League had met with favor.Eve to the Rescue | Ethel Hueston
Again he turned lowering brows on the Irish-American League.Eve to the Rescue | Ethel Hueston