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Overview of All MLB Teams

American League

American MLB

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 3
  • American League Pennants: 7
  • Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Overview:

The Baltimore Orioles are one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, which were established in 1901. The team called Milwaukee (1901) and St. Louis (1902 – 1953) home before finally landing in Baltimore in 1954. Their team name was chosen due to the oriole being the state bird of Maryland.

The Orioles enjoyed their most successful period as a team between 1966 and 1983. They won the pennant six times and followed up with a World Series on three of those occasions. Baltimore currently plays at Camden Yards. Some of their most celebrated all-time players include Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, and Eddie Murray.

Boston Red Sox

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 8
  • American League Pennants: 13
  • Stadium: Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Overview:

The Boston Red Sox are another of the eight founding American League teams, and one of the storied franchises in Major League Baseball history. They won the first-ever World Series in 1903, and another four prior to 1918. In 1920, the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees, triggering the Curse of the Bambino, which would haunt the team for 86 years.

In 2004, the drought was finally broken, and once the dam broke, there were more championships to follow. Boston followed up their 2004 campaign with World Series wins in 2007 and 2013, bringing their total up to 8 titles. The Red Sox still play at Fenway Park, their home since 1912. While Boston has attracted lots of top talent in their history, some of their greatest stars include Wade Boggs, Orlando Cepeda, Carlton Fisk, Pedro Martinez, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Tom Seaver.

New York Yankees

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 27
  • American League Pennants: 40
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium (II) – Bronx borough, New York City, New York
  • Overview:

One of the American League’s inaugural clubs, the New York Yankees are arguably the crown jewel of Major League Baseball. Their twenty-seven World Series titles are far-and-away the most in baseball history, and their rosters have included a large portion of the greatest players in history. The Yankees own the records for most division titles, AL pennants, and World Series titles.

After an eighteen-year World Series drought, a new Yankees dynasty emerged in 1996, led by Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera. With the same nucleus in place, the Bronx Bombers went on to win again in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. In 2009, the franchise moved to a new, modern Yankee Stadium. Yankee rosters have been home to legends such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Founded: 1998
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • American League Pennants: 1
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Overview:

The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the youngest teams in Major League Baseball, having been accepted as an expansion franchise in 1998. Initially called the “Devil Rays,” the club dropped the word “Devil” from their name in 2007, and promptly won their first and only American League pennant in 2008. They subsequently lost to Philadelphia in the World Series.

Tampa Bay plays their home games at Tropicana Field, where they’ve been located since their inception. The Rays were featured in the movie The Rookie, a drama released in 2002, which was inspired by the true story of former Rays relief pitcher Jim Morris. The Rays haven’t had the vast number of Hall of Fame players that other teams enjoy, but they did employ Wade Boggs, Johnny Damon, Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff, and manager Lou Piniella in their short history.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Founded: 1977
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • American League Pennants: 2
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario
  • Overview:

The Blue Jays are the only Major League Baseball team outside the continental United States. The Canadian club was founded in 1977 as an expansion franchise. Toronto was initially owned by Labatt Brewing Company but was sold to Rogers Communications in 2000. The team has won the American League pennant twice and went on to win the World Series in both years.

Toronto’s two championships came in back-to-back years, 1992 and 1993. They’re the only team outside of the United States to win a title. The Blue Jays also hold the record for fastest World Series win for an expansion team, taking them only sixteen years to do so. Some of the all-time top talents to play for Toronto are Roberto Alomar, Roy Halladay, Phil Niekro, Dave Winfield, Carlos Delgado, Dave Stieb, and George Bell.

AL Central

Chicago White Sox

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 1
  • American League Pennants: 6
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
  • Overview:

The White Sox are one of the two teams located in the city of Chicago and have existed since 1901 when they were founded as one of the original eight American League franchises. Their first World Series victory came in 1906, and the second would come eleven years later in 1917. Two years after their second title, the club was mired in controversy when several of their players were caught fixing games in the infamous Black Sox Scandal.

Following the team’s scandal, it would be forty years before they won another pennant. Finally, in 1959, they won the American League, although they then lost the World Series. After another significant drought, they got another chance in 2005. That year they won the pennant and went on to sweep the Houston Astros in the World Series. The most exceptional players in White Sox history include names like Frank Thomas, Nellie Fox, Luke Appling, Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle, and Carlton Fisk.

Cleveland Indians

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • American League Pennants: 6
  • Stadium: Progressive Field – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Overview:

The Cleveland Indians were founded in 1901 as one of the original eight American League members. They’ve spent nearly their entire history in the city of Cleveland, although they’ve owned several different names, including the Lake Shores, Bluebirds, Broncos, and Naps, before settling on the Indians. They’ve won six American League pennants and two World Series titles.

The first two pennants came in 1920 and 1948, which are the same years they won their World Series championships. Since 1948, they’ve captured the AL pennant on four occasions, although none of them have been followed up with titles. Cleveland plays at Progressive Field, where they’ve been located since 1994. Some of the best Cleveland Indian players of all time are Cy Young, Earl Averill, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, Ralph Kiner, Jim Thome, and Early Wynn.

Detroit Tigers

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 4
  • American League Pennants: 11
  • Stadium: Comerica Park – Detroit, Michigan
  • Overview:

One of the American League’s eight founding members, the Detroit Tigers have been playing Major League Baseball since 1901. What makes them remarkable is that they’ve kept the same name and city for the entire time, making them the oldest franchise to do so. The Tigers have won the American League pennant on eleven occasions and went on to win the World Series four times.

Detroit’s most recent World Series title came in 1984. They’ve won the pennant twice since then but lost the championship series. From 1912 through 1999, the Tigers played at Tiger Stadium before moving to their current home, Comerica Park, in 2000. Detroit has employed many Hall of Fame players, including Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Jack Morris, Hal Newhouser, and Alan Trammell.

Kansas City Royals

  • Founded: 1969
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • American League Pennants: 4
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Overview:

The Kansas City Royals were established in 1969 as an MLB expansion franchise. Their name comes from a local rodeo, barbeque competition, livestock show, and horse show called the American Royal that has run annually since 1899. Kansas City has captured four American League pennants in their history and two World Series titles.

Their most recent World Series win came in 2015, exactly thirty years after their first title. The team was a powerhouse between 1976 and 1985, but only had a single winning season between 1995 and 2012. The Royals have played their home games at Kauffman Stadium since 1973. Their best years were fueled by legendary talents like Amos Otis, Frank White, Hal McRae, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett, and Willie Wilson.

Minnesota Twins

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 3
  • American League Pennants: 6
  • Stadium: Target Field – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Overview:

The Minnesota Twins were created in 1901 as one of the founding members of the American League. From 1901 through 1960, the team played in Washington, D.C. and were called the Senators. In 1961, the club was relocated to Minnesota, where they were renamed the Twins.

Minnesota plays in the Central Division where they have six division titles, six American League pennants, and three World Series titles. They currently play at Target Field, which has been their home since 2010. Prior to 2010, they played at the Metrodome from 1982 – 2009. The best Twins players in team history include Harmon Killebrew, Bucky Harris, Walter Johnson, Sam Rice, and Kirby Puckett.

AL West

Houston Astros

  • Founded: 1962
  • World Series Titles: 1
  • American League Pennants: 1 (They have 1 National League Pennant)
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas
  • Overview:

The Houston Astros were founded in 1962 as a National League team. It wasn’t until 2013 that the Astros switched to the American League after 51 years in the NL. The current defending champions enjoyed the best season in franchise history in 2017, which was capped off with a World Series victory over the favored Dodgers.

Houston’s home stadium has been Minute Maid Park since 2000, which followed almost thirty-five years in the Astrodome. In 2005, the Astros won the National League pennant before losing in the World Series. Regardless, they’re the first and only team in Major League Baseball history to have won a pennant in both leagues. Some of the all-time best Houston Astros are Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Nolan Ryan, Lance Berkman, and Jose Altuve, who is currently on the team.

Los Angeles Angels

  • Founded: 1961
  • World Series Titles: 1
  • American League Pennants: 1
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium – Anaheim, California
  • Overview:

The Los Angeles Angels are actually based in Anaheim, California, and have existed since 1961. They play their home games at Angel Stadium, where they’ve been located since 1966. In 2002, the Angels entered the playoffs as a Wildcard team before going on to win both the American League pennant and World Series.

Los Angeles’ most significant rivalries are with the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees. The club is also known for their Rally Monkey, a mascot who appears whenever the team is losing or tied from the seventh inning on. They were also featured in the 1994 hit Angels in the Outfield. Some of the best Angels in franchise history include Rod Carew, Nolan Ryan, Jim Fregosi, and Vladimir Guerrero.

Oakland Athletics

  • Founded: 1901
  • World Series Titles: 9
  • American League Pennants: 15
  • Stadium: Oakland – Alameda County Coliseum – Oakland, California
  • Overview:

The Oakland A’s are one of the eight charter members of the American League. They started in Philadelphia, where they stayed for fifty-three years, before making a twelve-year stop in Kansas City and ultimately settling in Oakland in 1968. The team has won the American League pennant fifteen times, to go along with their nine World Series titles.

One of the most popular eras in Oakland A’s history was the “Bash Brothers” team of the late-‘80s and early-‘90s. Led by Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, the team went from a celebrated power-hitting club to synonymous with baseball’s steroid era. In 1998, the A’s hired general manager Billy Beane, who ultimately began the Moneyball era in baseball. The Oakland A’s have had numerous Hall of Famers on their roster; for example, Dennis Eckersley, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, and Rollie Fingers.

Seattle Mariners

  • Founded: 1977
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • American League Pennants: 0
  • Stadium: Safeco Field – Seattle, Washington
  • Overview:

The Seattle Mariners were founded in 1977 but did not field a winning team until 1991. Their first of three division titles came in 1995, and they’ve never won the AL pennant. The Mariners are currently in the midst of the longest playoff drought in all four major sports, having failed to qualify for the postseason since 2001.

The club was created as the result of a lawsuit. The Seattle Pilots, the city’s initial team, was relocated to Milwaukee, prompting the state of Washington to sue the American League for breach of contract. Seven years later, they had a new team. Despite their historical lack of success, the Mariners have employed some top-tier players like Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, and Felix Hernandez.

Texas Rangers

  • Founded: 1961
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • American League Pennants: 2
  • Stadium: Globe Life Park in Arlington – Arlington, Texas
  • Overview:

In 1961, the third incarnation of Washington Senators was established before eventually moving to Arlington, Texas, and becoming the Texas Rangers in 1972. The AL West team has captured seven division titles and two American League pennants, but no World Series titles. They won the American League back-to-back in 2010 and 2011 but fell short to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals respectively.

The Texas Rangers are currently the oldest MLB franchise without a World Series title, having gone fifty-seven years without winning the honor. The club has been playing their home games in the same ballpark in Arlington since 1994, although it’s gone through several different names during that time. They are moving into a new stadium in 2020. Some of the best players in Rangers history are Ivan Rodriguez, Nolan Ryan, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Gonzalez, and Michael Young.

National League

National

NL East

Atlanta Braves

  • Founded: 1871
  • World Series Titles: 3
  • National League Pennants: 17
  • Stadium: SunTrust Park – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Overview:

The franchise that would eventually become the Atlanta Braves has existed since 1871. In 1912, while the team was still in Boston, they adopted the “Braves” name for the first time. The team found their home in Atlanta in 1966 and have been there ever since. The best time period in franchise history ranged from 1991 to 2005 when they won fourteen consecutive division titles and were consistently one of the top teams in the MLB.

Since their 1871 foundation, the Braves have won seventeen National League pennants and three World Series titles, with their most recent championship being won in 1995. Atlanta became known as “America’s Team” due to their relationship with Turner Broadcasting, which resulted in their homes games being broadcast to cable owners nation-wide. A list of the best Atlanta Braves players must include Dale Murphy, Chipper Jones, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Hank Aaron, and Tom Glavine.

Miami Marlins

  • Founded: 1991
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • National League Pennants: 2
  • Stadium: Marlins Park – Miami, Florida
  • Overview:

Established in 1991, the club was called the Florida Marlins until 2011, at which point they were renamed to “Miami” instead. While the Marlins have never won a division title, they have won the World Series on two separate occasions as a Wildcard team. Any time they’ve qualified for the playoffs, the season ended in a title triumph.

Miami plays their home games at Marlins Park, where they’ve been since 2012. Marlins fans are a long-suffering group. Each time they’ve put together a winning team, ownership promptly sold off all of their top talents before the following season. Some of the top players to ever don a Marlins jersey are Andre Dawson, Trevor Hoffman, Livan Hernandez, Josh Beckett, Hanley Ramirez, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez.

New York Mets

  • Founded: 1962
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • National League Pennants: 5
  • Stadium: Citi Field – Queens, New York
  • Overview:

The New York Mets are the less successful cross-town rival to the New York Yankees. The city’s National League team was established in 1962 as one of MLB’s first expansion teams. The team got off to a rough start, going 40-120 in their inaugural effort, earning the worst regular season record in the history of baseball’s 162-game season. Since then, they’ve won five National League pennants and two World Series titles.

Since 1986, the Mets have been hunting for their third World Series. In 2000, they won the NL pennant to set up the Subway Series, ultimately a losing effort in which the Yankees and Mets faced off for the championship. New York currently plays at Citi Field, which they’ve called home since 2009. Their most noteworthy players throughout history would include Roberto Alomar, Gary Carter, Tom Glavine, Willie Mays, Mike Piazza, and Tom Seaver.

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Founded: 1883
  • World Series Titles: 2
  • National League Pennants: 7
  • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Overview:

The Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest one-city, one-name team in all of professional sports history in the US. They were founded in 1883 as the Philadelphia Phillies and have never changed or moved. The National League East club has earned eleven division titles, seven NL pennants, and two World Series wins. Their most recent title came in 2008 when Cole Hamels led the team past the Tampa Bay Rays in five games.

The Phillies have been playing home games at Citizens Bank Park since 2004. It’s their fifth stadium in their over-a-century-long history. From the time the World Series was created in 1903, it took Philadelphia seventy-seven years before winning their first title. The Phillies have had many impressive players on their roster throughout history, for instance, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, and Chuck Klein.

Washington Nationals

  • Founded: 1969
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • National League Pennants: 0
  • Stadium: Nationals Park – Washington D.C.
  • Overview:

After three separate Washington Senators franchises were started and then relocated, Washington finally brought a team from another city and tried a new name. Previously the Montreal Expos, the Nationals franchise has existed since 1969. In 2005, the team was moved to Washington and rebranded as the Nationals.

Regardless of city or name, the Washington-based franchise has never had much luck with success. They’ve won their division title five times but have never won a pennant or World Series. However, the team is trending upward, with the bulk of their division wins coming recently. Of their five titles, four have occurred since 2012. The best players in Nationals history include current players Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg, although Expos players Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, and Tim Raines were technically part of this franchise as well.

NL Central

Chicago Cubs

  • Founded: 1876
  • World Series Titles: 3
  • National League Pennants: 17
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois
  • Overview:

The Chicago Cubs are a National League team that was founded in 1876. The team has always been located in Chicago, but they were named the White Stockings, the Colts, and the Orphans before settling on the current name. They’ve been playing in Wrigley Field since 1916. The Cubs have earned seventeen NL pennants and three World Series victories.

Before ending the drought in 2016, the Cubbies went 108 years between World Series titles and 71 years between pennant wins. During this stretch of bad luck, the team was thought to be suffering from the Curse of the Billy Goat, a curse that was placed on the organization for throwing a man and his goat out of the stadium. Luckily for the Cubs, Theo Epstein is immune to legendary curses. The Chicago Cubs have a rich history full of talented players such as Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux, and Sammy Sosa.

Cincinnati Reds

  • Founded: 1881
  • World Series Titles: 5
  • National League Pennants: 9
  • Stadium: Great American Ball Park – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Overview:

The franchise that eventually became the Cincinnati Reds was established in 1881 as an inaugural member of the American Association. In 1890, they joined the National League and took on their current name. The Reds have won nine NL pennants and five World Series championships. Their most recent title came in 1990 under Lou Piniella.

The club plays their home games at the Great American Ball Park, which has been their home stadium since 2003. This is their seventh stadium in the city of Cincinnati over the course of their long history. The best era in franchise history was arguably in the ‘70s when the Big Red Machine won back-to-back World Series. The Reds’ list of Hall of Fame players includes Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Sparky Anderson, Barry Larkin, Dave Concepcion, Ted Kluszewski, and Frank Robinson.

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Founded: 1969
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • National League Pennants: 1
  • Stadium: Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Overview:

Founded in 1969, the Milwaukee Brewers got their start as the Seattle Pilots. They relocated in 1970 and have been the Brewers ever since. The club was a member of the American League from their inception through 1997. The following year, they joined the National League, where they’ve remained until the present day.

The Brewers have won one division title since joining the NL, and their only pennant win came in 1982 when they were still an American League ball club. In their one World Series appearance, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. They’ve called Miller Park their home since 2001. The best players of all time in Milwaukee Brewers history include Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Hank Aaron, and Trevor Hoffman.

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Founded: 1882
  • World Series Titles: 5
  • National League Pennants: 9
  • Stadium: PNC Park – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Overview:

The Pittsburg Pirates were founded in 1882 but didn’t settle on their current name until 1891. They joined the National League in their eighth season after starting in the American Association. The Pirates have captured nine NL pennants and five World Series titles. Their first World Series was won on the shoulders of Honus Wagner in 1909, while the most recent title triumph came in 1979.

Pittsburg’s most recent playoff berths occurred recently between the years 2013 and 2015. They won the Wildcard slot in three consecutive campaigns. However, their last division title came in 1992, and their last pennant was won in 1979. Despite their recent post-season woes, the Pirates have had numerous legendary players join their lengths. Some of the most important include Roberto Clemente, Ralph Kiner, Barry Bonds, Willie Stargell, Paul Waner, Pie Traynor, and Honus Wagner.

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Founded: 1882
  • World Series Titles: 11
  • National League Pennants: 19
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium (III) – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Overview:

The St. Louis Cardinals were established in 1882 and have historically been one of the most successful National League teams. The franchise spent their entire history in St. Louis but didn’t settle on the name “Cardinals” until 1900. The Cardinals have won nineteen NL pennants and eleven World Series titles. The only team with more World Series wins than St. Louis is the Yankees, and they rank third in total NL pennants.

The Cardinals is the seventh-most-valuable franchise in Major League Baseball. They play their home games in Busch Stadium (III), which they’ve occupied since 2006. St. Louis’ players have accounted for twenty league MVPs, four batting Triple Crowns, and three Cy Young awards. The long list of St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Fame players includes Ozzie Smith, Red Schoendienst, Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter, Ken Boyer, Dizzy Dean, Whitey Herzog, Bob Gibson, Mark McGwire, and Lou Brock.

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Founded: 1998
  • World Series Titles: 1
  • National League Pennants: 1
  • Stadium: Chase Field – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Overview:

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Phoenix-based National League team that was founded in 1998. The group paid $130 million for the expansion franchise. Arizona has won five division titles, one pennant, and one World Series championship. They’ve played every home game in team history at Chase Field, which was initially named Bank One Ballpark.

In 2001, the Diamondbacks won the National League pennant, earning the team the right to face off against the New York Yankees in the World Series. Led by the dynamic pitching duo of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, Arizona defeated the Yankees in seven games to capture their one-and-only title. A list of the best Arizona Diamondbacks players in history would include Roberto Alomar, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Luis Gonzalez, and Alan Trammell.

Colorado Rockies

  • Founded: 1993
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • National League Pennants: 1
  • Stadium: Coors Field – Denver, Colorado
  • Overview:

The Colorado Rockies were purchased as an expansion team in 1993 and are based in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies’ best season came in 2007 when they won the National League pennant and played the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Boston ultimately swept the series, and Colorado has yet to be back to the League Championship Series.

The Rockies have made the playoffs twice since 2007, in 2009 and 2017, both as the Wildcard entrant. They’ve never won a division title. They’ve played every game at Coors Field since 1995 after a single season at Mile High Stadium in 1993-94. Some of the top talents that have played for the Colorado Rockies are Matt Holliday, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Larry Walker, and Andres Galarraga.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Founded: 1883
  • World Series Titles: 6
  • National League Pennants: 22
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California
  • Overview:

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise got their start in 1883 in New York as the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1958, the team moved to Los Angeles, where they played at the Coliseum before settling into Dodger Stadium four years later. The Dodgers are one of the most decorated clubs in Major League Baseball with twenty-two National League pennants, sixteen division titles, and six World Series victories.

The current National League defending champions have produced thirteen National League MVP awards, twelve Cy Young seasons, and eighteen Rookie of the Year winners. There are owned by a group led by Magic Johnson and have had the highest payroll in the league for several seasons. Some of the all-time-great Dodgers are Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, and Don Drysdale.

San Diego Padres

  • Founded: 1969
  • World Series Titles: 0
  • National League Pennants: 2
  • Stadium: Petco Park – San Diego, California
  • Overview:

In 1969, the San Diego Padres were founded in the National League’s West division. They are the only team in Major League Baseball that doesn’t share their city with another sports franchise. The Padres have won five division titles since their inception, as well as two National League pennants. However, their first World Series title still eludes them.

The Padres’ most recent playoffs appearance was in 2006. In their forty-nine year history, they’ve only had fourteen winning seasons. Furthermore, the Padres are the only team in the MLB that’s never recorded a no-hitter in their franchise’s history. The club plays their home games at Petco Park, the stadium they’ve called home since 2004. The most remarkable San Diego Padres players would be Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, Greg Maddux, Gaylord Perry, and Dave Winfield.

San Francisco Giants

  • Founded: 1883
  • World Series Titles: 8
  • National League Pennants: 23
  • Stadium: AT&T Park – San Francisco, California
  • Overview:

The San Fransisco Giants’ franchise was established in 1883 as the New York Gothams. They were the first major league team in New York City. From 1886 – 1957, the team went by the name New York Giants, and ultimately moved to San Francisco in 1958. The club is one of the most established and successful teams in baseball and boasts the most total wins of any team in MLB history.

The Giants have won twenty-three National League pennants and eight World Series titles. Their most recent playoff success came in 2010, 2012, and 2014, when they won it all three times. Their eight World Series wins rank fourth overall in Major League Baseball and second in the National League. The team plays at AT&T Park, where they’ve resided since 2000. Their most celebrated players include Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry, and Barry Bonds.n Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry, and Barry Bonds.