Hey, batter, batter. Hey, batter, batter. SWING! Are you ready to step up to the plate? Baseball is often considered America's pastime, but when it comes to the sport, how well do you know it? From New York to Los Angeles, could you name the home city of each baseball team?
Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. In February of 1876, the National League was formed and the American League followed in 1901. Sixty-four years after the sport was created, the National League and American League would join together to form the MLB (Major League Baseball). Since its start, the MLB has grown to include 30 teams, 15 in each league. While 29 of the teams account for the United States, one team in the organization is Canadian.
Although you might be able to name the location for your favorite team, the rest of them might not be so simple. The Athletics was an East Coast team before traveling to the West. New York City lost two of its teams in the 1950s to California. Thirteen short years ago, the Montreal Expos received a city change and a name change as they moved to the United States. From the Dodgers to the Nationals to the Braves, can you name the home city of each baseball team?
There's only one way to find out! Step up to the plate and take a swing at these questions. Let's find out if you're hitting a home run!