Major League Baseball is the oldest of North America’s four major sports. It was born in 1876 when the National League first organized, while the American League came to life in 1900. By contrast, the NHL didn’t launch until 1917, the NFL came to be in 1920 and it wasn’t until 1946 that the NBA was born. The first World Series was held in 1903, with Pittsburgh representing the NL and Boston the AL. That was more than 60 years prior to the initial Super Bowl game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays, World Series champions in 1992 and 1993, Major League Baseball is the only one of three U.S.-born major North American sports to be international in flavour in terms of teams that have won a title.
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From 1903-53, just 16 teams – eight in the American League and eight in the National League – populated the Major Leagues, and these teams were housed in only 10 cities, with no teams further west than St. Louis.
In 1953, the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee and in 1964, the St. Louis Browns relocated to Baltimore and became the Orioles.
Significant change was just ahead, and in 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers left for Los Angeles and the New York Giants move to San Francisco. Major League Baseball was truly a coast-to-coast entity for the first time. Today there are 30 teams in Major League baseball, 15 clubs in each league.
What Are The MLB standings
Here is where you will find the Major League Baseball standings and they are a wealth of information to the baseball bettor. You can instantly figure out which teams are enjoying homestands and which teams are enduring road trips.
|AL - East|
|1||Boston Red Sox||77||43||34||363||323||0.558|
|2||New York Yankees||75||41||34||417||322||0.547|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays||79||41||38||387||364||0.519|
|5||Toronto Blue Jays||76||36||40||325||349||0.474|
|AL - Central|
|3||Kansas City Royals||75||37||38||295||335||0.493|
|5||Chicago White Sox||76||33||43||346||350||0.434|
|AL - West|
|3||Los Angeles Angels||81||41||40||349||346||0.506|
|NL - East|
|3||New York Mets||76||34||42||369||409||0.447|
|NL - Central|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||76||35||41||335||343||0.461|
|NL - West|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||79||52||27||410||272||0.658|
|4||San Diego Padres||77||31||46||274||391||0.403|
|5||San Francisco Giants||80||29||51||306||405||0.363|
Online Tips For MLB Bettors
Here’s a few things to look out for when betting on the MLB:
Look for teams playing day games after night games, or perhaps playing a doubleheader to make up for a rained out game. Often during these scenarios, a team may recall a pitcher from the minor leagues to start one game of the twinbill so as not to disrupt to the routine of the club’s regular five starters.
This can be a chance to capitalize in terms of a wager.
Lefty-righty match-ups are another scenario where you can locate a winning opportunity. Is a team’s ace southpaw about to go head to head with an opponent featuring a lefty-loaded batting order? The analytics of that situation suggest that the odds will be in his favour.
The best thing about baseball from a betting standpoint is that there are always games available for wagering purposes. Just about every team plays every day, so you don’t have to wait to get in on the action.
Will all that opportunity at your fingertips, the odds can work in your favour. Study each day’s games, know the tendencies of teams and players, seize the opportunity when it is there in front of your and a baseball play will pay off.
MLB Bet Types
There are a number of ways to bet on Major League Baseball. The moneyline is the easiest one, a straight bet on the outcome. Moneylines are established based on what a $100 bet would pay. Say, for example, the Chicago Cubs are playing the New York Mets.
If the Cubs were listed at +115, that would mean they were favoured and you’d be required to wager $115 to win $110. On the other hand, let’s say the Mets are listed at -105. That means they are the underdog and you’d win $105 for every $100 you wagered.
You can also play a parlay, a wager on a number of games. Naturally, since you’d need to win more than one game the odds of success will be longer but when it cashes it will pay off handsomely.