Created with love by Nick Sundberg, Simon Sun, Eli Shieber, and Ibby Syed.
Baseball originally found its history in amateurism - the earliest tale of baseball being played by professional rules goes back to laborers playing the game on the outskirts of New York City in 1857.
Consequently, it was the northeast that found itself to be the true rise of professional baseball - it was where most of the early professional teams came from. Now, however, baseball is played all around the United States, and even (in some instances) outside of it.
2016 was a pivotal year for baseball - the Chicago Cubs had won the world series for the first time in 108 years, where Kris Bryant became the first in history to hit three home runs and two doubles in a game against Cincinatti.
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Baseball is one of America's favorite pastimes. From The San Francisco Giants to the New York Yankees, these teams have diverse players hailing from all around the world - click on any of the cities to get more information about the teams and their respective 2016 rosters, and hover over for more information.
For the 2016 season, the various teams were scheduled to play 9 games against opponents within their division, totaling 76 games. They were also to play seven games against teams from the other divisions, for a total of 66 games.
All teams were scheduled to play 20 interleague games throughout the season. The season itself was awash with new records, like a new league record with 6,726 strikeouts in the month of May.
Click on a city above to see more information about a team's win/loss ratio. You can hover over a point for more information.
The year begins with Spring Training, where players come to practice and have a few exhibition games before the regular season starts. Spring training allows new players to audition for roster and position spots.
The Regular Season has 162 games, and usually begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the first Sunday in October. Each player can be batting, a pitcher, or an outfielder.
For each team, take a look at where they stacked up in the positions that they played.
These stats show the overall impact a player has on their team.