How baseball teams got their nicknames.
American League Teams
The American League, or commonly called simply the AL, started out as the Western League which was a minor league outfit consisting of teams based in the states
located around the Great Lakes. It is sometimes called the Junior Circuit seeing as it didn't gain major league status until twenty-five years after the
creation of the National League. That being said, the American League can claim sixty-three to the National League's forty-seven World Series titles since
1903. I'd take the titles over the extended history any day.
Click on a team below to find out more about the origin of its name.