Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat
Diagram of a baseball field Diamond may refer to the square area defined by the four bases or to the entire playing field. The dimensions given are for professional and professional-style games. Children often play on smaller fields.
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Hilltop Park, home of the Highlanders
David Ortiz, the batter, awaiting a pitch, with the catcher and umpire
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
The Polo Grounds, home of the Yankees from 1913 to 1922, was demolished in 1964, after the Mets had moved to Shea Stadium in Flushing.
A shortstop tries to tag out a runner who is sliding head first, attempting to reach second base.
1913 Chicago Cubs
With his hitting prowess, Babe Ruth ushered in an offensive-oriented era of baseball and helped lead the Yankees to four World Series titles.
Defensive positions on a baseball field, with abbreviations and scorekeeper's position numbers (not uniform numbers)
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Lou Gehrig
A first baseman receives a pickoff throw, as the runner dives back to first base.
Club logo (1927–1936)
In 1941, Joe DiMaggio set an MLB record with a 56-game hitting streak that stands to this day and will probably never be broken.
Jackie Robinson in 1945, with the era's Kansas City Royals, a barnstorming squad associated with the Negro American League's Kansas City Monarchs
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Opening Day of the 1951 baseball season at Griffith Stadium. President Harry Truman throws out the first ball as Bucky Harris and Casey Stengel look on.
Sadaharu Oh managing the Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Playing for the Central League's Yomiuri Giants (1959–80), Oh set the professional world record for home runs.
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Mickey Mantle was one of the franchise's most celebrated hitters, highlighted by his 1956 Triple Crown and World Series championship.
Pesäpallo, a Finnish variation of baseball, was invented by Lauri "Tahko" Pihkala in the 1920s, and after that, it has changed with the times and grown in popularity. Picture of Pesäpallo match in 1958 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
During 1974 and 1975, Yankee Stadium was renovated into its final shape and structure, as shown here in 2002, seven years before demolition.
A well-worn baseball
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
The mask and catcher's mitt of Thurman Munson, the team captain who was killed in a plane crash in 1979
Babe Ruth in 1920, the year he joined the New York Yankees
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Don Mattingly headlined a Yankees franchise that struggled in the 1980s.
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is visible beyond the playing field on the left.
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
The Yankees' success in the late 1990s and early 2000s was built from a core of productive players that included Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter.
A New York Yankees batter and a Boston Red Sox catcher at Fenway Park
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez, 2007
Rickey Henderson—the major leagues' all-time leader in runs and stolen bases—stealing third base in a 1988 game
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Joe Girardi was a Yankees catcher before he became manager in 2008.
Cy Young—the holder of many major league career marks, including wins and innings pitched, as well as losses—in 1908. MLB's annual awards for the best pitcher in each league are named for Young.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
The new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009 and was christened with a World Series victory in the same way that the original Yankee Stadium was christened with a World Series victory when it opened in 1923.
Two players on the baseball team of Tokyo, Japan's Waseda University in 1921
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge quickly became the new face of the team.
The Tampere Tigers celebrating the 2017 title in Turku, Finland
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
World Series rings
An Afghan girl playing baseball in August 2002
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
"Freddy Sez" holding one of his signs near the bleachers entrance before a game between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers
The American Tobacco Company's line of baseball cards featured shortstop Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1911. In 2007, the card shown here sold for $2.8 million.
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
A shirt worn by a number of Bleacher Creatures
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is visible beyond the playing field on the left.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
The grounds crew at Yankee Stadium dancing to "Y.M.C.A."
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Announcers Michael Kay, Paul O'Neill, Ken Singleton, and Ryan Ruocco in the YES Network broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium in 2009
Ron Santo
The first four in the row of retired numbers at the old Yankee Stadium
Billy Williams
Yogi Berra
Ferguson Jenkins
Joe DiMaggio
Kiki Cuyler
Whitey Ford
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Derek Jeter
Harry Caray
Reggie Jackson
Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
Mariano Rivera
Lou Gehrig

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

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The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of The Bronx.

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In 1931, Joe McCarthy, who was previously manager of the Chicago Cubs, was hired as manager and brought the Yankees back to the top of the AL. They swept the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series, and brought the team's streak of consecutive World Series game wins to 12.

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Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley led the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to help keep the game in the public eye.

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Three days later, the Cubs sent Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees for minor leaguer Corey Black.

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A team that plays in a park with a relatively short right field, such as the New York Yankees, will tend to stock its roster with left-handed pull hitters, who can best exploit it.

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Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

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