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Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world.



Major League Baseball will have 30 teams by 2022, 15 in the National League (NL) and 15 in the American League (AL), with 29 based in the United States and 1 in Canada. The NL has 15 franchises and the AL has 15 teams. In 1876 and 1901, the NL and AL were established, respectively.

MLB Mascots
MLB Mascots

It began in 1903 when both leagues agreed to a National Agreement that allowed them to work together but kept them distinct legal entities until 2000. Midtown Manhattan is where Major League Baseball is based.




In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first all-professional baseball club. Some teams had previously compensated players in secret. Early professional baseball was marked by fierce rivalry between leagues and by players who frequently switched teams and leagues.

How Much Do MLB Mascots Make?

It costs $200 an hour to be a Paw for the Detroit Tigers. Despite the fact that the Seattle Mariners have never won the World Series, the Mariner Moose continues to earn a whopping $600 per hour like he’s some sort of Phanatic or something.



In the United States, the median yearly salary for a Mascot is $63,384. Mascots make an average of $30.47 per hour. The typical starting wage for a Mascot is $27,000.