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Description of the data topic MLB. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) is the top baseball league in the world and encompasses the United States and Canada. Players are supplied without quota from several different countries. There are currently 30 Major League franchises with possibly more on the way (cross your fingers for MTL). Teams are organized into 2 leagues with 3 divisions each. Teams play 162 games during the regular season with 4 rounds of playoffs of varying formats. 10 teams out of 30 will make the playoffs.

TBC has MLB batting and pitching stats since 1871 and fielding stats since 1903. Organization of earlier franchise continuity is not great and I am open to fixing this in the future, though the stats should all be there. Since 1957, we have Retrosheet-supplied boxscore and play by play data for games and since 2010, we have added pitch-level data. All other datasets revolve around the Major Leagues. College feeds the minors which in turn feeds the majors. The draft feeds MLB and prospects rank possible future Major Leaguers.

Since there is a higher quantity of available information for MLB with regards to surrounding dimensional data (Player Personnel, ballparks, attendance, salaries, awards) we provide more accurate data for the Majors. There is a player page for all historical Major Leaguers, all teams and all seasons. You can view historical standings and information on any given date and dive into boxscores, splits, game logs and even extended stats which break out events into smaller granular categories (Think, infield hits, stealing 2nd, advancing 2 bases on a single). Not to discount the other datasets which are likely better than any other source available publicly online, the MLB data goes a lot deeper.We've got Managers, General Managers and Ballparks. Spring Training, Playoff Stats and All-Star Game boxscores too. If it happened in Major League Baseball (outside of statcast, though we have pitches) we've most likely got it.

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