NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUEArizona Diamondbacks Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns
Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies Detroit Tigers
Florida Marlins Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros Los Angeles/Anaheim/California Angels
Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators
Milwaukee Brewers/Seattle Pilots New York Yankees
New York Mets Oakland/KC/Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies Seattle Mariners
Pittsburgh Pirates Tampa Bay Rays
St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers/Washington Senators
San Diego Padres Toronto Blue Jays
San Francisco/New York Giants
Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos
- To be eligible for inclusion on a team, a player had to play at least FIVE seasons for that team.
- Player statistics from before 1900 were not considered. Baseball was a different game in the 19th century (e.g. no foul strike rule until 1901). My apologies to fans of Cap Anson and Wee Willie Keeler.
- A team may include no more than one pitcher who played more than half his career before 1920.
- To be eligible for the DH spot, a player had to have been a DH for at least 20 games for that team.
- The Bench spot is not for players who spent much time on the bench. It’s actually more like a "best-of-the-rest" position that allowed me to include one more great player on a team’s roster.
- Only one team per franchise. So, for example, the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Browns are the same team.
- For expansion teams that joined the league in 1977 or later, I dropped the requirement to 4 years; for the most recent arrivals to MLB, the Rays and Diamondbacks, I had to drop the requirement to 3 years.
- For closers the requirement is only 4 years; it’s a relatively new position and closers tend to move around a lot.