America's favorite past-time evolved into the first major professional sports league in the United States—Major League Baseball.
The MLB was founded in 1869, and now has 30 teams, one of them in Canada.
The nicknames of these teams helped create the names of sports teams ever since. For those of you curious baseball fans and history buffs, here are the origins of each MLB team nickname.
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