Questions tagged [major-leagues]

Questions about North American major league sports, namely the following: MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL

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Are there other national leagues with other country teams?

The MLS, NBA, MLB and NHL are considered mostly as USA leagues but they have teams from Canada. Are there other national leagues (any sport) that are mostly from one country but have teams from other ...
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Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues?

Which teams have won the most championships in the four major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)?
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North American expansion team reaching Championship final in inaugural year

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have reached the Stanley Cup finals in the 2017 - 2018 season after beating Winnipeg Jets in the western conference finals. This has been a big surprise as the Knights ...
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What does “Final MON” mean in MLB Sunday games results?

I've seen F/10 MON and F/11 MON and Final MON written after game results in the banner across the bottom of the TV, in WMBA, MLB and MLS, What does MON mean? Google is giving me nothing. UPDATE: ...
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Can a Hall of Fame player come out of retirement and play again

In (at least) North America it's a tradition to induct the very best players of a league who have not been playing for a certain amount of years. All major leagues in North America: NFL, MLB, NBA, and ...
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Teams in North American leagues that won their first game ever? [closed]

What teams, in the four major North American leagues (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB), won their first ever game? This includes both expansion franchises (e.g., Minnesota Wild) and relocations (e.g., Atlanta ...
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What constitutes a player as a rookie?

When is a player said to be a rookie in North American major league sports? My understanding is that a rookie is a player that is playing his first professional season. But for how long is that player ...
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League-wide retired numbers

In honor of their great players, teams retire their numbers. But if that player has been one of the all time greats, then the league might consider retiring that number. As an example, Wayne Gretzky's ...
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Has Promotion and Relegation been used in North American Major Leagues [duplicate]

There are 4 major sports leagues in North America: NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. The teams, also known as the franchises, in the league don't change. The only exceptions are when a team moves to a different ...
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Why are American teams always named in a certain format?

American teams are always named as [city/region team is from] + [team's actual name] Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Broncos, NY Yankees, Chicago Fire, etc. Is there a specific reason for that?
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Major league athletes with extra regular season games played

I'm looking for athletes in the top North American Leagues: NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL that played more games in a season than games scheduled for a team. For example, each NFL team is scheduled to play ...