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Where to see Major League Baseball in Mississippi River Country

From iconic stadiums to newly renovated downtown ballpark districts, there are plenty of places to find professional baseball here.

Miller Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Miller Park, Milwaukee (Credit: Travel Wisconsin)

There are few things more iconically American than listening to the crack of a bat and the roar of the crowd at one of Mississippi River Country’s iconic baseball stadiums. From iconic stadiums like Wrigley Field to newer facilities like Target Field, there are plenty of places to find professional baseball.

Here’s a closer look at the MLB teams in Mississippi River Country.

Minnesota Twins

Founded: 1901 (started play in Minnesota in 1961)

Where they play: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota (opened: 2010, capacity: 39,504)

About the Twins: Play in the American League’s Central division … franchise was founded as the Washington Senators in 1901 … moved to Minnesota and began play as the Twins in 1961 … have won 12 division titles and 6 American League pennants … won the World Series in 1924 (as the Washington Senators), 1987 and 1991

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Milwaukee Brewers

Founded: 1969 (started play in Milwaukee in 1970)

Where they play: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (opened: 2001, capacity: 41,900)

About the Brewers: Play in the National League’s Central division … team was founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots, an American League expansion team … Brewers moved to Milwaukee for 1970 season … joined the National League in 1998 … have won 3 division titles (one in American League, two in National League) and 1 American League pennant … lost 1982 World Series to St. Louis Cardinals

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Chicago Cubs

Founded: 1876

Where they play: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois (opened: 1914; capacity: 41,649)

About the Cubs: Play in the National League’s Central division … one of two Major League teams based in Chicago … Cubs were a founding member of the National League, playing as the White Stockings at their inception in 1876 … have won 8 division titles and 17 National League pennants … have won 3 World Series titles (1907, 1908 and 2016) … Wrigley field is the oldest stadium in the National League and the second-oldest in Major League Baseball

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Chicago White Sox

Founded: 1900

Where they play: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois (opened: 1991; capacity: 40,615)

About the White Sox: Play in the American League’s Central division … one of two Major League teams based in Chicago … one of the American League’s charter franchises … have won 5 division titles and 6 American League pennants … won the World Series in 1906, 1917 and 2005 … 1919 World Series was marred by “Black Sox Scandal,” which led to lifetime banishment of 8 White Sox players

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St. Louis Cardinals

Founded: 1882

Where they play: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri (opened: 2006; capacity: 44,494)

About the Cardinals: Play in the National League’s Central division … one of the most successful teams in MLB history .. have won 11 World Series, the most of any National League team and second to only the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball … have won 14 division titles and 19 National League pennants

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Kansas City Royals

Founded: 1969

Where they play: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri (opened: 1973; capacity: 37,903)

About the Royals: Play in the American League’s Central division … joined American League as an expansion team in 1969 … have won 7 division titles and 4 American League pennants … appeared in 4 World Series, winning 1985 and 2015

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Kansas City is also home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which tells the story of African-American baseball history in the United States. The museum is located in Kansas City’s Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District and sits just two blocks from where Negro Leagues icon “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920.