Major League Baseball just concluded its 15th season of interleague play (ILP), where teams from the American League play teams from the National in six crossover series each year. If game attendance is any guide, ILP provides fans with an annual treat for several weeks every May and June.
Most baseball fans have allegiance to either the AL or the NL, so crossover series performance provides bragging rights to the league with most annual victories. And for the last seven years, it's been the American League that's been able to crow, putting up pretty dominating numbers against the senior NL. There's no shortage of explanations for the AL's success, the advantage to the AL of using their designated hitter for home games the most prominent offered by NL fans. AL aficionados counter that their league is now simply superior.
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