The National League West is one of the three divisions of the National League of Major League Baseball in North America (including Canada). This Division was formed for the 1969 season when the National League expanded to 12 teams by adding the San Diego Padres and the Montreal Expos. For purpose of keeping a regular-season of 162 games, half of the teams were put into the new East Division and half into the new West Division. Within each division, the teams played 18 games each against their five division mates (90 games), and also 12 games against the teams in the opposite division (72 games), totaling 162 games.

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  • La División Oeste de la Liga Nacional (National League Western Division), es una de las seis divisiones de Major League Baseball. Fue creada en 1969 cuando la Liga Nacional se expande a doce equipos. (es)
  • The National League West is one of the three divisions of the National League of Major League Baseball in North America (including Canada). This Division was formed for the 1969 season when the National League expanded to 12 teams by adding the San Diego Padres and the Montreal Expos. For purpose of keeping a regular-season of 162 games, half of the teams were put into the new East Division and half into the new West Division. Within each division, the teams played 18 games each against their five division mates (90 games), and also 12 games against the teams in the opposite division (72 games), totaling 162 games. Despite the geography, the owners of the Chicago Cubs insisted that this team be placed into the East Division along with the teams in New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Also, the owners of the St. Louis Cardinals wanted that team to be in the same division with their natural rivals of the Cubs. The league could have insisted on a geographical alignment like the American League did. But the owners were also concerned about what they thought would be a large imbalance in the strength of the divisions. The previous two seasons, the Cardinals, Giants, and Cubs finished 1-2-3 in the National League standings. The owners were concerned about putting those teams in the same division, thereby creating one very strong division (West) and one weak one (East - nobody foresaw the rise of the Mets in 1969). Given all of this, the owners of the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds consented to being placed into the West Division, even though Atlanta and Cincinnati are both in the Eastern Time Zone. Hence, the West Division had teams spread all the way from the East to the Pacific Coast, and scattered over four time zones. The East Division was spread over the Eastern Time Zone and the Central Time Zone - despite the fact that the National League had six teams in the Eastern Time Zone and six teams spread between the Central Time Zone and the Pacific Time Zone. All of this increased the traveling distances and times for all of the teams, and it also made radio broadcasting and TV broadcasts of the games more difficult to schedule. The Braves and the Reds had to travel all the way to California three times during each baseball season, and the three teams in California had to travel to Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Houston three times also. Sometimes, the trouble could be alleviated for them by playing some games in Chicago, St. Louis, or Pittsburgh on the same long road trips. (en)
  • La division Ouest de la Ligue nationale est l'une des 3 divisions de la Ligue nationale de baseball et l'une des 6 divisions de la Ligue majeure de baseball. Elle est créée en 1969 en même temps que la division Est de la Ligue nationale. Avant cette date, la Ligue nationale comptait 10 équipes, sans divisions. Composée de cinq équipes depuis la saison 1998, la division Ouest en compte six de sa création en 1969 à 1992, sept en 1993, et quatre de 1994 à 1997. Les cinq clubs actuels qui la composent sont situés dans le Sud-Ouest des États-Unis et sont répartis sur deux fuseaux horaires : heure du Pacifique et heure des Rocheuses. Auparavant, les villes représentées dans la division Ouest s'étalaient sur 4 fuseaux horaires (les deux mentionnés, ainsi que l'heure du Centre et l'heure de l'Est), le club le plus oriental étant pourtant situé dans le Sud-Est des États-Unis (Atlanta), une dernière incongruité corrigée par le passage des Braves d'Atlanta à la division Est en 1994. L'expansion de la Ligue majeure de baseball qui amenè une franchise au Colorado en 1993 permet de corriger ce problème, dont la résolution était attendue depuis longtemps par Atlanta. Les champions actuels de la division Ouest de la Ligue nationale sont les Dodgers de Los Angeles, qui ont terminé au premier rang en 2013, 2014, 2015 et 2016. (fr)
  • ナショナルリーグ西地区(-にしちく、英: National League West Division)は、MLBに属する6地区のうちの一つ。 1969年の球団拡張に伴い創設。所属する5チームはアメリカ合衆国南西部に位置している。 (ja)
  • La National League West è una delle sei division della Major League Baseball (una division East, Central e West per ognuna delle due leghe). Fu creata per la stagione 1969 quandò la National League si allargò a 12 squadre, aggiungendo i San Diego Padres e i Montreal Expos. Per mantenere una stagione regolare da 162 partite, metà delle squadre furono spostate nella nuova East Division e metà nella nuova West Division. All'interno di ogni division, le squadre disputano 18 partite una contro l'altra. La squadra che ha conquistato più volte la division sono i Los Angeles Dodgers, con 14 titoli. L'unica a non averla mai vinta sono i Colorado Rockies. Malgrado la geografia, i proprietari dei Chicago Cubs insistettero che la loro squadra fosse inserita nella East Division assieme alle squadre di New York, Filadelfia e Pittsburgh. Inoltre, i proprietari dei St. Louis Cardinals desideravano rimanere nelle stessa division dei loro rivali storici, i Cubs. Per tale motivo, i proprietari di Atlanta Braves e Cincinnati Reds acconsentirono di essere inseriti nella West Division, malgrado Atlanta e Cincinnati si trovino ad est. La West Division aveva perciò squadre su entrambe le coste degli Stati Uniti che attraversavano quattro fusi orari. La distanza geografica tra le squadre rendeva anche più difficile organizzare i calendari in funzione della trasmissione televisiva e radiofonica. I Braves e i Reds dovevano viaggiare in California tre volte l'anno durante la stagione, così come dovevano fare le tre squadre californiane. (it)
  • National League West (w skrócie NL West), jedna z sześciu dywizji Major League Baseball. (pl)
  • Западный дивизион Национальной лиги — один из шести дивизионов Главной лиги бейсбола. Образован в 1969 году после расширения лиги. (ru)
  • 國家聯盟西區是美國職棒大聯盟六個分區之一。 (zh)
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  • La División Oeste de la Liga Nacional (National League Western Division), es una de las seis divisiones de Major League Baseball. Fue creada en 1969 cuando la Liga Nacional se expande a doce equipos. (es)
  • ナショナルリーグ西地区(-にしちく、英: National League West Division)は、MLBに属する6地区のうちの一つ。 1969年の球団拡張に伴い創設。所属する5チームはアメリカ合衆国南西部に位置している。 (ja)
  • National League West (w skrócie NL West), jedna z sześciu dywizji Major League Baseball. (pl)
  • Западный дивизион Национальной лиги — один из шести дивизионов Главной лиги бейсбола. Образован в 1969 году после расширения лиги. (ru)
  • 國家聯盟西區是美國職棒大聯盟六個分區之一。 (zh)
  • The National League West is one of the three divisions of the National League of Major League Baseball in North America (including Canada). This Division was formed for the 1969 season when the National League expanded to 12 teams by adding the San Diego Padres and the Montreal Expos. For purpose of keeping a regular-season of 162 games, half of the teams were put into the new East Division and half into the new West Division. Within each division, the teams played 18 games each against their five division mates (90 games), and also 12 games against the teams in the opposite division (72 games), totaling 162 games. (en)
  • La National League West è una delle sei division della Major League Baseball (una division East, Central e West per ognuna delle due leghe). Fu creata per la stagione 1969 quandò la National League si allargò a 12 squadre, aggiungendo i San Diego Padres e i Montreal Expos. Per mantenere una stagione regolare da 162 partite, metà delle squadre furono spostate nella nuova East Division e metà nella nuova West Division. All'interno di ogni division, le squadre disputano 18 partite una contro l'altra. La squadra che ha conquistato più volte la division sono i Los Angeles Dodgers, con 14 titoli. L'unica a non averla mai vinta sono i Colorado Rockies. (it)
  • La division Ouest de la Ligue nationale est l'une des 3 divisions de la Ligue nationale de baseball et l'une des 6 divisions de la Ligue majeure de baseball. Elle est créée en 1969 en même temps que la division Est de la Ligue nationale. Avant cette date, la Ligue nationale comptait 10 équipes, sans divisions. Les champions actuels de la division Ouest de la Ligue nationale sont les Dodgers de Los Angeles, qui ont terminé au premier rang en 2013, 2014, 2015 et 2016. (fr)
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  • National League West (en)
  • División Oeste de la Liga Nacional (es)
  • National League West (it)
  • Division Ouest de la Ligue nationale (fr)
  • ナショナルリーグ西地区 (ja)
  • National League West (pl)
  • Западный дивизион Национальной лиги (ru)
  • 國家聯盟西區 (zh)
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