Big Leagues

The ‘Big Leagues’ are the four largest and most powerful sporting leagues in North American. These are:

  • Major League Baseball (National League and American League)
  • National Hockey League
  • National Football League
  • National Basketball Association

The Big Leagues are defined by possessing the five criteria:

  1. They attract the best players worldwide
  2. Are home to that Big Sports richest teams
  3. Are exclusive in who can join the league
  4. Are ambitious in their scope and marketing
  5. Have survived the challenges of Rival Leagues