Updated: Sep 13, 2005, 12:58 PM

Vote: Leagues of their own


Most sports fans know the story of Joe Namath leading the Jets to a win in Super Bowl III, striking a blow for the fledgling AFC. But what about Cy Young and the 1903 Boston Pilgrims knocking off National League stalwart Pittsburgh in the first real World Series?

The American League and National League have been battling for supremacy ever since that first encounter, each forging its own distinct identity along the way. From the NL heading to California with the Giants and Dodgers, to the AL changing the game with the designated hitter, the leagues have rarely been mirror images of each other.

So as the contest for supremacy rages on more than a century later, which league has the edge this season? Does the AL have better hitting? Does the NL have better pitching? And who has the overall edge?

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