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The 1921 season of the American League was the twenty-first season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Yankees 153 98 55 0 .641 -.- 948 (6.20) 708 (4.63) 0.300 0.371 0.464 3.82 0.965
2 Cleveland Indians 154 94 60 0 .610 4.5 925 (6.01) 712 (4.62) 0.308 0.379 0.430 3.90 0.967
3 St. Louis Browns 154 81 73 0 .526 17.5 835 (5.42) 845 (5.49) 0.304 0.353 0.425 4.61 0.964
4 Washington Senators 154 80 73 1 .519 18.0 704 (4.57) 738 (4.79) 0.277 0.335 0.383 3.97 0.963
5 Boston Red Sox 154 75 79 0 .487 23.5 668 (4.34) 696 (4.52) 0.277 0.332 0.361 3.98 0.975
6 Detroit Tigers 154 71 82 1 .461 27.0 883 (5.73) 852 (5.53) 0.316 0.382 0.433 4.40 0.964
7 Chicago White Sox 154 62 92 0 .403 36.5 683 (4.44) 858 (5.57) 0.283 0.338 0.379 4.94 0.969
8 Philadelphia Athletics 155 53 100 2 .342 45.0 657 (4.24) 894 (5.77) 0.274 0.326 0.389 4.61 0.957

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jimmie Dykes Philadelphia Athletics 155
At Bats Jack Tobin St. Louis Browns 671
Runs Scored Babe Ruth New York Yankees 177
Hits Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers 237
Doubles Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 52
Triples Howie Shanks
George Sisler
Jack Tobin
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
18
Home Runs Babe Ruth New York Yankees 59
Total Bases Babe Ruth New York Yankees 457
Runs Batted In Babe Ruth New York Yankees 171
Stolen Bases George Sisler St. Louis Browns 35
Caught Stealing Eddie Mulligan Chicago White Sox 18
Walks Babe Ruth New York Yankees 145
Hit by Pitch Bucky Harris Washington Senators 18
Strikeouts Bob Meusel New York Yankees 88
Sacrifice Hits Bill Wambsganss Cleveland Indians 43
Batting Average Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers 0.394
On-Base Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.512
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.846
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth New York Yankees 1.358
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth New York Yankees 239

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Carl Mays
Urban Shocker
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns
27
Losses Eddie Rommel Philadelphia Athletics 23
Win-Loss Percentage Carl Mays New York Yankees 0.750
Appearances Carl Mays New York Yankees 49
Games Started Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 40
Complete Games Red Faber Chicago White Sox 32
Shutouts Sam Jones Boston Red Sox 5
Games Finished Bill Burwell St. Louis Browns 21
Saves Carl Mays
Jim Middleton
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
7
Innings Pitched Carl Mays New York Yankees 336.2
Batters Faced Urban Shocker St. Louis Browns 1401
Hits Allowed Dickie Kerr Chicago White Sox 357
Home Runs Allowed Eddie Rommel
Urban Shocker
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
21
Base-on-Balls Allowed Dixie Davis St. Louis Browns 123
Hit Batsmen Hooks Dauss
Howard Ehmke
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
13
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 143
Wild Pitches Roy Moore Philadelphia Athletics 9
Balks Bob Hasty
Dickie Kerr
Philadelphia Athletics
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed Dickie Kerr Chicago White Sox 182
Earned Runs Allowed Dickie Kerr Chicago White Sox 162
Earned Run Average Red Faber Chicago White Sox 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Red Faber Chicago White Sox 1.149

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's New York Giants, 5 games to 3.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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