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The 1923 season of the American League was the twenty-third 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 152 98 54 0 .645 -.- 823 (5.41) 622 (4.09) 0.291 0.354 0.422 3.62 0.977
2 Detroit Tigers 155 83 71 1 .535 16.0 831 (5.36) 741 (4.78) 0.300 0.371 0.401 4.09 0.968
3 Cleveland Indians 153 82 71 0 .536 16.5 888 (5.80) 746 (4.88) 0.301 0.376 0.420 3.91 0.964
4 Washington Senators 155 75 78 2 .484 23.5 720 (4.65) 747 (4.82) 0.274 0.341 0.367 3.98 0.967
5 St. Louis Browns 154 74 78 2 .481 24.0 688 (4.47) 720 (4.68) 0.281 0.336 0.398 3.93 0.971
6 Philadelphia Athletics 153 69 83 1 .451 29.0 661 (4.32) 761 (4.97) 0.271 0.328 0.370 4.08 0.964
7 Chicago White Sox 156 69 85 2 .442 30.0 692 (4.44) 741 (4.75) 0.279 0.345 0.373 4.05 0.971
8 Boston Red Sox 154 61 91 2 .396 37.0 584 (3.79) 809 (5.25) 0.261 0.313 0.351 4.20 0.963

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Earl Sheely Chicago White Sox 156
At Bats Joe Dugan
Charlie Jamieson
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
644
Runs Scored Babe Ruth New York Yankees 152
Hits Charlie Jamieson Cleveland Indians 222
Doubles Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 59
Triples Goose Goslin
Sam Rice
Washington Senators
Washington Senators
18
Home Runs Babe Ruth New York Yankees 41
Total Bases Babe Ruth New York Yankees 399
Runs Batted In Babe Ruth New York Yankees 131
Stolen Bases Eddie Collins Chicago White Sox 48
Caught Stealing Eddie Collins Chicago White Sox 29
Walks Babe Ruth New York Yankees 170
Hit by Pitch Heinie Manush Detroit Tigers 17
Strikeouts Babe Ruth New York Yankees 93
Sacrifice Hits Roger Peckinpaugh Washington Senators 40
Batting Average Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers 0.403
On-Base Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.545
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.764
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth New York Yankees 1.309
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth New York Yankees 239

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins George Uhle Cleveland Indians 26
Losses Herman Pillette
Eddie Rommel
Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Athletics
19
Win-Loss Percentage Herb Pennock New York Yankees 0.760
Appearances Eddie Rommel Philadelphia Athletics 56
Games Started George Uhle Cleveland Indians 44
Complete Games George Uhle Cleveland Indians 29
Shutouts Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 5
Games Finished Sloppy Thurston St. Louis Browns/Chicago White Sox 30
Saves Allan Russell Washington Senators 9
Innings Pitched George Uhle Cleveland Indians 357.2
Batters Faced George Uhle Cleveland Indians 1548
Hits Allowed George Uhle Cleveland Indians 378
Home Runs Allowed Bob Shawkey New York Yankees 17
Base-on-Balls Allowed Elam Vangilder St. Louis Browns 120
Hit Batsmen Howard Ehmke
Walter Johnson
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
20
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 130
Wild Pitches Joe Bush New York Yankees 12
Balks Dave Danforth
Dixie Leverett
St. Louis Browns
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed George Uhle Cleveland Indians 167
Earned Runs Allowed George Uhle Cleveland Indians 150
Earned Run Average Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 2.76
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Waite Hoyt New York Yankees 1.228

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's League Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Babe Ruth, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 64 out of a possible 64 points and 8 first place votes.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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