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The 1928 season of the American League was the twenty-eighth 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 154 101 53 0 .656 -.- 894 (5.81) 685 (4.45) 0.296 0.363 0.450 3.74 0.967
2 Philadelphia Athletics 153 98 55 0 .641 2.5 829 (5.42) 615 (4.02) 0.295 0.360 0.436 3.36 0.970
3 St. Louis Browns 154 82 72 0 .532 19.0 772 (5.01) 742 (4.82) 0.274 0.343 0.393 4.17 0.970
4 Washington Senators 155 75 79 1 .484 26.0 718 (4.63) 705 (4.55) 0.284 0.343 0.393 3.88 0.971
5 Chicago White Sox 155 72 82 1 .465 29.0 656 (4.23) 725 (4.68) 0.270 0.330 0.358 3.98 0.970
6 Detroit Tigers 154 68 86 0 .442 33.0 744 (4.83) 804 (5.22) 0.279 0.338 0.401 4.32 0.965
7 Cleveland Indians 155 62 92 1 .400 39.0 674 (4.35) 830 (5.35) 0.285 0.332 0.382 4.47 0.965
8 Boston Red Sox 154 57 96 1 .370 43.5 589 (3.82) 770 (5.00) 0.264 0.316 0.361 4.39 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Willie Kamm
Joe Sewell
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
155
At Bats Carl Lind Cleveland Indians 650
Runs Scored Babe Ruth New York Yankees 163
Hits Heinie Manush St. Louis Browns 241
Doubles Lou Gehrig
Heinie Manush
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns
47
Triples Earle Combs New York Yankees 21
Home Runs Babe Ruth New York Yankees 54
Total Bases Babe Ruth New York Yankees 380
Runs Batted In Lou Gehrig
Babe Ruth
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
142
Stolen Bases Buddy Myer Boston Red Sox 30
Caught Stealing Johnny Mostil Chicago White Sox 21
Walks Babe Ruth New York Yankees 137
Hit by Pitch Ossie Bluege
Earl McNeely
Bing Miller
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Athletics
8
Strikeouts Babe Ruth New York Yankees 87
Sacrifice Hits Phil Todt Boston Red Sox 31
Batting Average Goose Goslin Washington Senators 0.379
On-Base Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.467
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.709
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth New York Yankees 1.172
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth New York Yankees 208

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Lefty Grove
George Pipgras
Philadelphia Athletics
New York Yankees
24
Losses Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 25
Win-Loss Percentage Alvin Crowder St. Louis Browns 0.808
Appearances Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 48
Games Started George Pipgras New York Yankees 38
Complete Games Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 25
Shutouts Herb Pennock New York Yankees 5
Games Finished Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 26
Saves Waite Hoyt New York Yankees 8
Innings Pitched George Pipgras New York Yankees 300.2
Batters Faced George Pipgras New York Yankees 1352
Hits Allowed George Pipgras New York Yankees 314
Home Runs Allowed George Blaeholder
Jack Ogden
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
23
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hank Johnson New York Yankees 104
Hit Batsmen Hank Johnson New York Yankees 12
Strikeouts Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 183
Wild Pitches George Earnshaw
Joe Shaute
Philadelphia Athletics
Cleveland Indians
7
Balks 15 players tied 1
Runs Allowed Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 147
Earned Runs Allowed Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 125
Earned Run Average Garland Braxton Washington Senators 2.51
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Garland Braxton Washington Senators 1.012

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's League Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mickey Cochrane, a catcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 53 out of a possible 64 points.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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