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|1940 in baseball|
|1940 American League|
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 Season summary
- 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||Detroit Tigers||155||90||64||1||.581||-.-||888 (5.73)||717 (4.63)||0.286||0.364||0.442||4.01||0.968|
|2||Cleveland Indians||155||89||65||1||.574||1.0||710 (4.58)||637 (4.11)||0.265||0.330||0.398||3.63||0.975|
|3||New York Yankees||155||88||66||1||.568||2.0||817 (5.27)||671 (4.33)||0.259||0.340||0.418||3.89||0.975|
|4||Chicago White Sox||155||82||72||1||.529||8.0||735 (4.74)||672 (4.34)||0.278||0.339||0.387||3.74||0.969|
|5||Boston Red Sox||154||82||72||0||.532||8.0||872 (5.66)||825 (5.36)||0.286||0.355||0.449||4.89||0.972|
|6||St. Louis Browns||156||67||87||2||.429||23.0||757 (4.85)||882 (5.65)||0.263||0.331||0.401||5.12||0.974|
|7||Washington Senators||154||64||90||0||.416||26.0||665 (4.32)||811 (5.27)||0.271||0.329||0.374||4.59||0.968|
|8||Philadelphia Athletics||154||54||100||0||.351||36.0||703 (4.56)||932 (6.05)||0.262||0.332||0.387||5.22||0.960|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hank Greenberg, an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 292 out of a possible 336 points and 16 first place votes.
 Hall of Fame Game
The first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Boston Red Sox lost to the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 10 to 9.
 Notable events