1960 American League
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|1960 American League|
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- 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||155||97||57||1||.626||-.-||746 (4.81)||627 (4.05)||0.260||0.328||0.426||3.52||0.979|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||154||89||65||0||.578||8.0||682 (4.43)||606 (3.94)||0.253||0.330||0.377||3.52||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||154||87||67||0||.565||10.0||741 (4.81)||617 (4.01)||0.270||0.342||0.396||3.60||0.982|
|4||Cleveland Indians||154||76||78||0||.494||21.0||667 (4.33)||693 (4.50)||0.267||0.324||0.388||3.95||0.978|
|5||Washington Senators||154||73||81||0||.474||24.0||672 (4.36)||696 (4.52)||0.244||0.320||0.384||3.77||0.973|
|6||Detroit Tigers||154||71||83||0||.461||26.0||633 (4.11)||644 (4.18)||0.239||0.322||0.375||3.64||0.977|
|7||Boston Red Sox||154||65||89||0||.422||32.0||658 (4.27)||775 (5.03)||0.261||0.333||0.389||4.62||0.976|
|8||Kansas City Athletics||155||58||96||1||.374||39.0||615 (3.97)||756 (4.88)||0.249||0.316||0.366||4.38||0.979|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The 1960 season featured two All-Star Games. In the first game at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Monday, July 11, 1960, the American League lost by a score of 5 to 3. In the second game at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Wednesday, July 13, 1960, the American League lost by a score of 6 to 0. For both games, the league's manager was Al Lopez.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roger Maris, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 225 out of a possible 336 points and 8 first place votes.
The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Vern Law of the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL). In the award's voting, he had 8 out of a possible 16 points and 8 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ron Hansen, a shortstop with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 22 out of a possible 24 points and 22 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.
Hall of Fame Game
The nineteenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 5 to 0.
- Bill Morales: Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.