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The 1963 season of the American League was the sixty-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 161 104 57 0 .646 -.- 714 (4.43) 547 (3.40) 0.252 0.307 0.403 3.07 0.982
2 Chicago White Sox 162 94 68 0 .580 10.5 683 (4.22) 544 (3.36) 0.250 0.321 0.365 2.97 0.979
3 Minnesota Twins 161 91 70 0 .565 13.0 767 (4.76) 602 (3.74) 0.255 0.322 0.430 3.28 0.976
4 Baltimore Orioles 162 86 76 0 .531 18.5 644 (3.98) 621 (3.83) 0.249 0.309 0.380 3.45 0.984
5 Detroit Tigers 162 79 83 0 .488 25.5 700 (4.32) 703 (4.34) 0.252 0.325 0.382 3.90 0.981
6 Cleveland Indians 162 79 83 0 .488 25.5 635 (3.92) 702 (4.33) 0.239 0.299 0.381 3.79 0.977
7 Boston Red Sox 161 76 85 0 .472 28.0 666 (4.14) 704 (4.37) 0.252 0.310 0.400 3.97 0.978
8 Kansas City Athletics 162 73 89 0 .451 31.5 615 (3.80) 704 (4.35) 0.247 0.313 0.353 3.92 0.980
9 Los Angeles Angels 161 70 91 0 .435 34.0 597 (3.71) 660 (4.10) 0.250 0.307 0.354 3.52 0.974
10 Washington Senators 162 56 106 0 .346 48.5 578 (3.57) 812 (5.01) 0.227 0.292 0.351 4.42 0.971

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 161
At Bats Bobby Richardson New York Yankees 630
Runs Scored Bob Allison Minnesota Twins 99
Hits Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 183
Doubles Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 40
Triples Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins 13
Home Runs Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 45
Total Bases Dick Stuart Boston Red Sox 319
Runs Batted In Dick Stuart Boston Red Sox 118
Stolen Bases Luis Aparicio Baltimore Orioles 40
Caught Stealing Albie Pearson Los Angeles Angels 10
Walks Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 95
Intentional Base-on-Balls Al Kaline Detroit Tigers 12
Hit by Pitch Max Alvis Cleveland Indians 10
Strikeouts Dave Nicholson Chicago White Sox 175
Sacrifice Hits Vic Power Minnesota Twins 13
Sacrifice Flies Bubba Phillips Detroit Tigers 10
Grounded into Double Plays Frank Malzone
Dick Stuart
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
24
Batting Average Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 0.321
On-Base Percentage Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 0.418
Slugging Percentage Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 0.555
On-Base plus Slugging Bob Allison Minnesota Twins 0.911
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Bob Allison Minnesota Twins 151

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Whitey Ford New York Yankees 24
Losses Orlando Pena Kansas City Athletics 20
Win-Loss Percentage Whitey Ford New York Yankees 0.774
Appearances Stu Miller Baltimore Orioles 71
Games Started Whitey Ford
Ralph Terry
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
37
Complete Games Camilo Pascual
Ralph Terry
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
18
Shutouts Ray Herbert Chicago White Sox 7
Games Finished Stu Miller Baltimore Orioles 59
Saves Stu Miller Baltimore Orioles 27
Innings Pitched Whitey Ford New York Yankees 269.1
Batters Faced Steve Barber Baltimore Orioles 1096
Hits Allowed Bill Monbouquette Boston Red Sox 258
Home Runs Allowed Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers 38
Base-on-Balls Allowed Earl Wilson Boston Red Sox 105
Intentional Base-on-Balls Stu Miller
Dick Radatz
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
13
Hit Batsmen Ken McBride Los Angeles Angels 14
Strikeouts Camilo Pascual Minnesota Twins 202
Wild Pitches Earl Wilson Boston Red Sox 21
Balks Jim Duckworth
Bill Faul
Washington Senators
Detroit Tigers
3
Runs Allowed Jim Bunning
Bill Monbouquette
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
119
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Monbouquette Boston Red Sox 113
Earned Run Average Gary Peters Chicago White Sox 2.33
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ralph Terry New York Yankees 1.063

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the thirty-fourth midsummer classic at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, July 9, 1963 by a score of 5 to 3. The league's manager was Ralph Houk.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Elston Howard, a catcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 248 out of a possible 280 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 20 out of a possible 20 points and 20 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Gary Peters, a pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 10 out of a possible 20 points and 10 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins
C Elston Howard New York Yankees
1B Vic Power Minnesota Twins
2B Bobby Richardson New York Yankees
3B Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
SS Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins
OF Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox
Jim Landis Chicago White Sox
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 5 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Boston Red Sox defeated the Milwaukee Braves of the National League by a score of 7 to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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