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|1966 in baseball|
|1966 American League|
|Cuban National 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||Baltimore Orioles||160||97||63||0||.606||-.-||755 (4.72)||601 (3.76)||0.258||0.321||0.409||3.32||0.981|
|2||Minnesota Twins||162||89||73||0||.549||9.0||663 (4.09)||581 (3.59)||0.249||0.314||0.382||3.13||0.977|
|3||Detroit Tigers||162||88||74||0||.543||10.0||719 (4.44)||698 (4.31)||0.251||0.319||0.406||3.85||0.981|
|4||Chicago White Sox||163||83||79||1||.509||15.0||574 (3.52)||517 (3.17)||0.231||0.294||0.331||2.68||0.976|
|5||Cleveland Indians||162||81||81||0||.500||17.0||574 (3.54)||586 (3.62)||0.237||0.295||0.360||3.23||0.977|
|6||California Angels||162||80||82||0||.494||18.0||604 (3.73)||643 (3.97)||0.232||0.301||0.354||3.56||0.979|
|7||Kansas City Athletics||160||74||86||0||.463||23.0||564 (3.53)||648 (4.05)||0.236||0.292||0.337||3.56||0.977|
|8||Washington Senators||159||71||88||0||.447||25.5||557 (3.50)||659 (4.14)||0.234||0.294||0.355||3.70||0.977|
|9||Boston Red Sox||162||72||90||0||.444||25.0||655 (4.04)||731 (4.51)||0.240||0.308||0.376||3.92||0.975|
|10||New York Yankees||160||70||89||1||.438||26.5||611 (3.82)||612 (3.83)||0.235||0.299||0.374||3.41||0.977|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League lost the thirty-seventh midsummer classic at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 12, 1966 by a score of 2 to 1 in 10 innings. The league's manager was Sam Mele.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Frank Robinson, an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 280 points and 20 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 Tommie Agee, an outfielder with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 16 out of a possible 20 points and 16 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Hall of Fame Game
The twenty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 25 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Minnesota Twins lost to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
 Notable events