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|1968 in baseball|
|1968 American League|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1967 1969 >>|
 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||164||103||59||2||.628||-.-||671 (4.09)||492 (3.00)||0.235||0.302||0.385||2.71||0.984|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||162||91||71||0||.562||12.0||579 (3.57)||497 (3.07)||0.225||0.301||0.352||2.66||0.981|
|3||Cleveland Indians||162||86||75||1||.531||16.5||516 (3.19)||504 (3.11)||0.234||0.290||0.327||2.66||0.979|
|4||Boston Red Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||17.0||614 (3.79)||611 (3.77)||0.236||0.312||0.352||3.33||0.979|
|5||New York Yankees||164||83||79||2||.506||20.0||536 (3.27)||531 (3.24)||0.214||0.290||0.318||2.79||0.979|
|6||Oakland Athletics||163||82||80||1||.503||21.0||569 (3.49)||544 (3.34)||0.240||0.301||0.343||2.94||0.976|
|7||Minnesota Twins||162||79||83||0||.488||24.0||562 (3.47)||546 (3.37)||0.237||0.295||0.350||2.89||0.973|
|8||California Angels||162||67||95||0||.414||36.0||498 (3.07)||615 (3.80)||0.227||0.287||0.318||3.43||0.977|
|9||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||0||.414||30.0||463 (2.86)||527 (3.25)||0.228||0.281||0.311||2.75||0.977|
|10||Washington Senators||161||65||96||0||.404||37.5||524 (3.25)||665 (4.13)||0.224||0.284||0.336||3.64||0.976|
 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 Denny McLain, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 280 points and 20 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Stan Bahnsen, a pitcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 17 out of a possible 20 points and 17 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-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 22 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Detroit Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League by a score of 10 to 1.
 Notable events
 Further Reading
- Tim Wendel: Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012.