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|1970 in baseball|
|1970 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||162||108||54||0||.667||-.-||792 (4.89)||574 (3.54)||0.257||0.342||0.401||3.15||0.981|
|2||New York Yankees||163||93||69||1||.571||15.0||680 (4.17)||612 (3.75)||0.251||0.324||0.365||3.24||0.980|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||87||75||0||.537||21.0||786 (4.85)||722 (4.46)||0.262||0.333||0.428||3.87||0.974|
|4||Detroit Tigers||162||79||83||0||.488||29.0||666 (4.11)||731 (4.51)||0.238||0.321||0.374||4.09||0.978|
|5||Cleveland Indians||162||76||86||0||.469||32.0||649 (4.01)||675 (4.17)||0.249||0.312||0.394||3.91||0.979|
|6||Washington Senators||162||70||92||0||.432||38.0||626 (3.86)||689 (4.25)||0.238||0.318||0.358||3.80||0.982|
|1||Minnesota Twins||162||98||64||0||.605||-.-||744 (4.59)||605 (3.73)||0.262||0.324||0.403||3.23||0.980|
|2||Oakland Athletics||162||89||73||0||.549||9.0||678 (4.19)||593 (3.66)||0.249||0.322||0.392||3.30||0.977|
|3||California Angels||162||86||76||0||.531||12.0||631 (3.90)||630 (3.89)||0.251||0.307||0.363||3.48||0.980|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||65||97||0||.401||33.0||611 (3.77)||705 (4.35)||0.244||0.308||0.348||3.78||0.976|
|4||Milwaukee Brewers||163||65||97||1||.399||24.0||613 (3.76)||751 (4.61)||0.242||0.317||0.358||4.21||0.978|
|6||Chicago White Sox||162||56||106||0||.346||42.0||633 (3.91)||822 (5.07)||0.253||0.312||0.362||4.54||0.975|
 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 Boog Powell, a first baseman with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 234 out of a possible 336 points and 11 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Thurman Munson, a catcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 23 out of a possible 24 points and 23 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-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Chicago White Sox lost to the Montreal Expos of the National League by a score of 10 to 6.
 Notable events