1974 American League
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|1974 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||Baltimore Orioles||162||91||71||0||.562||-.-||659 (4.07)||612 (3.78)||0.256||0.319||0.370||3.27||0.980|
|2||New York Yankees||162||89||73||0||.549||2.0||671 (4.14)||623 (3.85)||0.263||0.326||0.368||3.31||0.977|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||84||78||0||.519||7.0||696 (4.30)||661 (4.08)||0.264||0.333||0.377||3.72||0.977|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||77||85||0||.475||14.0||662 (4.09)||694 (4.28)||0.255||0.309||0.370||3.80||0.977|
|5||Milwaukee Brewers||162||76||86||0||.469||15.0||647 (3.99)||660 (4.07)||0.244||0.307||0.369||3.76||0.980|
|6||Detroit Tigers||162||72||90||0||.444||19.0||620 (3.83)||768 (4.74)||0.247||0.302||0.366||4.16||0.975|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||689 (4.25)||551 (3.40)||0.247||0.319||0.373||2.95||0.977|
|2||Texas Rangers||161||84||76||1||.522||5.0||690 (4.29)||698 (4.34)||0.272||0.334||0.377||3.82||0.974|
|3||Minnesota Twins||163||82||80||1||.503||8.0||673 (4.13)||669 (4.10)||0.272||0.333||0.378||3.64||0.976|
|4||Chicago White Sox||163||80||80||3||.491||9.0||684 (4.20)||721 (4.42)||0.268||0.330||0.389||3.94||0.977|
|5||Kansas City Royals||162||77||85||0||.475||13.0||667 (4.12)||662 (4.09)||0.259||0.326||0.364||3.51||0.976|
|6||California Angels||163||68||94||1||.417||22.0||618 (3.79)||657 (4.03)||0.254||0.318||0.356||3.52||0.976|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League Championship Series, featured Baltimore Orioles, the Eastern Division winner, and the Oakland Athletics, the Western Division winner. The Athletics defeated the Orioles, 3 games to 1.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jeff Burroughs, an outfielder with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 248 out of a possible 336 points and 10 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Mike Hargrove, a first baseman with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 16 out of a possible 24 points and 16 first place votes.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 12 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 Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 12 to 9.
- Merle Anthony
- Larry Barnett
- Nick Bremigan
- Joe Brinkman
- Nestor Chylak
- Terry Cooney
- Bill Deegan
- Don Denkinger
- Lou DiMuro
- Jim Evans
- Art Frantz
- Russ Goetz
- Bill Haller