From BR Bullpen
|1979 in baseball|
|1979 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||159||102||57||0||.642||-.-||757 (4.76)||582 (3.66)||0.261||0.336||0.419||3.26||0.980|
|2||Milwaukee Brewers||161||95||66||0||.590||8.0||807 (5.01)||722 (4.48)||0.280||0.345||0.448||4.03||0.980|
|3||Boston Red Sox||160||91||69||0||.569||11.5||841 (5.26)||711 (4.44)||0.283||0.344||0.456||4.03||0.977|
|4||New York Yankees||160||89||71||0||.556||13.5||734 (4.59)||672 (4.20)||0.266||0.329||0.406||3.83||0.981|
|5||Detroit Tigers||161||85||76||0||.528||18.0||770 (4.78)||738 (4.58)||0.269||0.340||0.415||4.27||0.980|
|6||Cleveland Indians||161||81||80||0||.503||22.0||760 (4.72)||805 (5.00)||0.258||0.339||0.384||4.57||0.979|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||162||53||109||0||.327||50.5||613 (3.78)||862 (5.32)||0.251||0.308||0.363||4.82||0.975|
|1||California Angels||162||88||74||0||.543||-.-||866 (5.35)||768 (4.74)||0.282||0.351||0.429||4.34||0.978|
|2||Kansas City Royals||162||85||77||0||.525||3.0||851 (5.25)||816 (5.04)||0.282||0.344||0.422||4.45||0.977|
|3||Texas Rangers||162||83||79||0||.512||5.0||750 (4.63)||698 (4.31)||0.278||0.334||0.409||3.86||0.979|
|4||Minnesota Twins||162||82||80||0||.506||6.0||764 (4.72)||725 (4.48)||0.278||0.341||0.402||4.13||0.979|
|5||Chicago White Sox||160||73||87||0||.456||14.0||730 (4.56)||748 (4.68)||0.275||0.331||0.410||4.10||0.972|
|6||Seattle Mariners||162||67||95||0||.414||21.0||711 (4.39)||820 (5.06)||0.269||0.331||0.404||4.58||0.978|
|7||Oakland Athletics||162||54||108||0||.333||34.0||573 (3.54)||860 (5.31)||0.239||0.302||0.346||4.75||0.972|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured Baltimore Orioles, the Eastern Division winner, and the California Angels, the Western Division winner. The Orioles defeated the Angels, 3 games to 1.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Don Baylor, a designated hitter with the California Angels. In the award's voting, he had 347 out of a possible 392 points and 20 first place votes.
The winners of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, were John Castino of the Minnesota Twins and Alfredo Griffin of the Toronto Blue Jays. In the award's voting, both had 7 out of a possible 28 points and 7 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.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres of the National League by a score of 12 to 5.
 Notable events