1980 American League
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|1980 American 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||New York Yankees||162||103||59||0||.636||-.-||820 (5.06)||662 (4.09)||0.267||0.343||0.425||3.58||0.978|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||162||100||62||0||.617||3.0||805 (4.97)||640 (3.95)||0.273||0.342||0.413||3.64||0.985|
|3||Milwaukee Brewers||162||86||76||0||.531||17.0||811 (5.01)||682 (4.21)||0.275||0.329||0.448||3.71||0.977|
|4||Boston Red Sox||160||83||77||0||.519||19.0||757 (4.73)||767 (4.79)||0.283||0.339||0.436||4.38||0.977|
|5||Detroit Tigers||163||84||78||1||.515||19.0||830 (5.09)||757 (4.64)||0.273||0.348||0.409||4.25||0.979|
|6||Cleveland Indians||160||79||81||0||.494||23.0||738 (4.61)||807 (5.04)||0.277||0.351||0.381||4.68||0.983|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||162||67||95||0||.414||36.0||624 (3.85)||762 (4.70)||0.251||0.307||0.383||4.19||0.979|
|1||Kansas City Royals||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||809 (4.99)||694 (4.28)||0.286||0.344||0.413||3.83||0.978|
|2||Oakland Athletics||162||83||79||0||.512||14.0||686 (4.23)||642 (3.96)||0.259||0.322||0.385||3.46||0.979|
|3||Minnesota Twins||161||77||84||0||.478||19.5||670 (4.16)||724 (4.50)||0.265||0.319||0.381||3.93||0.977|
|4||Texas Rangers||163||76||85||2||.466||20.5||756 (4.64)||752 (4.61)||0.284||0.340||0.405||4.02||0.977|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||70||90||2||.432||26.0||587 (3.62)||722 (4.46)||0.259||0.309||0.370||3.92||0.973|
|6||California Angels||160||65||95||0||.406||31.0||698 (4.36)||797 (4.98)||0.265||0.331||0.378||4.52||0.977|
|7||Seattle Mariners||163||59||103||1||.362||38.0||610 (3.74)||793 (4.87)||0.248||0.308||0.356||4.38||0.977|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured New York Yankees, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Royals defeated the Yankees, 3 games to 0.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was George Brett, a third baseman with the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 335 out of a possible 392 points and 17 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Joe Charboneau, an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 102 out of a possible 140 points and 15 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.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger 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-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 4 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 Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League by a score of 11 to 8.
 Notable events
- Larry Barnett
- Nick Bremigan
- Joe Brinkman
- Al Clark
- Terry Cooney
- Derryl Cousins
- Bill Deegan
- Don Denkinger
- Lou DiMuro