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The 1984 season of the American League was the eighty-fourth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

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
Eastern Division
1 Detroit Tigers 162 104 58 0 .642 -.- 829 (5.12) 643 (3.97) 0.271 0.341 0.432 3.49 0.980
2 Toronto Blue Jays 163 89 73 1 .546 15.0 750 (4.60) 696 (4.27) 0.273 0.328 0.421 3.86 0.980
3 New York Yankees 162 87 75 0 .537 17.0 758 (4.68) 679 (4.19) 0.276 0.338 0.404 3.78 0.977
4 Boston Red Sox 162 86 76 0 .531 18.0 810 (5.00) 764 (4.72) 0.283 0.341 0.441 4.18 0.977
5 Baltimore Orioles 162 85 77 0 .525 19.0 681 (4.20) 667 (4.12) 0.252 0.328 0.391 3.71 0.981
6 Cleveland Indians 163 75 87 1 .460 29.0 761 (4.67) 766 (4.70) 0.265 0.336 0.384 4.26 0.977
7 Milwaukee Brewers 161 67 94 0 .416 36.5 641 (3.98) 734 (4.56) 0.262 0.316 0.370 4.06 0.978
Western Division
1 Kansas City Royals 162 84 78 0 .519 -.- 673 (4.15) 686 (4.23) 0.268 0.318 0.399 3.92 0.980
2 California Angels 162 81 81 0 .500 3.0 696 (4.30) 697 (4.30) 0.249 0.318 0.381 3.96 0.980
3 Minnesota Twins 162 81 81 0 .500 3.0 673 (4.15) 675 (4.17) 0.265 0.318 0.385 3.85 0.980
4 Oakland Athletics 162 77 85 0 .475 7.0 738 (4.56) 796 (4.91) 0.259 0.329 0.404 4.48 0.975
5 Seattle Mariners 162 74 88 0 .457 10.0 682 (4.21) 774 (4.78) 0.258 0.321 0.384 4.31 0.979
5 Chicago White Sox 162 74 88 0 .457 7.0 679 (4.19) 736 (4.54) 0.247 0.312 0.395 4.13 0.981
7 Texas Rangers 161 69 92 0 .429 14.5 656 (4.07) 714 (4.43) 0.261 0.313 0.377 3.91 0.977

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dwight Evans
Gary Gaetti
Eddie Murray
Cal Ripken
Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
162
At Bats Julio Franco Cleveland Indians 658
Runs Scored Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 121
Hits Don Mattingly New York Yankees 207
Doubles Don Mattingly New York Yankees 44
Triples Dave Collins
Lloyd Moseby
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
15
Home Runs Tony Armas Boston Red Sox 43
Total Bases Tony Armas Boston Red Sox 339
Runs Batted In Tony Armas Boston Red Sox 123
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 66
Caught Stealing Brett Butler Cleveland Indians 22
Walks Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 107
Intentional Base-on-Balls Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 25
Hit by Pitch Don Baylor New York Yankees 23
Strikeouts Tony Armas Boston Red Sox 156
Sacrifice Hits Bob Meacham New York Yankees 14
Sacrifice Flies Dave Kingman Oakland Athletics 14
Grounded into Double Plays Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 36
Batting Average Don Mattingly New York Yankees 0.343
On-Base Percentage Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 0.410
Slugging Percentage Harold Baines Chicago White Sox 0.541
On-Base plus Slugging Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 0.920
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Don Mattingly New York Yankees 156

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles 20
Losses La Marr Hoyt Chicago White Sox 18
Win-Loss Percentage Doyle Alexander Toronto Blue Jays 0.739
Appearances Willie Hernandez Detroit Tigers 80
Games Started Jim Clancy
Charlie Hough
Mike Smithson
Toronto Blue Jays
Texas Rangers
Minnesota Twins
36
Complete Games Charlie Hough Texas Rangers 17
Shutouts Bob Ojeda
Geoff Zahn
Boston Red Sox
California Angels
5
Games Finished Willie Hernandez Detroit Tigers 68
Saves Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 44
Innings Pitched Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 267.0
Batters Faced Charlie Hough Texas Rangers 1133
Hits Allowed Charlie Hough Texas Rangers 260
Home Runs Allowed Mike Smithson Minnesota Twins 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 118
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tippy Martinez Baltimore Orioles 13
Hit Batsmen Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 11
Strikeouts Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 204
Wild Pitches Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 14
Balks Lary Sorensen
Frank Tanana
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
4
Runs Allowed Jim Clancy Toronto Blue Jays 132
Earned Runs Allowed Jim Clancy Toronto Blue Jays 125
Earned Run Average Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles 2.79
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bud Black Kansas City Royals 1.128

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the fifty-fifth midsummer classic at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, July 10, 1984 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Joe Altobelli.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Detroit Tigers, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Tigers defeated the Royals, 3 games to 0.

In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers defeated the National League's San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie Hernandez, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 306 out of a possible 392 points and 16 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Willie Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 88 out of a possible 140 points and 12 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Alvin Davis, a first baseman with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 134 out of a possible 140 points and 25 first place votes.

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
P Ron Guidry New York Yankees
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B Buddy Bell Texas Rangers
SS Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers
OF Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
Dwayne Murphy Oakland Athletics

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B Buddy Bell Texas Rangers
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Tony Armas, Sr. Boston Red Sox
Jim Rice Boston Red Sox
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
DH Andre Thornton Cleveland Indians

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Detroit Tigers defeated the Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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