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The 1986 season of the American League was the eighty-sixth 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 Boston Red Sox 161 95 66 0 .590 -.- 794 (4.93) 696 (4.32) 0.271 0.342 0.415 3.93 0.979
2 New York Yankees 162 90 72 0 .556 5.5 797 (4.92) 738 (4.56) 0.271 0.347 0.430 4.11 0.979
3 Detroit Tigers 162 87 75 0 .537 8.5 798 (4.93) 714 (4.41) 0.263 0.336 0.424 4.02 0.982
4 Toronto Blue Jays 163 86 76 1 .528 9.5 809 (4.96) 733 (4.50) 0.269 0.328 0.427 4.08 0.984
5 Cleveland Indians 163 84 78 1 .515 11.5 831 (5.10) 841 (5.16) 0.284 0.337 0.430 4.58 0.975
6 Milwaukee Brewers 161 77 84 0 .478 18.0 667 (4.14) 734 (4.56) 0.255 0.321 0.385 4.01 0.976
7 Baltimore Orioles 162 73 89 0 .451 22.5 708 (4.37) 760 (4.69) 0.258 0.327 0.395 4.30 0.978
Western Division
1 California Angels 162 92 70 0 .568 -.- 786 (4.85) 684 (4.22) 0.255 0.337 0.404 3.84 0.983
2 Texas Rangers 162 87 75 0 .537 5.0 771 (4.76) 743 (4.59) 0.267 0.329 0.428 4.11 0.980
3 Kansas City Royals 162 76 86 0 .469 16.0 654 (4.04) 673 (4.15) 0.252 0.311 0.390 3.82 0.980
4 Oakland Athletics 162 76 86 0 .469 16.0 731 (4.51) 760 (4.69) 0.252 0.321 0.390 4.31 0.978
5 Chicago White Sox 162 72 90 0 .444 20.0 644 (3.98) 699 (4.31) 0.247 0.309 0.363 3.93 0.981
6 Minnesota Twins 162 71 91 0 .438 21.0 741 (4.57) 839 (5.18) 0.261 0.323 0.428 4.77 0.980
7 Seattle Mariners 162 67 95 0 .414 25.0 718 (4.43) 835 (5.15) 0.253 0.324 0.399 4.65 0.975

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays 163
At Bats Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays 687
Runs Scored Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 130
Hits Don Mattingly New York Yankees 238
Doubles Don Mattingly New York Yankees 53
Triples Brett Butler Cleveland Indians 14
Home Runs Jesse Barfield Toronto Blue Jays 40
Total Bases Don Mattingly New York Yankees 388
Runs Batted In Joe Carter Cleveland Indians 121
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 87
Caught Stealing Rickey Henderson
John Moses
New York Yankees
Seattle Mariners
18
Walks Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 105
Intentional Base-on-Balls George Brett Kansas City Royals 18
Hit by Pitch Don Baylor Boston Red Sox 35
Strikeouts Pete Incaviglia Texas Rangers 185
Sacrifice Hits Marty Barrett Boston Red Sox 18
Sacrifice Flies Wally Joyner California Angels 12
Grounded into Double Plays Julio Franco Cleveland Indians 28
Batting Average Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.357
On-Base Percentage Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.453
Slugging Percentage Don Mattingly New York Yankees 0.573
On-Base plus Slugging Don Mattingly New York Yankees 0.967
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Don Mattingly New York Yankees 161

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 24
Losses Richard Dotson
Mike Morgan
Chicago White Sox
Seattle Mariners
17
Win-Loss Percentage Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 0.857
Appearances Mitch Williams Texas Rangers 80
Games Started Mike Moore
Frank Viola
Seattle Mariners
Minnesota Twins
37
Complete Games Tom Candiotti Cleveland Indians 17
Shutouts Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 6
Games Finished Dave Righetti New York Yankees 68
Saves Dave Righetti New York Yankees 46
Innings Pitched Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 271.2
Batters Faced Mike Moore Seattle Mariners 1145
Hits Allowed Mike Moore Seattle Mariners 279
Home Runs Allowed Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 50
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bobby Witt Texas Rangers 143
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mark Eichhorn Toronto Blue Jays 14
Hit Batsmen Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 15
Strikeouts Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 245
Wild Pitches Bobby Witt Texas Rangers 22
Balks Eric Plunk Oakland Athletics 6
Runs Allowed Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 142
Earned Runs Allowed Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 129
Earned Run Average Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 0.969

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the fifty-seventh midsummer classic at Astrodome in Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 15, 1986 by a score of 3 to 2. The league's manager was Dick Howser.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Boston Red Sox, the Eastern Division winner, and the California Angels, the Western Division winner. The Red Sox defeated the Angels, 4 games to 3.

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox were defeated by the National League's New York Mets, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roger Clemens, a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 339 out of a possible 392 points and 19 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jose Canseco, an outfielder with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 110 out of a possible 140 points and 16 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 Bob Boone California Angels
1B Don Mattingly New York Yankees
2B Frank White Kansas City Royals
3B Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins
SS Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays
OF Jesse Barfield Toronto Blue Jays
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
Gary Pettis California Angels

[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 Don Mattingly New York Yankees
2B Frank White Kansas City Royals
3B Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Jesse Barfield Toronto Blue Jays
George Bell Toronto Blue Jays
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
DH Don Baylor Boston Red Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-third 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 Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals by a score of 11 to 4. Both teams were from the American League.

[edit] Notable events

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