1989 American League
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|1989 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||Toronto Blue Jays||162||89||73||0||.549||-.-||731 (4.51)||651 (4.02)||0.260||0.323||0.398||3.58||0.980|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||162||87||75||0||.537||2.0||708 (4.37)||686 (4.23)||0.252||0.325||0.379||4.00||0.986|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||83||79||0||.512||6.0||774 (4.78)||735 (4.54)||0.277||0.351||0.403||4.01||0.980|
|4||Milwaukee Brewers||162||81||81||0||.500||8.0||707 (4.36)||679 (4.19)||0.259||0.315||0.382||3.80||0.975|
|5||New York Yankees||161||74||87||0||.460||14.5||698 (4.34)||792 (4.92)||0.269||0.331||0.391||4.50||0.980|
|6||Cleveland Indians||162||73||89||0||.451||16.0||604 (3.73)||654 (4.04)||0.245||0.308||0.365||3.65||0.981|
|7||Detroit Tigers||162||59||103||0||.364||30.0||617 (3.81)||816 (5.04)||0.242||0.316||0.351||4.53||0.979|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||99||63||0||.611||-.-||712 (4.40)||576 (3.56)||0.261||0.331||0.381||3.09||0.979|
|2||Kansas City Royals||162||92||70||0||.568||7.0||690 (4.26)||635 (3.92)||0.261||0.329||0.373||3.55||0.982|
|3||California Angels||162||91||71||0||.562||8.0||669 (4.13)||578 (3.57)||0.256||0.310||0.386||3.28||0.985|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||83||79||0||.512||16.0||695 (4.29)||714 (4.41)||0.263||0.325||0.394||3.91||0.978|
|5||Minnesota Twins||162||80||82||0||.494||19.0||740 (4.57)||738 (4.56)||0.276||0.333||0.402||4.28||0.982|
|6||Seattle Mariners||162||73||89||0||.451||26.0||694 (4.28)||728 (4.49)||0.257||0.318||0.384||4.00||0.977|
|7||Chicago White Sox||161||69||92||0||.429||29.5||693 (4.30)||750 (4.66)||0.271||0.328||0.383||4.23||0.975|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured Toronto Blue Jays, the Eastern Division winner, and the Oakland Athletics, the Western Division winner. The Athletics defeated the Blue Jays, 4 games to 1.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Robin Yount, an outfielder with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 256 out of a possible 392 points and 8 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Bret Saberhagen of the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 138 out of a possible 140 points and 27 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Gregg Olson, a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 136 out of a possible 140 points and 26 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 1989 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game was scheduled to be played between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. However, the Reds were stranded in Montreal, QC after the team's airplane had hydraulic problems. Instead, the Red Sox played a split-squad game between the Boston club and the "yastrzemskis". The "Yastrzemskis" were named in honor of former Red Sox slugger Carl Yastrzemski, who had been inducted into the Hall of Fame a day earlier. The teams played to a seven inning 4 - 4 tie.
 Notable events
- Larry Barnett
- Joe Brinkman
- Gary Cederstrom
- Al Clark
- Drew Coble
- Terry Cooney
- Derryl Cousins
- Terry Craft
- Don Denkinger
- Jim Evans
- Dale Ford