From BR Bullpen
|1990 in baseball|
|1990 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||Boston Red Sox||162||88||74||0||.543||-.-||699 (4.31)||664 (4.10)||0.272||0.343||0.395||3.72||0.980|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||162||86||76||0||.531||2.0||767 (4.73)||661 (4.08)||0.265||0.328||0.419||3.84||0.986|
|3||Detroit Tigers||162||79||83||0||.488||9.0||750 (4.63)||754 (4.65)||0.259||0.336||0.409||4.39||0.979|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||77||85||0||.475||11.0||732 (4.52)||737 (4.55)||0.267||0.324||0.391||4.26||0.981|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||161||76||85||0||.472||11.5||669 (4.16)||698 (4.34)||0.245||0.328||0.370||4.04||0.985|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||162||74||88||0||.457||14.0||732 (4.52)||760 (4.69)||0.256||0.320||0.384||4.08||0.976|
|7||New York Yankees||162||67||95||0||.414||21.0||603 (3.72)||749 (4.62)||0.241||0.296||0.366||4.21||0.980|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||103||59||0||.636||-.-||733 (4.52)||570 (3.52)||0.254||0.334||0.391||3.18||0.986|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||94||68||0||.580||9.0||682 (4.21)||633 (3.91)||0.258||0.318||0.379||3.61||0.980|
|3||Texas Rangers||162||83||79||0||.512||20.0||676 (4.17)||696 (4.30)||0.259||0.329||0.376||3.83||0.979|
|4||California Angels||162||80||82||0||.494||23.0||690 (4.26)||706 (4.36)||0.260||0.328||0.391||3.79||0.977|
|5||Seattle Mariners||162||77||85||0||.475||26.0||640 (3.95)||680 (4.20)||0.259||0.332||0.373||3.69||0.979|
|6||Kansas City Royals||161||75||86||0||.466||27.5||707 (4.39)||709 (4.40)||0.267||0.328||0.395||3.93||0.980|
|7||Minnesota Twins||162||74||88||0||.457||29.0||666 (4.11)||729 (4.50)||0.265||0.320||0.385||4.12||0.983|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured Boston Red Sox, the Eastern Division winner, and the Oakland Athletics, the Western Division winner. The Athletics defeated the Red Sox, 4 games to 0.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Rickey Henderson, an outfielder with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 317 out of a possible 392 points and 14 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given to its best rookie player, was Sandy Alomar Jr., a catcher with the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 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 1990 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game between the Montreal Expos of the NL and the Baltimore Orioles of the AL was rained out.
 Notable events