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The 1991 season of the American League was the ninety-first 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 Toronto Blue Jays 162 91 71 0 .562 -.- 684 (4.22) 622 (3.84) 0.257 0.319 0.400 3.50 0.980
2 Boston Red Sox 162 84 78 0 .519 7.0 731 (4.51) 712 (4.40) 0.269 0.340 0.401 4.01 0.981
2 Detroit Tigers 162 84 78 0 .519 0.0 817 (5.04) 794 (4.90) 0.247 0.332 0.416 4.51 0.983
4 Milwaukee Brewers 162 83 79 0 .512 8.0 799 (4.93) 744 (4.59) 0.271 0.337 0.396 4.14 0.981
5 New York Yankees 162 71 91 0 .438 20.0 674 (4.16) 777 (4.80) 0.256 0.314 0.387 4.42 0.979
6 Baltimore Orioles 162 67 95 0 .414 24.0 686 (4.23) 796 (4.91) 0.254 0.318 0.401 4.59 0.986
7 Cleveland Indians 162 57 105 0 .352 34.0 576 (3.56) 759 (4.69) 0.254 0.311 0.350 4.23 0.976
Western Division
1 Minnesota Twins 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 776 (4.79) 652 (4.02) 0.280 0.342 0.420 3.69 0.985
2 Chicago White Sox 162 87 75 0 .537 8.0 758 (4.68) 681 (4.20) 0.262 0.334 0.391 3.79 0.982
3 Texas Rangers 162 85 77 0 .525 10.0 829 (5.12) 814 (5.02) 0.270 0.339 0.424 4.47 0.979
4 Oakland Athletics 162 84 78 0 .519 11.0 760 (4.69) 776 (4.79) 0.248 0.328 0.389 4.57 0.982
5 Seattle Mariners 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 702 (4.33) 674 (4.16) 0.255 0.327 0.383 3.79 0.983
6 Kansas City Royals 162 82 80 0 .506 13.0 727 (4.49) 722 (4.46) 0.264 0.327 0.394 3.92 0.980
7 California Angels 162 81 81 0 .500 14.0 653 (4.03) 649 (4.01) 0.255 0.312 0.374 3.69 0.984

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Joe Carter
Cecil Fielder
Cal Ripken
Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers
Baltimore Orioles
162
At Bats Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 665
Runs Scored Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 133
Hits Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 216
Doubles Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers 49
Triples Lance Johnson
Paul Molitor
Chicago White Sox
Milwaukee Brewers
13
Home Runs Jose Canseco
Cecil Fielder
Oakland Athletics
Detroit Tigers
44
Total Bases Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 368
Runs Batted In Cecil Fielder Detroit Tigers 133
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 58
Caught Stealing Luis Polonia California Angels 23
Walks Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 138
Intentional Base-on-Balls Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 25
Hit by Pitch Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays 10
Strikeouts Rob Deer Detroit Tigers 175
Sacrifice Hits Luis Sojo California Angels 19
Sacrifice Flies Alvin Davis
John Olerud
Seattle Mariners
Toronto Blue Jays
10
Grounded into Double Plays Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 27
Batting Average Julio Franco Texas Rangers 0.341
On-Base Percentage Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 0.453
Slugging Percentage Danny Tartabull Kansas City Royals 0.593
On-Base plus Slugging Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 1.006
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 180

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Scott Erickson
Bill Gullickson
Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers
20
Losses Kirk McCaskill California Angels 19
Win-Loss Percentage Joe Hesketh Boston Red Sox 0.750
Appearances Duane Ward Toronto Blue Jays 81
Games Started Roger Clemens
Bill Gullickson
Jack McDowell
Jack Morris
Dave Stewart
Bob Welch
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
35
Complete Games Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox 15
Shutouts Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 4
Games Finished Bryan Harvey California Angels 63
Saves Bryan Harvey California Angels 46
Innings Pitched Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 271.1
Batters Faced Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 1077
Hits Allowed Walt Terrell Detroit Tigers 257
Home Runs Allowed Rich DeLucia Seattle Mariners 31
Base-on-Balls Allowed Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 152
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Gullickson Detroit Tigers 13
Hit Batsmen Mike Boddicker
Kevin Brown
Kansas City Royals
Texas Rangers
13
Strikeouts Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 241
Wild Pitches Jack Morris Minnesota Twins 15
Balks Jim Abbott
Denis Boucher
California Angels
Toronto Blue Jays/Cleveland Indians
4
Runs Allowed Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics 135
Earned Runs Allowed Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics 130
Earned Run Average Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.62
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers 1.006

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the sixty-second midsummer classic at SkyDome in Toronto, ON on Tuesday, July 9, 1991 by a score of 4 to 2. The league's manager was Tony La Russa.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Toronto Blue Jays, the Eastern Division winner, and the Minnesota Twins, the Western Division winner. The Twins defeated the Blue Jays, 4 games to 1.

In the World Series, the American League champion Minnesota Twins defeated the National League's Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Cal Ripken (ripkeca01), a shortstop with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 318 out of a possible 392 points and 15 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 119 out of a possible 140 points and 21 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Chuck Knoblauch, a second baseman with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 136 out of a possible 140 points and 26 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 Mark Langston California Angels
C Tony Peña Boston Red Sox
1B Don Mattingly New York Yankees
2B Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays
3B Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
Devon White Toronto Blue Jays
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins

[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 Mickey Tettleton Detroit Tigers
1B Cecil Fielder Detroit Tigers
2B Julio Franco Texas Rangers
3B Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics
Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
DH Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 22 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Minnesota Twins defeated the San Francisco Giants of the National League by a score of 6 to 4.

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