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The 1992 season of the American League was the ninety-second 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 96 66 0 .593 -.- 780 (4.81) 682 (4.21) 0.263 0.331 0.414 3.91 0.985
2 Milwaukee Brewers 162 92 70 0 .568 4.0 740 (4.57) 604 (3.73) 0.268 0.331 0.375 3.43 0.986
3 Baltimore Orioles 162 89 73 0 .549 7.0 705 (4.35) 656 (4.05) 0.259 0.338 0.398 3.79 0.985
4 New York Yankees 162 76 86 0 .469 20.0 733 (4.52) 746 (4.60) 0.261 0.326 0.406 4.21 0.982
5 Cleveland Indians 162 76 86 0 .469 20.0 674 (4.16) 746 (4.60) 0.266 0.320 0.383 4.11 0.978
6 Detroit Tigers 162 75 87 0 .463 21.0 791 (4.88) 794 (4.90) 0.256 0.337 0.407 4.60 0.981
7 Boston Red Sox 162 73 89 0 .451 23.0 599 (3.70) 669 (4.13) 0.246 0.320 0.347 3.58 0.978
Western Division
1 Oakland Athletics 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 745 (4.60) 672 (4.15) 0.258 0.344 0.386 3.73 0.979
2 Minnesota Twins 162 90 72 0 .556 6.0 747 (4.61) 653 (4.03) 0.277 0.339 0.391 3.70 0.985
3 Chicago White Sox 162 86 76 0 .531 10.0 738 (4.56) 690 (4.26) 0.261 0.336 0.383 3.82 0.979
4 Texas Rangers 162 77 85 0 .475 19.0 682 (4.21) 753 (4.65) 0.250 0.318 0.393 4.09 0.975
5 Kansas City Royals 162 72 90 0 .444 24.0 610 (3.77) 667 (4.12) 0.256 0.311 0.364 3.81 0.980
6 California Angels 162 72 90 0 .444 24.0 579 (3.57) 671 (4.14) 0.243 0.298 0.338 3.84 0.979
7 Seattle Mariners 162 64 98 0 .395 32.0 679 (4.19) 799 (4.93) 0.263 0.321 0.402 4.55 0.982

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 162
At Bats Travis Fryman Detroit Tigers 659
Runs Scored Tony Phillips Detroit Tigers 114
Hits Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 210
Doubles Edgar Martinez
Frank Thomas
Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox
46
Triples Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 12
Home Runs Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers 43
Total Bases Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 313
Runs Batted In Cecil Fielder Detroit Tigers 124
Stolen Bases Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 66
Caught Stealing Luis Polonia California Angels 21
Walks Mickey Tettleton
Frank Thomas
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
122
Intentional Base-on-Balls Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 19
Hit by Pitch Mike Macfarlane
Shane Mack
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
15
Strikeouts Dean Palmer Texas Rangers 154
Sacrifice Hits Jerry Browne Oakland Athletics 16
Sacrifice Flies Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays 13
Grounded into Double Plays George Bell Chicago White Sox 29
Batting Average Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 0.343
On-Base Percentage Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 0.439
Slugging Percentage Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 0.585
On-Base plus Slugging Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 0.975
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 175

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Kevin Brown
Jack Morris
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
21
Losses Erik Hanson Seattle Mariners 17
Win-Loss Percentage Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles 0.783
Appearances Kenny Rogers Texas Rangers 81
Games Started Mike Moore
Rick Sutcliffe
Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
36
Complete Games Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox 13
Shutouts Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 5
Games Finished Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics 65
Saves Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics 51
Innings Pitched Kevin Brown Texas Rangers 265.2
Batters Faced Kevin Brown Texas Rangers 1108
Hits Allowed Kevin Brown Texas Rangers 262
Home Runs Allowed Bill Gullickson Detroit Tigers 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 144
Intentional Base-on-Balls Les Lancaster
Jeff Nelson
Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners
12
Hit Batsmen Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 18
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 241
Wild Pitches Mike Moore Oakland Athletics 22
Balks Dennis Cook Cleveland Indians 5
Runs Allowed Rick Sutcliffe Baltimore Orioles 123
Earned Runs Allowed Rick Sutcliffe Baltimore Orioles 118
Earned Run Average Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.41
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 1.074

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the sixty-third midsummer classic at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, July 14, 1992 by a score of 13 to 6. The league's manager was Tom Kelly.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Toronto Blue Jays, the Eastern Division winner, and the Oakland Athletics, the Western Division winner. The Blue Jays defeated the Athletics, 4 games to 2.

In the World Series, the American League champion Toronto Blue Jays defeated the National League's Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dennis Eckersley, a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 306 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 Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 107 out of a possible 140 points and 19 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Pat Listach, a shortstop with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 122 out of a possible 140 points and 20 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 Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers
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 Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics
2B Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays
3B Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners
SS Travis Fryman Detroit Tigers
OF Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays
Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
DH Dave Winfield Toronto Blue Jays

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 3 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Chicago White Sox lost to the New York Mets of the National League by a score of 3 to 0.

[edit] Notable events

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