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The 1993 season of the American League was the ninety-third 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 95 67 0 .586 -.- 847 (5.23) 742 (4.58) 0.279 0.348 0.436 4.21 0.982
2 New York Yankees 162 88 74 0 .543 7.0 821 (5.07) 761 (4.70) 0.279 0.352 0.435 4.35 0.984
3 Baltimore Orioles 162 85 77 0 .525 10.0 786 (4.85) 745 (4.60) 0.267 0.345 0.413 4.31 0.984
4 Detroit Tigers 162 85 77 0 .525 10.0 899 (5.55) 837 (5.17) 0.275 0.362 0.434 4.65 0.979
5 Boston Red Sox 162 80 82 0 .494 15.0 686 (4.23) 698 (4.31) 0.264 0.326 0.395 3.77 0.980
6 Cleveland Indians 162 76 86 0 .469 19.0 790 (4.88) 813 (5.02) 0.275 0.333 0.409 4.58 0.976
7 Milwaukee Brewers 162 69 93 0 .426 26.0 733 (4.52) 792 (4.89) 0.258 0.326 0.378 4.45 0.979
Western Division
1 Chicago White Sox 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 776 (4.79) 664 (4.10) 0.265 0.338 0.411 3.70 0.982
2 Texas Rangers 162 86 76 0 .531 8.0 835 (5.15) 751 (4.64) 0.267 0.326 0.431 4.28 0.979
3 Kansas City Royals 162 84 78 0 .519 10.0 675 (4.17) 694 (4.28) 0.263 0.316 0.397 4.04 0.984
4 Seattle Mariners 162 82 80 0 .506 12.0 734 (4.53) 731 (4.51) 0.260 0.336 0.406 4.20 0.985
5 California Angels 162 71 91 0 .438 23.0 684 (4.22) 770 (4.75) 0.260 0.330 0.380 4.34 0.980
6 Minnesota Twins 162 71 91 0 .438 23.0 693 (4.28) 830 (5.12) 0.264 0.324 0.385 4.71 0.984
7 Oakland Athletics 162 68 94 0 .420 26.0 715 (4.41) 846 (5.22) 0.254 0.329 0.394 4.90 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 Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 641
Runs Scored Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers 124
Hits Paul Molitor Toronto Blue Jays 211
Doubles John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 54
Triples Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 14
Home Runs Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers 46
Total Bases Ken Griffey Seattle Mariners 359
Runs Batted In Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 129
Stolen Bases Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 70
Caught Stealing Chad Curtis
Luis Polonia
California Angels
California Angels
24
Walks Tony Phillips Detroit Tigers 132
Intentional Base-on-Balls John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 33
Hit by Pitch Dave Valle Seattle Mariners 17
Strikeouts Rob Deer Detroit Tigers/Boston Red Sox 169
Sacrifice Hits Joey Cora Chicago White Sox 19
Sacrifice Flies Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 14
Grounded into Double Plays Ed Sprague Toronto Blue Jays 23
Batting Average John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 0.363
On-Base Percentage John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 0.473
Slugging Percentage Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers 0.632
On-Base plus Slugging John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 1.072
On-Base plus Slugging Plus John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays 185

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox 22
Losses Scott Erickson Minnesota Twins 19
Win-Loss Percentage Juan Guzman Toronto Blue Jays 0.824
Appearances Greg Harris Boston Red Sox 80
Games Started Cal Eldred
Mike Moore
Milwaukee Brewers
Detroit Tigers
36
Complete Games Chuck Finley California Angels 13
Shutouts Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox 4
Games Finished Duane Ward Toronto Blue Jays 70
Saves Jeff Montgomery
Duane Ward
Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays
45
Innings Pitched Cal Eldred Milwaukee Brewers 258.0
Batters Faced Cal Eldred Milwaukee Brewers 1087
Hits Allowed Scott Erickson Minnesota Twins 266
Home Runs Allowed Mike Moore Detroit Tigers 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Wilson Alvarez Chicago White Sox 122
Intentional Base-on-Balls Greg Harris
Paul Quantrill
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
14
Hit Batsmen Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 16
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 308
Wild Pitches Juan Guzman Toronto Blue Jays 26
Balks Willie Banks
Kenny Rogers
Minnesota Twins
Texas Rangers
5
Runs Allowed Scott Erickson Minnesota Twins 138
Earned Runs Allowed Jaime Navarro Milwaukee Brewers 127
Earned Run Average Kevin Appier Kansas City Royals 2.56
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Danny Darwin Boston Red Sox 1.068

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the sixty-fourth midsummer classic at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, July 13, 1993 by a score of 9 to 3. The league's manager was Cito Gaston.

[edit] Postseason

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

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Frank Thomas (thomafr04), a first baseman with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 392 out of a possible 392 points and 28 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Jack McDowell of the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 124 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 Tim Salmon, an outfielder with the California Angels. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 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 Omar Vizquel Seattle Mariners
OF Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians
Devon White Toronto Blue Jays

[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 Mike Stanley New York Yankees
1B Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox
2B Carlos Baerga Cleveland Indians
3B Wade Boggs New York Yankees
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Albert Belle Cleveland Indians
Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
DH Paul Molitor Toronto Blue Jays

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The 1993 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on August 2 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers was rained out.

[edit] Notable events

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