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The 1994 season of the American League was the ninety-fourth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Due to the season being canceled, there were no league champions
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Chicago White Sox 113 67 46 0 .593 -.- 633 (5.60) 498 (4.41) 0.287 0.367 0.444 3.95 0.981
2 Cleveland Indians 113 66 47 0 .584 1.0 679 (6.01) 562 (4.97) 0.290 0.351 0.484 4.36 0.980
3 Kansas City Royals 115 64 51 0 .557 4.0 574 (4.99) 532 (4.63) 0.269 0.333 0.419 4.23 0.982
4 Minnesota Twins 113 53 60 0 .469 14.0 594 (5.26) 688 (6.09) 0.276 0.337 0.427 5.68 0.982
5 Milwaukee Brewers 115 53 62 0 .461 15.0 547 (4.76) 586 (5.10) 0.263 0.333 0.408 4.62 0.981
Eastern Division
1 New York Yankees 113 70 43 0 .619 -.- 670 (5.93) 534 (4.73) 0.290 0.373 0.462 4.34 0.982
2 Baltimore Orioles 112 63 49 0 .563 6.5 589 (5.26) 497 (4.44) 0.272 0.346 0.438 4.31 0.986
3 Toronto Blue Jays 115 55 60 0 .478 16.0 566 (4.92) 579 (5.03) 0.269 0.334 0.424 4.70 0.981
4 Boston Red Sox 115 54 61 0 .470 17.0 552 (4.80) 621 (5.40) 0.263 0.332 0.421 4.93 0.981
5 Detroit Tigers 115 53 62 0 .461 18.0 652 (5.67) 671 (5.83) 0.265 0.350 0.454 5.38 0.981
Western Division
1 Texas Rangers 114 52 62 0 .456 -.- 613 (5.38) 697 (6.11) 0.280 0.351 0.436 5.45 0.976
2 Oakland Athletics 114 51 63 0 .447 1.0 549 (4.82) 589 (5.17) 0.260 0.331 0.399 4.82 0.979
3 Seattle Mariners 112 49 63 0 .438 2.0 569 (5.08) 616 (5.50) 0.269 0.333 0.451 4.99 0.977
4 California Angels 115 47 68 0 .409 5.5 543 (4.72) 660 (5.74) 0.264 0.332 0.409 5.42 0.983

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Paul Molitor Toronto Blue Jays 115
At Bats Travis Fryman Detroit Tigers 464
Runs Scored Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 106
Hits Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 160
Doubles Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins 45
Triples Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 14
Home Runs Ken Griffey Seattle Mariners 40
Total Bases Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 294
Runs Batted In Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 112
Stolen Bases Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 60
Caught Stealing Greg Gagne Kansas City Royals 17
Walks Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 109
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 20
Hit by Pitch Mike Macfarlane Kansas City Royals 18
Strikeouts Travis Fryman Detroit Tigers 128
Sacrifice Hits Pat Kelly New York Yankees 14
Sacrifice Flies Joe Carter
Travis Fryman
Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers
13
Grounded into Double Plays Jose Canseco Texas Rangers 20
Batting Average Paul O'Neill New York Yankees 0.359
On-Base Percentage Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 0.487
Slugging Percentage Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 0.729
On-Base plus Slugging Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 1.216
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 212

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jimmy Key New York Yankees 17
Losses Tim Belcher Detroit Tigers 15
Win-Loss Percentage Jason Bere Chicago White Sox 0.857
Appearances Bob Wickman New York Yankees 53
Games Started 10 players tied 25
Complete Games Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 9
Shutouts Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 4
Games Finished Roberto Hernández Chicago White Sox 43
Saves Lee Smith Baltimore Orioles 33
Innings Pitched Chuck Finley California Angels 183.1
Batters Faced Chuck Finley California Angels 774
Hits Allowed Kevin Brown Texas Rangers 218
Home Runs Allowed Jim Deshaies Minnesota Twins 30
Base-on-Balls Allowed Mike Moore
Todd Van Poppel
Detroit Tigers
Oakland Athletics
89
Intentional Base-on-Balls Joe Boever Detroit Tigers 12
Hit Batsmen Scott Erickson
Mark Leiter
Aaron Sele
Minnesota Twins
California Angels
Boston Red Sox
9
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 204
Wild Pitches Juan Guzman
Jack Morris
Toronto Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians
13
Balks Brian Anderson
Al Leiter
California Angels
Toronto Blue Jays
5
Runs Allowed Tim Belcher Detroit Tigers 124
Earned Runs Allowed Jim Deshaies Minnesota Twins 107
Earned Run Average Steve Ontiveros Oakland Athletics 2.65
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Steve Ontiveros Oakland Athletics 1.032

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the sixty-fifth midsummer classic at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, July 12, 1994 by a score of 8 to 7 in 10 innings. The league's manager was Cito Gaston.

[edit] Postseason

The 1994 Postseason was canceled due to a player's strike.

[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 372 out of a possible 392 points and 24 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was David Cone of the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 108 out of a possible 140 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Bob Hamelin, a designated hitter with the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 134 out of a possible 140 points and 25 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 Wade Boggs New York Yankees
SS Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians
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 Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers
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
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
DH Julio Franco Chicago White Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 1 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Seattle Mariners defeated the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 4 to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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