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The 1995 season of the American League was the ninety-fifth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, 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
Central Division
1 Cleveland Indians 144 100 44 0 .694 -.- 840 (5.83) 607 (4.22) 0.291 0.360 0.479 3.83 0.982
2 Kansas City Royals 144 70 74 0 .486 30.0 629 (4.37) 691 (4.80) 0.260 0.325 0.396 4.49 0.984
3 Chicago White Sox 145 68 76 1 .469 32.0 755 (5.21) 758 (5.23) 0.280 0.354 0.431 4.85 0.980
4 Milwaukee Brewers 144 65 79 0 .451 35.0 740 (5.14) 747 (5.19) 0.266 0.333 0.409 4.82 0.981
5 Minnesota Twins 144 56 88 0 .389 44.0 703 (4.88) 889 (6.17) 0.279 0.341 0.419 5.76 0.981
Eastern Division
1 Boston Red Sox 144 86 58 0 .597 -.- 791 (5.49) 698 (4.85) 0.280 0.353 0.455 4.39 0.978
2 New York Yankees* 145 79 65 1 .545 7.0 749 (5.17) 688 (4.74) 0.276 0.357 0.420 4.56 0.986
3 Baltimore Orioles 144 71 73 0 .493 15.0 704 (4.89) 640 (4.44) 0.262 0.340 0.428 4.31 0.986
4 Detroit Tigers 144 60 84 0 .417 26.0 654 (4.54) 844 (5.86) 0.247 0.324 0.404 5.49 0.981
5 Toronto Blue Jays 144 56 88 0 .389 30.0 642 (4.46) 777 (5.40) 0.260 0.326 0.409 4.88 0.982
Western Division
1 Seattle Mariners 145 79 66 0 .545 -.- 796 (5.49) 708 (4.88) 0.276 0.347 0.448 4.50 0.980
2 California Angels 145 78 67 0 .538 1.0 801 (5.52) 697 (4.81) 0.277 0.350 0.448 4.52 0.982
3 Texas Rangers 144 74 70 0 .514 4.5 691 (4.80) 720 (5.00) 0.265 0.336 0.410 4.66 0.982
4 Oakland Athletics 144 67 77 0 .465 11.5 730 (5.07) 761 (5.28) 0.264 0.340 0.420 4.93 0.981

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Edgar Martinez
Frank Thomas
Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox
145
At Bats Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 607
Runs Scored Albert Belle
Edgar Martinez
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners
121
Hits Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 186
Doubles Albert Belle
Edgar Martinez
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners
52
Triples Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 13
Home Runs Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 50
Total Bases Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 377
Runs Batted In Albert Belle
Mo Vaughn
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
126
Stolen Bases Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 54
Caught Stealing Otis Nixon Texas Rangers 21
Walks Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 136
Intentional Base-on-Balls Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 29
Hit by Pitch Ed Sprague Toronto Blue Jays 15
Strikeouts Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 150
Sacrifice Hits Tom Goodwin Kansas City Royals 14
Sacrifice Flies Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 12
Grounded into Double Plays Paul O'Neill New York Yankees 25
Batting Average Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 0.356
On-Base Percentage Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 0.479
Slugging Percentage Albert Belle Cleveland Indians 0.690
On-Base plus Slugging Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 1.107
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 183

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles 19
Losses Jason Bere
Kevin Gross
Mike Moore
Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers
15
Win-Loss Percentage Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 0.900
Appearances Jesse Orosco Baltimore Orioles 65
Games Started Mark Gubicza Kansas City Royals 33
Complete Games Jack McDowell New York Yankees 8
Shutouts Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles 4
Games Finished Roberto Hernández
Jose Mesa
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
57
Saves Jose Mesa Cleveland Indians 46
Innings Pitched David Cone Toronto Blue Jays/New York Yankees 229.1
Batters Faced David Cone Toronto Blue Jays/New York Yankees 954
Hits Allowed Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays 236
Home Runs Allowed Brad Radke Minnesota Twins 32
Base-on-Balls Allowed Al Leiter Toronto Blue Jays 108
Intentional Base-on-Balls Joe Boever Detroit Tigers 12
Hit Batsmen Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 14
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 294
Wild Pitches Al Leiter Toronto Blue Jays 14
Balks Brian Anderson
Tim Fortugno
California Angels
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays 129
Earned Runs Allowed Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays 114
Earned Run Average Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 1.045

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the sixty-sixth midsummer classic at The Ballpark at Arlington in Arlington, TX on Tuesday, July 11, 1995 by a score of 3 to 2. The league's manager was Buck Showalter.

[edit] Postseason

The 1995 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
East.  Boston Red Sox 0  
Cent.  Cleveland Indians 3  
    Cent.  Cleveland Indians 4
  West.  Seattle Mariners 2
West.  Seattle Mariners 3
WC  New York Yankees 2  

In the World Series, the American League champion Cleveland Indians were defeated by 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 Mo Vaughn, a first baseman with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 308 out of a possible 392 points and 12 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 136 out of a possible 140 points and 26 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Marty Cordova, an outfielder with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 105 out of a possible 140 points and 13 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 J.T. Snow California Angels
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 Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox
2B Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins
3B Gary Gaetti Kansas City Royals
SS John Valentin Boston Red Sox
OF Albert Belle Cleveland Indians
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians
Tim Salmon California Angels
DH Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 31 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 8 to 6.

[edit] Notable events

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