2000 American League
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 Season summary
- 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|
|1||Chicago White Sox||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||978 (6.04)||839 (5.18)||0.286||0.356||0.470||4.66||0.978|
|2||Cleveland Indians||162||90||72||0||.556||5.0||950 (5.86)||816 (5.04)||0.288||0.367||0.470||4.84||0.988|
|3||Detroit Tigers||162||79||83||0||.488||16.0||823 (5.08)||827 (5.10)||0.275||0.343||0.438||4.71||0.983|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||77||85||0||.475||18.0||879 (5.43)||930 (5.74)||0.288||0.348||0.425||5.48||0.983|
|5||Minnesota Twins||162||69||93||0||.426||26.0||748 (4.62)||880 (5.43)||0.270||0.337||0.407||5.15||0.983|
|1||New York Yankees||161||87||74||0||.540||-.-||871 (5.41)||814 (5.06)||0.277||0.354||0.450||4.76||0.981|
|2||Boston Red Sox||162||85||77||0||.525||2.5||792 (4.89)||745 (4.60)||0.267||0.341||0.423||4.23||0.982|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays||162||83||79||0||.512||4.5||861 (5.31)||908 (5.60)||0.275||0.341||0.469||5.14||0.984|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||162||74||88||0||.457||13.5||794 (4.90)||913 (5.64)||0.272||0.341||0.435||5.37||0.981|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||161||69||92||0||.429||18.0||733 (4.55)||842 (5.23)||0.257||0.329||0.399||4.86||0.981|
|1||Oakland Athletics||161||91||70||0||.565||-.-||947 (5.88)||813 (5.05)||0.270||0.360||0.458||4.58||0.978|
|2||Seattle Mariners*||162||91||71||0||.562||0.5||907 (5.60)||780 (4.81)||0.269||0.361||0.442||4.50||0.984|
|3||Anaheim Angels||162||82||80||0||.506||9.5||864 (5.33)||869 (5.36)||0.280||0.352||0.472||5.00||0.978|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||71||91||0||.438||20.5||848 (5.23)||974 (6.01)||0.283||0.352||0.446||5.52||0.978|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2000 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.||New York Yankees||3|
|East.||New York Yankees||4|
|Cent.||Chicago White Sox||0|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jason Giambi, a first baseman with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 317 out of a possible 392 points and 14 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Pedro Martinez (martipe02) of the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Kazuhiro Sasaki, a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 104 out of a possible 140 points and 17 first place votes.
 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.
 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.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Cleveland Indians lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League by a score of 12 to 7.
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