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The 2000 season of the American League was the one hundredth 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 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
Eastern Division
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
Western Division
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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jose Cruz
Carlos Delgado
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
162
At Bats Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels 676
Runs Scored Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals 136
Hits Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels 240
Doubles Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 57
Triples Cristian Guzman Minnesota Twins 20
Home Runs Troy Glaus Anaheim Angels 47
Total Bases Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 378
Runs Batted In Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 145
Stolen Bases Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals 46
Caught Stealing Mark McLemore Seattle Mariners 14
Walks Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics 137
Intentional Base-on-Balls Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 20
Hit by Pitch Carlos Delgado
Mike Sweeney
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
15
Strikeouts Mo Vaughn Anaheim Angels 181
Sacrifice Hits Alex Gonzalez Toronto Blue Jays 16
Sacrifice Flies Magglio Ordonez Chicago White Sox 15
Grounded into Double Plays Ben Grieve Oakland Athletics 32
Batting Average Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 0.372
On-Base Percentage Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics 0.476
Slugging Percentage Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians 0.697
On-Base plus Slugging Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians 1.154
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics 188

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tim Hudson
David Wells
Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays
20
Losses Brad Radke Minnesota Twins 16
Win-Loss Percentage Tim Hudson Oakland Athletics 0.769
Appearances Kelly Wunsch Chicago White Sox 83
Games Started Rick Helling
David Wells
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
35
Complete Games David Wells Toronto Blue Jays 9
Shutouts Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 4
Games Finished Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox 64
Saves Todd Jones
Derek Lowe
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
42
Innings Pitched Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles 237.2
Batters Faced Kenny Rogers Texas Rangers 998
Hits Allowed David Wells Toronto Blue Jays 266
Home Runs Allowed Jeff Suppan Kansas City Royals 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kevin Appier Oakland Athletics 102
Intentional Base-on-Balls Kevin Appier Oakland Athletics 10
Hit Batsmen Jeff Weaver Detroit Tigers 15
Strikeouts Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 284
Wild Pitches Dan Reichert Kansas City Royals 18
Balks Jim Parque Chicago White Sox 5
Runs Allowed Chris Carpenter Toronto Blue Jays 130
Earned Runs Allowed Chris Carpenter Toronto Blue Jays 122
Earned Run Average Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 1.74
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 0.737

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the seventy-first midsummer classic at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 by a score of 6 to 3. The league's manager was Joe Torre.

[edit] Postseason

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  
West.  Oakland Athletics 2  
    East.  New York Yankees 4
  WC  Seattle Mariners 2
Cent.  Chicago White Sox 0
WC  Seattle Mariners 3  

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's New York Mets, 4 games to 1.

[edit] 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.

[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 Kenny Rogers Texas Rangers
C Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers
1B John Olerud Seattle Mariners
2B Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians
3B Travis Fryman Cleveland Indians
SS Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians
OF Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels
Bernie Williams New York Yankees
Jermaine Dye Kansas City Royals

[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 Jorge Posada New York Yankees
1B Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays
2B Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians
3B Troy Glaus Anaheim Angels
SS Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners
OF Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels
Magglio Ordonez Chicago White Sox
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians
DH Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox

[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

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