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|2001 in baseball|
|2001 American League|
|Cuban National 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||Cleveland Indians||162||91||71||0||.562||-.-||897 (5.54)||821 (5.07)||0.278||0.350||0.458||4.64||0.982|
|2||Minnesota Twins||162||85||77||0||.525||6.0||771 (4.76)||766 (4.73)||0.272||0.337||0.433||4.51||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||83||79||0||.512||8.0||798 (4.93)||795 (4.91)||0.268||0.334||0.451||4.55||0.981|
|4||Detroit Tigers||162||66||96||0||.407||25.0||724 (4.47)||876 (5.41)||0.260||0.320||0.409||5.01||0.979|
|5||Kansas City Royals||162||65||97||0||.401||26.0||729 (4.50)||858 (5.30)||0.266||0.318||0.409||4.87||0.981|
|1||New York Yankees||161||95||65||1||.590||-.-||804 (4.99)||713 (4.43)||0.267||0.334||0.435||4.02||0.982|
|2||Boston Red Sox||161||82||79||0||.509||13.5||772 (4.80)||745 (4.63)||0.266||0.334||0.439||4.15||0.981|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays||162||80||82||0||.494||16.0||767 (4.73)||753 (4.65)||0.263||0.325||0.430||4.28||0.985|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||162||63||98||1||.389||32.5||687 (4.24)||829 (5.12)||0.248||0.319||0.380||4.67||0.979|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||162||62||100||0||.383||34.0||672 (4.15)||887 (5.48)||0.258||0.320||0.388||4.94||0.977|
|1||Seattle Mariners||162||116||46||0||.716||-.-||927 (5.72)||627 (3.87)||0.288||0.360||0.445||3.54||0.986|
|2||Oakland Athletics*||162||102||60||0||.630||14.0||884 (5.46)||645 (3.98)||0.264||0.345||0.439||3.59||0.980|
|3||Anaheim Angels||162||75||87||0||.463||41.0||691 (4.27)||730 (4.51)||0.261||0.327||0.405||4.20||0.983|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||73||89||0||.451||43.0||890 (5.49)||968 (5.98)||0.275||0.344||0.471||5.71||0.981|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2001 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||4|
|East.||New York Yankees||3|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Ichiro Suzuki, an outfielder with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 289 out of a possible 392 points and 11 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ichiro Suzuki, an outfielder with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 138 out of a possible 140 points and 27 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.
 Hall of Fame Game
 Notable events