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|2003 in baseball|
|2003 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||Minnesota Twins||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||801 (4.94)||758 (4.68)||0.277||0.341||0.431||4.41||0.985|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||4.0||791 (4.88)||715 (4.41)||0.263||0.331||0.446||4.17||0.984|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||83||79||0||.512||7.0||836 (5.16)||867 (5.35)||0.274||0.336||0.427||5.06||0.982|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||68||94||0||.420||22.0||699 (4.31)||778 (4.80)||0.254||0.316||0.401||4.21||0.980|
|5||Detroit Tigers||162||43||119||0||.265||47.0||591 (3.65)||928 (5.73)||0.240||0.300||0.375||5.30||0.978|
|1||New York Yankees||163||101||61||1||.620||-.-||877 (5.38)||716 (4.39)||0.271||0.356||0.453||4.02||0.981|
|2||Boston Red Sox*||162||95||67||0||.586||6.0||961 (5.93)||809 (4.99)||0.289||0.360||0.491||4.48||0.982|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays||162||86||76||0||.531||15.0||894 (5.52)||826 (5.10)||0.279||0.349||0.455||4.69||0.981|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||163||71||91||1||.436||30.0||743 (4.56)||820 (5.03)||0.268||0.323||0.405||4.76||0.983|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||162||63||99||0||.389||38.0||715 (4.41)||852 (5.26)||0.265||0.320||0.404||4.93||0.983|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||768 (4.74)||643 (3.97)||0.254||0.327||0.417||3.63||0.983|
|2||Seattle Mariners||162||93||69||0||.574||3.0||795 (4.91)||637 (3.93)||0.271||0.344||0.410||3.76||0.989|
|3||Anaheim Angels||162||77||85||0||.475||19.0||736 (4.54)||743 (4.59)||0.268||0.330||0.413||4.28||0.982|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||71||91||0||.438||25.0||826 (5.10)||969 (5.98)||0.266||0.330||0.454||5.67||0.985|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2003 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|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Alex Rodriguez, a shortstop with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 242 out of a possible 392 points and 6 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Angel Berroa, a shortstop with the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 88 out of a possible 140 points and 12 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
- Rookie of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 16 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Tampa Bay Devil Rays lost to the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
 Notable events