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The 2004 season of the American League was the one hundred fourth 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 Minnesota Twins 162 92 70 0 .568 -.- 780 (4.81) 715 (4.41) 0.266 0.332 0.431 4.03 0.984
2 Chicago White Sox 162 83 79 0 .512 9.0 865 (5.34) 831 (5.13) 0.268 0.333 0.457 4.91 0.984
3 Cleveland Indians 162 80 82 0 .494 12.0 858 (5.30) 857 (5.29) 0.276 0.351 0.444 4.81 0.983
4 Detroit Tigers 162 72 90 0 .444 20.0 827 (5.10) 844 (5.21) 0.272 0.337 0.449 4.93 0.977
5 Kansas City Royals 162 58 104 0 .358 34.0 720 (4.44) 905 (5.59) 0.259 0.322 0.397 5.15 0.978
Eastern Division
1 New York Yankees 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 897 (5.54) 808 (4.99) 0.268 0.353 0.458 4.69 0.984
2 Boston Red Sox* 162 98 64 0 .605 3.0 949 (5.86) 768 (4.74) 0.282 0.360 0.472 4.18 0.981
3 Baltimore Orioles 162 78 84 0 .481 23.0 842 (5.20) 830 (5.12) 0.281 0.345 0.432 4.70 0.982
4 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 161 70 91 0 .435 30.5 714 (4.43) 842 (5.23) 0.258 0.320 0.405 4.81 0.980
5 Toronto Blue Jays 161 67 94 0 .416 33.5 719 (4.47) 823 (5.11) 0.260 0.328 0.403 4.91 0.985
Western Division
1 Anaheim Angels 162 92 70 0 .568 -.- 836 (5.16) 734 (4.53) 0.282 0.341 0.429 4.28 0.985
2 Oakland Athletics 162 91 71 0 .562 1.0 793 (4.90) 742 (4.58) 0.270 0.343 0.433 4.17 0.986
3 Texas Rangers 162 89 73 0 .549 3.0 860 (5.31) 794 (4.90) 0.266 0.329 0.457 4.53 0.981
4 Seattle Mariners 162 63 99 0 .389 29.0 698 (4.31) 823 (5.08) 0.270 0.331 0.396 4.76 0.983

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Hideki Matsui
Miguel Tejada
New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles
162
At Bats Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 704
Runs Scored Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim Angels 124
Hits Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 262
Doubles Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles 50
Triples Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 19
Home Runs Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox 43
Total Bases Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim Angels 366
Runs Batted In Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles 150
Stolen Bases Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 59
Caught Stealing Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 15
Walks Eric Chavez Oakland Athletics 95
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 19
Hit by Pitch Travis Hafner
Kevin Millar
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
17
Strikeouts Mark Bellhorn Boston Red Sox 177
Sacrifice Hits Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians 20
Sacrifice Flies Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles 14
Grounded into Double Plays Jorge Posada
Miguel Tejada
New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles
24
Batting Average Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 0.372
On-Base Percentage Melvin Mora Baltimore Orioles 0.419
Slugging Percentage Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox 0.613
On-Base plus Slugging Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox 1.010
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Travis Hafner Cleveland Indians 158

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Curt Schilling Boston Red Sox 21
Losses Darrell May Kansas City Royals 19
Win-Loss Percentage Curt Schilling Boston Red Sox 0.778
Appearances Paul Quantrill New York Yankees 86
Games Started Mark Buehrle
Kenny Rogers
Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers
35
Complete Games Mark Mulder
Sidney Ponson
Jake Westbrook
Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
5
Shutouts Jeremy Bonderman
Tim Hudson
Sidney Ponson
Detroit Tigers
Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
2
Games Finished Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 69
Saves Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 53
Innings Pitched Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 245.1
Batters Faced Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 1016
Hits Allowed Sidney Ponson Baltimore Orioles 265
Home Runs Allowed Jamie Moyer Seattle Mariners 44
Base-on-Balls Allowed Miguel Batista
Victor Zambrano
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Devil Rays/New York Mets
96
Intentional Base-on-Balls Scott Sullivan Kansas City Royals 10
Hit Batsmen Bronson Arroyo Boston Red Sox 20
Strikeouts Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 265
Wild Pitches Jose Contreras New York Yankees/Chicago White Sox 17
Balks Ted Lilly Toronto Blue Jays 4
Runs Allowed Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox 138
Earned Runs Allowed Sidney Ponson Baltimore Orioles 127
Earned Run Average Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 2.61
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 0.921

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the seventy-fifth midsummer classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 by a score of 9 to 4. The league's manager was Joe Torre.

[edit] Postseason

The 2004 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
                 
West.  Anaheim Angels 0  
WC  Boston Red Sox 3  
    WC  Boston Red Sox 4
  East.  New York Yankees 3
East.  New York Yankees 3
Cent.  Minnesota Twins 1  

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Vladimir Guerrero, an outfielder with the Anaheim Angels. In the award's voting, he had 354 out of a possible 392 points and 21 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins. 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 Bobby Crosby, a shortstop with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 138 out of a possible 140 points and 27 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 Detroit Tigers
1B Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels
2B Bret Boone Seattle Mariners
3B Eric Chavez Oakland Athletics
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Vernon Wells 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 Detroit Tigers
1B Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers
2B Alfonso Soriano Texas Rangers
3B Melvin Mora Baltimore Orioles
SS Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles
OF Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim Angels
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
Gary Sheffield New York Yankees
DH David Ortiz Boston Red Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 14 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Minnesota Twins lost to the Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 10 to 7.

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