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|2004 in baseball|
|2004 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||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|
|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|
|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|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
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|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||4|
|East.||New York Yankees||3|
|East.||New York Yankees||3|
 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 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.
 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
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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