2009 American 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||163||87||76||0||.534||-.-||817 (5.01)||765 (4.69)||0.274||0.345||0.429||4.50||0.987|
|2||Detroit Tigers||163||86||77||0||.528||1.0||743 (4.56)||745 (4.57)||0.260||0.331||0.416||4.29||0.985|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||79||83||0||.488||7.5||732 (4.52)||729 (4.69)||0.258||0.329||0.411||4.14||0.981|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||65||97||0||.401||21.5||773 (4.77)||865 (5.34)||0.264||0.339||0.417||5.06||0.984|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||65||97||0||.401||21.5||686 (4.23)||842 (5.20)||0.259||0.318||0.405||4.83||0.980|
|1||New York Yankees||162||103||59||0||.636||-.-||915 (5.65)||753 (4.65)||0.283||0.362||0.478||4.26||0.985|
|2||Boston Red Sox*||162||95||67||0||.586||8.0||872 (5.38)||736 (4.54)||0.270||0.352||0.454||4.35||0.986|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays||162||84||78||0||.519||19.0||803 (4.96)||754 (4.65)||0.263||0.343||0.439||4.33||0.983|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||162||75||87||0||.463||28.0||798 (4.93)||771 (4.76)||0.266||0.333||0.440||4.47||0.988|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||162||64||98||0||.395||39.0||741 (4.57)||876 (5.41)||0.268||0.332||0.415||5.15||0.985|
|1||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||883 (5.45)||761 (4.70)||0.285||0.350||0.441||4.45||0.986|
|2||Texas Rangers||162||87||75||0||.537||10.0||784 (4.84)||740 (4.57)||0.260||0.320||0.445||4.38||0.982|
|3||Seattle Mariners||162||85||77||0||.525||12.0||640 (3.95)||692 (4.27)||0.258||0.314||0.402||3.87||0.982|
|4||Oakland Athletics||162||75||87||0||.463||22.0||759 (4.69)||761 (4.70)||0.262||0.328||0.397||4.26||0.983|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2009 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|
|West.||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||2|
|West.||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||3|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||0|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe Mauer, a catcher with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 387 out of a possible 392 points and 27 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Andrew Bailey, a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 88 out of a possible 140 points and 13 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 hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Notable events