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The 2009 season of the American League was the one hundred ninth season of the league.

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[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 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
Eastern Division
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
Western Division
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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Robinson Cano
Nick Markakis
Brandon Inge
New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers
161
At Bats Aaron Hill Toronto Blue Jays 682
Runs Scored Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 115
Hits Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 225
Doubles Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles 56
Triples Jacoby Ellsbury
Denard Span
Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
10
Home Runs Mark Teixeira
Carlos Pena
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
39
Total Bases Mark Teixeira New York Yankees 344
Runs Batted In Mark Teixeira New York Yankees 122
Stolen Bases Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox 70
Caught Stealing Chone Figgins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 17
Walks Chone Figgins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 101
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 15
Hit by Pitch Kelly Shoppach Cleveland Indians 18
Strikeouts Jack Cust Oakland Athletics 185
Sacrifice Hits Adam Everett Detroit Tigers 15
Sacrifice Flies Nick Markakis
Miguel Cabrera
Marlon Byrd
Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers
10
Grounded into Double Plays Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays 27
Batting Average Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 0.365
On-Base Percentage Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 0.444
Slugging Percentage Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 0.587
On-Base plus Slugging Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 1.031
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 170

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Felix Hernandez
Justin Verlander
CC Sabathia
Seattle Mariners
Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees
19
Losses Jeremy Guthrie Baltimore Orioles 17
Win-Loss Percentage Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 0.792
Appearances Matt Guerrier Minnesota Twins 79
Games Started Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 35
Complete Games Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 9
Shutouts Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 4
Games Finished Fernando Rodney Detroit Tigers 65
Saves Brian Fuentes Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 48
Innings Pitched Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 240.0
Batters Faced Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 982
Hits Allowed Nick Blackburn Minnesota Twins 240
Home Runs Allowed Jeremy Guthrie Baltimore Orioles 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed A.J. Burnett New York Yankees 97
Intentional Base-on-Balls Brandon Lyon Detroit Tigers 9
Hit Batsmen Joba Chamberlain New York Yankees 12
Strikeouts Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 269
Wild Pitches Felix Hernandez
A.J. Burnett
Seattle Mariners
New York Yankees
17
Balks Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 4
Runs Allowed Jeremy Guthrie Baltimore Orioles 120
Earned Runs Allowed Carl Pavano Cleveland Indians/
Minnesota Twins
113
Earned Run Average Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 2.16
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 1.073

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by a score of 4 to 3. The league's manager was Joe Maddon.

[edit] Postseason

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  
Cent.  Minnesota Twins 0  
    East.  New York Yankees 4
  West.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2
West.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3
WC  Boston Red Sox 0  

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2.

[edit] 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 Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 134 out of a possible 140 points and 25 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.

[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 Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox
C Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
1B Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Placido Polanco Detroit Tigers
3B Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
C Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
1B Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Aaron Hill Toronto Blue Jays
3B Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Jason Bay Boston Red Sox
Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
DH Adam Lind Toronto Blue Jays

[edit] Notable events

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