1968 American League
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|1968 American League|
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- 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||Detroit Tigers||164||103||59||2||.628||-.-||671 (4.09)||492 (3.00)||0.235||0.302||0.385||2.71||0.984|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||162||91||71||0||.562||12.0||579 (3.57)||497 (3.07)||0.225||0.301||0.352||2.66||0.981|
|3||Cleveland Indians||162||86||75||1||.531||16.5||516 (3.19)||504 (3.11)||0.234||0.290||0.327||2.66||0.979|
|4||Boston Red Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||17.0||614 (3.79)||611 (3.77)||0.236||0.312||0.352||3.33||0.979|
|5||New York Yankees||164||83||79||2||.506||20.0||536 (3.27)||531 (3.24)||0.214||0.290||0.318||2.79||0.979|
|6||Oakland Athletics||163||82||80||1||.503||21.0||569 (3.49)||544 (3.34)||0.240||0.301||0.343||2.94||0.976|
|7||Minnesota Twins||162||79||83||0||.488||24.0||562 (3.47)||546 (3.37)||0.237||0.295||0.350||2.89||0.973|
|8||California Angels||162||67||95||0||.414||36.0||498 (3.07)||615 (3.80)||0.227||0.287||0.318||3.43||0.977|
|9||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||0||.414||30.0||463 (2.86)||527 (3.25)||0.228||0.281||0.311||2.75||0.977|
|10||Washington Senators||161||65||96||0||.404||37.5||524 (3.25)||665 (4.13)||0.224||0.284||0.336||3.64||0.976|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Denny McLain, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 280 points and 20 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Stan Bahnsen, a pitcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 17 out of a possible 20 points and 17 first place votes.
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.
Hall of Fame Game
The twenty-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 22 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Detroit Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League by a score of 10 to 1.
- Emmett Ashford
- Nestor Chylak
- Lou DiMuro
- Cal Drummond
- Red Flaherty
- Russ Goetz
- Bill Haller
- Jim Honochick
- Bill Kinnamon
- Bill Kunkel
- William J. Ryczek: Baseball on the Brink: The Crisis of 1968, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2017. ISBN 978-1-4766-6848-2
- Tim Wendel: Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012.