1977 American League
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The 1977 season of the American League was the seventy-seventh season of the league.
- 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||New York Yankees||162||100||62||0||.617||-.-||831 (5.13)||651 (4.02)||0.281||0.344||0.444||3.61||0.979|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||161||97||64||0||.602||2.5||719 (4.47)||653 (4.06)||0.261||0.329||0.393||3.74||0.983|
|3||Boston Red Sox||161||97||64||0||.602||2.5||859 (5.34)||712 (4.42)||0.281||0.344||0.465||4.11||0.978|
|4||Detroit Tigers||162||74||88||0||.457||26.0||714 (4.41)||751 (4.64)||0.264||0.319||0.410||4.13||0.978|
|5||Cleveland Indians||161||71||90||0||.441||28.5||676 (4.20)||739 (4.59)||0.269||0.333||0.380||4.10||0.979|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||162||67||95||0||.414||33.0||639 (3.94)||765 (4.72)||0.258||0.313||0.389||4.32||0.978|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||161||54||107||0||.335||45.5||605 (3.76)||822 (5.11)||0.252||0.315||0.365||4.57||0.974|
|1||Kansas City Royals||162||102||60||0||.630||-.-||822 (5.07)||651 (4.02)||0.277||0.339||0.436||3.52||0.978|
|2||Texas Rangers||162||94||68||0||.580||8.0||767 (4.73)||657 (4.06)||0.270||0.341||0.405||3.56||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||90||72||0||.556||12.0||844 (5.21)||771 (4.76)||0.278||0.344||0.444||4.25||0.974|
|4||Minnesota Twins||161||84||77||0||.522||17.5||867 (5.39)||776 (4.82)||0.282||0.347||0.417||4.36||0.978|
|5||California Angels||162||74||88||0||.457||28.0||675 (4.17)||695 (4.29)||0.255||0.323||0.386||3.72||0.976|
|6||Seattle Mariners||162||64||98||0||.395||38.0||624 (3.85)||855 (5.28)||0.256||0.310||0.381||4.83||0.976|
|7||Oakland Athletics||161||63||98||0||.391||38.5||605 (3.76)||749 (4.65)||0.240||0.306||0.352||4.04||0.970|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost the forty-eighth midsummer classic at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 19, 1977 by a score of 7 to 6. The league's manager was Billy Martin.
The American League Championship Series, featured New York Yankees, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Yankees defeated the Royals, 3 games to 2.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Rod Carew, a first baseman with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 273 out of a possible 392 points and 12 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Sparky Lyle of the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 56 out of a possible 140 points and 9 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Eddie Murray, a designated hitter with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 28 points and 12 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.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Otto Velez, Toronto Blue Jays
- May: Frank Tanana, California Angels
- June: Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins
- July: Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox
- August: Graig Nettles, New York Yankees
- September: Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins
Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-fifth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 8 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Minnesota Twins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 8 to 5.
- Larry Barnett
- Nick Bremigan
- Joe Brinkman
- Nestor Chylak
- Al Clark
- Terry Cooney
- Bill Deegan
- Don Denkinger
- Lou DiMuro
- Jim Evans
- Dale Ford
- Art Frantz
- Rich Garcia
- Russ Goetz
- Bill Haller
- Ted Hendry
- Ken Kaiser
- Greg Kosc
- Bill Kunkel
- Ron Luciano
- George Maloney
- Larry McCoy
- Jim McKean
- Durwood Merrill
- Jerry Neudecker
- Steve Palermo
- Dave Phillips
- Mike Reilly
- Hank Soar
- Fred Spenn
- Marty Springstead
- Vic Voltaggio
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