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1984 American League
|1984 in baseball|
|1984 American League|
|Cuban National League|
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The 1984 season of the American League was the eighty-fourth 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||Detroit Tigers||162||104||58||0||.642||-.-||829 (5.12)||643 (3.97)||0.271||0.341||0.432||3.49||0.980|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||163||89||73||1||.546||15.0||750 (4.60)||696 (4.27)||0.273||0.328||0.421||3.86||0.980|
|3||New York Yankees||162||87||75||0||.537||17.0||758 (4.68)||679 (4.19)||0.276||0.338||0.404||3.78||0.977|
|4||Boston Red Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||18.0||810 (5.00)||764 (4.72)||0.283||0.341||0.441||4.18||0.977|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||162||85||77||0||.525||19.0||681 (4.20)||667 (4.12)||0.252||0.328||0.391||3.71||0.981|
|6||Cleveland Indians||163||75||87||1||.460||29.0||761 (4.67)||766 (4.70)||0.265||0.336||0.384||4.26||0.977|
|7||Milwaukee Brewers||161||67||94||0||.416||36.5||641 (3.98)||734 (4.56)||0.262||0.316||0.370||4.06||0.978|
|1||Kansas City Royals||162||84||78||0||.519||-.-||673 (4.15)||686 (4.23)||0.268||0.318||0.399||3.92||0.980|
|2||California Angels||162||81||81||0||.500||3.0||696 (4.30)||697 (4.30)||0.249||0.318||0.381||3.96||0.980|
|3||Minnesota Twins||162||81||81||0||.500||3.0||673 (4.15)||675 (4.17)||0.265||0.318||0.385||3.85||0.980|
|4||Oakland Athletics||162||77||85||0||.475||7.0||738 (4.56)||796 (4.91)||0.259||0.329||0.404||4.48||0.975|
|5||Seattle Mariners||162||74||88||0||.457||10.0||682 (4.21)||774 (4.78)||0.258||0.321||0.384||4.31||0.979|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||74||88||0||.457||7.0||679 (4.19)||736 (4.54)||0.247||0.312||0.395||4.13||0.981|
|7||Texas Rangers||161||69||92||0||.429||14.5||656 (4.07)||714 (4.43)||0.261||0.313||0.377||3.91||0.977|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost the fifty-fifth midsummer classic at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, July 10, 1984 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Joe Altobelli.
The American League Championship Series, featured Detroit Tigers, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Tigers defeated the Royals, 3 games to 0.
In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers defeated the National League's San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie Hernandez, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 306 out of a possible 392 points and 16 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Willie Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 88 out of a possible 140 points and 12 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Alvin Davis, a first baseman with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 134 out of a possible 140 points and 25 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.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Alan Trammell, Detroit Tigers
- May: Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles
- June: Tony Armas, Boston Red Sox
- July: Kent Hrbek, Minnesota Twins
- August: Gary Ward, Texas Rangers
- September: Greg Walker, Chicago White Sox
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Jack Morris, Detroit Tigers
- May: Mike Boddicker, Baltimore Orioles
- June: Charlie Hough, Texas Rangers
- July: Willie Hernandez, Detroit Tigers
- August: Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox
- September: Doyle Alexander, Toronto Blue Jays
Hall of Fame Game
The forty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 13 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Detroit Tigers defeated the Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
- Larry Barnett
- Jon Bible*
- Nick Bremigan
- Joe Brinkman
- Randy Christal*
- Al Clark
- Drew Coble
- Terry Cooney
- Doug Cossey*
- Derryl Cousins
- Bill Deegan*
- Don Denkinger
- Richard Denny*
- Jim Evans
- Dale Ford
- Rich Garcia
- Ted Hendry
- John Hirschbeck
- Mark Johnson
- Bob Jones*
- Harold Jordan*
- Ken Kaiser
- Greg Kosc
- Bill Kunkel
- Tom Lepperd
- Terry Luhr
- Tim McClelland
- Larry McCoy
- Jim McKean
- Durwood Merrill
- Dan Morrison
- Jerry Neudecker
- Carl Nothnagel*
- Mike O'Dell*
- Steve Palermo
- Dave Phillips
- Rick Reed
- Mike Reilly
- Rocky Roe
- Dick Runchey*
- John Shulock
- Marty Springstead
- Vic Voltaggio
- Tim Welke
- Larry Young
- Larry Zirbel*
- Dick Zivic*
* Denotes a fill-in umpire
- Will Leitch: "1984: Year of the Tigers, Cubs, Gooden debut", mlb.com, May 17, 2020. 
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