2003 American League
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The 2003 season of the American League was the one hundred third season of the league.
- 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||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||801 (4.94)||758 (4.68)||0.277||0.341||0.431||4.41||0.985|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||4.0||791 (4.88)||715 (4.41)||0.263||0.331||0.446||4.17||0.984|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||83||79||0||.512||7.0||836 (5.16)||867 (5.35)||0.274||0.336||0.427||5.06||0.982|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||68||94||0||.420||22.0||699 (4.31)||778 (4.80)||0.254||0.316||0.401||4.21||0.980|
|5||Detroit Tigers||162||43||119||0||.265||47.0||591 (3.65)||928 (5.73)||0.240||0.300||0.375||5.30||0.978|
|1||New York Yankees||163||101||61||1||.620||-.-||877 (5.38)||716 (4.39)||0.271||0.356||0.453||4.02||0.981|
|2||Boston Red Sox*||162||95||67||0||.586||6.0||961 (5.93)||809 (4.99)||0.289||0.360||0.491||4.48||0.982|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays||162||86||76||0||.531||15.0||894 (5.52)||826 (5.10)||0.279||0.349||0.455||4.69||0.981|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||163||71||91||1||.436||30.0||743 (4.56)||820 (5.03)||0.268||0.323||0.405||4.76||0.983|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||162||63||99||0||.389||38.0||715 (4.41)||852 (5.26)||0.265||0.320||0.404||4.93||0.983|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||768 (4.74)||643 (3.97)||0.254||0.327||0.417||3.63||0.983|
|2||Seattle Mariners||162||93||69||0||.574||3.0||795 (4.91)||637 (3.93)||0.271||0.344||0.410||3.76||0.989|
|3||Anaheim Angels||162||77||85||0||.475||19.0||736 (4.54)||743 (4.59)||0.268||0.330||0.413||4.28||0.982|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||71||91||0||.438||25.0||826 (5.10)||969 (5.98)||0.266||0.330||0.454||5.67||0.985|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League won the seventy-fourth midsummer classic at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 by a score of 7 to 6. The league's manager was Mike Scioscia.
The 2003 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|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's Florida Marlins, 4 games to 2.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Alex Rodriguez, a shortstop with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 242 out of a possible 392 points and 6 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays. In the award's voting, he had 136 out of a possible 140 points and 26 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Angel Berroa, a shortstop with the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 88 out of a possible 140 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.
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: Alfonso Soriano, New York Yankees
- May: Edgar Martinez, Seattle Mariners
- June: Jason Giambi, New York Yankees
- July: Magglio Ordonez, Chicago White Sox
- August: Alex Rodriguez, Texas Rangers
- September: Alfonso Soriano, New York Yankees
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Esteban Loaiza, Chicago White Sox
- May: Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
- June: Freddy Garcia, Seattle Mariners
- July: Jose Lima, Kansas City Royals
- August: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- September: Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
- Rookie of the Month Award
- April: Rocco Baldelli, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
- May: Rocco Baldelli, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
- June: Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees
- July: Angel Berroa, Kansas City Royals
- August: Rafael Soriano, Seattle Mariners
- September: Reed Johnson, Toronto Blue Jays
Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 16 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Tampa Bay Devil Rays lost to the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 7 to 5.
See 2003 Major League Baseball
- Will Leitch: "From Boone's heroics to Bartman: 2003 was wild: The baseball world has changed dramatically since that year", mlb.com, March 30, 2020.
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