2004 American League
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The 2004 season of the American League was the one hundred fourth 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||92||70||0||.568||-.-||780 (4.81)||715 (4.41)||0.266||0.332||0.431||4.03||0.984|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||83||79||0||.512||9.0||865 (5.34)||831 (5.13)||0.268||0.333||0.457||4.91||0.984|
|3||Cleveland Indians||162||80||82||0||.494||12.0||858 (5.30)||857 (5.29)||0.276||0.351||0.444||4.81||0.983|
|4||Detroit Tigers||162||72||90||0||.444||20.0||827 (5.10)||844 (5.21)||0.272||0.337||0.449||4.93||0.977|
|5||Kansas City Royals||162||58||104||0||.358||34.0||720 (4.44)||905 (5.59)||0.259||0.322||0.397||5.15||0.978|
|1||New York Yankees||162||101||61||0||.623||-.-||897 (5.54)||808 (4.99)||0.268||0.353||0.458||4.69||0.984|
|2||Boston Red Sox*||162||98||64||0||.605||3.0||949 (5.86)||768 (4.74)||0.282||0.360||0.472||4.18||0.981|
|3||Baltimore Orioles||162||78||84||0||.481||23.0||842 (5.20)||830 (5.12)||0.281||0.345||0.432||4.70||0.982|
|4||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||161||70||91||0||.435||30.5||714 (4.43)||842 (5.23)||0.258||0.320||0.405||4.81||0.980|
|5||Toronto Blue Jays||161||67||94||0||.416||33.5||719 (4.47)||823 (5.11)||0.260||0.328||0.403||4.91||0.985|
|1||Anaheim Angels||162||92||70||0||.568||-.-||836 (5.16)||734 (4.53)||0.282||0.341||0.429||4.28||0.985|
|2||Oakland Athletics||162||91||71||0||.562||1.0||793 (4.90)||742 (4.58)||0.270||0.343||0.433||4.17||0.986|
|3||Texas Rangers||162||89||73||0||.549||3.0||860 (5.31)||794 (4.90)||0.266||0.329||0.457||4.53||0.981|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||63||99||0||.389||29.0||698 (4.31)||823 (5.08)||0.270||0.331||0.396||4.76||0.983|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League won the seventy-fifth midsummer classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 by a score of 9 to 4. The league's manager was Joe Torre.
The 2004 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|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||4|
|East.||New York Yankees||3|
|East.||New York Yankees||3|
In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Vladimir Guerrero, an outfielder with the Anaheim Angels. In the award's voting, he had 354 out of a possible 392 points and 21 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Bobby Crosby, a shortstop with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 138 out of a possible 140 points and 27 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: Carlos Beltran, Kansas City Royals
- May: Melvin Mora, Baltimore Orioles
- June: Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers
- July: Mark Teixeira, Texas Rangers
- August: Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
- September: Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim Angels
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Kevin Brown, New York Yankees
- May: Mark Buehrle, Chicago White Sox
- June: Mark Mulder, Oakland Athletics
- July: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- August: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- September: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- Rookie of the Month Award
- April: Gerald Laird, Texas Rangers
- May: Kevin Youkilis, Boston Red Sox
- June: Bobby Crosby, Oakland Athletics
- July: Robb Quinlan, Anaheim Angels
- August: Frank Francisco, Texas Rangers
- September: Ross Gload, Chicago White Sox
Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 14 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Minnesota Twins lost to the Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 10 to 7.
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