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The 2006 season of the American League was the one hundred sixth 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||96||66||0||.593||-.-||801 (4.94)||683 (4.22)||0.287||0.347||0.425||3.95||0.986|
|2||Detroit Tigers*||162||95||67||0||.586||1.0||822 (5.07)||675 (4.17)||0.274||0.329||0.449||3.84||0.983|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||90||72||0||.556||6.0||868 (5.36)||794 (4.90)||0.280||0.342||0.464||4.61||0.985|
|4||Cleveland Indians||162||78||84||0||.481||18.0||870 (5.37)||782 (4.83)||0.280||0.349||0.457||4.41||0.981|
|5||Kansas City Royals||162||62||100||0||.383||34.0||757 (4.67)||971 (5.99)||0.271||0.332||0.411||5.65||0.984|
|1||New York Yankees||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||930 (5.74)||767 (4.73)||0.285||0.363||0.461||4.41||0.983|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||162||87||75||0||.537||10.0||809 (4.99)||754 (4.65)||0.284||0.348||0.463||4.37||0.984|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||86||76||0||.531||11.0||820 (5.06)||825 (5.09)||0.269||0.351||0.435||4.83||0.989|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||162||70||92||0||.432||27.0||768 (4.74)||899 (5.55)||0.277||0.339||0.424||5.35||0.983|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||162||61||101||0||.377||36.0||689 (4.25)||856 (5.28)||0.255||0.314||0.420||4.96||0.979|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||93||69||0||.574||-.-||771 (4.76)||727 (4.49)||0.260||0.340||0.412||4.21||0.986|
|2||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||89||73||0||.549||4.0||766 (4.73)||732 (4.52)||0.274||0.334||0.425||4.04||0.979|
|3||Texas Rangers||162||80||82||0||.494||13.0||835 (5.15)||784 (4.84)||0.278||0.338||0.446||4.60||0.984|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||78||84||0||.481||15.0||756 (4.67)||792 (4.89)||0.272||0.325||0.424||4.60||0.985|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League won the seventy-seventh midsummer classic at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 by a score of 3 to 2. The league's manager was Ozzie Guillen.
The 2006 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||1|
In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers lost to the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Justin Morneau, a first baseman with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 320 out of a possible 392 points and 15 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and all 28 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Justin Verlander, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 133 out of a possible 140 points and 26 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 hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Jason Giambi, New York Yankees
- May: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
- June: Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
- July: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
- August: Travis Hafner, Cleveland Indians
- September: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Jose Contreras, Chicago White Sox
- May: C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland Indians
- June: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- July: John Lackey, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- August: Esteban Loaiza, Oakland Athletics
- September: Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
- Rookie of the Month Award
- April: Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox
- May: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
- June: Francisco Liriano, Minnesota Twins
- July: Francisco Liriano, Minnesota Twins
- August: Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles
- September: Boof Bonser, Minnesota Twins
Hall of Fame Game
The sixtieth annual Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on May 15 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game, which was cancelled after 2 ½ innings due to rain, did not feature an American League team.
See 2006 Major League Baseball
- Will Leitch: "'06: An unlikely champ, pink bats and 1st WBC", mlb.com, May 2, 2020. 
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