2008 American League
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- 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||Chicago White Sox||163||89||74||0||.546||-.-||811 (4.98)||729 (4.47)||0.263||0.332||0.448||4.06||0.983|
|2||Minnesota Twins||163||88||75||0||.540||1.0||829 (5.09)||745 (4.57)||0.279||0.340||0.408||4.16||0.982|
|3||Cleveland Indians||162||81||81||0||.500||7.5||805 (4.97)||761 (4.70)||0.262||0.339||0.424||4.45||0.985|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||75||87||0||.463||13.5||691 (4.27)||781 (4.82)||0.269||0.320||0.397||4.48||0.984|
|5||Detroit Tigers||162||74||88||0||.457||14.5||821 (5.07)||857 (5.29)||0.271||0.340||0.444||4.90||0.981|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||774 (4.78)||671 (4.14)||0.260||0.340||0.422||3.82||0.985|
|2||Boston Red Sox*||162||95||67||0||.586||2.0||845 (5.22)||694 (4.28)||0.280||0.358||0.447||4.01||0.986|
|3||New York Yankees||162||89||73||0||.549||8.0||789 (4.87)||727 (4.49)||0.271||0.342||0.427||4.28||0.986|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||162||86||76||0||.531||11.0||714 (4.41)||610 (3.77)||0.264||0.331||0.399||3.49||0.986|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||161||68||93||0||.422||28.5||782 (4.86)||869 (5.40)||0.267||0.333||0.429||5.13||0.983|
|1||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||100||62||0||.617||-.-||765 (4.72)||697 (4.30)||0.268||0.330||0.413||3.99||0.985|
|2||Texas Rangers||162||79||83||0||.488||21.0||901 (5.56)||967 (5.97)||0.283||0.354||0.462||5.37||0.978|
|3||Oakland Athletics||161||75||86||0||.466||24.5||646 (4.01)||690 (4.29)||0.242||0.318||0.369||4.01||0.984|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||61||101||0||.377||39.0||671 (4.14)||811 (5.01)||0.265||0.318||0.389||4.73||0.984|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The 2008 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|
|West.||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||1|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|East.||Tampa Bay Rays||4|
|WC||Boston Red Sox||3|
|East.||Tampa Bay Rays||3|
|Cent.||Chicago White Sox||1|
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dustin Pedroia, a second baseman with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 317 out of a possible 392 points and 16 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Evan Longoria, a third baseman with the Tampa Bay Rays, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and all 28 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
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
Hall of Fame Game
The sixty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was to be played on May 16st at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game, which was rained out, did not feature a team from the American League. It was the last time the game was scheduled.