YEAR IN REVIEW : 2013 American League

Off the field...

On July 1st, Croatia joined the European Union as the Union's 28th member. Croatia was the first country that entered the EU alone (since other countries entered together in 2004 and 2007), although Greece acceded to the European Community alone in 1981.

In the American League...

The 1962 Houston Colt .45s changed their name to the Houston Astros in 1965, and starting in 2013, they changed from the National League to the American League.

In the National League...

The Cincinnati Reds hosted the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, 2013, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate Opening Day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.

Around the League...

The results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum were announced in January and the first full set of Steroid Era players saw the impact playing at this time period had on their game.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"A day after getting swept from the World Series, the Detroit Tigers were installed as betting favorites to win Major League Baseball's championship in 2013." - Bloomberg (10/30/2012, Tigers Favored to Win 2013 Baseball World Series, Yankees Second , Source )

2013 American League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Los Angeles
110
Detroit
.348
Baltimore
51
Texas
199
Baltimore
53
Detroit
.442
Baltimore
138
Los Angeles
109
Detroit
.636
Boston
52
Baltimore
370
New York
10

2013 American League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Tampa Bay
4
Chicago
Detroit
2.57
Tampa Bay
80
Baltimore
50
Oakland
3
Cleveland
Texas
277
Detroit
.875
Detroit
21

2013 American League

Team Standings

Boston Red Sox 97 65 0 .599 -- $
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0 .564 $
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0 .525 12 $
New York Yankees 85 77 0 .525 12 $
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0 .457 23 $
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0 .574 -- $
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0 .568 1 $
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0 .531 7 $
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0 .407 27 $
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0 .389 30 $
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0 .593 -- $
Texas Rangers 91 72 0 .558 $
LosAngelesAngelsofAnaheim 78 84 0 .481 18 $
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0 .438 25 $
Houston Astros 51 111 0 .315 45 $
2013 American League Final Standings
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