Year In Review : 2013 American League

O ff 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.

I n 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.

I n 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.

A round 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.

"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

Base on Balls

Los Angeles

110

Batting Average

Detroit

.348

Doubles

Baltimore

51

Hits

Texas

199

Home Runs

Baltimore

53

On Base Percentage

Detroit

.442

RBI

Baltimore

138

Runs

Los Angeles

109

Slugging Average

Detroit

.636

Stolen Bases

Boston

52

Total Bases

Baltimore

370

Triples

New York

10

2013 American League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games

Tampa Bay

4

Chicago

ERA

Detroit

2.57

Games

Tampa Bay

80

Saves

Baltimore

50

Shutouts

Oakland

3

Cleveland

Strikeouts

Texas

277

Winning Percentage

Detroit

.875

Wins

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

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$

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

$

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0 .481 18 $
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0 .438 25 $
Houston Astros 51 111 0 .315

45

$

2013 American League Final Standings



The American League started in 1901 and you can review every season in their history on our Year by Year baseball history menu.

Do you know the first year the American League won the World Series ? How about the first year they won an All-Star Game ?

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