History of the American League 1901-2020

History of the American League 1901-2020

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       In 1901, the 25-year old National League once again had competition - but this time the new league stayed. In AL’s 1st year, the NY Yankees didn’t exist, the Cleveland and Boston clubs went by different names, and finances forced the Milwaukee Brewers to move to St. Louis where they became the Browns. Where are the Browns now? AL’s peaks and valleys include the Deadball Era, the 1919 scandal, the 56-game hitting streak and baseball’s last .400 hitter – both in 1941; the Yankees’ continual dominance; expansion; strikes, the steroid era, and the end of a well-known curse in 2004. Yesterday’s and today’s stars are all here!

  • End-of-year standings that include who placed 1st in batting, pitching, and fielding.
  • League notes that highlight rule changes, trends, trades, suspensions, and winning/losing streaks.
  • Noteworthy games: high scores, batting fetes, records set or broken.
  • End-of-the-year awards: Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, MVP, and those entering the Hall of Fame.
  • World Series What AL team is 2nd to the NY Yankees in championships?

       All AL teams are here (including the Philadelphia Athletics), as are the legends and stars like Cobb, Joe Jackson, Ruth, Gehrig, Feller, DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Kaline, Mantle, Yastrzemski, Brett, Kirby Puckett, Frank Thomas, Bagwell, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jeter and Trout.