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American League West

AL West
League American League
Sport Major League Baseball
Founded 1969
No. of teams
  Houston Astros</span>
  Seattle Mariners</span>
  Texas Rangers</span>
Most recent champion(s) (9th title)
Most titles (16)

The American League West is one of three divisions in Major League Baseball's American League. The division has five teams as of the 2013 season, but had four teams from 1994 to 2012, and had as many as seven teams before the 1994 realignment. Although its teams currently only reside along the west coast and in Texas, historically the division has had teams as far east as Chicago. From 1998 (when the NL West expanded to five teams) to 2012, it was the only MLB division with only four teams. The current champion of this division is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 2013, the Houston Astros moved from the National League Central to the AL West.[1] This gives all six MLB divisions an equal five teams and both leagues an equal 15 teams.

Division membership

Current members

Former members

Stadiums

Team City Stadium Capacity
Houston Astros Houston, Texas Minute Maid Park 40,981
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Anaheim, California Angel Stadium of Anaheim 45,957
Seattle Mariners Seattle, Washington Safeco Field 47,476
Oakland Athletics Oakland, California O.co Coliseum 35,067
Texas Rangers Arlington, Texas Globe Life Park in Arlington 48,194

Division members

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Years
AL West Division[A]
69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04
California Angels Anaheim Angels[F]
Oakland Athletics
Chicago White Sox[E]  
Kansas City Royals[E]  
Minnesota Twins[E]  
Seattle Pilots[B] Milwaukee Brewers[C]  
  Texas Rangers[C]
  Seattle Mariners[D]
AL West Division[A]
05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[F]
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
  Houston Astros[G]
     Team not in division      Division Won World Series      Division Won AL Championship
A Creation of division due to 1969 expansion, Kansas City and Seattle added.
B Seattle franchise moved to Milwaukee, becoming the Brewers
C Washington Senators moved to Dallas–Fort Worth, became Texas Rangers and switched divisions with Milwaukee, which moved to the AL East
D Seattle added in the 1977 league expansion
E Chicago, Kansas City, and Minnesota moved into the newly created AL Central due to the 1994 realignment.
F 1997, California Angels become Anaheim Angels. 2005, Anaheim Angels become Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
G Houston switches leagues from the NL Central

AL West regular season champions – listed by year

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AL West champions by year
Year Winner Record Win % Playoffs
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Minnesota Twins 97–65 .599 Lost ALCS to Baltimore, 3–0
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Minnesota Twins 98–64 .605 Lost ALCS to Baltimore, 3–0
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Oakland Athletics 101–61 .627 Lost ALCS to Baltimore, 3–0
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Oakland Athletics 93–62 .600 Won World Series over Cincinnati, 4–3
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Oakland Athletics 94–68 .580 Won World Series over New York, 4–3
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Oakland Athletics 90–72 .556 Won World Series over Los Angeles, 4–1
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Oakland Athletics 98–64 .605 Lost ALCS to Boston, 3–0
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Kansas City Royals 90–72 .556 Lost ALCS to New York, 3–2
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Kansas City Royals 102–60 .630 Lost ALCS to New York, 3–2
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Kansas City Royals 92–70 .568 Lost ALCS to New York, 3–1
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California Angels 88–74 .543 Lost ALCS to Baltimore, 3–1
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Kansas City Royals 97–65 .599 Lost World Series to Philadelphia, 4–2
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Oakland Athletics 64–45 .587 Lost ALCS to New York, 3–0
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California Angels 93–69 .574 Lost ALCS to Milwaukee, 3–2
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Chicago White Sox 99–63 .611 Lost ALCS to Baltimore, 3–1
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Kansas City Royals 84–78 .519 Lost ALCS to Detroit, 3–0
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Kansas City Royals 91–71 .562 Won World Series over St. Louis, 4–3
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California Angels 92–70 .568 Lost ALCS to Boston, 4–3
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Minnesota Twins 85–77 .525 Won World Series over St. Louis, 4–3
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Oakland Athletics 104–58 .642 Lost World Series to Los Angeles, 4–1
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Oakland Athletics 99–63 .611 Won World Series over San Francisco, 4–0
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Oakland Athletics 103–59 .636 Lost World Series to Cincinnati, 4–0
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Minnesota Twins 95–67 .586 Won World Series over Atlanta, 4–3
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Oakland Athletics 96–66 .593 Lost ALCS to Toronto, 4–2
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Chicago White Sox 94–68 .580 Lost ALCS to Toronto, 4–2
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No playoffs due to 1994 Major League Baseball strike§
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Seattle Mariners* 79-66 .545 Lost ALCS to Cleveland, 4-2
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Texas Rangers 90–72 .556 Lost ALDS to New York, 3–1
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Seattle Mariners 90–72 .556 Lost ALDS to Baltimore, 3–1
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Texas Rangers 88–74 .543 Lost ALDS to New York, 3–0
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Texas Rangers 95–67 .586 Lost ALDS to New York, 3–0
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Oakland Athletics 91–70 .565 Lost ALDS to New York, 3–2
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Seattle Mariners 116–46 .716 Lost ALCS to New York, 4–1
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Oakland Athletics 103–59 .636 Lost ALDS to Minnesota, 3–2
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Oakland Athletics 96–66 .593 Lost ALDS to Boston, 3–2
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Anaheim Angels 92–70 .568 Lost ALDS to Boston, 3–0
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 95–67 .586 Lost ALCS to Chicago, 4–1
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Oakland Athletics 93–69 .574 Lost ALCS to Detroit 4–0
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 94–68 .580 Lost ALDS to Boston, 3–0
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 100–62 .617 Lost ALDS to Boston, 3–1
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 97–65 .599 Lost ALCS to New York, 4–2
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Texas Rangers 90–72 .556 Lost World Series to San Francisco, 4–1
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Texas Rangers 96–66 .593 Lost World Series to St. Louis, 4–3
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Oakland Athletics 94–68 .580 Lost ALDS to Detroit, 3–2
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Oakland Athletics 96–66 .593 Lost ALDS to Detroit, 3–2
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 98–64 .605 Lost ALDS to Kansas City, 3–0

† – Due to the players' strike, the season was split in two. The Athletics won the first half, and they defeated the second-half winner, the Kansas City Royals (50 – 53 overall record) in the postseason.
§ – Due to the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike, starting on August 12, no official winner was declared. The Texas Rangers were leading in winning percentage at time of the strike.
* – They defeated the California Angels in a one-game playoff for the division title, 9 – 1.

Wild-card winners produced

See List of American League Wild Card winners (since 1994)
Year Winner Record % GB Playoffs
2000 Seattle Mariners 91–71 .562 .5 Lost ALCS to New York, 4–2
2001 Oakland Athletics 102–60 .630 14 Lost ALDS to New York, 3–2
2002 Anaheim Angels 99–63 .611 4 Won World Series over San Francisco, 4–3
2012 Texas Rangers* 93–69 .574 1 Lost Wild Card Game to Baltimore
2014 Oakland Athletics* 88–74 .543 10 Lost Wild Card Game to Kansas City

* – Since the 2012 season, each league has had two Wild Card winners. The qualifiers play a single-game playoff to determine who will face the top-seeded team in the American League Division Series.

AL West statistics

Team Division
Championships
Last Year Won Year (s)
Current Teams in Division:
Oakland Athletics
16
<center>2013 <center>1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim <center>9 <center>2014 <center>1979, 1982, 1986, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
Texas Rangers <center>5 <center>2011 <center> 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011
Seattle Mariners <center>3 <center>2001 <center>1995, 1997, 2001
Houston Astros 0
Former Teams in Division:
Kansas City Royals <center>6 <center>1985 <center>1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985
Minnesota Twins <center>4 <center>1991 <center>1969, 1970, 1987, 1991
Chicago White Sox <center>2 <center>1993 <center>1983,1993

See also

References

  1. ^ "Houston Astros' sale approved by MLB". Associated Press. November 17, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 

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