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  American League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the demise of the American Association after the 1891 season, the National League expanded to become a 12-team circuit with monopoly status for the rest of the decade.
The American League consisted of the same eight teams from 1903 through 1954, when the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and were rechristened the Baltimore Orioles.
Beginning with the 1994 season, the league has been divided into three divisions (East, West, and Central), with the addition of a wild card team (the team with the best record among teams finishing in second place) to enable four teams to advance to the preliminary American League Division Series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_League   (1467 words)

 AL East Teams
Much of this was due to their poor bullpen in the first half of the year and they've improved their performance with RISP the second half of the year.
Among everyday players, Posada is the league's best catcher by far, and only great seasons by Delgado and Boone are keeping Giambi and Soriano from the head of their class.
They're actually a pretty good fielding team, but you wouldn't know it, because their pitching is the worst in the league.
www.baseballgraphs.com /aleast.html   (837 words)

 2003 American League Graphs
Boston and Toronto are almost the same team -- the two best offenses in the league -- as are New York and Seattle (who are really close enough to Oakland on the isobar to call it even).
Their pitching is among the best in the league, but it's their fielding that really makes them stand out.
Conversely, the Yankees own easily the best pitching performance in the league, but their fielding is the second-worst (the Yankees have a flaw!).
www.baseballgraphs.com /al052503/alcurrent.html   (324 words)

 SLAM! American League Statistics
Over the last two decades, the AL East has been the best division in baseball, despite restructuring twice in the last five seasons.
The deal shook the economic scale of baseball, rocking the AL East the most and in particular Boston, where star first baseman Mo Vaughn was awaiting a contract extension.
Win now -- that's the mantra of the American League East, where the competitors are not afraid to play Russian roulette.
www.canoe.ca /StatsBBA/BC-BBA-LGNS-ALEAST-R.html   (1816 words)

 American League - BaseballWiki
The organization renamed itself the American League on October 11, 1899, and placed teams in the abandoned Cleveland market as well as on the south side of Chicago.
Among American League teams, the runnersup are again the Athletics (9) and Red Sox (6).
Office was eliminated in 1999, although Jackie Autry, former owner of the Anaheim Angels, currently holds the title of honorary American League president.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/American_League   (1390 words)

 SSL Preview: American League East
The American League East is perhaps the deepest of the league's divisions; all of the teams have some sort of chance, and four of the five should probably be considered "good bets" to challenge for a playoff spot or two.
Nowhere else in the league is this phenomenon as pronounced - and the Blast are one of those teams that could finish anywhere in the division, depending on how park factors end up translating.
Outlook: Being the favorite in the AL East doesn't mean much; one misstep from the Goldeyes, and they'll be looking on in from the outside, even if the wildcard comes from this division.
www.evendesigns.com /SSL/sslarticles2001ALEAST.html   (1636 words)

 American League East Breakdown
With easily the worst starting rotation and the worst fielding defense in the league it will be a long season in Tampa once again.
Not only will the Devil Rays be sitting in the basement of the American League East but they just might end up the worst team in baseball.
Baltimore went wire-to-wire in 1997 to win the American League East and advanced to the ALCS for the second consecutive season.
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 American League East News
American League East news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
When the mere mention of his name drew a chorus of boos at Fenway Park earlier this season, Julian Tavarez would glance at the American League East standings posted on The Wall.
No, this magic number has nothing to do with the Boston Red Sox' standing in the American League East or the wild-card race for a postseason berth.
www.topix.net /mlb/al-east   (724 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: AL East Capsules
He holds 10 major league fielding records, including most putouts, assists, chances, double plays and career fielding percentage for his position.From 1960 to 1975 he won 16 Gold Gloves (yes, that's all of them), and he was the AL all-star third baseman for the first 15 of those 16 seasons.
The combination of half-season vets/half-season rookies left the Devil Rays with the worst defense in the league (139 errors).
So, at some point this season, the only infielder with more than four games of major league experience at his position could be 1B Carlos Delgado, an average fielder.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/baseball/longterm/2002/preview/stories/al_east.htm   (2411 words)

 MLB Preview: American League East
The team did not make any major moves in the off-season, and should be pretty much the same place they were last year for most of the season.
Finished 1st in the division, 1st in league, 1st overall.
Skeptics are looking at the series in the fall when American players toured Japan; Matsui did not hit well in that series.
www.contractbud.com /?article=mjp_2003aleastpreview&source=archive   (3241 words)

 Amazon.com: American League East: The Baltimore Orioles, The Boston Red Sox, The New York Yankees, The Tampa Bay Devil ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
American League East: The Baltimore Orioles, The Boston Red Sox, The New York Yankees, The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, And The Toronto Blue Jays (Behind the Plate) (Library Binding)
After a brief introduction that explains why the A.L. East is the most successful of baseball's six divisions, rather than explaining the history of the division like the other volumes, Buckley looks at the Baltimore Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays.
There is also a time line that stars with Boston joining the American League in 1901 and ends with Boston sweeping the Cardinals in 2004 for their first World Championship since 1918.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1592963595?v=glance   (830 words)

 USATODAY.com - American League East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Garces has been one of the premier setup men in the league the last two seasons.
But he has compiled an 11.24 ERA this season and his season-long ineffectiveness is more troublesome now that Rolando Arrojo has been shifted from the bullpen to the rotation, replacing Oliver.
They pulled within 3-2 in the sixth but were unable to convert additional scoring opportunities in the sixth seventh, eighth.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2002-06-05/aleastnotes.htm   (1701 words)

 Major League Baseball News - American League East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Sept 1 - Roster increase from 25 to 40
Sidney Ponson was released Thursday by the Baltimore Orioles, who contend the pitcher’s conduct and problems with alcohol the past nine months give them grounds to terminate his contract.
American League, American League Central, Chicago White Sox, American League East, New York Yankees
www.mlbfeed.com /index.php/news/C5   (1079 words)

 Paul Meyer's Forecast: American League East
Orioles were last in the league in batting (.248) and tied with Detroit for 12th in fielding percentage (.979).
His 4.49 ERA was fourth-best among league rookies in 2001.
The Devil Rays' 139 errors in 2001 were second in the major leagues to San Diego's 145.
www.post-gazette.com /pirates/20020326bballpreview0327p9.asp   (731 words)

 American League East Preview
He stays in such great shape that he is fully capable of defying age and being one of the American League's top pitchers.
He's constantly injured, now has to move to the tougher league to pitch in, and proved himself to be a clubhouse problem in Florida.
They should be in contention, but said gap hasn't been closed enough for Toronto to make the postseason for the first time since 1993.
journals.aol.com /georgecoztanza/CoztanzasCommentary/entries/2006/04/06/american-league-east-preview/933   (1085 words)

 American League East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is one of those weeks during the season when four of the five AL East teams are matched up against each other, with the Red Sox pummelling the D-Rays while the Yankees pulled even in their series with the Blue Jays.
To recap, the Sox beat the Devil Rays Tuesday night to help the lackluster Yankees remain within a half-game of the Devil Rays, keeping them poised for their big move OUT OF LAST PLACE Wednesday night and into a tie with the Blue Jay, both playing.500 ball with 7-7 records.
In the meantime, in my fantasy league I picked up Kevin Youkilis on the waiver wire (All Star possibility?) this past Sunday because some bonehead dropped him (huh, I thought this was a fantasy league full of Sox fans!).
mlbaleast.blogspot.com   (998 words)

 Who Will Win The American League East?
It was founded in 1899, as the Buffalo franchise in the minor Western League, in 1901 when it moved to Boston it became the major American League.
Among the North American major sports, their success is only approached by the 24 Stanley Cup champiohips of the Montreal Canadia of the National Hockey...
Curt Gowdy died on February 20 2006 from leukemia:- An American sportscaster, Curt Gowdy who was well known as long time voice of the Boston Red Sox and also known for the coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events died on February 20 2006 after a long battle with leukemia.
www.popularq.com /popular-surveys/210/Who_Will_Win_The_American_League_East   (1649 words)

 Mid-Season Review: American League East 2003
Well we made our predictions way back in the spring and now we take a look back on what we thought would be happening in the AL East.
In the end though, George’s meddling is the Yankee’s biggest weakness, the more he has backed away from his criticism of Derek Jeter and Joe Torre the better the Yankees have responded.
The new GM was their biggest strength and now they are ready to deal away their successful veteran pitchers and players to restock the team with youth and potential.
www.athomeplate.com /aleast.shtml   (537 words)

 Baseball in the American League East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
APRIL 21, 2004--The American League Eastern Division is shaping up to be the most exciting division in Major League Baseball this season.
If Steve Karsey returns from arm injuries, it is hard to imagine anyone in the American League East blocking the New York Yankees from going to the 2004 World Series.
Once again, New York will rise to the top and represent the American League in the 2004 World Series.
baltimorechronicle.com /042304sports.html   (921 words)

 Baseball Sim Central / Articles / MLB / American League East Offseason Review
The focus was justifiably on Cal Ripken’s retirement swing through the American League.
Syd Thrift appears to be general manager in name only, as owner Peter Angelos vetoes many of his attempts to bring in players via trade that could help the franchise, as evidenced by the Scott Rolen fiasco at the winter meetings.
He is fast becoming one of the better fielding 2B in the American League, and he brings much needed speed (29 stolen bases) to the O’s lineup.
baseball.simcentral.net /index/Articles/MLB/1013491763.shtml   (4669 words)

 Eastern League Baseball
Samuel, who was born in the San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic but now resides in Overland Park, KS, played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues with seven different teams, breaking in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983.
The only Major Leaguer to post double-digit totals in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases in each of his first four full seasons, Samuel was traded by the Phillies to the Mets in June, 1989 for Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell and finished the year with New York.
Valentin is one of just 12 players in Major League history to turn an unassisted triple play, accomplishing the feat on July 8th, 1994 against the Seattle Mariners.
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 All-Baseball.com, part of MVN: The AL East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christian Ruzich: The AL East was the site of the biggest weapons build-up since the Bay of Pigs.
Any team that can nab the best player in the league two weeks before spring training has the wherewithal to do what is needed (and I don’t just mean financially: A-Rod will cost New York basically $2.14 M in 2004).
I expect Schilling to actively take the press on all season long, but like Sheffield, it may be the fuel he needs to keep that chip squarely on his shoulder.
www.all-baseball.com /archives/012370.html   (5112 words)

 2005 Major League Baseball Preview: American League East
As they have been for the last 10 years or so, the eyes of the baseball world will once again be on the American League Eastern Division.
The Yankees and Red Sox are seen as the teams that everyone else tries to live up to in the American League.
Not many other teams will be in the running for the wild-card in the American League; both the Red Sox and the Yankees will flirt with 100 wins this year.
www.contractbud.com /?article=mjp_aleast2005preview&source=front   (2566 words)

 Over the Monster :: A Boston Red Sox Blog
It had no effect on the team, as Theo was running the team behind the scenes, but it just added turmoil to the off-season; something we seemingly can't get rid of every year.
Everything is well in Boston, though, and the AL East should be scared.
I like Lowell to bounce back some with the bat and be a fine third baseman, plus a positive guy to have on the team.
www.overthemonster.com /story/2006/2/28/11564/2389   (1618 words)

 MLB Baseball Notes - CBS SportsLine.com
Towers is 5-13 since that shutout, including Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Angels, when he came in after a first-inning injury to Roy Halladay and gave up four runs in 1 2-3 innings.
It was Towers' first relief outing since Aug. 30, 2003, when he worked 2 2-3 innings for his only save in the big leagues.
The right-hander had a 9.11 ERA in 12 starts this season before getting sent to the minors for the second time on June 27.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/notes/AL/EAST   (650 words)

 washingtonpost.com — Washington Redskins, pro, college, high school schedules, results and sports news and headlines.
Although his wins were down (14) in 2003, he still led the league in ERA (2.22), was second in strikeouts and allowed the fewest hits per nine innings.
Ace: Roy Halladay is the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and is in Toronto for the long haul, signing a four-year deal in the offseason.
The Blue Jays have a dangerous lineup and an ace to match up against any other in the league, but in this division it's simply not enough.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/baseball/longterm/2004/preview/aleast.html   (819 words)

 American League East Team Additions and Losses - Baseball
With Spring training only a few weeks away it is time to start getting ready for the crack of the bat.
If you have taken some time off or missed some of your favorite teams transactions and movements over the offseason, fear not, in the coming weeks I will profile each team in the league.
The New York Yankees were relatively quiet until the Free agent signing of Johnny Damon.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art39470.asp   (438 words)

 2005 American League East Preview - OOTP Developments Forums
This is a team that has taken big steps forward in the last few years but they are still a ways from being a playoff contender.
It costs them nearly nothing and gives them a chance to add a solid veteran arm to the rotation if Nomo can get over whatever was troubling him last year.
They already have the best offense in the game which is only going to get better with the expected return of a healthy Jason Giambi but now they also have the best pitching staff in the game.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=90697   (3081 words)

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