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The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseball's six divisions.

Current membersEdit

Division lineupsEdit

1969Edit

Lineup for 1969Edit

  • California Angels
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Pilots

Changes from 1968Edit

  • Creation of division due to 1969 expansion

1970-1971Edit

Lineup for 1970-1971Edit

  • California Angels
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Oakland Athletics

Changes from 1969Edit

  • The Seattle Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers

1972-1976Edit

Lineup for 1972-1976Edit

  • California Angels
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Texas Rangers

Changes from 1971Edit

  • The Washington Senators became the Texas Rangers and moved in from the AL East
  • The Milwaukee Brewers moved into the AL East

1977-1993Edit

Lineup for 1977-1993Edit

  • California Angels
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers

Changes from 1976Edit

  • The Seattle Mariners were added in the 1977 expansion

1994-1996Edit

Lineup for 1994-1996Edit

  • California Angels
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers

Changes from 1993Edit

  • The Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Minnesota Twins moved into the newly created AL Central division due to the 1994 MLB realignment

1997-2004Edit

Lineup for 1997-2004Edit

  • Anaheim Angels
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers

Changes from 1996Edit

  • The California Angels became the Anaheim Angels

2005-2006Edit

Current lineupEdit

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers

Changes from 2004Edit

  • The Anaheim Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL West champions by yearEdit

Year Winner Record  % Playoffs
1969 Minnesota Twins 97-65 .599 Lost in ALCS to Baltimore, 3-0
1970 Minnesota Twins 98-64 .605 Lost in ALCS to Baltimore, 3-0
1971 Oakland Athletics 101-61 .627 Lost in ALCS to Baltimore, 3-0
1972 Oakland Athletics 93-62 .600 Won World Series over Cincinnati, 4-3
1973 Oakland Athletics 94-68 .580 Won World Series over New York, 4-3
1974 Oakland Athletics 90-72 .556 Won World Series over Los Angeles, 4-1
1975 Oakland Athletics 98-64 .605 Lost in ALCS to Boston, 3-0
1976 Kansas City Royals 90-72 .556 Lost in ALCS to New York, 3-2
1977 Kansas City Royals 102-60 .630 Lost in ALCS to New York, 3-2
1978 Kansas City Royals 92-70 .568 Lost in ALCS to New York, 3-1
1979 California Angels 88-74 .543 Lost in ALCS to Baltimore, 3-1
1980 Kansas City Royals 97-65 .599 Lost World Series to Philadelphia, 4-2
1981 Oakland Athletics 64-45 .587 Lost in ALCS to New York, 3-0
1982 California Angels 93-69 .574 Lost in ALCS to Milwaukee, 3-2
1983 Chicago White Sox 99-63 .611 Lost in ALCS to Baltimore, 3-1
1984 Kansas City Royals 84-78 .519 Lost in ALCS to Detroit, 3-0
1985 Kansas City Royals 91-71 .562 Won World Series over St. Louis, 4-3
1986 California Angels 92-70 .568 Lost in ALCS to Boston, 4-3
1987 Minnesota Twins 85-77 .525 Won World Series over St. Louis, 4-3
1988 Oakland Athletics 104-58 .642 Lost World Series to Los Angeles, 4-1
1989 Oakland Athletics 99-63 .611 Won World Series over San Francisco, 4-0
1990 Oakland Athletics 103-59 .636 Lost World Series to Cincinnati, 4-0
1991 Minnesota Twins 95-67 .586 Won World Series over Atlanta, 4-3
1992 Oakland Athletics 96-66 .593 Lost in ALCS to Toronto, 4-2
1993 Chicago White Sox 94-68 .580 Lost in ALCS to Toronto, 4-2
1994 Texas Rangers§ 52-62 .456 No Playoffs
1995 Seattle Mariners* 79-66 .545 Lost in ALCS to Cleveland, 4-2
1996 Texas Rangers 90-72 .556 Lost in ALDS to New York, 3-1
1997 Seattle Mariners 90-72 .556 Lost in ALDS to Baltimore, 3-1
1998 Texas Rangers 88-74 .543 Lost in ALDS to New York, 3-0
1999 Texas Rangers 95-67 .586 Lost in ALDS to New York, 3-0
2000 Oakland Athletics 91-70 .565 Lost in ALDS to New York, 3-2
2001 Seattle Mariners 116-46 .716 Lost in ALCS to New York, 4-1
2002 Oakland Athletics 103-59 .636 Lost in ALDS to Minnesota, 3-2
2003 Oakland Athletics 96-66 .593 Lost in ALDS to Boston, 3-2
2004 Anaheim Angels 92-70 .568 Lost in ALDS to Boston, 3-0
2005 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 95-67 .586 Lost in ALCS to Chicago, 4-1
2006 Oakland Athletics 93-69 .574 Lost in ALCS to Detroit 4-0
2007 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 93-69 .574 Lost in ALDS to Boston 3-0
2008 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 100-62 .617 Lost in ALDS to Boston 3-1
2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 97-65 .599 Lost in ALCS to New York Yankees 4-2
2010 Texas Rangers 90-72 .556 Lost in World Series to San Francisco 4-1
2011 Texas Rangers 96-66 .593 Lost in World Series to St. Louis 4-3
2012 Oakland Athletics 94-68 .580 Lost in ALDS to Detroit 3-2

† - Due to the players' strike, the season was split. Oakland won the first half and defeated second-half champion Kansas City (50-53) in the postseason.
§ - Due to the players' strike, no official winners were awarded. Texas was leading at the strike.
* - Defeated the California Angels in a One Game Playoff for the division title, 9-1.

Wildcard winners producedEdit

Year Winner Record % GB Playoffs
2000 Seattle Mariners 91-71 .562 .5 Lost in ALCS to New York, 4-2
2001 Oakland Athletics 102-60 .630 14 Lost in 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, 5-1

* – 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 Titles Won By TeamEdit

Team Division
Championships
Last Year Won
Current Teams in Division:
Oakland Athletics 15 2012
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8 2009
Texas Rangers 5 2011
Seattle Mariners 3 2001
Houston Astros 0
Former Teams in Division:
Kansas City Royals 6 1985
Minnesota Twins 4 1991
Chicago White Sox 2 1993

See alsoEdit

ReferenceEdit

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST DIVISION

Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

WEST DIVISION

Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers


NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST DIVISION

Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

WEST DIVISION

Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

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