List of American League pennant winners

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Each Major League Baseball (MLB) season, one American League (AL) team wins the pennant, signifying that they are the league's champion and have the right to play in the World Series against the champion of the National League (NL).wikipedia
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American League Championship Series

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The pennant was presented to the team with the best win–loss record each year through the 1968 season, after which the AL Championship Series (ALCS) was introduced to decide the pennant winner.
Prior to 1969, the American League champion (the "pennant winner") was determined by the best win-loss record at the end of the regular season.

Detroit Tigers

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They are followed by the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, with 14 and 11 pennants won respectively.
Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Tigers have won four World Series championships (,, and ), 11 AL pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012), and four AL Central division championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees have won 40 AL pennants, winning their first in 1921 and their most recent in 2009.
The Yankees are arguably the most successful professional sports team in the United States; they have won 19 American League East Division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records.

Ty Cobb

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After being moved to right field, he led the Tigers to three consecutive American League pennants in 1907, 1908 & 1909.

Del Baker

As a manager, he led the 1940 Detroit Tigers to the American League pennant.

1965 Minnesota Twins season

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The 1965 Minnesota Twins won the 1965 American League pennant with a 102–60 record.

Miller Huggins

The Yankees won their first AL pennant in 1921, reaching the World Series for the first time in franchise history, silencing his critics in the press.

World Series

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Each Major League Baseball (MLB) season, one American League (AL) team wins the pennant, signifying that they are the league's champion and have the right to play in the World Series against the champion of the National League (NL).

American League

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Each Major League Baseball (MLB) season, one American League (AL) team wins the pennant, signifying that they are the league's champion and have the right to play in the World Series against the champion of the National League (NL).

American League Division Series

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, the winners of the Eastern, Central, and Western Divisions, as well as the AL Wild Card winner, play in the AL Division Series, a best-of-five playoff to determine the opponents who will play in the ALCS.

Tony La Russa

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Despite being fired in the middle of the 1986 season, the Athletics hired him less than three weeks later, and La Russa led the A's to three consecutive American League championships from 1988 to 1990 and the 1989 World Series title.

1992 Toronto Blue Jays season

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In the American League Championship Series, the Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics in six games for their first American League pennant in four tries.

Davey Johnson

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He played as a second baseman from through, most notably as a member of the Baltimore Orioles dynasty that won four American League pennants and two World Series championships between 1966 and 1971.

Joe Torre

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His clubs compiled a .605 regular season winning percentage and made the playoffs every year, winning four World Series titles, six American League (AL) pennants, and ten AL East division titles.

Terry Francona

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In 2013, Francona was hired to manage the Cleveland Indians and led them to an American League pennant in 2016.

2013 Detroit Tigers season

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They became the first Tigers team to win three consecutive titles since the 1907, 1908 and 1909 won three consecutive American League pennants.

2017 Houston Astros season

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Houston then advanced to the AL Championship Series (ALCS) and defeated the New York Yankees in seven games for their first American League pennant.

Cleveland Indians

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Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the team has won 10 Central Division titles, six American League pennants, and two World Series championships, (in 1920 and 1948).

2018 Houston Astros season

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In addition to achieving their first-ever World Series championship, they claimed both their first American League (AL) pennant and AL West division championship.

Chicago White Sox

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In 1959, led by Early Wynn, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and manager Al López, the White Sox won the American League pennant.

Minnesota Twins

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In particular, a rejuvenated Johnson rebounded in 1924 to win 23 games with the help of his catcher, Muddy Ruel, as the Senators won the American League pennant for the first time in the history of the franchise.

Major League Baseball

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Each Major League Baseball (MLB) season, one American League (AL) team wins the pennant, signifying that they are the league's champion and have the right to play in the World Series against the champion of the National League (NL).