American League Championship Series
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The American League Championship Series (ALCS), which takes place in October each year in Major League Baseball, is a postseason tournament that determines who will win the American League pennant. The winner of the series proceeds to meet the winner of the National League Championship Series in the World Series of baseball, which is the sport’s championship. It all started in 1969, when the American League was restructured into two divisions, one for the East and another for the West. The champions of each category competed against each other in a best-of-five series to determine who would proceed to the World Series in the following year.
A divisional structure was implemented in 1994, with the champions of the three divisions and one wild card club progressing to the American League Division Series, often known as the ALDS, in a best-of-five format.
This is the system that is currently in operation.
- When it comes to home field advantage, the team with the higher record gets it, unless that club happens to be the Wild Card team in the tournament.
- The Seattle Mariners are now the only American League club to have failed to win the American League Championship Series and advance to the World Series.
- When it comes to Division Series play, there is no MVP award granted.
- Please read American League pennant winners from 1901 to 1968 for information on American League pennant winners before to 1969.
ALCS results (1969-present)
For more information on that particular series, please see the link on the far left.
|1969||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins||3-0|
|1970||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins||3-0|
|1971||Baltimore Orioles||Oakland Athletics||3-0|
|1972||Oakland Athletics||Detroit Tigers||3-2|
|1973||Oakland Athletics||Baltimore Orioles||3-2|
|1974||Oakland Athletics||Baltimore Orioles||3-1|
|1975||Boston Red Sox||Oakland Athletics||3-0|
|1976||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-2||Chris Chamblisshits awalk-off home runin Game 5.|
|1977||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-2||The visiting Yankees scored three runs in the top of the 9th inning on their way to a second of three straight World Series’.|
|1978||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-1||George Brettset an A.L.C.S. single-game record with three home runs in Game 4 and set the full series record with two triples (a mark since equaled byKenny Lofton)|
|1979||Baltimore Orioles||California Angels||3-1|
|1980||Kansas City Royals||New York Yankees||3-0||Frank White, Kansas City|
|1981||New York Yankees||Oakland Athletics||3-0||Graig Nettles, New York|
|1982||Milwaukee Brewers||California Angels||3-2||Fred Lynn, California|
|1983||Baltimore Orioles||Chicago White Sox||3-1||Mike Boddicker, Baltimore|
|1984||Detroit Tigers||Kansas City Royals||3-0||Kirk Gibson, Detroit||Paced by Gibson’s hitting, the Tigers swept the Royals en route to a World Championship.|
|1985||Kansas City Royals||Toronto Blue Jays||4-3||George Brett, Kansas City||The first best-of-seven ALCS. Down 3 games to 1, Kansas City comes back, including tworoadwins.Jim Sundbergbroke Game 7 wide open with a 3-RBI triple.|
|1986||California Angels||Boston Red Sox||4-1||Ruppert Jones, California||Ruppert Joneswasintentionally walkedto load the bases, a fatal mistake, as two batters later, Downing was hit by a pitch, bringing in the tying run.Jerry Narron,then, scored onBobby Grich’s one-out single, giving California a 4–3 win and went to their first world series ever.|
|1987||Minnesota Twins||Detroit Tigers||4-1||Gary Gaetti, Minnesota||The Twins advanced to their first World Series since 1965 despite having the weakest record of any of the 4 division champions in 1987.|
|1988||Oakland Athletics||Boston Red Sox||4-0||Dennis Eckersley, Oakland||Eckersley sets an unbreakable record with 4 saves in the series.|
|1989||Oakland Athletics||Toronto Blue Jays||4-1||Rickey Henderson, Oakland||Henderson’s 8 steals (in just 5 games) are an ALCS record, but the big story is the mammoth home runJosé Cansecoblasts at theSkyDomeinto the highest deck.|
|1990||Oakland Athletics||Boston Red Sox||4-0||Dave Stewart, Oakland||Roger Clemensgets ejected in Game 4, putting the nail in Boston’s coffin.|
|1991||Minnesota Twins||Toronto Blue Jays||4-1||Kirby Puckett, Minnesota|
|1992||Toronto Blue Jays||Oakland Athletics||4-2||Roberto Alomar, Toronto||MVP Alomar hits a crucial 9th-inning home run offDennis Eckersleyin Game 4.|
|1993||Toronto Blue Jays||Chicago White Sox||4-2||Dave Stewart, Toronto||The Blue Jays knocked off the White Sox in 6 games en route to their second consecutive World Championship.|
|1994||Not held due toplayer strike.|
|1995||Cleveland Indians||Seattle Mariners||4-2||Orel Hershiser, Cleveland||Hershiser became the first player to win LCS MVP awards in both leagues as Cleveland won their first AL Pennant since 1954.|
|1996||New York Yankees||Baltimore Orioles †||4-1||Bernie Williams, New York||Aided by fanJeffrey Maier, who reached over the right field wall to pull a fly ball into the stands and out of the reach of Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco,Derek Jeterhit a game-tying home run in Game 1, then Williams hit the walk-off shot in extra innings.|
|1997||Cleveland Indians||Baltimore Orioles||4-2||Marquis Grissom, Cleveland||An 11th inning Home Run byTony Fernandezin game 6 propelled Cleveland to its second pennant in three years.|
|1998||New York Yankees||Cleveland Indians||4-2||David Wells, New York||The Yankees defeat of the Indians in 6 games would be the first of four consecutive AL Pennants for the Yankees.|
|1999||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox †||4-1||Orlando Hernández, New York||Bernie Williams’ walk-off Home Run in the 11th inning of game 1 sent the Yankees on their way to their second consecutive AL Pennant.|
|2000||New York Yankees||Seattle Mariners †||4-2||David Justice, New York||Justice’s towering homer offArthur Rhodesin Game 6 ensured the firstSubway Seriessince 1956.Roger Clemensone-hit Seattle in Game 4.|
|2001||New York Yankees||Seattle Mariners||4-1||Andy Pettitte, New York||Although the Mariners boasted a record 116 wins in the regular season, the Yankees wiped them out in 5 games.Alfonso Sorianohit a walk-off home run in Game 4.|
|2002||Anaheim Angels †||Minnesota Twins||4-1||Adam Kennedy, Anaheim||The series MVP hit three home runs in the deciding Game 5 despite swatting just 7 in the regular season.|
|2003||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox †||4-3||Mariano Rivera, New York||Aaron Boonehit an 11th-inning blast offTim Wakefieldto cap off an exciting Game 7. Often called the best game in theYankees-Red Sox Rivalry, it may be better known forGrady Littlerefusing to pull acePedro Martínezfrom the game. Another highlight was the Game 3 brawl.This was remembered by Pedro’s push of Yankees’ bench coachDon Zimmer. It was showed that Zimmer was actually yelling at Martínez during his run toward him. Pedro and Don then apologized for the memorable meeting.|
|2004||Boston Red Sox †||New York Yankees||4-3||David Ortiz, Boston||Boston becomes the first baseball team in history to win a series after losing the first three games.|
|2005||Chicago White Sox||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||4-1||Paul Konerko, Chicago||AfterNeal Cottsworked ⅔ of an inning in a Game 1 loss, the Sox, aided by a controversialDoug Eddingscall, pitched 4 complete games in a row.|
|2006||Detroit Tigers †||Oakland Athletics||4-0||Plácido Polanco, Detroit||Magglio Ordóñezhit a three runwalk-off home runin the bottom of the ninth of Game 4 to complete the sweep.|
|2007||Boston Red Sox||Cleveland Indians||4-3||Josh Beckett, Boston|
|2008||Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox †||4-3||Matt Garza, Tampa Bay|
|2009||New York Yankees||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||4-2||CC Sabathia, New York|
|2010||Texas Rangers||New York Yankees †||4-2||Josh Hamilton, Texas|
|2011||Texas Rangers||Detroit Tigers||4-2||Nelson Cruz, Texas|
|2012||Detroit Tigers||New York Yankees||4-0||Delmon Young, Detroit|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||Detroit Tigers||4-2||Koji Uehara, Boston|
|2014||Kansas City Royals †||Baltimore Orioles||4-0||Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||Toronto Blue Jays||4-2||Alcides Escobar, Kansas City|
|2016||Cleveland Indians||Toronto Blue Jays †||4-1||Andrew Miller, Cleveland|
|2017||Houston Astros||New York Yankees †||4-3||Justin Verlander, Houston|
The symbol denotes a wild-card team (since 1995).
- Baseball-Reference.com has boxscores and play-by-play for the American League Championship Series.
The American League Championship Series were held in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979, and in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988, respectively. The American League Championship Series were held in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978, and in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988, respectively.
American League Championship Series – Wikipedia
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is the last stage of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) playoffs. It is a best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series that make up the postseason. There are two American League(AL) Division Series, and the winners of each of these series will compete for the championship. The winner of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) wins the American League pennant and goes to the World Series, Major League Baseball’s championship series, where they will face the winner of the National League Championship Series (NLCS).
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) began in 1969 as a best-of-five playoff and remained in this format until 1985, when it was modified to its present best-of-seven structure.
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. There was onead hocsingle-game playoffheld, in1948, due to a tie under this formulation. (TheNational Leaguehad to resolve ties four times, but used three-game playoff series.) The ALCS started in 1969, when the AL reorganized into two divisions,EastandWest. The champions of each category competed against each other in a best-of-five series to determine who would proceed to the World Series in the following year.
- In 1981, adivision serieswas held due to a split season caused by aplayers’ strike.
- The victors of that round moved to the ALCS, which was a best-of-seven series.
- This is the system that is currently in operation.
- The series concludes when one team records its fourth win.
- If both teams have identical records in the regular season, then home field advantage goes to the team that has the winning head-to-head record.
- Eight managers have led a team to the ALCS in three consecutive seasons; however, the most consecutive ALCS appearances by one manager isJoe Torre, who led theNew York Yankeesto four straight from 1998 to 2001.
The Astros are the only team to have won both an NLCS (2005) and an ALCS (2017). (2017). Every current American League franchise has appeared in the ALCS.
The William Harridge Trophyis presented to the winner of the American League Championship Series. Will Harridge served as the president of the American League from 1931 until 1959.
Most Valuable Player Award
It is the ALCS champion who receives the William Harridge Trophy. President of the American League from 1931 through 1959, Will Harridge was a well-known baseball executive.
- In the “Series MVP” column of the ALCS results table below
- In the article “League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award” on the MLB website
- And in the ALCS MVP column of the following ALCS results table
|*||MVP did not play for winning team|
Appearances by team
|Apps||Team||Wins||Losses||Win %||Most recent win||Most recent appearance||Games won||Games lost||Game win %|
|17||New York Yankees||11||6||.647||2009||2019||50||40||.556|
|12||Boston Red Sox||6||6||.500||2018||2021||32||36||.471|
|8||Kansas City Royals||4||4||.500||2015||2015||20||17||.541|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||2||5||.286||1993||2016||16||24||.400|
|6||Los Angeles Angels||1||5||.167||2002||2009||13||19||.406|
|3||Chicago White Sox||1||2||.333||2005||2005||7||8||.467|
|2||Tampa Bay Rays||2||1.000||2020||2020||8||6||.571|
Years of appearance
In the sortable table below, teams are sorted first by the number of victories they have achieved, then by the number of appearances they have made, and lastly by the year in which they made their debut. Bold years in the “Season(s)” column indicate appearances in championship games.
|4||Kansas City Royalsvs.New York Yankees||Yankees, 3–1||1976,1977,1978,1980|
|3||Boston Red Soxvs.New York Yankees||Yankees, 2–1||1999,2003,2004|
|3||Baltimore Oriolesvs.Oakland Athletics||Athletics, 2–1||1971,1973,1974|
|3||Boston Red Soxvs.Oakland Athletics||Athletics, 2–1||1975,1988,1990|
|2||Baltimore Oriolesvs.Minnesota Twins||Orioles, 2–0||1969,1970|
|2||Detroit Tigersvs.Oakland Athletics||Tied, 1–1||1972,2006|
|2||Kansas City Royalsvs.Toronto Blue Jays||Royals, 2–0||1985,2015|
|2||New York Yankeesvs.Seattle Mariners||Yankees, 2–0||2000,2001|
|2||Oakland Athleticsvs.Toronto Blue Jays||Tied, 1–1||1989,1992|
|2||Houston Astrosvs.New York Yankees||Astros, 2–0||2017,2019|
|2||Boston Red Soxvs.Houston Astros||Tied, 1–1||2018,2021|
- List of American League pennant winners
- List of American League wild card winners
- American League Division Series
- National League Championship Series
- List of American League pennant winners
- Baseball Almanac has a history of the League Championship Series
- Baseball-Reference.com has a history of the World Series and MLB Playoffs
- Retrosheet has a directory of post-season games
- And Baseball-Reference.com has a history of the World Series.
What Is The American League Championship Series In Baseball (ALCS)? Definition & Meaning
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What Is The Definition Of The American League Championship Series (ALCS) In Baseball?
American League Championship Series, often known as the ALCS, is the last round of the American League postseason, and it selects which team will be awarded the American League Pennant. The winner of the American League Pennant is regarded to be the greatest team in the American League.
When Was The First ALCS Played?
A best-of-five series between the champions of the American League’s East and West divisions was played for the first time in 1969, when the American League Championship Series was established. The format was altered to a best-of-seven series in 1984.
How Does The ALCS Work?
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is a seven-game series between the winners of the American League Division Series (ALDS), in which the club with the most victories is proclaimed the American League Champion. The American League Championship Series is played in the fall. The winner of the American League Championship Series goes to the World Series, where they will compete against the winner of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) in a best-of-seven series.
Where And When Are The ALCS Games Played?
Every year, the first two games of the tournament are played at the home stadium of the higher seed, which is nearly always the team with the superior record. Following these two games on back-to-back nights, the teams will have a day free to travel to the lower seed’s home stadium on the following day. The next two games will be played at the same location on consecutive evenings. If neither side has earned four victories yet, the next game will be played the following night at the stadium of the lower seed, increasing the total number of games played at the lower seed to three in a row.
The higher seed will host the following two games on an as-needed basis until one side achieves four victories, at which point the lower seed will host the game.
- The wild card outperforms the divisional leader, as well as
- When it comes to the ALCS, the wild card has a superior record than their opponent.
The AL wild card is only allowed to host the second-place finisher in the ALCS and ALDS.
How Does The ALCS Fit Into The MLB Playoffs?
Following the conclusion of the American League Division Series, the two clubs who won their respective division series will compete in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.
The winner of this last stage will go on to represent the American League in the World Series in October.
Examples Of How American League Championship Series Is Used In Commentary
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MLB ALCS 2021: Know full schedule of American League Championship Series
On Friday, the Boston Red Sox upset the New York Yankees in the American League wild-card game against the Houston Astros. The Red Sox also defeated the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in four games in the American League Division Series, and as a result of their outstanding performances, the Boston Red Sox will now face the Houston Astros in what will be a rematch of the 2018 American League Championship Series in the Fall Classic. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, have progressed to their sixth ALCS appearance.
MLB playoff bracket 2021 (American League)
Game 1*: The Red Sox take on the Astros. Game 2*: The Red Sox take on the Astros. Game 3*: The Astros take on the Red Sox. Game 4: The Astros take on the Red Sox Game 5*: The Astros take on the Red Sox. Game 6*: The Red Sox take on the Astros. Game 7*: The Red Sox take on the Astros.
American League Championship Series 2021
Game 1 of the Red Sox vs the Astros is scheduled on October 15th (Astros beat Red Sox 5-4) Game 2 of the Red Sox over the Astros is scheduled on October 16. (Red Sox beat Astros 9-5) Game 3 of the Astros vs. the Red Sox will take place on October 18. (October 19, 5:38 AM) Game 4 of the Astros vs. the Red Sox will take place on October 19. (October 20, 5:38 AM) Game 5 of the Astros vs. the Red Sox is scheduled on October 20th. October 22nd, Game 6 between the Red Sox and the Astros. Game 7 between the Red Sox and the Astros is scheduled on October 23.
Here’s complete American League Championship Series 2021 schedule
Meanwhile, the Houston Astros have become only the third club in MLB history to appear in five consecutive league championship series. The Atlanta Braves were the first club in history to accomplish this milestone after making eight straight trips in the National League Championship Series from 1991 to 1999. The Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros are ready to face off for the American League pennant for the second time in four seasons, this time in Boston. The first game of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series will be played in Houston, with left-hander Framber Valdez (11-6, 3.14 ERA) facing off against struggling star Chris Sale (5-1, 3.16).
That happened one year after the Astros defeated the Red Sox 3-1 in the Division Series on way to winning their first and only World Series title in franchise history.
Just over a year later, he was fired by the Red Sox and suspended by Major League Baseball through the 2020 postseason due to his involvement in an unlawful sign-stealing conspiracy involving the Houston Astros in 2017.
Sale admitted to been on the mound every day since his one-inning postseason failure against the Tampa Bay Rays last week, in an attempt to smooth out some of the kinks.
He feels he has found a changeup that he had lost sight of against the Rays, and that he has resolved the issues he was having with commanding his fastball against them. In the end, Sale added, “we’ll see what we get.” “However, I appreciate where we’re at right now.” (In conjunction with AP Inputs)
What Do Alds And ALCS Stand For In Baseball
As a result of their participation in five consecutive league championship series, the Houston Astros have become the third club to achieve this achievement. In the period 1991 through 1999, the Atlanta Braves became the first club to accomplish this record, having made eight consecutive appearances in the National League Championship Series. The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will meet in the American League championship series for the second time in four seasons. The Astros’ left-hander Framber Valdez (11-6, 3.14 ERA) takes the mound for the Astros in the first game of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, which begins in Houston (5-1, 3.16).
- One year earlier, the Astros defeated the Red Sox 3-1 in the Division Series on their way to their lone World Series championship.
- Just over a year later, he was fired by the Red Sox and suspended by Major League Baseball through the 2020 postseason due to his involvement in an unlawful sign-stealing conspiracy involving the Houston Astros in 2016.
- Sale admitted to been on the mound every day since his one-inning postseason flop against the Tampa Bay Rays last week, attempting to iron out some of the kinks in his mechanics.
- In the meanwhile, Sale remarked, “we’ll see what we get.” “However, I think we’re in a good place right now,” says the author.
Brief History of the ALDS
A one-time tournament, the Division Series, was instituted in 1981 as a result of a midseason strike, with the teams in first position prior to that strike participating against the teams in first place following that strike. The division system was reestablished permanently in 1994 after Major League Baseball (MLB) divided each league into three divisions, but in a different layout from the one that had existed since 1981. During the first edition of the Divisional Playoff Series (DPS) in 1981, the title was won by the New York Yankees during the Eastern Division in a five-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Kansas City Royals were defeated by the Oakland Athletics in the Western Division.
The Yankees have made the most appearances in the division series, including the 2018 postseason, with a total of twenty appearances.
The Astros were a member of the National League until 2012, and they had appeared in seven National League Division Series during their tenure in the league.
Determining the matchups in ALDS
During the American League Division Series, the wild card team plays the divisional winner with the best winning percentage during the regular season in one series, and in the other series, the other two division winners meet, with the team with the second-best winning percentage gaining home-field advantage. The victors of the two series will progress to the ALCS, which will be a best-of-seven series. The inclusion of these postseason series, particularly the wild card, has encouraged clubs to prioritize “getting to the playoffs” above “winning the pennant” as their primary goal during the regular season, according to Nate Silver.
The victors of the two series will progress to the ALCS, which will be a best-of-seven series.
Brief History of the ALCS
Prior to 1969, the American League champion was determined by the club that finished the regular season with the most astonishing win-loss record. There was just one ad hoc single-game playoff held under this procedure, which occurred in 1948 as a result of a tie. The American League Championship Series (ALCS) was established in 1969, when the American League was divided into two divisions, East and West. The champions of each division squared off in a best-of-five series to determine who would advance to the World Series in October.
In 1981, a division series was played as a result of a season that had been disrupted by a players’ strike.
The victors of the round advanced to the ALCS, which is a best-of-seven series.
Following the conclusion of the wild card round, the playoffs resumed in the same manner as before.
It has been a standard format in the American League and National League Championship Series since the format was changed from best-of-seven to 2–3–2: Games 1, 2, 6, and 7 are played in the stadium of the team with home-field advantage, and Games 3, 4, and 5 are played in the stadium of the team without home-field advantage. When a team wins four games in a row, the series is declared a victory. Because home-field advantage has been provided since 1998, only the team that qualified for the postseason as a Wild Card has received home-field advantage.
For clubs who finish with comparable regular-season records, the team with the better head-to-head record wins the right to play at home.
The Milwaukee Brewers, who competed in the American League from 1969 to 1997, and the Houston Astros, who competed in the National League from 1962 to 2012, are the only clubs remaining in the American League and National League Championship Series, respectively.
Every team in the American League has participated in the American League Championship Series at some point in their history. Continue reading for more information on baseball. In baseball, what is a Grand Slam and how big is a baseball are both important questions to ask.
American League Championship Series – BR Bullpen
When the American League Championship Series (also known as the ALCS) is played, it is between the winners of the Division Series to determine which club would represent the American League in the World Series. Following the expansion in 1969, the American League was divided into two divisions: the Eastern and Western divisions. This division was established in 1969. Until 1984, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) was a 5-game series between the two division champions. In 1985, the ALCS was changed to a best-of-seven format.
This occurred for the first time in 1996, when the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, who were both members of the American League East Division, met in Baltimore.
|1969||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins||3-0||N/A|
|1970||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins||3-0||N/A|
|1971||Baltimore Orioles||Oakland Athletics||3-0||N/A|
|1972||Oakland Athletics||Detroit Tigers||3-2||N/A|
|1973||Oakland Athletics||Baltimore Orioles||3-2||N/A|
|1974||Oakland Athletics||Baltimore Orioles||3-1||N/A|
|1975||Boston Red Sox||Oakland Athletics||3-0||N/A|
|1976||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-2||N/A|
|1977||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-2||N/A|
|1978||New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals||3-1||N/A|
|1979||Baltimore Orioles||California Angels||3-1||N/A|
|1980||Kansas City Royals||New York Yankees||3-0||Frank White|
|1981||New York Yankees||Oakland Athletics||3-0||Graig Nettles|
|1982||Milwaukee Brewers||California Angels||3-2||Fred Lynn|
|1983||Baltimore Orioles||Chicago White Sox||3-1||Mike Boddicker|
|1984||Detroit Tigers||Kansas City Royals||3-0||Kirk Gibson|
|1985||Kansas City Royals||Toronto Blue Jays||4-3||George Brett|
|1986||Boston Red Sox||California Angels||4-3||Marty Barrett|
|1987||Minnesota Twins||Detroit Tigers||4-1||Gary Gaetti|
|1988||Oakland Athletics||Boston Red Sox||4-0||Dennis Eckersley|
|1989||Oakland Athletics||Toronto Blue Jays||4-1||Rickey Henderson|
|1990||Oakland Athletics||Boston Red Sox||4-0||Dave Stewart|
|1991||Minnesota Twins||Toronto Blue Jays||4-1||Kirby Puckett|
|1992||Toronto Blue Jays||Oakland Athletics||4-2||Roberto Alomar|
|1993||Toronto Blue Jays||Chicago White Sox||4-2||Dave Stewart|
|1995||Cleveland Indians||Seattle Mariners||4-2||Orel Hershiser|
|1996||New York Yankees||Baltimore Orioles||4-1||Bernie Williams|
|1997||Cleveland Indians||Baltimore Orioles||4-2||Marquis Grissom|
|1998||New York Yankees||Cleveland Indians||4-2||David Wells|
|1999||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox||4-1||Orlando Hernandez|
|2000||New York Yankees||Seattle Mariners||4-2||David Justice|
|2001||New York Yankees||Seattle Mariners||4-2||Andy Pettitte|
|2002||Anaheim Angels||Minnesota Twins||4-1||Adam Kennedy|
|2003||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox||4-3||Mariano Rivera|
|2004||Boston Red Sox||New York Yankees||4-3||David Ortiz|
|2005||Chicago White Sox||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||4-1||Paul Konerko|
|2006||Detroit Tigers||Oakland Athletics||4-0||Placido Polanco|
|2007||Boston Red Sox||Cleveland Indians||4-3||Josh Beckett|
|2008||Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox||4-3||Matt Garza|
|2009||New York Yankees||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||4-2||CC Sabathia|
|2010||Texas Rangers||New York Yankees||4-2||Josh Hamilton|
|2011||Texas Rangers||Detroit Tigers||4-2||Nelson Cruz|
|2012||Detroit Tigers||New York Yankees||4-0||Delmon Young|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||Detroit Tigers||4-2||Koji Uehara|
|2014||Kansas City Royals||Baltimore Orioles||4-0||Lorenzo Cain|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||Toronto Blue Jays||4-2||Alcides Escobar|
|2016||Cleveland Indians||Toronto Blue Jays||4-1||Andrew Miller|
|2017||Houston Astros||New York Yankees||4-3||Justin Verlander|
|2018||Boston Red Sox||Houston Astros||4-1||Jackie Bradley|
|2019||Houston Astros||New York Yankees||4-2||Jose Altuve|
|2020||Tampa Bay Rays||Houston Astros||4-3||Randy Arozarena|
|2021||Houston Astros||Boston Red Sox||4-2||Yordan Alvarez|
|Manager||Games||Wins||Losses||Win PCT.||Series||Series Wins||Series Losses||Series Win PCT.||Teams|
|Joe Altobelli||4||3||1||.750||1||1||1.000||Baltimore Orioles|
|Sparky Anderson||8||4||4||.500||2||1||1||.500||Detroit Tigers|
|Dusty Baker||13||7||6||.538||2||1||1||.500||Houston Astros|
|Aaron Boone||6||2||4||.333||1||1||.000||New York Yankees|
|Kevin Cash||7||4||3||.529||1||1||1.000||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Alex Cora||11||6||5||.545||2||1||1||.500||Boston Red Sox|
|Bobby Cox||7||3||4||.429||1||1||.000||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Alvin Dark||7||3||4||.429||2||1||1||.500||Oakland A’s|
|John Farrell||6||4||2||.667||1||1||1.000||Boston Red Sox|
|Terry Francona||26||15||11||.577||4||3||1||.750||Boston Red SoxCleveland Indians|
|Jim Fregosi||4||1||3||.250||1||1||.000||California Angels|
|Jim Frey||3||3||1.000||1||1||1.000||Kansas City Royals|
|Ron Gardenhire||5||1||4||.200||1||1||.000||Minnesota Twins|
|Cito Gaston||22||10||12||.455||4||2||2||.500||Toronto Blue Jays|
|John Gibbons||11||3||8||.273||2||2||.000||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Joe Girardi||23||9||14||.391||4||1||3||.250||New York Yankees|
|Ozzie Guillen||5||4||1||.800||1||1||1.000||Chicago White Sox|
|Mike Hargrove||18||10||8||.556||3||2||1||.667||Cleveland Indians|
|Whitey Herzog||14||5||9||.357||3||3||.000||Kansas City Royals|
|A.J. Hinch||18||9||9||.500||3||2||1||.667||Houston Astros|
|Dick Howser||13||4||9||.308||3||1||2||.333||New York YankeesKansas City Royals|
|Darrell Johnson||3||3||1.000||1||1||1.000||Boston Red Sox|
|Davey Johnson||11||3||8||.273||2||2||.000||Baltimore Orioles|
|Tom Kelly||10||8||2||.800||2||2||1.000||Minnesota Twins|
|Gene Lamont||6||2||4||.333||1||1||.000||Chicago White Sox|
|Tony LaRussa||23||15||8||.652||5||3||2||.600||Chicago White SoxOakland A’s|
|Bob Lemon||8||6||2||.750||2||2||1.000||New York Yankees|
|Jim Leyland||20||12||8||.600||4||2||2||.500||Detroit Tigers|
|Grady Little||7||3||4||.429||1||1||.000||Boston Red Sox|
|Ken Macha||4||4||.000||1||1||.000||Oakland A’s|
|Joe Maddon||7||4||3||.571||1||1||1.000||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Billy Martin||22||9||13||.409||5||2||3||.400||Minnesota Twins,Detroit Tigers,New York YankeesOakland A’s|
|Gene Mauch||12||5||7||.417||2||2||.000||California Angels|
|John McNamara||11||4||7||.364||2||1||1||.500||Boston Red Sox|
|Joe Morgan||8||8||.000||2||2||.000||Boston Red Sox|
|Jim Leyland||4||4||1.000||1||1||1.000||Detroit Tigers|
|Lou Piniella||21||9||12||.429||3||3||.000||Seattle Mariners|
|Bill Rigney||3||3||.000||1||1||.000||Minnesota Twins|
|Mike Scioscia||16||7||9||.438||3||1||2||.333||Anaheim AngelsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|Buck Showalter||4||4||.000||1||1||.000||Baltimore Orioles|
|Joe Torre||41||27||14||.659||7||6||1||.857||New York Yankees|
|Ron Washington||12||8||4||.667||2||2||1.000||Texas Rangers|
|Earl Weaver||22||15||7||.682||6||4||2||.667||Baltimore Orioles|
|Eric Wedge||7||3||4||.429||1||1||.000||Cleveland Indians|
|Dick Williams||10||6||4||.600||2||2||1.000||Oakland A’s|
|Jimy Williams||5||1||4||.200||1||1||.000||Boston Red Sox|
|Ned Yost||10||8||2||.800||2||2||1.000||Kansas City Royals|
- 58 hits by Derek Jeter, 10 home runs by Manny Ramirez, 33 RBI by Bernie Williams, 32 runs by Derek Jeter, 16 steals by Ricky Henderson, 54 games by Derek Jeter, 226 at bats by Derek Jeter,.517 batting average by Fred Lynn, 58 hits by Derek Jeter, 10 home runs by Manny Ramirez, 33 RBI by Bernie Williams, 32 runs by Derek Jeter, 16 steals by Ricky Henderson
- Dave Stewart has eight wins and four losses
- Blue Moon Odom has a 0.40 earned run average
- Mike Mussina has 66 strikeouts
- Mariano Rivera has 13 saves
- Mariano Rivera has 33 games played.
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What does ALCS stand for?
What does the abbreviation ALCS stand for?
American League Championship Series
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is an abbreviation for the baseball postseason that stands for American League Championship Series. It refers to the American League postseason series, which selects which club will represent the United States in the World Series. The American League Championship Series puts the two teams who won their respective division series against one another. A best-of-seven series is played, with four of the seven games being played at home by the team that finished second in the regular season standings.
“I’m hoping the Royals win the American League Championship Series since they’re such a great team to watch.” 2016 American League Championship Series (ALCS) matchup
|ALDS||American League Division Series|
|MLB||Major League Baseball|
|NLDS||National League Division Series|
|ERA||Earned run average|
|NLCS||National League Championship Series|
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