American League West


American League West

The American League West is one of three divisions in Major League Baseball's American League. The division currently has four teams, but it has 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.It is the only division in Major League baseball to have only four teams in one division. The defending champion of this division is the Los Angeles Angels.Current members:
*Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Founding member (as California Angels)
*Oakland Athletics - Founding member
*Seattle Mariners - Joined in 1977 as an expansion team
*Texas Rangers - Joined in 1972; formerly of AL East (Washington Senators)

Former members

*Chicago White Sox - Founding member; currently in AL Central
*Kansas City Royals - Founding member; currently in AL Central
*Minnesota Twins - Founding member; currently in AL Central
*Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers - Founding member (as Seattle Pilots); currently in NL Central

Division history

AL West titles won by team

ee also

*American League East
*American League Central
*National League East
*National League Central
*National League West

References

* [http://shrpsports.com/mlb/stand.htm MLB Final Standings By Year]


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