American League Champions

American League Champions
notes: the American League (AL) was founded for the 1901 season; champion decided by best record, 1901-1968; decided by championship series, 1969-1993; decided by playoff format, 1994-present; 1981 season included extra playoff round after 50-day players' strike split season into two halves; 1994 season abandoned September 14, 1994 due to 212-day players' strike that extended into 1995 season; champion qualified for World Series (WS),1903 and 1905-present
1901 Chicago White Stockings
1902 Philadelphia Athletics
1903 Boston Pilgrims
1904 Boston Pilgrims
1905 Philadelphia Athletics
1906 Chicago White Sox
1907 Detroit Tigers
1908 Detroit Tigers
1909 Detroit Tigers
1910 Philadelphia Athletics
1911 Philadelphia Athletics
1912 Boston Red Sox
1913 Philadelphia Athletics
1914 Philadelphia Athletics
1915 Boston Red Sox
1916 Boston Red Sox
1917 Chicago White Sox
1918 Boston Red Sox
1919 Chicago White Sox
1920 Cleveland Indians
1921 New York Yankees
1922 New York Yankees
1923 New York Yankees
1924 Washington Nationals
1925 Washington Nationals
1926 New York Yankees
1927 New York Yankees
1928 New York Yankees
1929 Philadelphia Athletics
1930 Philadelphia Athletics
1931 Philadelphia Athletics
1932 New York Yankees
1933 Washington Nationals
1934 Detroit Tigers
1935 Detroit Tigers
1936 New York Yankees
1937 New York Yankees
1938 New York Yankees
1939 New York Yankees
1940 Detroit Tigers
1941 New York Yankees
1942 New York Yankees
1943 New York Yankees
1944 St Louis Browns
1945 Detroit Tigers
1946 Boston Red Sox
1947 New York Yankees
1948 Cleveland Indians
1949 New York Yankees
1950 New York Yankees
1951 New York Yankees
1952 New York Yankees
1953 New York Yankees
1954 Cleveland Indians
1955 New York Yankees
1956 New York Yankees
1957 New York Yankees
1958 New York Yankees
1959 Chicago White Sox
1960 New York Yankees
1961 New York Yankees
1962 New York Yankees
1963 New York Yankees
1964 New York Yankees
1965 Minnesota Twins
1966 Baltimore Orioles
1967 Boston Red Sox
1968 Detroit Tigers
1969 Baltimore Orioles
1970 Baltimore Orioles
1971 Baltimore Orioles
1972 Oakland Athletics
1973 Oakland Athletics
1974 Oakland Athletics
1975 Boston Red Sox
1976 New York Yankees
1977 New York Yankees
1978 New York Yankees
1979 Baltimore Orioles
1980 Kansas City Royals
1981 New York Yankees
1982 Milwaukee Brewers
1983 Baltimore Orioles
1984 Detroit Tigers
1985 Kansas City Royals
1986 Boston Red Sox
1987 Minnesota Twins
1988 Oakland Athletics
1989 Oakland Athletics
1990 Oakland Athletics
1991 Minnesota Twins
1992 Toronto Blue Jays
1993 Toronto Blue Jays
1994 season abandoned
1995 Cleveland Indians
1996 New York Yankees
1997 Cleveland Indians
1998 New York Yankees
1999 New York Yankees
2000 New York Yankees
2001 New York Yankees
2002 Anaheim Angels
2003 New York Yankees
2004 Boston Red Sox
2005 Chicago White Sox
2006 Detroit Tigers
2007 Boston Red Sox
2008 Tampa Bay Rays
2009 New York Yankees
2010 Texas Rangers
2011 Texas Rangers
2012 Detroit Tigers
2013 Boston Red Sox
2014 Kansas City Royals
2015 Kansas City Royals
2016 Cleveland Indians
2017 Houston Astros
Total Championships by Club (116 total)
1. New York Yankees 40
2. Philadelphia/Oakland Athletics 15
3. Boston Red Sox 13
4. Detroit Tigers 11
5. St Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles 7
6. Washington Nationals/Minnesota Twins 6
  Chicago White Sox/White Stockings 6
  Cleveland Indians 6
9. Kansas City Royals 4
10. Toronto Blue Jays 2
  Texas Rangers 2
12. Milwaukee Brewers 1*
  Anaheim Angels 1
  Tampa Bay Rays 1
  Houston Astros 1

*-currently playing in National League

Consecutive Championships
1. New York Yankees 1949-1953 5
  New York Yankees 1960-1964 5
3. New York Yankees 1936-1939 4
  New York Yankees 1955-1958 4
  New York Yankees 1998-2001 4
6. Detroit Tigers 1907-1909 3
  New York Yankees 1921-1923 3
  New York Yankees 1926-1928 3
  Philadelphia Athletics 1929-1931 3
  New York Yankees 1941-1943 3
  Baltimore Orioles 1969-1971 3
  Oakland Athletics 1972-1974 3
  New York Yankees 1976-1978 3
  Oakland Athletics 1988-1990 3
15. Boston Pilgrims 1903-1904 2
  Philadelphia Athletics 1910-1911 2
  Philadelphia Athletics 1913-1914 2
  Boston Red Sox 1915-1916 2
  Washington Nationals 1924-1925 2
  Detroit Tigers 1934-1935 2
  Toronto Blue Jays 1992-1993 2
  Texas Rangers 2010-2011 2
  Kansas City Royals 2014-2015 2