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A high-level summary of the 2008 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
2008
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay Rays)
All-Star Game
Bronx,New York
Teams
30
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$2,686,433,458
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2008 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    159Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1638974.546--81172982Lost in 1st Round (Rays)2,501,10316$ 121,189,3324Ken WilliamsOzzie GuillenU.S. Cellular Field
    2610Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1638875.5401.082974584dnq2,302,43121$ 56,932,76612Bill SmithRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    3817Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1628181.5007.580576144dnq2,169,76022$ 78,970,0668Mark ShapiroEric WedgeProgressive Field
    41120Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1627587.46313.5691781-90dnq1,578,92229$ 58,245,50011Dayton MooreTrey HillmanKauffman Stadium
    51223Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1627488.45714.5821857-36dnq3,202,6548$ 137,685,1962Dave DombrowskiJim LeylandComerica Park
    American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    123Tampa Bay RaysT - S - R - L1629765.599--774671103Lost World Series (Philadelphia)1,780,79126$ 43,820,59714Andrew FriedmanJoe MaddonTropicana Field
    234Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1629567.5862.0845694151Lost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)3,048,25010$ 133,390,0353Theo EpsteinTerry FranconaFenway Park
    348New York YankeesT - S - R - L1628973.5498.078972762dnq4,298,6551$ 209,081,5771Brian CashmanJoe GirardiYankee Stadium I
    4713Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1628676.53111.0714610104dnq2,399,78618$ 97,793,9007JP RicciardiJohn Gibbons, Cito GastonRogers Centre
    51326Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1616893.42228.5782869-87dnq1,950,07524$ 67,196,24610Andy MacPhailDave TrembleyOriole Park at Camden Yards
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Los Angeles AngelsT - S - R - L16210062.617--76569768Lost in ALDS (Boston)3,336,7446$ 119,216,3335Tony ReaginsMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of Anaheim
    2918Texas RangersT - S - R - L1627983.48821.0901967-66dnq1,945,67725$ 67,712,3269Jon DanielsRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark in Arlington
    31019Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1617586.46624.5646690-44dnq1,665,25627$ 47,967,12613Billy BeaneBob GerenMcAfee Coliseum
    41429Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L16261101.37739.0671811-140dnq2,329,70219$ 117,666,4826Lee PelekoudasJim Riggleman, John McLarenSafeco Field
    National League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1619764.602--855671184Lost in NLDS (Los Angeles)3,300,2007$ 118,345,8333Jim HendryLou PiniellaWrigley Field
    236Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1629072.5567.575068961Lost in NLDS (Philadelphia)3,068,4589$ 80,937,4998Douglas MelvinNed Yost, Dale SveumMiller Park
    3511Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1618675.53411.0712743-31dnq2,779,28712$ 88,930,4147Ed WadeCecil CooperMinute Maid Park
    4612St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1628676.53111.577972554dnq3,430,6604$ 99,624,4495John MozeliakTony La RussaBusch Stadium III
    51121Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1627488.45723.5704800-96dnq2,058,63223$ 74,117,69510Walt JockettyDusty BakerGreat American Ballpark
    61427Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1626795.41430.5735884-149dnq1,609,07628$ 48,689,78315Neal HuntingtonJohn RussellPNC Park
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    125Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1639270.568--799680119Won World Series (Tampa Bay)3,422,5835$ 98,269,8806Pat GillickCharlie ManuelCitizens Bank Park
    247New York MetsT - S - R - L1628973.5493.079971584dnq4,042,0472$ 137,793,3761Omar MinayaJerry Manuel, Willie RandolphShea Stadium
    3714Florida MarlinsT - S - R - L1618477.5227.57707673dnq1,335,07530$ 21,811,50016Michael HillFredi GonzalezDolphin Stadium
    41325Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1627290.44420.0753778-25dnq2,532,83414$ 102,365,6834Frank WrenBobby CoxTurner Field
    51630Washington NationalsT - S - R - L16159102.36632.5641825-184dnq2,320,40020$ 54,961,00014Jim BowdenManny ActaNationals Park
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    1815Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1628478.519--70064852Lost in NLCS (Philadelphia)3,730,5533$ 118,588,5362Ned CollettiJoe TorreDodger Stadium
    2916Arizona DiamondbacksT - S - R - L1628280.5062.072070614dnq2,509,92415$ 66,202,71213Josh ByrnesBob MelvinChase Field
    31022Colorado RockiesT - S - R - L1627488.45710.0747822-75dnq2,650,21813$ 68,655,50012Daniel O'DowdClint HurdleCoors Field
    41224San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1627290.44412.0640759-119dnq2,863,83711$ 76,594,5009Brian SabeanBruce BochyAT&T Park
    51528San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1626399.38921.0637764-127dnq2,427,53517$ 73,677,61611Kevin TowersBud BlackPetco Park
    30 record(s)
    Glossary:
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season