Who Won the American League Batting Title?

AL Batting Title

Major league baseball crowns an American League Batting Champion every year, and the list below starts way back in 1901 when Nap Lajoie won with a .426 average.

Ty Cobb has won the most titles with twelve. Other players with multiple AL Batting Titles include Ted Williams, Rod Carew, Wade Boggs, Joe Mauer and Miguel Cabrera.

Winner
2016 Jose Altuve Houston Astros .338 Details >>
2015 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers .338 Details >>
2014 Jose Altuve Houston Astros .341 Details >>
2013 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers .348 Details >>
2012 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers .330 Details >>
2011 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers .344 Details >>
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers .359 Details >>
2009 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins .365 Details >>
2008 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins .328 Details >>
2007 Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers .363 Details >>
2006 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins .347 Details >>
2005 Michael Young Texas Rangers .331 Details >>
2004 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners .372 Details >>
2003 Bill Mueller Boston Red Sox .326 Details >>
2002 Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox .349 Details >>
2001 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners .350 Details >>
2000 Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox .372 Details >>
1999 Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox .357 Details >>
1998 Bernie Williams New York Yankees .339 Details >>
1997 Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox .347 Details >>
1996 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners .358 Details >>
1995 Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners .356 Details >>
1994 Paul O'Neill New York Yankees .359 Details >>
1993 John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays .363 Details >>
1992 Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners .343 Details >>
1991 Julio Franco Texas Rangers .341 Details >>
1990 George Brett Kansas City Royals .329 Details >>
1989 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins .339 Details >>
1988 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox .366 Details >>
1987 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox .363 Details >>
1986 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox .357 Details >>
1985 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox .368 Details >>
1984 Don Mattingly New York Yankees .343 Details >>
1983 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox .361 Details >>
1982 Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals .332 Details >>
1981 Carney Lansford Boston Red Sox .336 Details >>
1980 George Brett Kansas City Royals .390 Details >>
1979 Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox .333 Details >>
1978 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .333 Details >>
1977 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .388 Details >>
1976 George Brett Kansas City Royals .333 Details >>
1975 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .359 Details >>
1974 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .364 Details >>
1973 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .350 Details >>
1972 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .318 Details >>
1971 Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins .337 Details >>
1970 Alex Johnson California Angels .329 Details >>
1969 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .332 Details >>
1968 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox .301 Details >>
1967 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox .326 Details >>
1966 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles .316 Details >>
1965 Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins .321 Details >>
1964 Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins .323 Details >>
1963 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox .321 Details >>
1962 Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox .326 Details >>
1961 Norm Cash Detroit Tigers .361 Details >>
1960 Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox .320 Details >>
1959 Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers .353 Details >>
1958 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .328 Details >>
1957 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .388 Details >>
1956 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees .353 Details >>
1955 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers .340 Details >>
1954 Bobby Avila Cleveland Indians .341 Details >>
1953 Mickey Vernon Washington Nationals .337 Details >>
1952 Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics .327 Details >>
1951 Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics .344 Details >>
1950 Billy Goodman Boston Red Sox .354 Details >>
1949 George Kell Detroit Tigers .343 Details >>
1948 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .369 Details >>
1947 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .343 Details >>
1946 Mickey Vernon Washington Nationals .353 Details >>
1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees .309 Details >>
1944 Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians .327 Details >>
1943 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox .328 Details >>
1942 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .356 Details >>
1941 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox .406 Details >>
1940 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees .352 Details >>
1939 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees .381 Details >>
1938 Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox .349 Details >>
1937 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers .371 Details >>
1936 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox .388 Details >>
1935 Buddy Myer Washington Senators .349 Details >>
1934 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees .363 Details >>
1933 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics .356 Details >>
1932 Dale Alexander Detroit Tigers & Boston Red Sox .367 Details >>
1931 Al Simmons Philadelphia Athletics .390 Details >>
1930 Al Simmons Philadelphia Athletics .381 Details >>
1929 Lew Fonseca Cleveland Indians .369 Details >>
1928 Goose Goslin Washington Senators .379 Details >>
1927 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers .398 Details >>
1926 Heinie Manush Detroit Tigers .378 Details >>
1925 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers .393 Details >>
1924 Babe Ruth New York Yankees .378 Details >>
1923 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers .403 Details >>
1922 George Sisler St Louis Browns .420 Details >>
1921 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers .394 Details >>
1920 George Sisler St Louis Browns .407 Details >>
1919 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .384 Details >>
1918 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .382 Details >>
1917 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .383 Details >>
1916 Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians .386 Details >>
1915 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .369 Details >>
1914 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .368 Details >>
1913 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .390 Details >>
1912 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .409 Details >>
1911 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .420 Details >>
1910 Ty Cobb & Nap Lajoie Detroit Tigers & Cleveland Naps .383 Details >>
1909 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .377 Details >>
1908 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .324 Details >>
1907 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers .350 Details >>
1906 George Stone St Louis Browns .358 Details >>
1905 Elmer Flick Cleveland Naps .308 Details >>
1904 Nap Lajoie Cleveland Naps .376 Details >>
1903 Nap Lajoie Cleveland Naps .344 Details >>
1902 Ed Delahanty Washington Senators .376 Details >>
1901 Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics .426 Details >>