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Key AL statistics

With more GMs turning empirical data for decision-making help, a team-by-team look at some revealing statistics.

Originally Published: March 11, 2004
By David Lipman | ESPN.com

A quick glance at the stats pages will tell you something, but not everything.

In 1991, the Detroit Tigers finished last in the American League with a .247 batting average but finished second in the circuit with 817 runs scored. Thirteen years ago, the idea of batting average as something other than the most important statistic in baseball was a revolutionary concept.

Today, the revolution is in full swing. Harvard graduates dot the general manager pool and calculators have pulled ...

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