1966 Cleveland Indians season

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1966 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gabe Paul, Vernon Stouffer
Manager(s) Birdie Tebbetts, George Strickland
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1966 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 81-81, 17 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason[edit]

  • Vernon Stouffer bought eighty percent of the Cleveland Indians for eight million dollars.[1]
  • November 28, 1965: Hank Peters resigned from the Kansas City Athletics and became the minor league director for the Cleveland Indians.[2]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On May 1, Sam McDowell threw his second consecutive one-hitter for the Indians.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B González, PedroPedro González 110 352 82 .233 2 17
SS Brown, LarryLarry Brown 105 340 78 .229 3 17

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Landis, JimJim Landis 85 158 35 .222 3 14
Davis, BillBill Davis 23 38 6 .158 1 4
Vidal, JoséJosé Vidal 17 32 6 .188 0 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bell, GaryGary Bell 40 254.1 14 15 3.22 194
McDowell, SamSam McDowell 35 194.1 9 8 2.87 225

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hargan, SteveSteve Hargan 38 192 13 10 2.48 132
O'Donoghue, JohnJohn O'Donoghue 32 108 6 8 3.83 49
Culver, GeorgeGeorge Culver 5 9.2 0 2 8.38 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Allen, BobBob Allen 36 2 2 5 4.21 33

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Johnny Lipon
AA Pawtucket Indians Eastern League Clay Bryant
A Reno Silver Sox California League Phil Cavarretta
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Elmer Valo

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 4, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  2. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.95, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  3. ^ Al Closter page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Al Luplow page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Joe Rudi page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Lou Piniella page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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