1968 California Angels season

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1968 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Bill Rigney
Local television KTLA
Local radio KMPC
(Buddy Blattner, Don Wells, Steve Bailey)
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The 1968 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
California Angels 67 95 .414 36
Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
1B Mincher, DonDon Mincher 120 399 94 .236 13 48
2B Knoop, BobbyBobby Knoop 152 494 123 .249 3 39
3B Rodríguez, AurelioAurelio Rodríguez 76 223 54 .299 1 16
SS Fregosi, JimJim Fregosi 159 614 150 .244 9 49
LF Reichardt, RickRick Reichardt 151 534 136 .255 21 73
CF Davalillo, VicVic Davalillo 93 339 101 .298 1 18
RF Repoz, RogerRoger Repoz 133 375 90 .240 13 54

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
Held, WoodieWoodie Held 33 45 5 .111 0 0
Treviño, BobbyBobby Treviño 17 40 9 .225 0 1
McFarlane, OrlandoOrlando McFarlane 18 31 9 .290 0 2
Causey, WayneWayne Causey 4 11 0 .000 0 0

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
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 39 245.1 13 17 2.86 132
McGlothlin, JimJim McGlothlin 40 208.1 10 15 3.54 135
Clark, RickeyRickey Clark 21 94.1 1 11 3.53 60

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
Ellis, SammySammy Ellis 42 164 9 10 3.95 93
Wright, ClydeClyde Wright 41 125.2 10 6 3.94 71
Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 28 81.1 4 2 2.21 74
Bennett, DennisDennis Bennett 16 48.1 0 5 3.54 36
Harrelson, BillBill Harrelson 10 33.2 1 6 5.08 22

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
Rojas, MinnieMinnie Rojas 38 4 3 6 4.25 33
Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 56 1 4 5 4.33 33
Locke, BobbyBobby Locke 29 2 3 2 6.44 33
Hamilton, JackJack Hamilton 21 3 1 2 3.32 18
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 14 0 1 0 2.38 8
Cimino, PetePete Cimino 4 0 0 0 2.57 2

Awards and honors[edit]

1968 All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Angels Pacific Coast League Joe Adcock
AA El Paso Sun Kings Texas League Chuck Tanner
A San Jose Bees California League Harry Dunlop and Del Rice
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Fred Koenig and Tom Morgan
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Tom Sommers and Eddie Bressoud

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: El Paso, Quad Cities

Notes[edit]

References[edit]