1979 California Angels season

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1979 California Angels
1979 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Jim Fregosi
Local television KTLA
(Don Drysdale, Ron Fairly)
Local radio KMPC
(Don Drysdale, Al Wisk)
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The 1979 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing first in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses. They went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 American League Championship Series, three games to one.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 88 74 0.543 49–32 39–42
Kansas City Royals 85 77 0.525 3 46–35 39–42
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 5 44–37 39–42
Minnesota Twins 82 80 0.506 6 39–42 43–38
Chicago White Sox 73 87 0.456 14 33–46 40–41
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 21 36–45 31–50
Oakland Athletics 54 108 0.333 34 31–50 23–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1979 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 9–3 8–3 8–5 7–6 6–6 8–5 8–4 5–6 8–4 10–2 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 5–7 5–6 6–7 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 5–8 9–3 8–4 6–6 9–4
California 3–9 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 9–4 7–5 10–3 7–6 5–8 7–5
Chicago 3–8 6–5 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 5–7 5–8 4–8 9–4 5–8 11–2 7–5
Cleveland 5–8 7–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 4–9 8–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 5–7 8–5
Detroit 6–7 5–8 8–4 9–3 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 7–6 7–5 7–5 6–6 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 7–5 5–7 7–6 5–7 9–4 7–6 6–7 9–3
Milwaukee 5–8 4–8 5–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 7–5 8–4 9–4 6–6 9–3 9–3 10–3
Minnesota 4–8 3–9 4–9 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–7 4–8 7–5 9–4 10–3 4–9 11–1
New York 6–5 8–5 5–7 8–4 8–5 6–7 7–5 4–9 5–7 9–3 6–6 8–4 9–4
Oakland 4–8 3–9 3–10 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 8–5 2–11 4–8
Seattle 2–10 4–8 6–7 8–5 5–7 5–7 6–7 3–9 3–10 6–6 5–8 6–7 8–4
Texas 6–6 6–6 8–5 2–11 7–5 6–6 7–6 3–9 9–4 4–8 11–2 7–6 7–5
Toronto 2–11 4–9 5–7 5–7 5–8 4–9 3–9 3–10 1–11 4–9 8–4 4–8 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 California Angels
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
C Downing, BrianBrian Downing 148 509 166 .326 12 75
1B Carew, RodRod Carew 110 409 130 .318 3 44
2B Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 153 534 157 .294 30 101
3B Lansford, CarneyCarney Lansford 157 654 188 .287 19 79
SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 85 239 56 .234 0 15
LF Baylor, DonDon Baylor 162 628 186 .296 36 139
CF Miller, RickRick Miller 120 427 125 .293 2 28
RF Ford, DanDan Ford 142 569 165 .290 21 101
DH Aikens, WillieWillie Aikens 116 379 106 .280 21 81

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
Clark, BobbyBobby Clark 19 54 16 .296 1 5
Humphrey, TerryTerry Humphrey 9 17 1 .059 0 0
Ramírez, OrlandoOrlando Ramírez 13 12 0 .000 0 0
Harris, JohnJohn Harris 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Davis, WillieWillie Davis 43 56 14 .250 0 2

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
Ryan, NolanNolan Ryan 34 223 16 14 3.60 223
Frost, DaveDave Frost 36 239 16 10 3.57 107
Aase, DonDon Aase 37 185.1 9 10 4.81 96
Barr, JimJim Barr 36 197 10 12 4.20 69
Tanana, FrankFrank Tanana 17 907 7 5 3.89 46

Starting 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
Clear, MarkMark Clear 52 11 5 14 3.63 98
LaRoche, DaveDave LaRoche 53 7 11 10 5.17 59

ALCS[edit]

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Angels, three games to one.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 California – 3, Baltimore – 6 October 3 Memorial Stadium 52,787
2 California – 8, Baltimore – 9 October 4 Memorial Stadium 52,108
3 Baltimore – 3, California – 4 October 5 Anaheim Stadium 43,199
4 Baltimore – 8, California – 0 October 6 Anaheim Stadium 43,199

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Jimy Williams
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Moose Stubing
A Salinas Packers California League Chris Cannizzaro
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Reuben Rodriguez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salt Lake City

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Ford at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Al Newman at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Otis Nixon at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Bobby Jones at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Rod Carew at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Willie Davis at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Curt Brown at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Bert Campaneris at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Terry Humphrey at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

External links[edit]