1988 California Angels season

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1988 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Cookie Rojas and Moose Stubing
Local television KTLA
(Joe Torre, Bob Starr)
Z Channel
(Joe Torre, Joel Meyers)
Local radio KMPC
(Ken Brett, Al Conin)
(Ruben Valentin, Ulpiano Cos Villa)
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The California Angels 1988 season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.


  • September 23, 1987: Doug DeCinces was released by the California Angels.[1]
  • October 30, 1987: Don Sutton was released by the California Angels.[2]
  • December 1, 1987: Chili Davis signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[3]
  • December 3, 1987: Greg Minton was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
California Angels 75 87 .463 29
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

Notable Transactions[edit]

  • May 9, 1988: Bill Buckner was released by the California Angels.[6]
  • June 1, 1988: Jim Abbott was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed August 3, 1988.[7]


1988 California Angels
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Tom Kotchman
AA Midland Angels Texas League Mako Oliveras
A Palm Springs Angels California League Bill Lachemann
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Eddie Rodríguez
Short-Season A Bend Bucks Northwest League Don Long



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California Angels seasons
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