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1978 California Angels (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 87-75 .537
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 691-666 + 25
Manager(s): Jim Fregosi, Dave Garcia
General Manager: Buzzie Bavasi
Location: Anaheim, California
Ballpark: Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 1,755,386 7/26
Top Draft Pick: Tom Brunansky (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jimmie Reese
First Base Coach: Bob Clear
Hitting Coach: Bob Skinner
Pitching Coach: Marv Grissom
Third Base Coach: John McNamara

#1 Draft Picks

Danny Goodwin (#1), Ken Brett (#4), Ken Landreaux (#6), Dave Chalk (#10), Chris Knapp (#11), Frank Tanana (#13), Bobby Grich (#19)
American League West Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Carney LansfordCALOAKL 2-4 vs OAK100000000000000011st career game
    Don BaylorCALOAKW 2-1 @OAK4220011101001000831100th career home run
    Carney LansfordCALOAKW 2-1 @OAK401000000000000041st career hit
    Ron JacksonCALSEAW 7-3 @SEA51410010000000002504 hits
    Carney LansfordCALSEAL 1-6 @SEA300000100000000061st career RBI
    Ron JacksonCALSEAW 11-2 @SEA52320060000000002526 RBIs
    Carney LansfordCALSEAL 5-6 vs SEA523001200000000091st career home run
    Carney LansfordCALCLEW 5-0 vs CLE4110000100000000141st career stolen base
    Don BaylorCALCLEW 16-3 vs CLE43400130000000008484 hits
    Ron JacksonCALCLEW 16-3 vs CLE52400040001000102654 hits
    Lyman BostockCALBOSL 1-6 vs BOS40400000000000004234 hits
    Ken LandreauxCALBOSW 4-2 vs BOS4110011101100000551st career home run
    Ron JacksonCALBOSL 9-10 @BOS41100000000200002892 hit by pitches
    Joe RudiCALNYAL 0-4 @NYA400000000040000011414 strikeouts
    Dave MachemerCALMINW 5-2 @MIN411001100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Brian DowningCALTEXL 0-7 @TEX3000000000100000500500th career game
    Don BaylorCALKCAW 5-4 vs KCA4010000100200000892200th career stolen base
    Dave ChalkCALKCAW 9-5 vs KCA50410020100000006594 hits
    Jim AndersonCALTEXW 4-3 vs TEX311100000100100011st career game, 1st career hit
    Jim AndersonCALKCAW 7-4 @KCA402100100000000021st career RBI
    Joe RudiCALKCAW 9-2 @KCA422001500010000011565 RBIs
    Joe RudiCALMILW 11-9 @MIL411001500000001011755 RBIs
    Lyman BostockCALOAKW 8-2 vs OAK31300140000000204812 sacrifice flies
    Carney LansfordCALMINW 12-3 vs MIN5240003010000000694 hits
    Danny GoodwinCALMINL 3-4 vs MIN4141012000000000414 hits
    Brian DowningCALOAKW 16-5 @OAK20210020020200005432 hit by pitches
    Ken LandreauxCALOAKW 16-5 @OAK5410000001010001914 runs scored
    Lyman BostockCALSEAL 1-4 @SEA41400000000000004914 hits
    Don BaylorCALBOSW 5-2 vs BOS21110022001200009392 hit by pitches
    Joe RudiCALNYAW 6-3 vs NYA201000200000002012002 sacrifice flies
    Lyman BostockCALBOSL 0-6 @BOS4000000000000000500500th career game
    Don BaylorCALKCAW 13-3 vs KCA52200150001000009625 RBIs
    Carney LansfordCALKCAW 13-3 vs KCA52410000000000001024 hits
    Ron JacksonCALMINL 4-10 @MIN52410000000000003414 hits
    Bobby GrichCALCHAL 5-6 vs CHA51410020000000009814 hits
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Frank TananaCALOAKW 1-0 vs OAKWSHO960001800034000--14367-49Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALOAKL 2-4 vs OAK 6200041300124000--332141-13213 Strikeouts, Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Ken BrettCALMINW 3-0 vs MINWSHO950002201033000--25076-76Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALMINW 1-0 vs MIN 10400041200036000--333141-13212 Strikeouts
    Nolan RyanCALSEAL 5-6 vs SEA 9744151520039000--335141-13315 Strikeouts
    Nolan RyanCALTORW 5-0 vs TORWSHO9200061100034000--336142-13311 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Nolan RyanCALCLEW 5-0 vs CLEWSHO9100051200031000--337143-13312 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Frank TananaCALCHAW 6-0 vs CHAWSHO940001400032000--15274-50Complete game/Shutout
    Frank TananaCALMINW 10-5 @MINW 7105302300033000--15777-521000th career strikeout
    Dave FrostCALSEAW 5-0 vs SEAWSHO950001100032000--83-2Complete game/Shutout
    Dave LaRocheCALSEAW 10-5 vs SEASv 2.10000030007000--46443-33100th career save
    Don AaseCALTORW 5-0 vs TORWSHO940003600033000--3013-6Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALTORW 3-2 vs TOR 9522161301037000--347144-14013 Strikeouts
    Frank TananaCALDETW 2-0 vs DETWSHO980000600035000--16179-54Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALCLEW 3-0 vs CLEWSHO9600041000035000--348145-14010 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALDETW 4-3 @DETWCG9433131100033000--349146-14011 Strikeouts
    Paul HartzellCALOAKW 8-1 vs OAKWCG931103200032000--11918-223-hitter
    Nolan RyanCALMINW 4-3 vs MIN 8833071010039000--352146-14210 Strikeouts
    Nolan RyanCALSEAW 3-1 @SEAWCG9211061000034000--353147-14210 Strikeouts, 2-hitter
    Nolan RyanCALBOSL 2-4 vs BOSLCG9442181300040000--354147-14313 Strikeouts
    Frank TananaCALTORW 2-0 @TORWSHO940001700032000--17083-58Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALKCAW 13-3 vs KCAWCG9931011210038000--357148-14412 Strikeouts
    Nolan RyanCALMINW 4-1 @MINW 9611031020035000--359149-14510 Strikeouts
    Chris KnappCALCHAL 4-5 @CHA 6.2744141000030000--6929-1610 Strikeouts
    Nolan RyanCALCHAW 5-4 vs CHAWCG9542061300138000--362151-14513 Strikeouts

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