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1978 California Angels (MLB)

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W-L Record: 87-75 .537
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 691-666 + 25
Roster Continuity 59.20% 22/26
Manager(s): Jim Fregosi, Dave Garcia
General Manager: Buzzie Bavasi
Location: Anaheim, California
Ballpark: Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 1,755,386 7/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 California Angels season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Don AaseP6-3222R-R231977BOS: 1972-6-136MLB--
    14Jim AndersonSS6-0170R-R211978CAL: 1975-2-25MLB--
    33Mike BarlowP6-6215L-R301975LAN: 1970-4-82MLB--
    25Don BaylorOF6-1 220R-R291970BAL: 1967-2-39MLB--
    10Lyman BostockOF6-1180L-R271975MIN: 1972-26-596MLB--
    34Ken BrettP5-11195L-L291967BOS: 1966-1-4MLB--
    39John CaneiraP6-3180R-R251977MIL: 1974-1-5MLB--
    7Dave Chalk3B-SS5-10175R-R271973CAL: 1972-1-10MLB--
    5Brian DowningOF-C5-10194R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    6Ron Fairly1B-OF5-10181L-L391958Not draftedMLB--
    36Al FitzmorrisP6-2190B-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    37Dave FrostP6-6235R-R251977CHA: 1974-18-412MLB--
    20Danny Goodwin1B6-1195L-R241975CAL: 1975-1-1MLB--
    4Bobby Grich2B6-2190R-R291970BAL: 1967-1-19MLB--
    38Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R301969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    15Ike HamptonC6-1185B-R261974Not draftedMLB--
    45Paul HartzellP6-5200R-R241976CAL: 1975-10-217MLB--
    9Terry HumphreyC6-3190R-R281971MON: 1969-39-875MLB--
    16Ron Jackson1B-3B6-0205R-R251975PHI: 1973-3-50MLB--
    42Chris KnappP6-5195R-R241975CHA: 1975-1-11MLB--
    19Ken LandreauxOF5-11170L-R231977CAL: 1976-1-6MLB--
    12Carney Lansford3B6-2195R-R211978CAL: 1975-3-49MLB--
    17Dave LaRocheP6-2200L-L301970CAL: 1967-5-86MLB--
    35Dave Machemer2B5-11180R-R271978CAL: 1972-4-82MLB--
    41Dyar MillerP6-1195R-R321975Not draftedMLB--
    3Rick MillerOF6-0185L-L301971BOS: 1969-2-37MLB--
    18Rance Mulliniks3B-SS6-0175L-R221977CAL: 1974-3-58MLB--
    8Merv RettenmundOF5-10195R-R351968Not draftedMLB--
    26Joe RudiOF-1B6-2200R-R311967UDFAMLB--
    30Nolan RyanP6-2195R-R311966NYN: 1965-12-226MLB--
    27Tony Solaita1B6-0215L-L311968Not draftedMLB--
    40Frank TananaP6-3195L-L241973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--


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