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1979 California Angels (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 866-768 + 98
Manager(s): Jim Fregosi
General Manager: Buzzie Bavasi
Location: Anaheim, California
Ballpark: Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 2,523,575 4/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Orioles)
Top Draft Pick: Mickey Saatzer (#67) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jimmie Reese
First Base Coach: Bob Clear
Hitting Coach: Deron Johnson
Pitching Coach: Larry Sherry
Third Base Coach: Bobby Knoop

#1 Draft Picks

Chris Knapp (#11), Frank Tanana (#13), Dan Ford (#18), Bobby Grich (#19)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
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
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Mark ClearCALSEAL 4-5 @SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Tom DonohueCALSEAL 6-14 @SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Dan FordCALSEAW 7-5 @SEA52310230001000005742 home runs
    Don BaylorCALMINW 11-2 vs MIN51310050000000019865 RBIs
    Joe RudiCALMINW 11-2 vs MIN514100100000000012394 hits
    Willie AikensCALMINW 7-1 vs MIN3221013000000010441st career home run
    Bobby GrichCALOAKW 9-3 @OAK42300240001000009912 home runs
    Rod CarewCALOAKW 8-1 @OAK514001400000000016444 hits
    Brian DowningCALOAKW 8-1 @OAK52530000100000005963 Doubles, 5 hits
    Rance MulliniksCALMINW 6-0 @MIN20000020000000201392 sacrifice flies
    Rod CarewCALMINW 11-6 @MIN434200200100000016464 hits
    Bobby GrichCALOAKW 13-1 vs OAK52400020000000009974 hits
    Bobby GrichCALBALL 2-5 vs BAL301010000000000010001000th career game
    Don BaylorCALBOSW 8-6 vs BOS312000200100101110001000th career game
    Don BaylorCALNYAL 8-12 vs NYA51100110012000001004500th career RBI
    Carney LansfordCALBOSW 10-2 @BOS52200230002000001492 home runs
    Dave LaRocheCALBOSL 8-9 @BOS0000000000000000500500th career game
    Dan FordCALMILL 1-7 @MIL40410010100000006004 hits
    Dickie ThonCALMILL 1-7 @MIL000000000000000011st career game
    Tom DonohueCALMILL 6-9 @MIL311000000110000021st career hit
    Jim AndersonCALCHAW 9-1 @CHA4010000100000000601st career stolen base
    Don BaylorCALCHAW 9-1 @CHA533012400000000010272 home runs
    Tom DonohueCALCHAW 9-1 @CHA401000200010000041st career RBI
    Dickie ThonCALCHAW 9-1 @CHA511000000020000021st career hit
    Bobby GrichCALSEAL 10-12 @SEA434102500000000010312 home runs, 5 RBIs, 4 hits
    Merv RettenmundCALTORW 4-2 vs TOR312001100010000010001000th career game
    Tom DonohueCALTORL 4-5 vs TOR312001100000000061st career home run
    Willie DavisCALDETW 6-4 vs DET424200000000000023994 hits
    Dan FordCALDETW 6-4 vs DET41100150001000006165 RBIs
    Carney LansfordCALDETW 9-1 vs DET52410130000000001784 hits
    Willie AikensCALDETL 7-10 vs DET4230023000100000792 home runs
    Dickie ThonCALCLEW 9-4 @CLE201100100000000051st career RBI
    Brian DowningCALCLEL 10-11 @CLE53400020000000006404 hits
    Tom DonohueCALTORW 10-2 @TOR5010001100000001101st career stolen base
    Willie AikensCALTORW 10-2 @TOR4220015000000011845 RBIs
    Bobby GrichCALDETW 8-7 @DET322002300100100010462 home runs
    Don BaylorCALTEXW 5-0 vs TEX401000000000000010481000th career hit
    Bert CampanerisCALTEXW 5-4 vs TEX412000130000000020913 stolen bases
    Steve EddyCALKCAL 5-9 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Jim AndersonCALTEXL 1-2 @TEX3110011000000000671st career home run
    Ralph BottingCALTEXL 4-14 @TEX000000000000000011st career game
    Bobby GrichCALKCAW 8-5 @KCA41100110010000001060100th career home run
    Jim AndersonCALKCAW 14-2 @KCA4243002000000000723 Doubles, 4 hits
    Don BaylorCALKCAW 14-2 @KCA522002400000000010602 home runs
    Dan FordCALKCAW 14-2 @KCA53300240000000006392 home runs
    Don BaylorCALOAKW 17-6 vs OAK322101500210101010635 RBIs
    Carney LansfordCALOAKW 17-6 vs OAK54410020010000002024 runs scored, 4 hits
    Don BaylorCALBALW 7-3 vs BAL523002301000000010652 home runs
    Bert CampanerisCALBALW 10-1 vs BAL514000001000000120984 hits
    Don BaylorCALNYAW 8-7 vs NYA532002400100000010722 home runs
    Bobby GrichCALNYAW 5-4 vs NYA514101500000000010725 RBIs, 4 hits
    Rod CarewCALMINW 9-3 vs MIN524000010000000016944 hits
    Bobby GrichCALSEAW 8-1 vs SEA402000300000000010811000th career hit
    Don BaylorCALOAKW 8-1 @OAK514101300000000010954 hits
    Dan FordCALOAKW 8-1 @OAK42400000000100006734 hits
    Dan FordCALSEAL 6-8 vs SEA73521120001000006745 hits
    Bobby GrichCALTORW 7-5 vs TOR322002200110000010962 home runs
    Don AaseCALTORW 4-2 vs TOR000000000000000011st career game
    Bobby ClarkCALCLEL 7-12 vs CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Bobby ClarkCALCLEL 3-13 vs CLE201000000010000021st career hit
    Bobby ClarkCALTORL 4-6 @TOR311010210120000031st career stolen base, 1st career RBI
    Don BaylorCALTORW 24-2 @TOR733102800000000011092 home runs, 8 RBIs
    Bobby ClarkCALTORW 24-2 @TOR623011300010000141st career home run
    Brian DowningCALTORW 24-2 @TOR54411010010000007024 runs scored, 4 hits
    Carney LansfordCALCLEW 7-4 @CLE53300330000000002513 home runs
    Bob FerrisCALCHAL 5-11 @CHA000000000000000011st career game
    Willie AikensCALMILW 8-7 @MIL10000000040030001544 walks
    Dave SchulerCALKCAL 4-16 @KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Larry HarlowCALKCAW 11-6 @KCA52401000000000002884 hits
    Dan FordCALKCAW 4-3 vs KCA20100040000000207092 sacrifice flies
    John HarrisCALKCAL 0-4 vs KCA200000000000000011st career game
    Brian HarperCALTEXL 3-6 @TEX200000000010000011st career game
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Mark ClearCALSEAL 4-5 @SEA 2.110003200011000--10-01st career game
    Mark ClearCALSEAW 5-4 @SEAW 2.220001100011000--21-01st career win
    Nolan RyanCALMINW 11-2 vs MINWCG9322051000137000--364152-14610 Strikeouts, 3-hitter
    Nolan RyanCALMINW 6-0 @MINW 9400031000032000--365153-14610 Strikeouts
    Mark ClearCALMINW 11-6 @MINSv 451102100019000--41-01st career save
    Dave FrostCALOAKW 7-4 vs OAKSv 362200300014000--187-51st career save
    Nolan RyanCALOAKW 13-1 vs OAKW 7.2111091200032000--366154-14612 Strikeouts
    Dave FrostCALBOSW 5-0 vs BOSWSHO960004400036000--198-5Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALNYAW 1-0 vs NYAWSHO960002700035000--368155-146Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALCHAW 4-0 vs CHAWSHO9200011100028000--371156-14711 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Nolan RyanCALSEAW 3-2 @SEAW 9322231200033000--373157-14812 Strikeouts
    Frank TananaCALTORW 3-0 vs TORWSHO940002310033000--18689-64Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALDETW 9-1 vs DETWCG9411021600133000--374158-14816 Strikeouts
    Steve EddyCALTORL 8-9 @TOR 688703100130000--10-01st career game
    Nolan RyanCALTEXW 5-0 vs TEXWSHO9200021000030000--376160-14810 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Ralph BottingCALTEXL 4-14 @TEX 0.277600000010000--10-01st career game
    Nolan RyanCALKCAW 14-2 @KCAW 9422031000034000--379161-15010 Strikeouts
    Dave FrostCALOAKW 3-0 vs OAKWSHO940000200030000--3212-9Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALBOSW 6-0 vs BOSWSHO9600021200034000--381162-15112 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Nolan RyanCALNYAW 6-1 vs NYAWCG911005900033000--382163-1511-hitter
    Ralph BottingCALNYAW 9-5 @NYAW 5.131113610021000--41-01st career win
    Don AaseCALMINW 5-0 vs MINWSHO950001200031000--6525-17Complete game/Shutout
    Steve EddyCALMINW 9-3 vs MINW 662213000026000--61-01st career win
    Bob FerrisCALCHAL 5-11 @CHA 12111011005000--10-01st career game
    Don AaseCALMILW 8-7 @MILSv 0.20000000002000--7626-201st career save
    Nolan RyanCALMILL 2-3 @MILL 8633231000133000--393166-15710 Strikeouts
    Dave SchulerCALKCAL 4-16 @KCA 1.22221001007000--10-01st career game


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