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1979 California Angels (MLB)

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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 Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
12Carney Lansford3B22654114188
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30
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5
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19
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79208391153212416.287.329.436765.148.226.3232.9534.4285712
25Don BaylorOF-DH30628120186
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33
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3
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36
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1392212715111601210.296.371.530901.234.363.2710.7217.4333722
15Dan FordOF27569100165
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26
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5
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21
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1018540863031317.290.333.464797.174.250.3032.1527.1264628
4Bobby Grich2B3053478157
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30
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5
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30
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10110598421012214.294.365.537902.243.356.3011.4217.8287609
5Brian DowningC2850987166
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27
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3
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12
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75337757543217.326.418.462880.136.287.3480.7442.4235596
3Rick MillerOF3142760125
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15
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5
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2
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2854506911917.293.367.365732.073.192.3451.38213.5156488
29Rod Carew1B3340978130
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15
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3
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44188734607839.318.419.391810.073.276.3500.63136.3160493
22Willie Aikens1B-DH2437959106
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18
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021
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81136179180610.280.376.493869.214.369.2981.3018.0187447
26Joe RudiOF323303580
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11
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3
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11
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6100246113427.242.294.394688.152.224.2652.5430.0130361
19Bert CampanerisSS372392756
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0151241932201128.234.294.285579.050.163.2681.68--68273
14Jim AndersonSS222343358
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13
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1
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2332173110936.248.298.350648.103.179.2711.8278.082264
20Larry HarlowOF271592237
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01413253420102.233.344.308652.075.220.2961.36--49187
23Tom DonohueC261071324
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142032920101.224.259.355614.131.178.2809.6735.738113
8Merv RettenmundDH-OF3676720
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1010111411113.263.360.329689.066.224.3061.2776.02590
18Rance MulliniksSS2368710
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001
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80041410052.147.192.191383.044.103.1553.5068.01378
24Willie DavisOF-DH3956914
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02104700102.250.300.321621.071.161.2861.75--1861
31Dickie Thon2B2156619
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0080051000102.339.393.393786.054.143.4132.00--2262
32Bobby ClarkOF2454816
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51151100103.296.356.463819.167.259.3572.2054.02560
28,48Ralph GarrDH332403
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0000000300000.125.125.125250.000.000.143----324
9Terry HumphreyC291721
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0000001200100.059.111.059170.000.059.0672.00--119
2Orlando RamirezSS2712100000101610100.000.143.000143.000.167.0006.00--015
15Ike Hampton1B27502
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0000000100000.400.400.400800.000.000.500----25
7Brian HarperDH192000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
9John Harris1B242000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals166755508661563242431648081005358984337427956136.282.347.429776.148.262.3041.4333.823836274
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
37Dave Frost2616103.583633122212392261089517771075051.278.510.642.904.031.39
30Nolan Ryan3216143.5934341750022216910489151142239061.276.820.614.609.001.96
33Jim Barr3110124.2036255040197217100922255692131.389.911.012.513.151.25
46Don Aase249104.8237287142185200104991977965011.509.730.923.754.671.25
38Mark Clear231153.63520003714109874844668989131.427.180.505.618.091.44
42Chris Knapp25555.5120183010981097360835362021.4710.010.733.213.311.03
40Frank Tanana25753.901817210090934439925466121.319.300.902.504.601.84
36Mike Barlow31115.1335000150861065449830336041.5811.090.843.143.451.10
17Dave LaRoche317115.555310025108510754531332590121.6211.201.363.356.171.84
41Dyar Miller33103.34141008035441413213161021.6311.310.513.344.111.23
41Steve Eddy21114.787400303236191712070021.7510.130.285.631.970.35
34Ralph Botting24208.70121005029463029615224112.0313.801.804.506.601.47
39John Montague31205.0014000106171612103962001.398.001.504.503.000.67
45Bob Ferris24001.5020001065211321001.337.501.504.503.000.67
41Dave Schuler25009.0010001012221001001.009.004.500.000.00--
Pitching Totals88744.343711624691163314361463768692131573820535331.429.170.823.595.141.43
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Don Aase24370000000000.926------------------8172
Willie Aikens240055000000051----.996--------------462312
Jim Anderson220306108200000--1.000--1.0001.000.949--------14120517
Mike Barlow313500000000001.000------------------4110
Jim Barr313600000000001.000------------------6410
Don Baylor300010000009765----1.000------------.97620335
Ralph Botting241200000000001.000------------------140
Bert Campaneris37000008200001----------.957--------13622016
Rod Carew330010300000006----.988--------------8045510
Bobby Clark24000000000190------------------.9784141
Mark Clear23520000000000.875------------------4102
Willie Davis3900000000076------------------1.000800
Tom Donohue26038000000000--.981----------------136163
Brian Downing2801290000000018--.985----------------6693511
Steve Eddy2170000000000.857------------------572
Bob Ferris24200000000001.000------------------020
Dan Ford270000000001410------------------.977332108
Dave Frost26360000000000.955------------------8342
Ralph Garr3300000000006--------------------
Bobby Grich300001530000000------.984------------34043813
Ike Hampton2700200000000----1.000--------------1020
Larry Harlow27000000000580------------------.97511543
Brian Harper1900000000001--------------------
John Harris2400100000000----1.000--------------600
Terry Humphrey2909000000000--.983----------------5531
Chris Knapp25200000000000.957------------------8141
Carney Lansford220000157000000--------.983----------1352637
Dave LaRoche315300000000001.000------------------4170
Dyar Miller331400000000001.000------------------220
Rick Miller310000000001172------------------.98934934
John Montague31140000000000.500------------------101
Rance Mulliniks23000002200000----------.957--------46434
Orlando Ramirez27000001000001----------.844--------7205
Merv Rettenmund36000000000917------------------1.000600
Joe Rudi32005000000803----1.000------------.98920772
Nolan Ryan32340000000000.902------------------8294
Dave Schuler2510000000000--------------------000
Frank Tanana25180000000000.937------------------3121
Dickie Thon21000241800001------.9231.000.846--------38468


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