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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
  • 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 1979 California Angels season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Don AaseP6-3222R-R241977BOS: 1972-6-136MLB--
    22Willie Aikens1B6-3220L-R241977CAL: 1975-1-2MLB--
    14Jim AndersonSS6-0170R-R221978CAL: 1975-2-25MLB--
    36Mike BarlowP6-6215L-R311975LAN: 1970-4-82MLB--
    33Jim BarrP6-3205R-R311971MIN: 1970-6-123MLB--
    25Don BaylorOF6-1 220R-R301970BAL: 1967-2-39MLB--
    34Ralph BottingP6-0195L-L241979CAL: 1974-7-154MLB--
    19Bert CampanerisSS5-10160R-R371964UDFAMLB--
    29Rod Carew1B-2B6-0182L-R331967UDFAMLB--
    32Bobby ClarkOF6-0190R-R241979CAL: 1975-5-87MLB--
    38Mark ClearP6-4215R-R231979PHI: 1974-8-171MLB--
    24Willie DavisOF6-2181L-L391960UDFAMLB--
    23Tom DonohueC6-0185R-R261979CAL: 1972-1-9MLB--
    5Brian DowningOF-C5-10194R-R281973UDFAMLB--
    41Steve EddyP6-2185R-R211979CAL: 1975-19-433MLB--
    45Bob FerrisP6-6225R-R241979CAL: 1976-2-30MLB--
    15Dan FordOF6-1185R-R271975OAK: 1970-1-18MLB--
    37Dave FrostP6-6235R-R261977CHA: 1974-18-410MLB--
    28,48Ralph GarrOF5-11197L-R331968ATL: 1967-3-52MLB--
    4Bobby Grich2B6-2190R-R301970BAL: 1967-1-19MLB--
    15Ike HamptonC6-1185B-R271974UDFAMLB--
    20Larry HarlowOF6-2185L-L271975UDFAMLB--
    7Brian HarperC6-2206R-R191979CAL: 1977-4-85MLB--
    9John Harris1B-OF6-3205L-L241979CAL: 1976-29-638MLB--
    9Terry HumphreyC6-3190R-R291971MON: 1969-39-873MLB--
    42Chris KnappP6-5195R-R251975CHA: 1975-1-11MLB--
    12Carney Lansford3B6-2195R-R221978CAL: 1975-3-49MLB--
    17Dave LaRocheP6-2200L-L311970CAL: 1967-5-86MLB--
    41Dyar MillerP6-1195R-R331975UDFAMLB--
    3Rick MillerOF6-0185L-L311971BOS: 1969-2-37MLB--
    39John MontagueP6-2213R-R311973BAL: 1967-3-50MLB--
    18Rance Mulliniks3B-SS6-0175L-R231977CAL: 1974-3-58MLB--
    2Orlando RamirezSS5-10175R-R271974UDFAMLB--
    8Merv RettenmundOF5-10195R-R361968UDFAMLB--
    26Joe RudiOF-1B6-2200R-R321967UDFAMLB--
    30Nolan RyanP6-2195R-R321966NYN: 1965-12-226MLB--
    41Dave SchulerP6-4210R-L251979CLE: 1975-10-223MLB--
    40Frank TananaP6-3195L-L251973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    31Dickie ThonSS5-11175R-R211979UDFAMLB--


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