1979 California Angels Season
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1979 California Angels Season

1979 California Angels
1979 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s)Jim Fregosi
Local televisionKTLA
(Don Drysdale, Ron Fairly)
Local radioKMPC
(Don Drysdale, Al Wisk)
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The 1979 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing first in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses. They went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 American League Championship Series, three games to one.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 88 74 0.543 -- 49-32 39-42
Kansas City Royals 85 77 0.525 3 46-35 39-42
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 5 44-37 39-42
Minnesota Twins 82 80 0.506 6 39-42 43-38
Chicago White Sox 73 87 0.456 14 33-46 40-41
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 21 36-45 31-50
Oakland Athletics 54 108 0.333 34 31-50 23-58

Record vs. opponents

1979 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore -- 8-5 9-3 8-3 8-5 7-6 6-6 8-5 8-4 5-6 8-4 10-2 6-6 11-2
Boston 5-8 -- 5-7 5-6 6-7 8-5 8-4 8-4 9-3 5-8 9-3 8-4 6-6 9-4
California 3-9 7-5 -- 9-4 6-6 4-8 7-6 7-5 9-4 7-5 10-3 7-6 5-8 7-5
Chicago 3-8 6-5 4-9 -- 6-6 3-9 5-8 5-7 5-8 4-8 9-4 5-8 11-2 7-5
Cleveland 5-8 7-6 6-6 6-6 -- 6-6 6-6 4-9 8-4 5-8 8-4 7-5 5-7 8-5
Detroit 6-7 5-8 8-4 9-3 6-6 -- 5-7 6-7 4-8 7-6 7-5 7-5 6-6 9-4
Kansas City 6-6 4-8 6-7 8-5 6-6 7-5 -- 5-7 7-6 5-7 9-4 7-6 6-7 9-3
Milwaukee 5-8 4-8 5-7 7-5 9-4 7-6 7-5 -- 8-4 9-4 6-6 9-3 9-3 10-3
Minnesota 4-8 3-9 4-9 8-5 4-8 8-4 6-7 4-8 -- 7-5 9-4 10-3 4-9 11-1
New York 6-5 8-5 5-7 8-4 8-5 6-7 7-5 4-9 5-7 -- 9-3 6-6 8-4 9-4
Oakland 4-8 3-9 3-10 4-9 4-8 5-7 4-9 6-6 4-9 3-9 -- 8-5 2-11 4-8
Seattle 2-10 4-8 6-7 8-5 5-7 5-7 6-7 3-9 3-10 6-6 5-8 -- 6-7 8-4
Texas 6-6 6-6 8-5 2-11 7-5 6-6 7-6 3-9 9-4 4-8 11-2 7-6 -- 7-5
Toronto 2-11 4-9 5-7 5-7 5-8 4-9 3-9 3-10 1-11 4-9 8-4 4-8 5-7 --


Notable transactions

Roster

Game Log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Brian Downing 148 509 166 .326 12 75
1B Rod Carew 110 409 130 .318 3 44
2B Bobby Grich 153 534 157 .294 30 101
3B Carney Lansford 157 654 188 .287 19 79
SS Bert Campaneris 85 239 56 .234 0 15
LF Don Baylor 162 628 186 .296 36 139
CF Rick Miller 120 427 125 .293 2 28
RF Dan Ford 142 569 165 .290 21 101
DH Willie Aikens 116 379 106 .280 21 81

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Rudi 90 330 80 .242 11 61
Jim Anderson 96 234 58 .248 3 23
Larry Harlow 62 159 37 .233 0 14
Tom Donohue 38 107 24 .224 3 14
Merv Rettenmund 35 76 20 .263 1 10
Rance Mulliniks 22 68 10 .147 1 8
Willie Davis 43 56 14 .250 0 2
Dickie Thon 35 56 19 .339 0 8
Bobby Clark 19 54 16 .296 1 5
Ralph Garr 6 24 3 .125 0 0
Terry Humphrey 9 17 1 .059 0 0
Orlando Ramírez 13 12 0 .000 0 0
Ike Hampton 4 5 2 .400 0 0
Brian Harper 1 2 0 .000 0 0
John Harris 1 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nolan Ryan 34 223 16 14 3.60 223
Dave Frost 36 239 16 10 3.57 107
Don Aase 37 185.1 9 10 4.81 96
Jim Barr 36 197 10 12 4.20 69
Chris Knapp 20 98 5 5 5.51 36
Frank Tanana 17 90.1 7 5 3.89 46

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Eddy 7 32.1 1 1 4.73 7

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave LaRoche 53 7 11 10 5.57 59
Mark Clear 52 11 5 14 3.63 98
Mike Barlow 35 1 1 0 5.13 33
Dyar Miller 14 1 0 0 3.31 16
John Montague 14 2 0 6 5.09 6
Ralph Botting 12 2 0 0 8.80 22
Bob Ferris 2 0 0 0 1.50 2
Dave Schuler 1 0 0 0 10.80 0

ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Angels, three games to one.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 California - 3, Baltimore - 6 October 3 Memorial Stadium 52,787
2 California - 8, Baltimore - 9 October 4 Memorial Stadium 52,108
3 Baltimore - 3, California - 4 October 5 Anaheim Stadium 43,199
4 Baltimore - 8, California - 0 October 6 Anaheim Stadium 43,199

Postseason game log

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salt Lake City

Notes

  1. ^ Dan Ford at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Al Newman at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Otis Nixon at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Bobby Jones at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Rod Carew at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Willie Davis at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Curt Brown at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Bert Campaneris at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Terry Humphrey at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

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