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1978 California AngelsSeason Roster
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Dyar Miller played for the 1978 California Angels
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAngels
LocationAnaheim,California
Record87-75 (3rd in American League West)League Rank7thMLB Rank11th
BallparkAnaheim Stadium
ManagerJim Fregosi,Dave GarciaGeneral ManagerBuzzie Bavasi
CoachesBob Clear (First Base Coach), Marv Grissom (Pitching Coach), John McNamara (Third Base Coach), Jimmie Reese (Assistant Coach), Bob Skinner (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickTom Brunansky (#14)
Attendance1,755,386 (Rank: 7th)
Minor League AffiliatesSalt Lake Gulls (AAA) 72-65 ... El Paso Diablos (AA) 80-55 ... Salinas Angels (A+) 84-56 ... Quad Cities Angels (A) 67-70 ... Idaho Falls Angels (Rk) 41-27 ...
Years Available1961-2019

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1978 California Angels.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 California Angels Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
46Don AaseP6-3 222 R-R 1954-10-08 23Orange,California MLB1972-19901977-1990Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Cal St Fullerton
1972- 6- 136-BOS
 
14Jim AndersonSS6-0 170 R-R 1957-02-23 21Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19861978-1984Kennedy (Granada Hills,CA)
1975- 2-  25-CAL
 
33Mike BarlowP6-6 215 L-R 1948-04-30 30Stamford,New York MLB1971-19821975-1981Milford Central (Milford,NY)Syracuse U.
1970- 4-  82-LAN
 
25Don BaylorDH6-1 220 R-R 1949-06-28 29Austin,Texas MLB1967-19881970-1988Austin (Austin,TX)Blinn Col
1967- 2-  39-BAL
 
10Lyman BostockOF6-1 180 L-R 1950-11-22 27Birmingham,Alabama MLB1972-19781975-1978Manual Arts (Los Angeles,CA)Cal St Northridge
1972-26- 596-MIN
 
34Ken BrettP5-11 195 L-L 1948-09-18 29Brooklyn,New York MLB1966-19811967-1981El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)
1966- 1-   4-BOS
 
39John CaneiraP6-3 180 R-R 1952-10-07 25Waterbury,Connecticut MLB1977-19781977-1978Naugatuck (Naugatuck,CT)Eastern Connecticut St
1974- 1-   5-MIL
 
7Dave ChalkSS5-10 175 R-R 1950-08-30 27Del Rio,Texas MLB1972-19811973-1981Justin F. Kimball (Dallas,TX)Texas
1972- 1-  10-CAL
 
5Brian DowningC5-10 194 R-R 1950-10-09 27Los Angeles,California MLB1970-19921973-1992Magnolia (Anaheim,CA)Cypress Col
1969-   UDFA-CHA
 
6Ron Fairly1B5-10 181 L-L 1938-07-12 39Macon,Georgia MLB1958-19781958-1978David Starr Jordan (Long Beach,CA)USC
1958-   UDFA-LAN
 
36Al FitzmorrisP6-2 190 B-R 1946-03-21 32Buffalo,New York MLB1965-19791969-1978Madison (San Diego,CA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
37Dave FrostP6-6 235 R-R 1952-11-17 25Long Beach,California MLB1971-19831977-1982Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Stanford U., Long Beach City Col
1974-18- 412-CHA
 
20Danny GoodwinDH6-1 195 L-R 1953-09-02 24St. Louis,Missouri MLB1974-19851975-1982Peoria Central (Peoria,IL)So.U.
1975- 1-   1-CAL
 
4Bobby Grich2B6-2 190 R-R 1949-01-15 29Muskegon,Michigan MLB1967-19861970-1986Wilson (Long Beach,CA)
1967- 1-  19-BAL
 
38Tom GriffinP6-3 210 R-R 1948-02-22 30Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19821969-1982Grant (Van Nuys,CA)
1966- 1-   4-HOU
 
15Ike HamptonC6-1 185 B-R 1951-08-22 26Camden,South Carolina MLB1974-19801974-1979  
1970-   UDFA-NYN
 
45Paul HartzellP6-5 200 R-R 1953-11-02 24Bloomsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19841976-1984Central Columbia (Bloomsburg,PA)Lehigh U.
1975-10- 217-CAL
 
9Terry HumphreyC6-3 190 R-R 1949-08-04 28Chickasha,Oklahoma MLB1969-19791971-1979Carson (Carson,CA)Los Angeles CC
1969-39- 875-MON
 
16Ron Jackson1B6-0 205 R-R 1953-05-09 25Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19881975-1984Wenonah (Birmingham,AL)
1973- 3-  50-PHI
 
42Chris KnappP6-5 195 R-R 1953-09-16 24Cherry Point,North Carolina MLB1975-19831975-1980Lake Shore (St. Clair Shore,MI)Central Michigan U.
1975- 1-  11-CHA
 
19Ken LandreauxOF5-11 170 L-R 1954-12-22 23Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19891977-1987Manuel Dominguez (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1976- 1-   6-CAL
 
12Carney Lansford3B6-2 195 R-R 1957-02-07 21San Jose,California MLB1975-19921978-1992Wilcox (Santa Clara,CA)
1975- 3-  49-CAL
 
17Dave LaRocheP6-2 200 L-L 1948-05-14 30Colorado Springs,Colorado MLB1968-19831970-1983West Torrance (Torrance,CA)
1967- 5-  86-CAL
 
35Dave Machemer2B-3B5-11 180 R-R 1951-05-24 27St. Joseph,Michigan MLB1977-19821978-1979Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor,MI)Central Michigan U.
1972- 4-  82-CAL
 
41Dyar MillerP6-1 195 R-R 1946-05-29 32Batesville,Indiana MLB1968-19841975-1981New Point (New Point,IN)Utah St
1968-   UDFA-PHI
 
3Rick MillerOF6-0 185 L-L 1948-04-19 30Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1969-19851971-1985Union (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan St
1969- 2-  37-BOS
 
18Rance MulliniksSS6-0 175 L-R 1956-01-15 22Tulare,California MLB1974-19921977-1992Monache (Porterville,CA)
1974- 3-  58-CAL
 
8Merv RettenmundOF-DH5-10 195 R-R 1943-06-06 35Flint,Michigan MLB1968-19801968-1980Southwestern (Detroit,MI)Ball St
1964-   UDFA-BAL
 
26Joe RudiOF6-2 200 R-R 1946-09-07 31Modesto,California MLB1964-19821967-1982Downey (Modesto,CA)
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
30Nolan RyanP6-2 195 R-R 1947-01-31 31Refugio,Texas MLB1965-19931966-1993Alvin (Alvin,TX)Alvin CC
1965-12- 226-NYN
 
27Tony SolaitaDH-1B6-0 215 L-L 1947-01-15 31Nuuuli,Samoa MLB1968-19791968-1979Jefferson (Daly City,CA)
1965-   UDFA-NYA
 
40Frank TananaP6-3 195 L-L 1953-07-03 24Detroit,Michigan MLB1972-19931973-1993Detroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)Cal St Fullerton
1971- 1-  13-CAL
 
32 Players