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1978 CALIFORNIA ANGELS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  87-75   .537
Result:   3rd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Jim Fregosi, Dave Garcia
General Manager:   Buzzie Bavasi
Stadium:  Anaheim Stadium
Attendance:  1,755,386
Playoffs:  -

California Angels affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Ron Fairly (39)
Youngest Player:  Jim Anderson (21)
Longest Tenure:  Nolan Ryan (7)
Top Hitter:  Don Baylor (3)
Top Pitcher:  Nolan Ryan (10)
Top Draft Pick:  Tom Brunansky (#14)

Roster Continuity:  59.20%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
KC Royals9270.568--
Texas8775.5375.0
California8775.5375.0
Minnesota7389.45119.0
Chi White Sox7190.44120.5
Oakland6993.42623.0
Seattle56104.35035.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-04-07vs OAK1W  1-01-0228,194 Frank TananaRick LangfordFrank TananaRick Langford 101
1978-04-08vs OAK2L  2-41-1618,131 Nolan RyanMatt KeoughBob LaceyPaul HartzellDave Heaverlo34-1
1978-04-09vs OAK3W  3-22-1215,975 Chris KnappAlan WirthChris KnappAlan WirthDave LaRoche660
1978-04-10vs MIN4W  3-03-1110,074 Ken BrettDave GoltzKen BrettDave Goltz 963
1978-04-11vs MIN5L  1-83-2412,217 Don AaseRoger EricksonRoger EricksonDon Aase 1014-4
1978-04-12vs MIN6W  9-54-2412,295 Frank TananaPete RedfernFrank TananaPete RedfernDave LaRoche19190
1978-04-13vs MIN7W  1-05-2311,702 Nolan RyanPaul ThormodsgardDave LaRocheTom Johnson 20191
1978-04-14@ OAK8L  1-25-342,973Chris KnappAlan WirthDave HeaverloChris Knapp 21210
1978-04-16@ OAK9W  2-16-333,814Don AaseJohn Henry JohnsonDave LaRocheDave HeaverloPaul Hartzell23221
1978-04-17@ SEA10W  7-37-337,562Frank TananaRick HoneycuttFrank TananaRick Honeycutt 30255
1978-04-18@ SEA11L  1-67-436,679Nolan RyanPaul MitchellPaul MitchellNolan Ryan 31310
1978-04-19@ SEA12W  11-28-437,181Chris KnappGlenn AbbottChris KnappJim ToddPaul Hartzell42339
1978-04-21@ MIN13W  3-29-434,516Don AaseDave GoltzDon AaseDave GoltzDave LaRoche453510
1978-04-22@ MIN14W  5-310-436,566Frank TananaRoger EricksonFrank TananaRoger EricksonPaul Hartzell503812
1978-04-24vs SEA15L  5-610-5313,429 Nolan RyanMike ParrottEnrique RomoPaul HartzellShane Rawley554411
1978-04-25vs SEA16W  3-011-539,484 Chris KnappByron McLaughlinChris KnappByron McLaughlinDave LaRoche584414
1978-04-26vs SEA17L  4-511-6311,868 Ken BrettDick PoleDick PoleKen BrettShane Rawley624913
1978-04-27vs SEA18W  5-112-6313,609 Frank TananaJim ToddFrank TananaJim Todd 675017
1978-04-28vs TOR19W  5-413-6316,575 Don AaseJesse JeffersonDyar MillerJesse JeffersonDave LaRoche725418
1978-04-29vs TOR20W  5-014-6324,354 Nolan RyanDave LemanczykNolan RyanDave Lemanczyk 775423
1978-04-30vs TOR21L  3-914-7327,367 Chris KnappJerry GarvinJerry GarvinChris Knapp 806317
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-05-02vs DET22L  2-1014-8318,641 Ken BrettMilt WilcoxMilt WilcoxKen Brett 82739
1978-05-03vs DET23L  4-714-9319,462 Frank TananaJim SlatonJim SlatonFrank TananaJohn Hiller86806
1978-05-05vs CLE24W  5-015-9217,437 Nolan RyanRick WiseNolan RyanRick Wise 918011
1978-05-06vs CLE25W  7-316-9240,750 Chris KnappMike PaxtonChris KnappMike Paxton 988315
1978-05-07vs CLE26W  16-317-9216,883 Don AaseRick WaitsDon AaseRick WaitsPaul Hartzell1148628
1978-05-09@ DET27W  7-518-9221,089Frank TananaJim SlatonDave LaRocheSteve Foucault 1219130
1978-05-12@ CLE28L  3-418-1026,401Nolan RyanMike PaxtonMike PaxtonNolan RyanJim Kern1249529
1978-05-13@ CLE29L  1-218-11213,811Chris KnappRick WaitsRick WaitsChris Knapp 1259728
1978-05-14@ CLE30W  4-319-1125,153Frank TananaDon HoodFrank TananaDon HoodPaul Hartzell12910029
1978-05-15@ TOR31L  6-1019-12211,295Ken BrettJerry GarvinBalor MoorePaul Hartzell 13511025
1978-05-16@ TOR32L  4-519-13212,044Don AaseTom UnderwoodMike WillisDon AaseTom Murphy13911524
1978-05-17@ CHA33L  6-919-14213,676Nolan RyanSteve StoneSteve StoneNolan Ryan 14512421
1978-05-18@ CHA34W  9-520-1429,766Chris KnappFrancisco BarriosChris KnappFrancisco BarriosDave LaRoche15412925
1978-05-19@ MIL35W  7-121-14213,843Frank TananaMike CaldwellFrank TananaMike Caldwell 16113031
1978-05-20@ MIL36L  4-621-15218,916Ken BrettBill TraversBill TraversKen BrettBill Castro16513629
1978-05-21@ MIL37L  1-221-16242,376Don AaseLary SorensenLary SorensenDave LaRoche 16613828
1978-05-23vs CHA38W  5-422-16216,866 Nolan RyanWilbur WoodNolan RyanJim Willoughby 17114229
1978-05-24vs CHA39W  4-123-16114,396 Chris KnappKen KravecChris KnappKen Kravec 17514332
1978-05-25vs CHA40W  6-024-16115,910 Frank TananaRon SchuelerFrank TananaRon Schueler 18114338
1978-05-26vs MIL41W  6-525-16119,277 Don AaseBill TraversPaul HartzellEduardo Rodriguez 18714839
1978-05-27vs MIL42L  2-425-17229,097 Tom GriffinLary SorensenLary SorensenTom Griffin 18915237
1978-05-28vs MIL43L  3-625-18121,869 Nolan RyanAndy ReplogleAndy ReplogleNolan RyanBob McClure19215834
1978-05-29@ CHA44L  0-725-19215,411Chris KnappPablo TorrealbaPablo TorrealbaChris Knapp 19216527
1978-05-30@ CHA45L  2-625-20312,110Frank TananaWilbur WoodWilbur WoodFrank TananaJim Willoughby19417123
1978-05-31@ CHA46L  2-1725-21312,828Don AaseSteve StoneSteve StoneDon Aase 1961888
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-06-02vs BOS47L  1-625-22331,324 Nolan RyanLuis TiantLuis TiantNolan RyanDick Drago1971943
1978-06-03vs BOS48L  4-525-23334,228 Chris KnappMike TorrezMike TorrezPaul HartzellBill Campbell2011992
1978-06-04vs BOS49W  4-226-23329,911 Frank TananaDennis EckersleyFrank TananaDennis EckersleyDave LaRoche2052014
1978-06-05vs BAL50L  2-626-24313,231 Don AaseJim PalmerDon StanhouseDave LaRoche 2072070
1978-06-06vs BAL51L  6-826-25415,864 Nolan RyanDennis MartinezDennis MartinezNolan RyanDon Stanhouse213215-2
1978-06-07@ OAK52W  4-127-2640Ken BrettAlan WirthKen BrettAlan Wirth 2172161
1978-06-07@ OAK53L  0-127-2646,560Tom GriffinMatt KeoughMatt KeoughTom GriffinElias Sosa2172170
1978-06-08@ OAK54W  10-728-2642,612Chris KnappJohn Henry JohnsonDave LaRocheElias Sosa 2272243
1978-06-09vs NYA55L  1-328-27429,415 Frank TananaEd FigueroaEd FigueroaFrank TananaRich Gossage2282271
1978-06-10vs NYA56W  4-329-27437,848 Nolan RyanDon GullettDave LaRocheRich Gossage 2322302
1978-06-11vs NYA57W  9-630-27331,646 Don AaseDick TidrowDyar MillerKen Clay 2412365
1978-06-12@ BOS58L  9-1030-28331,652Tom GriffinBill LeeBill CampbellDave LaRoche 2502464
1978-06-13@ BOS59L  0-530-29426,539Chris KnappJim WrightJim WrightChris Knapp 250251-1
1978-06-14@ BAL60L  2-530-30421,815Ken BrettJim PalmerJim PalmerKen Brett 252256-4
1978-06-15@ BAL61W  5-131-30415,004Frank TananaScott McGregorFrank TananaScott McGregor 2572570
1978-06-16@ NYA62W  10-732-30235,968Don AaseJim BeattieDon AaseJim Beattie 2672643
1978-06-17@ NYA63L  0-432-31233,162Paul HartzellRon GuidryRon GuidryPaul Hartzell 267268-1
1978-06-18@ NYA64W  3-233-31255,604Chris KnappEd FigueroaChris KnappEd Figueroa 2702700
1978-06-20@ MIN65W  10-534-31212,330Frank TananaRoger EricksonFrank TananaRoger Erickson 2802755
1978-06-21@ MIN66W  5-235-31210,801Don AaseGeoff ZahnDon AaseGeoff Zahn 2852778
1978-06-22@ MIN67W  4-236-3127,488Ken BrettGary SerumDave LaRocheMike Marshall 28927910
1978-06-23@ TEX68L  0-736-3330Chris KnappFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsChris Knapp 2892863
1978-06-23@ TEX69L  4-836-33327,816Tom GriffinDoyle AlexanderDoyle AlexanderTom GriffinReggie Cleveland293294-1
1978-06-24@ TEX70L  0-336-34330,574Dave FrostJon MatlackJon MatlackDave Frost 293297-4
1978-06-25@ TEX71L  0-736-35322,821Don AaseDoc MedichDoc MedichDon Aase 293304-11
1978-06-26vs KCA72L  0-436-36329,829 Frank TananaRich GaleRich GaleFrank Tanana 293308-15
1978-06-27vs KCA73W  5-437-36321,459 Ken BrettDennis LeonardTom GriffinSteve MingoriDave LaRoche298312-14
1978-06-28vs KCA74W  9-538-36322,742 Chris KnappPaul SplittorffChris KnappPaul SplittorffPaul Hartzell307317-10
1978-06-29vs KCA75W  3-139-36317,038 Dave FrostMarty PattinDave FrostAl HraboskyDave LaRoche310318-8
1978-06-30vs TEX76W  4-240-36221,654 Don AaseJim UmbargerDon AaseJim UmbargerDave LaRoche314320-6
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-07-01vs TEX77L  3-640-37241,632 Frank TananaDoc MedichDoc MedichFrank TananaJon Matlack317326-9
1978-07-02vs TEX78W  4-341-37219,236 Ken BrettDock EllisDyar MillerSteve Comer 321329-8
1978-07-03@ KCA79W  7-442-37139,928Chris KnappDoug BirdChris KnappDoug BirdDave LaRoche328333-5
1978-07-04@ KCA80L  3-442-38140,030Dave FrostRich GaleRich GalePaul Hartzell 331337-6
1978-07-05@ KCA81L  1-1042-39320,347Nolan RyanDennis LeonardDennis LeonardNolan Ryan 332347-15
1978-07-06@ KCA82W  9-243-39119,783Don AaseMarty PattinDon AaseMarty Pattin 341349-8
1978-07-07vs SEA83W  9-544-39120,119 Frank TananaDick PoleFrank TananaDick PoleDave LaRoche350354-4
1978-07-08vs SEA84W  10-546-3910 Chris KnappGlenn AbbottChris KnappGlenn AbbottDave LaRoche3603591
1978-07-08vs SEA85W  5-046-39132,020 Dave FrostJim ColbornDave FrostJim Colborn 3653596
1978-07-09vs SEA86L  7-1146-40120,969 Nolan RyanRick HoneycuttEnrique RomoNolan Ryan 3723702
1978-07-13vs TOR87W  5-047-40116,625 Don AaseDave LemanczykDon AaseDave Lemanczyk 3773707
1978-07-14vs TOR88W  3-248-40120,338 Nolan RyanJesse JeffersonDyar MillerMike Willis 3803728
1978-07-15vs DET89W  2-049-40133,001 Frank TananaMilt WilcoxFrank TananaMilt Wilcox 38237210
1978-07-16vs DET90L  0-449-41121,447 Dave FrostJack BillinghamJack BillinghamDave Frost 3823766
1978-07-17vs DET91L  3-449-42232,469 John CaneiraSteve BakerJack MorrisDave LaRoche 3853805
1978-07-18vs CLE92L  3-849-43216,726 Don AaseRick WaitsRick WaitsDon AaseJim Kern3883880
1978-07-19vs CLE93W  3-050-43218,584 Nolan RyanRick WiseNolan RyanRick Wise 3913883
1978-07-21@ DET94W  4-251-4420Frank TananaMilt WilcoxDave LaRocheKip Young 3953905
1978-07-21@ DET95L  0-551-44233,699Dave FrostJack BillinghamJack BillinghamDave Frost 3953950
1978-07-22@ DET96L  3-751-45231,107John CaneiraJack MorrisBob SykesKen Brett 398402-4
1978-07-23@ DET97L  3-452-4620Don AaseDave RozemaSteve FoucaultDave LaRoche 401406-5
1978-07-23@ DET98W  4-352-46235,224Nolan RyanJim SlatonNolan RyanJim Slaton 405409-4
1978-07-24@ CLE99W  5-453-4628,798Paul HartzellRick WiseTom GriffinJim Kern 410413-3
1978-07-25@ CLE100L  1-553-4726,781Dave FrostMike PaxtonMike PaxtonDave FrostDan Spillner411418-7
1978-07-26@ MIL101W  11-954-47221,584Frank TananaBill TraversFrank TananaBill TraversDave LaRoche422427-5
1978-07-27@ MIL102L  3-654-48218,847Nolan RyanMike CaldwellMike CaldwellNolan Ryan 425433-8
1978-07-28@ BAL103L  4-554-49214,407Don AaseJim PalmerJim PalmerDon AaseDon Stanhouse429438-9
1978-07-29@ BAL104W  2-155-49223,504Paul HartzellDennis MartinezPaul HartzellDennis Martinez 431439-8
1978-07-30@ BAL105W  4-256-49215,350Dave FrostMike FlanaganDave FrostMike FlanaganDave LaRoche435441-6
1978-07-31vs OAK106L  0-256-50229,044 Frank TananaMatt KeoughMatt KeoughFrank TananaElias Sosa435443-8
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-08-01vs OAK107L  0-156-51319,485 Nolan RyanRick LangfordRick LangfordNolan Ryan 435444-9
1978-08-02vs OAK108W  8-257-51216,898 Don AasePete BrobergDon AasePete Broberg 443446-3
1978-08-03vs OAK109W  8-158-51215,792 Paul HartzellSteve RenkoPaul HartzellSteve Renko 4514474
1978-08-04vs MIN110W  12-359-51217,411 Al FitzmorrisDave GoltzAl FitzmorrisGary SerumKen Brett46345013
1978-08-05vs MIN111L  3-460-5220 Frank TananaRoger EricksonRoger EricksonFrank Tanana 46645412
1978-08-05vs MIN112W  4-360-52241,723 Chris KnappStan PerzanowskiChris KnappStan PerzanowskiDave LaRoche47045713
1978-08-06vs MIN113W  4-361-52217,628 Nolan RyanGeoff ZahnDave LaRocheMike Marshall 47446014
1978-08-07@ OAK114L  0-161-53217,183Don AaseSteve RenkoSteve RenkoDon Aase 47446113
1978-08-08@ OAK115W  2-162-5324,624Paul HartzellJohn Henry JohnsonPaul HartzellDave HeaverloDave LaRoche47646214
1978-08-10@ OAK116W  16-563-5323,832Frank TananaMatt KeoughFrank TananaMatt Keough 49246725
1978-08-11@ SEA117W  3-164-5320Nolan RyanByron McLaughlinNolan RyanByron McLaughlin 49546827
1978-08-12@ SEA118W  7-565-5420Don AaseJim ColbornDave LaRocheJim Todd 50247329
1978-08-12@ SEA119L  3-565-54215,833Chris KnappPaul MitchellPaul MitchellChris KnappMike Parrott50547827
1978-08-13@ SEA120L  1-465-55210,229Paul HartzellRick HoneycuttRick HoneycuttPaul Hartzell 50648224
1978-08-15vs BOS121W  5-266-55241,144 Frank TananaDennis EckersleyFrank TananaDennis Eckersley 51148427
1978-08-16vs BOS122L  2-466-56237,535 Nolan RyanLuis TiantLuis TiantNolan Ryan 51348825
1978-08-17vs BOS123L  6-866-57230,486 Don AaseJim WrightBob StanleyTom Griffin 51949623
1978-08-18vs BAL124W  3-267-57219,488 Chris KnappScott McGregorChris KnappScott McGregor 52249824
1978-08-19vs BAL125W  4-368-57238,870 Paul HartzellJim PalmerPaul HartzellJim Palmer 52650125
1978-08-20vs BAL126W  1-069-57220,773 Nolan RyanDennis MartinezTom GriffinDon Stanhouse 52750126
1978-08-22vs NYA127L  2-669-58235,644 Frank TananaCatfish HunterCatfish HunterFrank Tanana 52950722
1978-08-23vs NYA128W  6-370-58233,472 Chris KnappEd FigueroaChris KnappEd FigueroaDave LaRoche53551025
1978-08-25@ BOS129L  0-670-59133,583Don AaseDennis EckersleyDennis EckersleyDon Aase 53551619
1978-08-26@ BOS130L  1-770-60133,531Paul HartzellJim WrightJim WrightPaul Hartzell 53652313
1978-08-27@ BOS131L  3-470-61234,216Al FitzmorrisLuis TiantBob StanleyDyar Miller 53952712
1978-08-28@ NYA132L  1-470-62222,481Frank TananaEd FigueroaEd FigueroaFrank TananaRich Gossage5405319
1978-08-29@ NYA133L  3-470-63224,203Chris KnappJim BeattieRich GossageDave LaRoche 5435358
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-09-01@ TOR134W  6-471-63216,757Paul HartzellJesse JeffersonPaul HartzellJesse JeffersonDave LaRoche54953910
1978-09-02@ TOR135W  2-072-63221,099Frank TananaJim ClancyFrank TananaJim Clancy 55153912
1978-09-03@ TOR136W  3-173-63220,054Chris KnappTom UnderwoodChris KnappTom Underwood 55454014
1978-09-04vs TEX137W  8-774-63227,371 Don AaseDock EllisDon AaseDock EllisDave LaRoche56254715
1978-09-06vs TEX138L  5-1174-6520 Nolan RyanSteve ComerSteve ComerNolan Ryan 5675589
1978-09-06vs TEX139L  2-974-65219,115 Paul HartzellFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsPaul Hartzell 5695672
1978-09-07vs TEX140W  7-675-65215,815 Frank TananaDoc MedichDyar MillerReggie ClevelandDave LaRoche5765733
1978-09-08vs KCA141L  7-975-66226,507 Chris KnappLarry GuraDoug BirdDave LaRoche 5835821
1978-09-09vs KCA142W  3-277-6620 Don AaseRich GaleDon AaseRich GaleDave LaRoche5865842
1978-09-09vs KCA143W  4-277-66241,511 Dave FrostDennis LeonardDave FrostDennis Leonard 5905864
1978-09-10vs KCA144W  13-378-66224,793 Nolan RyanPaul SplittorffNolan RyanPaul Splittorff 60358914
1978-09-11@ TEX145L  0-178-6727,245Paul HartzellFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsPaul Hartzell 60359013
1978-09-12@ TEX146L  5-778-6828,469Frank TananaDoc MedichDoc MedichFrank TananaReggie Cleveland60859711
1978-09-13@ TEX147L  4-678-6927,565Chris KnappJon MatlackReggie ClevelandDave LaRoche 6126039
1978-09-14@ TEX148W  16-179-6928,261Don AaseDock EllisDon AaseDock Ellis 62860424
1978-09-15@ KCA149L  2-379-70230,847Nolan RyanRich GaleAl HraboskyNolan Ryan 63060723
1978-09-16@ KCA150W  4-380-70240,237Paul HartzellMarty PattinDyar MillerAl HraboskyDave LaRoche63461024
1978-09-17@ KCA151L  0-580-71237,590Frank TananaDennis LeonardDennis LeonardFrank Tanana 63461519
1978-09-18@ MIN152L  4-1080-7222,278Chris KnappGeoff ZahnGeoff ZahnChris KnappStan Perzanowski63862513
1978-09-19@ MIN153W  4-181-7223,747Nolan RyanRoger EricksonNolan RyanRoger Erickson 64262616
1978-09-22@ CHA154W  3-282-72213,922Frank TananaRich HintonFrank TananaRich HintonDave LaRoche64562817
1978-09-23@ CHA155L  4-582-7327,953Chris KnappRich WorthamLerrin LaGrowDyar Miller 64963316
1978-09-24@ CHA156W  7-383-73212,621Nolan RyanFrancisco BarriosNolan RyanFrancisco Barrios 65663620
1978-09-26vs MIL157W  4-384-73212,646 Don AaseLary SorensenDave LaRocheLary Sorensen 66063921
1978-09-27vs MIL158W  4-185-73212,302 Dave FrostAndy ReplogleDave FrostAndy ReplogleDave LaRoche66464024
1978-09-28vs CHA159W  11-786-73211,659 Nolan RyanRich HintonKen BrettRich HintonDyar Miller67564728
1978-09-29vs CHA160L  6-986-74214,811 Frank TananaSteve TroutSteve TroutFrank TananaJack Kucek68165625
1978-09-30vs CHA161L  5-686-75316,919 Chris KnappRich WorthamLerrin LaGrowDave LaRoche 68666224
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttCAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-10-01vs CHA162W  5-487-75331,327 Nolan RyanFrancisco BarriosNolan RyanFrancisco Barrios 69166625


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