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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
12Carney Lansford3B22 654114188
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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-DH30 628120186
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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 FordOF27 569100165
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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 Grich2B30 53478157
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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 DowningC28 50987166
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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 MillerOF31 42760125
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15
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5
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2854506911917.293.367.365732.073.192.3451.38213.5156488
29Rod Carew1B33 40978130
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44188734607839.318.419.391810.073.276.3500.63136.3160493
22Willie Aikens1B-DH24 37959106
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18
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81136179180610.280.376.493869.214.369.2981.3018.0187447
26Joe RudiOF32 3303580
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11
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6100246113427.242.294.394688.152.224.2652.5430.0130361
19Bert CampanerisSS37 2392756
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0151241932201128.234.294.285579.050.163.2681.68--68273
14Jim AndersonSS22 2343358
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2332173110936.248.298.350648.103.179.2711.8278.082264
20Larry HarlowOF27 1592237
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01413253420102.233.344.308652.075.220.2961.36--49187
23Tom DonohueC26 1071324
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142032920101.224.259.355614.131.178.2809.6735.738113
8Merv RettenmundDH-OF36 76720
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1010111411113.263.360.329689.066.224.3061.2776.02590
18Rance MulliniksSS23 68710
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80041410052.147.192.191383.044.103.1553.5068.01378
24Willie DavisOF-DH39 56914
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02104700102.250.300.321621.071.161.2861.75--1861
31Dickie Thon2B21 56619
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0080051000102.339.393.393786.054.143.4132.00--2262
32Bobby ClarkOF24 54816
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51151100103.296.356.463819.167.259.3572.2054.02560
28,48Ralph GarrDH33 2403
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0000000300000.125.125.125250.000.000.143----324
9Terry HumphreyC29 1721
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0000001200100.059.111.059170.000.059.0672.00--119
2Orlando RamirezSS27 12100000101610100.000.143.000143.000.167.0006.00--015
15Ike Hampton1B27 502
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0000000100000.400.400.400800.000.000.500----25
7Brian HarperDH19 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
9John Harris1B24 2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals166755508661563242431648081005358984337427956136.282.347.429776.148.262.3041.4333.823836274
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
37Dave Frost26 16103.583633122212392261089517771075051.278.510.642.904.031.39
30Nolan Ryan32 16143.5934341750022216910489151142239061.276.820.614.609.001.96
33Jim Barr31 10124.2036255040197217100922255692131.389.911.012.513.151.25
46Don Aase24 9104.8237287142185200104991977965011.509.730.923.754.671.25
38Mark Clear23 1153.63520003714109874844668989131.427.180.505.618.091.44
42Chris Knapp25 555.5120183010981097360835362021.4710.010.733.213.311.03
40Frank Tanana25 753.901817210090934439925466121.319.300.902.504.601.84
36Mike Barlow31 115.1335000150861065449830336041.5811.090.843.143.451.10
17Dave LaRoche31 7115.555310025108510754531332590121.6211.201.363.356.171.84
41Dyar Miller33 103.34141008035441413213161021.6311.310.513.344.111.23
41Steve Eddy21 114.787400303236191712070021.7510.130.285.631.970.35
34Ralph Botting24 208.70121005029463029615224112.0313.801.804.506.601.47
39John Montague31 205.0014000106171612103962001.398.001.504.503.000.67
45Bob Ferris24 001.5020001065211321001.337.501.504.503.000.67
41Dave Schuler25 009.0010001012221001001.009.004.500.000.00--
Pitching Totals88744.343711624691163314361463768692131573820535331.429.170.823.595.141.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian DowningC12966935115.9850.00
Tom DonohueC381361634.9810.00
Terry HumphreyC955311.9830.00
Jim AndersonC360001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rod Carew1B1038045510101.9880.00
Willie Aikens1B5546231249.9960.00
Joe Rudi1B5332031.0000.00
Ike Hampton1B2102001.0000.00
Don Baylor1B150011.0000.00
John Harris1B160001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby Grich2B15334043813111.9840.00
Dickie Thon2B243438612.9230.00
Jim Anderson2B658021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carney Lansford3B157135263729.9830.00
Jim Anderson3B1048001.0000.00
Dickie Thon3B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim AndersonSS821261891742.9490.00
Bert CampanerisSS821362201669.9570.00
Rance MulliniksSS224643413.9570.00
Orlando RamirezSS1072053.8440.00
Dickie ThonSS83821.8460.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan FordOF1413321082.9770.00
Rick MillerOF117349341.9890.00
Don BaylorOF97198350.9760.00
Joe RudiOF80174522.9890.00
Larry HarlowOF58115431.9750.00
Bobby ClarkOF1941410.9780.00
Merv RettenmundOF960001.0000.00
Willie DavisOF780001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave LaRocheP5385417001.0002.22
Mark ClearP5210941020.8751.16
Don AaseP3718581723.9261.22
Jim BarrP36197641051.0002.15
Dave FrostP3623983422.9551.58
Mike BarlowP3586411021.0001.57
Nolan RyanP3422282941.9021.50
Chris KnappP209881411.9572.02
Frank TananaP189031211.9371.50
Dyar MillerP143522001.0001.03
John MontagueP14171010.5000.52
Ralph BottingP122914001.0001.54
Steve EddyP7325720.8573.36
Bob FerrisP2602001.0003.00
Dave SchulerP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don BaylorDH65.0000.00
Willie AikensDH51.0000.00
Brian DowningDH18.0000.00
Merv RettenmundDH17.0000.00
Rod CarewDH6.0000.00
Willie DavisDH6.0000.00
Ralph GarrDH6.0000.00
Joe RudiDH3.0000.00
Rick MillerDH2.0000.00
Bert CampanerisDH1.0000.00
Brian HarperDH1.0000.00
Orlando RamirezDH1.0000.00
Dickie ThonDH1.0000.00


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