1965 California Angels season

1965 California Angels season

The 1965 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses, putting them 27 games behind the AL Champion Minnesota Twins. It was also the final season for the franchise in the city of Los Angeles before moving to their new stadium in nearby Anaheim for the following season.

The 1965 Angels are the only team in recent Major League Baseball history to undergo an in-season name change.[1] The club began the season under its original name, the Los Angeles Angels, but with the imminent move to Anaheim, owner Gene Autry changed the name of the team to the California Angels — effective immediately — on September 2, 1965.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630 --
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
California Angels 75 87 .463 27
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

Notable transactions

Roster

1965 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
1B Adcock, JoeJoe Adcock 122 349 84 .241 14 47
2B Knoop, BobbyBobby Knoop 142 465 125 .269 7 43
SS Fregosi, JimJim Fregosi 161 602 167 .277 15 64
LF Smith, WillieWillie Smith 136 459 120 .261 14 57
CF Cardenal, JoséJosé Cardenal 134 512 128 .250 11 57
RF Pearson, AlbieAlbie Pearson 122 360 100 .278 4 21

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
Power, VicVic Power 124 197 51 .259 1 20
Shockley, CostenCosten Shockley 40 107 20 .187 2 17
Kirkpatrick, EdEd Kirkpatrick 19 73 19 .260 3 8
Smith, Bobby GeneBobby Gene Smith 23 57 13 .228 0 5
Roof, PhilPhil Roof 9 22 3 .136 0 0
Hernández, JackieJackie Hernández 6 6 2 .333 0 1

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
Newman, FredFred Newman 36 260.2 14 16 2.93 109
Chance, DeanDean Chance 36 225.2 15 10 3.15 164
López, MarcelinoMarcelino López 35 215.1 14 13 2.93 122

Other 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
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 41 197 9 11 2.56 141
May, RudyRudy May 30 124 4 9 3.92 76
McBride, KenKen McBride 8 22 0 3 6.14 11

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
Lee, BobBob Lee 69 9 7 23 1.92 89
Gatewood, AubreyAubrey Gatewood 46 4 5 0 3.42 37
Sukla, EdEd Sukla 25 2 3 3 4.50 15
Latman, BarryBarry Latman 18 1 1 0 2.84 18
Coates, JimJim Coates 17 2 0 3 3.54 15
Piché, RonRon Piché 14 0 3 0 6.86 14
Lee, DonDon Lee 10 0 1 0 6.43 12

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Angels Pacific Coast League Bob Lemon
AA El Paso Sun Kings Texas League Chuck Tanner
A San Jose Bees California League Rocky Bridges
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Harry Dunlop and Ken Blackman
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Fred Koenig

Notes

References

  • 1965 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1965 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com