1978 California Angels season

1978 California Angels season

The 1978 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing second in the American League West with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Late in the season, the Angels suffered the loss of outfielder Lyman Bostock when Bostock was murdered on September 24 in Gary, Indiana.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

On May 12, Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan struck out Buddy Bell for the 2500th strikeout of his career.[8]

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 92 70 -- .568
Texas Rangers 87 75 5 .537
California Angels 87 75 5 .537
Minnesota Twins 73 89 19 .451
Chicago White Sox 71 90 20.5 .441
Oakland Athletics 69 93 23 .426
Seattle Mariners 56 104 35 .350

Notable transactions

Roster

1978 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
RF Bostock, LymanLyman Bostock 147 568 168 .296 5 71

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
Anderson, JimJim Anderson 48 108 21 .194 0 7

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
Aase, DonDon Aase 29 178.2 11 8 4.03 93

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Deron Johnson
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Moose Stubing
A Salinas Packers California League Chuck Cottier
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Cotton Nash
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Reuben Rodriguez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: El Paso

Notes

References

External links

  • 1978 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1978 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com