1979 California Angels season

1979 California Angels season

The 1979 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing first in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses. They went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 American League Championship Series, three games to one.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
California Angels 88 74 -- .543
Kansas City Royals 85 77 3 .525
Texas Rangers 83 79 5 .512
Minnesota Twins 82 80 6 .506
Chicago White Sox 73 87 14 .456
Seattle Mariners 67 95 21 .414
Oakland Athletics 54 108 34 .333

Notable transactions

Roster

1979 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
C Downing, BrianBrian Downing 148 509 166 .326 12 75
1B Carew, RodRod Carew 110 409 130 .318 3 44
2B Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 153 534 157 .294 30 101
3B Lansford, CarneyCarney Lansford 157 654 188 .287 19 79
SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 85 239 56 .234 0 15
LF Baylor, DonDon Baylor 162 628 186 .296 36 139
CF Miller, RickRick Miller 120 427 125 .293 2 28
RF Ford, DanDan Ford 142 569 165 .290 21 101
DH Aikens, WillieWillie Aikens 116 379 106 .280 21 81

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
Clark, BobbyBobby Clark 19 54 16 .296 1 5
Humphrey, TerryTerry Humphrey 9 17 1 .059 0 0
Ramírez, OrlandoOrlando Ramírez 13 12 0 .000 0 0
Harris, JohnJohn Harris 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Davis, WillieWillie Davis 43 56 14 .250 0 2

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
Barr, JimJim Barr 36 197 10 12 4.20 69
Aase, DonDon Aase 37 185.1 9 10 4.81 96

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
Eddy, SteveSteve Eddy 7 32.1 1 1 4.73 7

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
Montague, JohnJohn Montague 14 2 0 6 5.09 6
Barlow, MikeMike Barlow 35 1 1 0 5.13 33

ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Angels, three games to one.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 California - 3, Baltimore - 6 October 3 Memorial Stadium 52,787
2 California - 8, Baltimore - 9 October 4 Memorial Stadium 52,108
3 Baltimore - 3, California - 4 October 5 Anaheim Stadium 43,199
4 Baltimore - 8, California - 0 October 6 Anaheim Stadium 43,199

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Jimy Williams
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Moose Stubing
A Salinas Packers California League Chris Cannizzaro
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Reuben Rodriguez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salt Lake City

Notes

References

External links

  • 1979 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1979 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Kansas City Royals
1978
AL West Championship Season
1979
Succeeded by
Kansas City Royals
1980