1981 California Angels season
The California Angels 1981 season involved the Angels finishing with the 5th best overall record in the American League West with 51 wins and 59 losses. The season was suspended for 50 days due to the infamous 1981 players' strike and the league chose as its playoff teams the division winners from the first and second halves of the season.
- December 2, 1980: Geoff Zahn was signed as a free agent by the Angels.
- December 8, 1980: Dan Whitmer was drafted from the Angels by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1980 rule 5 draft.
- January 13, 1981: Ron Romanick was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1981 amateur draft (Secondary Phase).
- January 23, 1981: Joe Rudi, Frank Tanana and Jim Dorsey was traded by the Angels to the Boston Red Sox for Fred Lynn and Steve Renko.
- February 2, 1981: Dave Rader was signed as a free agent by the Angels.
- February 2, 1981: Dave Skaggs was released by the Angels.
| AL West
First Half Standings
|Chicago White Sox||31||22||.585|
|Kansas City Royals||20||30||.400|
| AL West
Second Half Standings
|Kansas City Royals||30||23||.566|
|Chicago White Sox||23||30||.434|
- April 20, 1981: Dave Rader was released by the Angels.
- June 8, 1981: 1981 Major League Baseball Draft
|1981 California Angels|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|CF||Lynn, FredFred Lynn||76||256||56||.219||5||31|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Sconiers, DarylDaryl Sconiers||15||52||14||.269||1||7|
|Zahn, GeoffGeoff Zahn||25||161.1||10||11||4.41||52|
|AAA||Salt Lake City Gulls||Pacific Coast League||Moose Stubing|
|AA||Holyoke Millers||Eastern League||Jim Saul|
|A||Redwood Pioneers||California League||Chris Cannizzaro|
|Short-Season A||Salem Senators||Northwest League||Rick Ingalls|
|Rookie||Idaho Falls Angels||Pioneer League||Joe Maddon|
- 1981 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
- 1981 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
|California Angels seasons
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