1987 California Angels season

1987 California Angels season

The California Angels 1987 season involved the Angels finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 85 77 .525 --
Kansas City Royals 83 79 .512 2
Oakland Athletics 81 81 .500 4
Seattle Mariners 78 84 .481 7
Chicago White Sox 77 85 .475 8
Texas Rangers 75 87 .463 10
California Angels 75 87 .463 10

Notable transactions

  • December 19, 1986: Ron Romanick was traded by the California Angels with a player to be named later to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and Butch Wynegar.[1]
  • January 8, 1987: Doug DeCinces was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[2]
  • January 22, 1987: Jim Eppard was purchased by the California Angels from the Oakland Athletics.[3]
  • May 1, 1987: Bob Boone was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]
  • May 19, 1987: Doug Corbett was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[5]
  • June 1, 1987: Greg Minton was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[6]
  • June 19, 1987: Doug Corbett was released by the California Angels.[5]
  • June 22, 1987: Alan Mills was sent by the California Angels to the New York Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on December 19, 1986.[7]
  • July 28, 1987: Bill Buckner signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[8]
  • September 15, 1987: John Candelaria was traded by the California Angels to the New York Mets for Jeff Richardson and Shane Young (minors).[9]

Draft Picks

  • June 2, 1987: John Orton was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft.[10]
  • June 2, 1987: Ruben Amaro, Jr. was drafted by the California Angels in the 11th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1987.[11]

Roster

1987 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: 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 Bob Boone 128 389 94 .242 3 33
1B Wally Joyner 149 564 161 .285 34 117
2B Mark McLemore 138 433 102 .236 3 41
3B Doug DeCinces 133 453 106 .234 16 63
SS Dick Schofield 134 479 120 .251 9 46
LF Jack Howell 138 449 110 .245 23 64
CF Gary Pettis 133 394 82 .208 1 17
RF Devon White 159 639 168 .263 24 87
DH Brian Downing 155 567 154 .272 29 77

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Tom Kotchman
AA Midland Angels Texas League Mako Oliveras
A Palm Springs Angels California League Bill Lachemann
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Eddie Rodríguez
Short-Season A Salem Angels Northwest League Chris Smith
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References

  • 1987 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1987 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1986
California Angels seasons
1987
Succeeded by
1988