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1966 California Angels season

 

1966 California Angels season

1966 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Bill Rigney
Local television KTLA
Local radio KMPC
(Buddy Blattner, Don Wells, Steve Bailey)
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The 1966 California Angels season, the team's first in Anaheim, involved the Angels finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses, 18 games behind the AL and World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

Notable transactions

Roster

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 Rodgers, BuckBuck Rodgers 133 454 107 .236 7 48
1B Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 125 336 83 .247 5 41
2B Knoop, BobbyBobby Knoop 161 590 137 .232 17 72
3B Schaal, PaulPaul Schaal 138 386 94 .244 6 24
SS Fregosi, JimJim Fregosi 162 611 154 .252 13 67
LF Reichardt, RickRick Reichardt 89 319 92 .288 16 44
CF Cardenal, JoséJosé Cardenal 154 561 155 .276 16 48
RF Kirkpatrick, EdEd Kirkpatrick 117 312 60 .192 9 44

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
Adcock, JoeJoe Adcock 83 231 63 .273 18 48
Smith, WillieWillie Smith 90 195 36 .185 1 20
Hernández, JackieJackie Hernández 58 23 1 .043 0 2
Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 8 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Chance, DeanDean Chance 41 259.2 12 17 3.08 180
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 41 212 13 13 3.31 148
López, MarcelinoMarcelino López 37 199 7 14 3.93 132
Newman, FredFred Newman 21 102.2 4 7 4.73 42

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
McGlothlin, JimJim McGlothlin 19 67.2 3 1 4.52 41
Coates, JimJim Coates 9 31.2 1 1 3.98 16
López, RamónRamón López 4 7 0 1 5.14 2

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 61 5 4 16 2.74 46
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 54 7 2 5 3.39 27
Sanford, JackJack Sanford 50 13 7 5 3.83 54
Rojas, MinnieMinnie Rojas 47 7 4 10 2.88 37
Egan, DickDick Egan 11 0 0 0 4.40 11
Kelso, BillBill Kelso 5 1 1 0 2.38 11

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
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Tom Morgan, Alex Monchak,
Joe Gordon and John Fitzpatrick

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Seattle

Notes

  1. ^ a b Willie Montañez page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Norm Siebern page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Hovley page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Aurelio Rodríguez page at Baseball-Reference

References

  • 1966 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1966 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 


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