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1988 California Angels season


1988 California Angels season

1988 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Cookie Rojas and Moose Stubing
Local television KTLA
(Joe Torre, Bob Starr)
Z Channel
(Joe Torre, Joel Meyers)
Local radio KMPC
(Ken Brett, Al Conin)
(Ruben Valentin, Ulpiano Cos Villa)
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The California Angels 1988 season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.


  • September 23, 1987: Doug DeCinces was released by the California Angels.[1]
  • October 30, 1987: Don Sutton was released by the California Angels.[2]
  • December 1, 1987: Chili Davis signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[3]
  • December 3, 1987: Greg Minton was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
California Angels 75 87 .463 29
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

Notable Transactions

  • May 9, 1988: Bill Buckner was released by the California Angels.[6]
  • June 1, 1988: Jim Abbott was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed August 3, 1988.[7]


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 Bend Bucks Northwest League Don Long


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  3. ^ Chili Davis Statistics -
  4. ^
  5. ^ 1988 California Angels Roster by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ Bill Buckner Statistics -
  7. ^ Jim Abbott Statistics -
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
  • 1988 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 California Angels team page at
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