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1971 California Angels season

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1971 California Angels season

The 1971 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 101 60 -- .627
Kansas City Royals 85 76 16 .528
Chicago White Sox 79 83 22.5 .488
California Angels 76 86 25.5 .469
Minnesota Twins 74 86 26.5 .463
Milwaukee Brewers 69 92 32 .429

Opening Day starters

  • Sandy Alomar
  • Ken Berry
  • Tony Conigliaro
  • Jim Fregosi
  • Alex Johnson
  • Ken McMullen
  • Jerry Moses
  • Jim Spencer
  • Clyde Wright[1]

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1971 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
1B Spencer, JimJim Spencer 148 510 121 .237 18 59
2B Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 162 689 179 .260 4 42
3B McMullen, KenKen McMullen 160 593 148 .250 21 68
LF González, TonyTony González 111 314 77 .245 3 38
CF Berry, KenKen Berry 111 298 66 .221 3 22
RF Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro 74 266 59 .222 4 15

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
Rivers, MickeyMickey Rivers 79 268 71 .265 1 12
Johnson, AlexAlex Johnson 65 242 63 .260 2 21
Kusnyer, ArtArt Kusnyer 6 13 2 .154 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
Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 38 276.2 20 13 2.99 179
Wright, ClydeClyde Wright 37 276.2 16 17 2.99 135
Murphy, TomTom Murphy 37 243.1 6 17 3.77 89
May, RudyRudy May 32 208.1 11 12 3.02 156

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
Clark, RickeyRickey Clark 11 44 2 1 2.86 28

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
Fisher, EddieEddie Fisher 57 10 8 3 2.72 82
LaRoche, DaveDave LaRoche 56 5 1 9 2.50 63
Allen, LloydLloyd Allen 54 4 6 15 2.49 72
Queen, MelMel Queen 44 2 2 4 1.78 53

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Angels Pacific Coast League Del Rice
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Les Moss
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Mike Stubbins
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Bob Clear

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salt Lake City, Quad Cities

Notes

References

  • 1971 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1971 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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