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1989 California Angels season

1989 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Doug Rader
Local television KTLA
(Joe Torre, Bob Starr)
Z Channel
(Joe Torre, Joel Meyers)
Local radio KMPC
(Ken Brett, Al Conin)
XPRS
(Ruben Valentin, Ulpiano Cos Villa)
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The 1989 California Angels season saw the Angels finish third in the American League West with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • September 9, 1989 - Devon White became the first member of the Angels to steal 3 bases in one inning. The opponent was the Boston Red Sox.

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 99 63 .611 --
Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568 7
California Angels 91 71 .562 8
Texas Rangers 83 79 .512 16
Minnesota Twins 80 82 .494 19
Seattle Mariners 73 89 .451 26
Chicago White Sox 69 92 .429 29½

All-Star game

The 1989 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 60th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 11, 1989 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, the home of the California Angels of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 5-3. The game is remembered for Bo Jackson's monstrous lead-off home run to center field.

Notable transactions

  • March 9, 1989: DeWayne Buice was traded by the Angels to the Toronto Blue Jays for Cliff Young.[4]
  • June 5, 1989: Chad Curtis was drafted by the California Angels in the 45th round of the 1989 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1989.[5]

Roster

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Lance Parrish 124 433 103 .238 17 50
1B Wally Joyner 159 593 167 .282 16 79
2B Johnny Ray 134 530 153 .289 5 62
3B Jack Howell 144 474 108 .228 20 52
SS Dick Schofield 91 302 69 .228 4 26
LF Chili Davis 154 560 152 .271 22 90
CF Devon White 156 636 156 .245 12 56
RF Claudell Washington 110 418 114 .273 13 42
DH Brian Downing 142 544 154 .283 14 59

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chuck Finley 29 199⅔ 16 9 2.57 156
Bert Blyleven 33 241 17 5 2.73 131
Kirk McCaskill 32 212 15 10 2.93 107
Jim Abbott 29 181⅓ 12 12 3.92 115
Mike Witt 33 220 9 15 4.54 123

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

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 Bend Bucks Northwest League Don Long
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Nate Oliver
[6]

References

  1. ^ Bert Blyleven page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Max Venable page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buicede01.shtml
  4. ^ Cliff Young page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/curtich01.shtml
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
  • 1989 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1989 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1988
California Angels seasons
1989
Succeeded by
1990
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