1966 California Angels season

1966 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
General manager(s) Fred Haney
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 Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9763 0.606 48–31 49–32
Minnesota Twins 8973 0.549 9 49–32 40–41
Detroit Tigers 8874 0.543 10 42–39 46–35
Chicago White Sox 8379 0.512 15 45–36 38–43
Cleveland Indians 8181 0.500 17 41–40 40–41
California Angels 8082 0.494 18 42–39 38–43
Kansas City Athletics 7486 0.463 23 42–39 32–47
Washington Senators 7188 0.447 25½ 42–36 29–52
Boston Red Sox 7290 0.444 26 40–41 32–49
New York Yankees 7089 0.440 26½ 35–46 35–43

Record vs. opponents

1966 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 12–612–69–98–109–911–510–815–311–7
Boston 6–129–911–77–118–109–96–128–108–10
California 6–129–98–1010–89–99–911–711–77–11
Chicago 9–97–1110–811–78–1013–54–149–9–112–6
Cleveland 10–811–78–107–119–96–129–912–69–9
Detroit 9–910–89–910–89–96–1211–711–713–5
Kansas City 5–119–99–95–1312–612–68–105–139–9
Minnesota 8–1012–67–1114–49–97–1110–88–1014–4
New York 3–1510–87–119–9–16–127–1113–510–85–10
Washington 7–1110–811–76–129–95–139–94–1410–5

Notable transactions

Roster

1966 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
CBuck Rodgers133454107.236748
1BNorm Siebern12533683.247541
2BBobby Knoop161590137.2321772
3BPaul Schaal13838694.244624
SSJim Fregosi162611154.2521367
LFRick Reichardt8931992.2881644
CFJosé Cardenal154561155.2761648
RFEd Kirkpatrick11731260.192944

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
Joe Adcock8323163.2731848
Willie Smith9019536.185120
Jackie Hernández58231.04302
Willie Montañez820.00000

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
Dean Chance41259.212173.08180
George Brunet4121213133.31148
Marcelino López371997143.93132
Fred Newman21102.2474.7342

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
Jim McGlothlin1967.2314.5241
Jim Coates931.2113.9816
Ramón López47015.142

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
Bob Lee6154162.7446
Lew Burdette547253.3927
Jack Sanford5013753.8354
Minnie Rojas4774102.8837
Dick Egan110004.4011
Bill Kelso51102.3811

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

References

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