1998 Anaheim Angels season

1998 Anaheim Angels
Major League affiliations
Record 85–77 (.525)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Jackie Autry
General manager(s) Bill Bavasi
Manager(s) Terry Collins
Local television Fox Sports West
Sparky Anderson, Steve Physioc
Jerry Reuss, Steve Physioc
Local radio KLAC (AM 570)
Mario Impemba, Brian Barnhart
XPRS (Spanish)
José Tolentino, Ivan Lara
Stats ESPN.com
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The Anaheim Angels 1998 season involved the Angels finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses.


  • December 4, 1997: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[1]
  • December 19, 1997: Cecil Fielder signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[2]
  • December 22, 1997: Chip Hale signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[3]
  • January 9, 1998: Norberto Martin was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[4]
  • January 10, 1998: William Van Landingham was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[5]
  • January 26, 1998: Damon Mashore was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[6]
  • February 27, 1998: Jack McDowell signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[7]
  • March 30, 1998: Chip Hale was traded by the Anaheim Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals for Craig Shipley.[3]

Regular season

Jim Fregosi's number 11 was retired by the Anaheim Angels in 1998.

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 8874 0.543 48–33 40–41
Anaheim Angels 8577 0.525 3 42–39 43–38
Seattle Mariners 7685 0.472 11½ 42–39 34–46
Oakland Athletics 7488 0.457 14 39–42 35–46

Record vs. opponents

1998 American League Records

Anaheim 5–66–55–64–78–36–56–56–55–79–36–55–74–710–6
Baltimore 6–56–62–95–610–15–67–33–98–36–55–76–55–75–11
Boston 5–66–65–68–35–58–35–65–79–27–49–36–55–79–7
Chicago 6–59–26–56–66–68–46–64–74–74–75–65–64–6–17–9
Cleveland 7–46–53–86–69–38–46–64–73–89–27–34–77–410–6
Detroit 3–81–105–56–63–96–68–43–87–43–85–63–85–67–9
Kansas City 5–66–53–84–84–86–67–50–107–44–68–33–86–59–7
Minnesota 5–63–76–56–66–64–85–74–74–72–97–47–44–77–9
New York 5–69–37–57–47–48–310–07–48–38–311–18–36–613–3
Oakland 7–53–82–97–48–34–74–77–43–85–75–66–65–68–8
Seattle 3–95–64–77–42–98–36–49–23–87–56–55–74–77–9
Tampa Bay 5–67–53–96–53–76–53–84–71–116–55–64–75–75–11
Texas 7–55–65–66–57–48–38–34–73–86–67–57–47–48–8
Toronto 7–47–57–56–4–14–76–55–67–46–66–57–47–54–79–7


  • July 30, 1998: Charlie O'Brien was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Anaheim Angels for Brian Tokarse (minors) and Jason Stockstill (minors).[8]
  • August 7, 1998: Jeff Juden was selected off waivers by the Anaheim Angels from the Milwaukee Brewers.[9]
  • August 10, 1998: Cecil Fielder was released by the Anaheim Angels.[2]
  • August 26, 1998: Greg Cadaret was selected off waivers by the Texas Rangers from the Anaheim Angels.[1]


1998 Anaheim Angels
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

Starters by position

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; Slg. = Slugging Average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos. Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. Slg. SB
CMatt Walbeck1083384187646.257.3671
1BCecil Fielder10338148921768.241.4230
2BNorberto Martin791952042113.215.2413
3BDave Hollins10136360881139.242.38811
SSGary DiSarcina15755173158356.287.38511
LFDarrin Erstad133537841591982.296.48620
CFJim Edmonds1545991151842591.307.5067
RFGarret Anderson156622621831579.284.4558
DHTim Salmon136463841392688.300.5330


Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Mitch Seoane
AA Midland Angels Texas League Don Long
A Lake Elsinore Storm California League Mario Mendoza
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Garry Templeton
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Tom Kotchman
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Bill Lachemann



  1. 1 2 https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
  2. 1 2 Cecil Fielder Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. 1 2 Chip Hale Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/martino01.shtml
  5. William Van Landingham Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mashoda01.shtml
  7. Jack McDowell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. Charlie O'Brien Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. Jeff Juden Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  10. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1998.shtml
  11. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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