1974 California Angels season

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1974 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Bobby Winkles, Whitey Herzog, Dick Williams
Local televisionKTLA
Local radioKMPC
(Dick Enberg, Dave Niehaus, Don Drysdale)
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The 1974 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses. This was the Angels' first last place divisional finish in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On August 25, Nolan Ryan struck out Sandy Alomar for the 1500th strikeout of his career.[3] Ryan and Alomar had been teammates earlier in the season before Alomar was sold to the Yankees on July 8.

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 90 72 0.556 49–32 41–40
Texas Rangers 84 76 0.525 5 42–38 42–38
Minnesota Twins 82 80 0.506 8 48–33 34–47
Chicago White Sox 80 80 0.500 9 46–34 34–46
Kansas City Royals 77 85 0.475 13 40–41 37–44
California Angels 68 94 0.420 22 36–45 32–49

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 10–8 7–5 5–7 12–6 14–4 8–4 8–10 6–6 11–7 6–6 4–8
Boston 8–10 4–8 8–4 9–9 11–7 4–8 10–8 6–6 11–7 8–4 5–7
California 5–7 8–4 10–8–1 3–9 5–7 8–10 3–9 8–10 3–9 6–12 9–9
Chicago 7–5 4–8 8–10–1 8–4 7–5 11–7 8–4 7–11–1 4–8 7–11 9–7–1
Cleveland 6–12 9–9 9–3 4–8 9–9 8–4 10–8 6–6 7–11 5–7 4–8
Detroit 4–14 7–11 7–5 5–7 9–9 7–5 9–9 3–9 11–7 5–7 5–7
Kansas City 4–8 8–4 10–8 7–11 4–8 5–7 11–1 8–10 4–8 8–10 8–10
Milwaukee 10–8 8–10 9–3 4–8 8–10 9–9 1–11 6–6 9–9 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–6 6–6 10–8 11–7–1 6–6 9–3 10–8 6–6 4–8 5–13 9–9
New York 7–11 7–11 9–3 8–4 11–7 7–11 8–4 9–9 8–4 7–5 8–4
Oakland 6–6 4–8 12–6 11–7 7–5 7–5 10–8 7–5 13–5 5–7 8–10
Texas 8–4 7–5 9–9 7–9–1 8–4 7–5 10–8 5–7 9–9 4–8 10–8


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Ellie Rodríguez 140 395 100 .253 7 36
1B John Doherty 74 223 57 .256 3 15
2B Denny Doyle 147 511 133 .260 1 34
3B Paul Schaal 53 165 41 .248 2 20
SS Dave Chalk 133 465 117 .252 5 31
LF Bobby Valentine 117 371 97 .261 3 39
CF Mickey Rivers 118 466 133 .285 3 31
RF Leroy Stanton 118 415 111 .267 11 62
DH Frank Robinson 129 427 107 .251 20 63

Other batters[edit]

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
Bob Oliver 110 359 89 .248 8 55
Joe Lahoud 127 325 88 .271 13 44
Bruce Bochte 57 196 53 .270 5 26
Morris Nettles 56 175 48 .274 0 8
Winston Llenas 72 138 36 .261 2 17
Tommy McCraw 56 119 34 .286 3 17
Tom Egan 43 94 11 .117 0 4
Rudy Meoli 36 90 22 .244 0 3
Orlando Ramírez 31 86 14 .163 0 7
Charlie Sands 43 83 16 .193 4 13
Bob Heise 29 75 20 .267 0 6
Mike Epstein 18 62 10 .161 4 6
Sandy Alomar 46 54 12 .222 0 1
John Balaz 14 42 10 .238 1 5
Doug Howard 22 39 9 .231 0 5
Richie Scheinblum 10 26 4 .154 0 2

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nolan Ryan 42 332.2 22 16 2.89 367
Frank Tanana 39 268.2 14 19 3.12 180
Andy Hassler 23 162 7 11 2.61 76
Dick Lange 21 113.2 3 8 3.80 57
Bill Singer 14 108.2 7 4 2.98 77
Bill Stoneman 13 58.2 1 8 6.14 33
Chuck Dobson 5 30 2 3 5.70 16

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ed Figueroa 25 105.1 2 8 3.67 49

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Skip Lockwood 37 2 5 1 4.32 39
Dave Sells 20 2 3 2 3.69 14
Rudy May 18 0 1 2 7.00 12
Dick Selma 18 2 2 1 5.09 15
Luis Quintana 18 2 1 0 4.26 11
John Cumberland 17 0 1 0 3.74 12
Barry Raziano 13 1 2 1 6.48 9
Horacio Piña 11 1 2 0 2.31 6
Ken Sanders 9 0 0 1 2.79 4
Orlando Peña 4 0 0 3 0.00 5
Don Kirkwood 3 0 0 0 8.59 4
Bill Gilbreth 3 0 0 0 13.50 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Angels Pacific Coast League Norm Sherry
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Dave Garcia
A Salinas Packers California League Jim Saul
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Jimy Williams
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Larry Himes

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Idaho Falls

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ellie Rodríguez at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Denny Doyle at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  4. ^ Paul Schaal at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Mike Epstein at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Greg Harris at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Rudy May at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Sandy Alomar at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Horacio Piña at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Frank Robinson at Baseball-Reference

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