1970 California Angels season

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1970 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
General manager(s) Dick Walsh
Manager(s) Lefty Phillips
Local television KTLA
Local radio KMPC
(Dick Enberg, Don Wells, Dave Niehaus, Jerry Coleman)
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The 1970 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing third in the American League West with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Oakland Athletics 89 73 0.549 9 49–32 40–41
California Angels 86 76 0.531 12 43–38 43–38
Kansas City Royals 65 97 0.401 33 35–44 30–53
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 0.401 33 38–42 27–55
Chicago White Sox 56 106 0.346 42 31–53 25–53


Record vs. opponents

1970 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 WSH
Baltimore 13–5 7–5 9–3 14–4 11–7 12–0 7–5 5–7 11–7 7–5 12–6
Boston 5–13 5–7 8–4 12–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 7–5 12–6
California 5–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 12–6 8–10 5–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 3–9 4–8 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 7–11 6–12 5–7 2–16 4–8
Cleveland 4–14 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–10 7–5 11–7
Detroit 7–11 9–9 6–6 6–6 11–7 6–6 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–6 9–9
Kansas City 0–12 5–7 8–10 11–7 4–8 6–6 12–6 5–13 1–11 7–11 6–6
Milwaukee 5–7 7–5 6–12 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–12 5–13 3–9–1 8–10 5–7
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 8–4 13–5 13–5 5–7 13–5 6–6
New York 7–11 8–10 7–5 7–5 10–8 11–7 11–1 9–3–1 7–5 6–6 10–8
Oakland 5–7 5–7 10–8 16–2 5–7 6–6 11–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 10–2
Washington 6–12 6–12 5–7 8–4 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 6–6 8–10 2–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1970 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 Jim Spencer 146 511 140 .274 12 68
2B Sandy Alomar 162 672 169 .251 2 36
3B Ken McMullen 124 422 98 .232 14 61
SS Jim Fregosi 158 601 167 .278 22 82
LF Alex Johnson 156 614 202 .329 14 86
RF Roger Repoz 137 407 97 .238 18 47

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
Chico Ruiz 68 107 26 .243 0 12
Tony González 26 92 28 .304 1 12
Aurelio Rodríguez 17 63 17 .270 0 7
Rick Reichardt 9 6 1 .167 0 1

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
Clyde Wright 39 260.2 22 12 2.83 110
Tom Murphy 39 227 16 13 4.24 99
Rudy May 38 208.2 7 13 4.01 164
Andy Messersmith 37 194.2 11 10 3.01 62

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
Tom Bradley 17 69.2 2 5 4.13 53
Lloyd Allen 8 24 1 1 2.62 12

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
Ken Tatum 62 7 4 17 2.94 50
Eddie Fisher 67 4 4 8 2.47 53
Mel Queen 34 3 6 9 4.20 44
Wally Wolf 4 0 0 0 5.06 5
Terry Cox 3 0 0 0 3.86 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Chuck Tanner
AA El Paso Sun Kings Texas League Del Rice
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Mike Stubbins
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Bob Clear

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Idaho Falls

Notes

  1. ^ Rubén Amaro at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Mel Queen at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Pedro Borbón at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ a b Jack Fisher at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Ken McMullen at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Mike Krukow at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Tony González at Baseball-Reference

References

  • 1970 California Angels team at Baseball-Reference
  • 1970 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
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