1974 California Angels Season
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1974 California Angels Season

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

Regular season

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

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

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

Roster

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Idaho Falls

Notes

  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 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

References


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