1966 California Angels
LeagueAmerican League
BallparkAnaheim Stadium
CityAnaheim, California
OwnersGene Autry
General managersFred Haney
ManagersBill Rigney
TelevisionKTLA
RadioKMPC
(Buddy Blattner, Don Wells, Steve Bailey)
← 1965 Seasons 1967 →

The 1966 California Angels season, the team's first in Anaheim, involved the Angels finishing sixth 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
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 48‍–‍31 49‍–‍32
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9 49‍–‍32 40‍–‍41
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10 42‍–‍39 46‍–‍35
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15 45‍–‍36 38‍–‍43
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17 41‍–‍40 40‍–‍41
California Angels 80 82 .494 18 42‍–‍39 38‍–‍43
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23 42‍–‍39 32‍–‍47
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25½ 42‍–‍36 29‍–‍52
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26 40‍–‍41 32‍–‍49
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26½ 35‍–‍46 35‍–‍43

Record vs. opponents


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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KCA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 12–6 12–6 9–9 8–10 9–9 11–5 10–8 15–3 11–7
Boston 6–12 9–9 11–7 7–11 8–10 9–9 6–12 8–10 8–10
California 6–12 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 11–7 11–7 7–11
Chicago 9–9 7–11 10–8 11–7 8–10 13–5 4–14 9–9–1 12–6
Cleveland 10–8 11–7 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–12 9–9 12–6 9–9
Detroit 9–9 10–8 9–9 10–8 9–9 6–12 11–7 11–7 13–5
Kansas City 5–11 9–9 9–9 5–13 12–6 12–6 8–10 5–13 9–9
Minnesota 8–10 12–6 7–11 14–4 9–9 7–11 10–8 8–10 14–4
New York 3–15 10–8 7–11 9–9–1 6–12 7–11 13–5 10–8 5–10
Washington 7–11 10–8 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13 9–9 4–14 10–5


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
C Buck Rodgers 133 454 107 .236 7 48
1B Norm Siebern 125 336 83 .247 5 41
2B Bobby Knoop 161 590 137 .232 17 72
3B Paul Schaal 138 386 94 .244 6 24
SS Jim Fregosi 162 611 154 .252 13 67
LF Rick Reichardt 89 319 92 .288 16 44
CF José Cardenal 154 561 155 .276 16 48
RF Ed Kirkpatrick 117 312 60 .192 9 44

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
Jay Johnstone 61 254 67 .264 3 17
Joe Adcock 83 231 63 .273 18 48
Tom Satriano 103 226 54 .239 0 24
Willie Smith 90 195 36 .185 1 20
Frank Malzone 82 155 32 .206 2 12
Jimmy Piersall 75 123 26 .211 0 14
Jackie Warner 45 123 26 .211 7 16
Bubba Morton 15 50 11 .220 0 4
Jackie Hernández 58 23 1 .043 0 2
Charlie Vinson 13 22 4 .182 1 6
Tom Egan 7 11 0 .000 0 0
Al Spangler 6 9 6 .667 0 0
Ed Bailey 5 3 0 .000 0 0
Albie Pearson 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Willie Montañez 8 2 0 .000 0 0

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 Chance 41 259.2 12 17 3.08 180
George Brunet 41 212.0 13 13 3.31 148
Marcelino López 37 199.0 7 14 3.93 132
Fred Newman 21 102.2 4 7 4.73 42

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
Clyde Wright 20 91.1 4 7 3.74 37
Jim McGlothlin 19 67.2 3 1 4.52 41
Jim Coates 9 31.2 1 1 3.98 16
Jorge Rubio 7 27.1 2 1 2.96 27
Ramón López 4 7.0 0 1 5.14 2

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 Lee 61 5 4 16 2.74 46
Lew Burdette 54 7 2 5 3.39 27
Jack Sanford 50 13 7 5 3.83 54
Minnie Rojas 47 7 4 10 2.88 37
Howie Reed 19 0 1 1 2.93 17
Ed Sukla 12 1 1 1 6.48 8
Dick Egan 11 0 0 0 4.40 11
Bill Kelso 5 1 1 0 2.38 11

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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

References