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The 1971 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

1971 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Dick Walsh
Manager(s)Lefty Phillips
Local televisionKTLA
Local radioKMPC
(Dick Enberg, Don Wells, Dave Niehaus, Jerry Coleman)
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Contents

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 101 60 0.627 46–35 55–25
Kansas City Royals 85 76 0.528 16 44–37 41–39
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 22½ 39–42 40–41
California Angels 76 86 0.469 25½ 35–46 41–40
Minnesota Twins 74 86 0.463 26½ 37–42 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 69 92 0.429 32 34–48 35–44

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1971 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 9–9 7–5 8–4 13–5 8–10 6–5 9–3 10–2 11–7 7–4 13–3
Boston 9–9 6–6 10–2 11–7 12–6 1–11 6–6 8–4 7–11 3–9 12–6
California 5–7 6–6 8–10 8–4 6–6 8–10 6–12 12–6 6–6 7–11 4–8
Chicago 4–8 2–10 10–8 3–9 7–5 9–9 11–7 7–11 5–7 11–7 10–2
Cleveland 5–13 7–11 4–8 9–3 6–12 2–10 4–8 4–8 8–10 4–8 7–11
Detroit 10–8 6–12 6–6 5–7 12–6 8–4 10–2 6–6 10–8 4–8 14–4
Kansas City 5–6 11–1 10–8 9–9 10–2 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7 5–13 9–3
Milwaukee 3–9 6–6 12–6 7–11 8–4 2–10 10–8 10–7 2–10 3–15 6–6
Minnesota 2–10 4–8 6–12 11–7 8–4 6–6 9–9 7–10 8–4 8–10 5–6
New York 7–11 11–7 6–6 7–5 10–8 8–10 7–5 10–2 4–8 5–7 7–11
Oakland 4–7 9–3 11–7 7–11 8–4 8–4 13–5 15–3 10–8 7–5 9–3
Washington 3–13 6–12 8–4 2–10 11–7 4–14 3–9 6–6 6–5 11–7 3–9


Opening Day startersEdit

  • Sandy Alomar
  • Ken Berry
  • Tony Conigliaro
  • Jim Fregosi
  • Alex Johnson
  • Ken McMullen
  • Jerry Moses
  • Jim Spencer
  • Clyde Wright[1]

Notable transactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

RosterEdit

1971 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 148 510 121 .237 18 59
2B Sandy Alomar 162 689 179 .260 4 42
3B Ken McMullen 160 593 148 .250 21 68
LF Tony González 111 314 77 .245 3 38
CF Ken Berry 111 298 66 .221 3 22
RF Tony Conigliaro 74 266 59 .222 4 15

Other battersEdit

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
Mickey Rivers 79 268 71 .265 1 12
Alex Johnson 65 242 63 .260 2 21
Art Kusnyer 6 13 2 .154 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Messersmith 38 276.2 20 13 2.99 179
Clyde Wright 37 276.2 16 17 2.99 135
Tom Murphy 37 243.1 6 17 3.77 89
Rudy May 32 208.1 11 12 3.02 156

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rickey Clark 11 44 2 1 2.86 28

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Eddie Fisher 57 10 8 3 2.72 82
Dave LaRoche 56 5 1 9 2.50 63
Lloyd Allen 54 4 6 15 2.49 72
Mel Queen 44 2 2 4 1.78 53

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1971 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1971 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.