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The California Angels' 1995 season featured the Angels finishing in second place in the American League West with a record of 78 wins and 67 losses.

1995 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Bill Bavasi
Manager(s)Marcel Lachemann
Local televisionKTLA
Prime Sports West
(Ken Wilson, Ken Brett)
Local radioKMPC
(Bob Starr, Mario Impemba)
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The 1995 Angels went through statistically the worst late-season collapse in Major League Baseball history.[1] On August 16, they held a 10½-game lead over the Texas Rangers and an 11½-game lead over the Seattle Mariners, but suffered through a late season slump, including a nine-game losing streak from August 25 to September 3. They were still atop the division, leading Seattle by six games and Texas by 7½, when a second nine-game losing streak from September 13 to 23 dropped them out of first place. The Angels rebounded to win the last five scheduled games to tie Seattle for the division lead, forcing a one-game playoff to determine the division champion. Mariners ace Randy Johnson led his team to a 9–1 triumph over Angel hurler Mark Langston in the tiebreaker game, ending the Angels' season.[2][3] It was the closest the Angels would come to reaching the postseason between 1986 and 2002.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • December 6, 1994: Rex Hudler was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]
  • December 14, 1994: Lee Smith was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Seattle Mariners 79 66 0.545 46–27 33–39
California Angels 78 67 0.538 1 39–33 39–34
Texas Rangers 74 70 0.514 41–31 33–39
Oakland Athletics 67 77 0.465 11½ 38–34 29–43

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1995 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 13, 1995: Tony Phillips was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the California Angels for Chad Curtis.[6]
  • April 18, 1995: Scott Sanderson was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[7]
  • April 18, 1995: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[8]
  • April 26, 1995: Ricky Jordan was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[9]
  • June 1, 1995: Darin Erstad was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1995.[10]
  • July 9, 1995: Mark Sweeney was traded by the California Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Habyan.[11]
  • July 27, 1995: Jim Abbott was traded by the Chicago White Sox with Tim Fortugno to the California Angels for McKay Christensen, John Snyder, Andrew Lorraine, and Bill Simas.[12]
  • August 24, 1995: Mike Aldrete was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the California Angels for Demond Smith (minors).[13]

RosterEdit

1995 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Seattle Mariners 79 66 0.545 46–27 33–39
California Angels 78 67 0.538 1 39–33 39–34
Texas Rangers 74 70 0.514 41–31 33–39
Oakland Athletics 67 77 0.465 11½ 38–34 29–43

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1995 American League Records

Sources: [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 13, 1995: Tony Phillips was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the California Angels for Chad Curtis.[14]
  • April 18, 1995: Scott Sanderson was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[15]
  • April 18, 1995: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[16]
  • April 26, 1995: Ricky Jordan was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[17]
  • June 1, 1995: Darin Erstad was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1995.[18]
  • July 9, 1995: Mark Sweeney was traded by the California Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Habyan.[19]
  • July 27, 1995: Jim Abbott was traded by the Chicago White Sox with Tim Fortugno to the California Angels for McKay Christensen, John Snyder, Andrew Lorraine, and Bill Simas.[20]
  • August 24, 1995: Mike Aldrete was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the California Angels for Demond Smith (minors).[21]

RosterEdit

1995 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

Legend
Angels Win Angels Loss
Boldface text denotes an Angels pitcher
1995 Game Log (78-67)

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Note: 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 Jorge Fábregas 73 227 56 .247 1 22
1B J. T. Snow 143 544 157 .289 24 102
2B Damion Easley 114 357 77 .216 4 35
3B Tony Phillips 139 525 137 .261 27 61
SS Gary DiSarcina 99 362 111 .307 5 41
LF Garret Anderson 106 374 120 .321 16 69
CF Jim Edmonds 141 558 162 .290 33 107
RF Tim Salmon 143 537 177 .330 34 105
DH Chili Davis 119 424 135 .318 20 86

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chuck Finley 32 203 15 12 4.21 195
Mark Langston 31 200⅓ 15 7 4.63 142

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchersEdit
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winnersEdit

1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Gary DiSarcina, shortstop, reserve
  • Jim Edmonds, Outfield, reserve
  • Chuck Finley, Pitcher, reserve[23]

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1995 California Angels Playoff Picture". coolstandings.com. October 2, 1995. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Nightengale, Bob (October 2, 1995). "The Angels are too hardy in not being hardy enough". The Sporting News. Retrieved September 21, 2007.
  3. ^ 1995 California Angels Archived June 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine from Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hudlere01.shtml
  5. ^ Lee Smith Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Scott Sanderson Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bielemi01.shtml
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordari02.shtml
  10. ^ Darin Erstad Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  12. ^ Jim Abbott Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Mike Aldrete Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ Scott Sanderson Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bielemi01.shtml
  17. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordari02.shtml
  18. ^ Darin Erstad Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  19. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  20. ^ Jim Abbott Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  21. ^ Mike Aldrete Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  22. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  23. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1995as.shtml
  24. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1994
California Angels seasons
1995
Succeeded by
1996