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ANGELS '79

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LET THERE BE BASEBALL!

COMING SOON!
 

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I know I didn't post all the results for the '77 Giants even though I had finished the season months earlier. A wrap-up is coming.

But I will post all the game results for the '79 Angels* unless Strat-O-Matic releases one of the few particularclassic seasons I want for the board game.

If that happens, I'll be switching to the new classic cards and a new team.

I'm 1/3 of the way through the '79 Angels' season.

* Still using the '77 player cards as they never re-released the '79 cards for the SOM board game.
 

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ANGELS INFORMATION

OWNER


Gene Autry

GENERAL MANAGER

Buzzi Bavasi

MANAGER

Jim Fregosi

COACHES

Deron Johnson (Hitting Coach)
Larry Sherry (Pitching Coach)
Mark Clear
Bobby Knopp
Jimmy Reese

ROSTER (Playing the '79 season but still using the '77 season cards)

STARTING PITCHERS


Nolan Ryan
Frank Tanana
Paul Hartzell
Ken Brett
John Caneira

RELIEF PITCHERS

Wayne Simpson
Gary Ross
Dyar Miller
Mike Barlow
Dave LaRoche (Closer)

INFIELDERS

Tony Solaita (1B)
Jerry Remy (2B)
Bobby Grich (SS)
Dave Chalk (3B#)
Ron Jackson (IF#)
Rance Mulliniks (SS)
Doug Rader (3B*)

OUTFIELDERS

Joe Rudi (LF)
Thad Bosley (CF)
Bobby Bonds (RF)
Gil Flores (OF)
Rusty Torres (OF)
Ken Landreaux (OF)
Dave Kingman (OF*)

DESIGNATED HITTER

Don Baylor

CATCHERS

Terry Humphrey
Andy Etchabarren

(* Acquired in in-season trade. # Traded during the season.)

FLAGSHIP RADIO & TV STATIONS

RADIO: KMPC 710 AM

TV: KTLA (CHANNEL 5)

ANNOUNCERS

Dick Enberg*, Al Wisk & Don Drysdale

(* Enberg left after the '78 season. The announce team in '79 included Ron Fairly. But since Fairly was still playing in in '77 for the Blue Jays and I'm using the '77 cards, I just kept Enberg on for '79.)

STADIUM

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ANAHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

(In '79, construction was being done on Anaheim Stadium to enclose the outfield to add more seasts for the Rams' arrival in 1980. This is a pic before the contruction began.)
























 

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ANGELS A HARD TEAM TO READ

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By Andrew Dice Clay
Angels Beat Writer


PALM SPRINGS, CA - As I sit in the empty stands at Palm Springs Stadium looking out at the empty field, I keep asking myself one question.

Who are these guys?

With spring training on the verge of starting, the '79 California Angels look like a team that could possibly be a contender for the AL West title; or they could be out of the running by June.

The everyday line-up has its solid parts.

Second baseman Jerry Remy is a good lead-off man who can steal bases and put the Halos in position to score. Third baseman Dave Chalk hits for average and is a solid number two in the line-up.

Right fielder Bobby Bonds, designated hitter Don Baylor, left fielder Joe Rudi and shortstop Bobby Grich provide the offensive heavy artillery in the middle of the line-up. Bonds and Rudi give the team the added benefit of being excellent with the leather. Grich is a solid if unspectacular shortstop. But these guys need to carry the offense for the duration of the season for the team to have any real chance to compete. Bonds and Baylor also have very good speed on the basepaths.

First base will most likely be a platoon situation between Ron Jackson and Tony Solaita. Right-handed hitting Jackson will play against lefties and Solaita will make a go of it against the right-handers. Solaita is a line-up detriment playing against southpaw pitching. Both have modest power. Both are decent fielders.

Terry Humphrey will be the starting catcher heading into spring training and back-up Andy Etchebarren is not expected to challenge for the top spot to wear the tools of ignorance.* Humphrey is a low .200s hitter but is a good defensive catcher with a little below average arm. Etchebarren is a better hitter than Humphrey but not as good defensively. He'll be good in his role spelling Humphrey behind the dish on occasion and pinch-hitting.

Thad Bosley and Gil Flores will most likely platoon in center with Bosley playing against righties and Flores against the lefties. Both men can hit for average and each has excellent speed with the potential to create havoc on the basepaths. Flores is an above average fielder while Bosley can sometimes be a liability in the field. Neither man is gonna make a pitcher shake in his cleats at the prospect of giving up a longball to them.

On the bench you have Etchebarren, Jackson or Solaita, Bosley or Flores, outfielders Rusty Torres and possibly outfielder Ken Landreaux or another player. Torres is top-notch in the field and can hit the occasional homer. But don't look for him to hit for average. Rusty's there for late-inning defense and the occasional pinch-hitting role. If Landreaux earns the last bench spot he'a another with good speed and a decent hitter. But Landreaux has a shaky glove.

Starting pitching, late-inning bullpen and the run-production of the middle of the Angels' line-up will be what makes or breaks the season.

The front three starters, Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana and Paul Hartzell, can rival the front three of any rotation in the American League when they're on.

But Ryan, a strikeout king rivaling Houston's J.R. Richard, has serious control issues which can turn the tide of games. Ryan can pitch a four-hitter, strike out 10 and still lose in stunning fashion because he will allow seven free passes. If Ryan harnesses his control issues just a bit it will make a big difference during the season. Ryan's wildness is what often allows teams to beat him. If he doesn't beat himself then the league better be concerned The sky's the limit for Ryan in that case.

Frank Tanana is an outstanding left-handed pitcher. When he's on he's one of the best in the league. But Tanana has consistency issues at times. One day he completely shuts down his opponents. The next start, he's gone by the third having surrendered a truckload of runs. Tanana could be the number one starter on some teams. And if Ryan should walk his way out of the number one spot in the rotation, look for Tanana to be the man they elevate to that position.

Paul Hartzell is an excellent starter who operates in the shadow of the Big Two Ryan and Tanana. He's solid and will give you innings. The pressure is largely off Hartzell because of his spot in the rotation. I could never see Hartzell as a number one starter. But he certainly has the tools to be the number two guy on several teams.

Ken Brett, the reliable lefty and less famous brother of Kansas City's third baseman and best hitter in the game, George Brett, will open the season as a solid number four in the rotation.

John Caneira is the favorite to be the number five starter in the rotation. But Wayne SImpson and Gary Ross will challenge for that spot in spring training.

The bullpen is a real question mark.

The two pitchers who lose the fifth starter sweepstakes will end up in the pen in long/middle relief roles.

Dyar Miller and Mike Barlow will be late inning relief. Both can be inconsistent at times. But when they're on they're real good.

Dave LaRoche, the man the Angels are banking on to close out games, is a good but unspectacular finisher and can be prone to streakiness.

Manager Jim Fregosi begins his first full season at the helm.

So, this is where sit right now.

Pitchers and catchers report in a couple of days with he rest of the team to follow a few days later.

An unproven manager who was elevated to the position after the firing of Dave Garcia last year.

An offense whose middle four needs to come through in a big way.

A front three of the rotation that can be one of the best or leave fans scratching their heads in frustration.

An iffy bullpen.

This is what the season hinges on for the Halos.

Serious contenders? Or also-rans by early summer?


94-68 or 72-90?

The road to the '79 season begins...now.

(* Tools of ignorance - Old term referring to equipment catchers wear.)
 

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A SEASON FULL OF QUESTIONS

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By Jerry Lewis
Angels Beat Writer

Spring training is over and the Angels have broken camp and headed home to Anaheim for a brief stop before heading North to Seattle to open the season against the Mariners.

10-16* in spring training games is not exactly a record that's gonna set the world on fire, but the Angels showed that they could be a serious player in the AL West. Or, they could be looking at thousands of fans disguised as empty seats by summer.

Starting pitcher Nolan Ryan struggled mightily with his control this spring. This man is a strikeout machine. But while he may well lead the AL, if not all of baseball, in whiffs, he could also lead baseball in free passes. If the man can harness his control, say hello to CY Young, baby.

Power hitter Don Baylor, the Halos starting designated hitter, struggled greatly at the plate this spring, hittting under .100 and not one longball to be found amongst the few hits he had. Hopefully, this does not carry over into the games that count.

Left fielder Joe Rudi also had a rough spring. Another guy with power who put up a zero in the HR column. Rudi also struck out an alarming 33 percent of the time in spring training and that's very un-Rudi-like.

First base remains up in the air as I write this. Will it be Ron Jackson or Tony Solaita at first or will it be a platoon system? Both men had good springs at the plate.

If spring ball is the only indicator, Thad Bosley will be the opening day center fielder for the Angels. Bosley appears to have beaten out Gil Flores for the job. Bosley's a solid hitter, with the potential to hit around .300 and swipe quite a few bases. His fielding, however, is a liability. Flores is a much better fielder and can be a good hitter and has good speed. But Flores had a less-than-stellar spring compared to Bosley's really good one.

Starters Frank Tanana and Paul Hartzell were good in their limited time on the mound this spring. The Angels' top three starting pitchers have the potential to be really good and a force to be reckoned with in the American League.

Concerns about the bullpen are valid.

The two middle/long relivers, Gary Ross and Wayne SImpson, were hit hard this spring and at times it seemed like it was a merry-go-round of base runners when they were on the mound.

The back end looks better but still struggled at times.

Closing pitcher Dave LaRoche blew three of four save chances this spring. If that keeps up when the games count, LaRoche can expect to become the ex-closing pitcher and, if things get bad enough, an ex-Angel.

Dyar Miller and Mike Barlow fared better this spring than the rest of the 'pen. But both men each had a couple of bad outings that made you throw up your hands in frustration.

Manager Jim Fregosi has a huge job ahead of him in his first full season at the helm.

This team is most likely gonna seriously test Fregosi's patience.

Ready or not, here it comes.

The '79 season is here and it begins in the Emerald City for the Angels.


(* 10-16 is just a made up number.)
 
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1978 FINAL STANDINGS/PLAYOFF RESULTS

(NOTE:
I played the '78 season using the '77 season cards. Team I played was the Giants. So, the results here are based on those stats and not real life.)

(KEY: Wins/Losses/Games Behind)

AL EAST

x - NYY 109...53...--
BOS 98...64...11
BAL 97...64...11-1/2
CLE 72...87...35-1/2
DET 70...92...39
MIL 65...97...44
TOR 56...105...52-1/2

AL WEST

x - CWS 104...57...--
TEX 102...60...2
KCR 101...61...3
OAK 69...93...35-1/2
CAL 66...96...38-1/2
SEA 54...106...49-1/2
MIN 54...108...50-1/2

NL EAST

x - PIT 98...64...--
PHI 97...65...1
STL 86...76...12
CHC 82...80...16
MTL 74...88...24
NYM 68...94...30

NL WEST

x - LAD 98...64...--
HOU 86...76...12
CIN 78...83...19-1/2
SFG 74...88...24
SDP 68...94...30
ATL 55...107...43

PLAYOFFS

AL:
CWS def. NYY 3-1

NL: LAD def. PIT 3-1

WORLD SERIES: LAD def. CWS 4-3

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1979 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (Still using the '77 season playing cards bc Strat-O-Matic only rolls out one past season a year for the board game.)

('78 record listed in brackets.)

AL EAST

NYY (109-53):
The Yankees had a torrid '78 season, ripping off a league-leading 109 wins. But they ran into the starting pitching of the Chicago White Sox and fizzled in the American League Championship Series. The Yankees have a solid line-up from top-to-bottom and serious power in the 3-8 spots in the order (Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Chris Chambliss and Roy White). Pitching is once again a strong-suit, powered by the top four starters in the rotation (Ron Guidry, Ed Fgueroa, Mike Torrez and Don Gullet) and a solid bullpen anchored by Dick Tidrow and closer Sparky Lyle. If things go like they did last year, expect the Yankees to be Eastern champs in '79 in the tough AL East.

BAL (97-64): Baltimore's top three starting pitchers (Jim Palmer, Mike Flanagan and Rudy May) can compete with any top three in any rotation in baseball. Plus, they have the added bonus of having solid starters Ross Grimsely and Dennis Martinez in the four and five spots in the rotaation. Dick Drago and Tippy Martinez are the cornerstone of the bullpen, with Scott MacGregor and Nelson Briles providing the long/middle relief. The O's have an outstanding middle of the line-up featuring Ken SIngleton, Eddie Murray, Lee May and Doug DeCinces in the 3-6 spots in the order. Tehy also have a good platoon in LF with Andres Mora and Pat Kelly, each of whom has pretty good power. Rick Dempsey is one of the best defensive catchers in the sport and Mark Belanger IS the best fielding shortstop around. CF Al Bumbry and 2B Rich Dauer make for a good lead-off combination. Bumbry has excellent speed. The one problem for the O's...they're in the same division as the Yanks and Red Sox. This team can make a serious run at the AL East title. But they're most likely gonna have to cross the 100 win threshold to make it over the finish line.

BOS (98-64): With an outstanding line-up from top-to-bottom, the Red Sox will once again pile up the runs and homers in '79. Playing in the bandbox known as Fenway Park only helps this outstanding offensive ballclub. There are no easy outs. They also have a solid hitting bench. No weaknesses offensively or defensively. Starting pitching is solid if not spectacular. Fergie Jenkins, Louis Tiant and Reggie Cleveland are the top three starters with Rick Wise and Don Aase rounding out the rotation. A good rotation, to be sure. But it's not the Yankees' top four or the O's rotation and that could be the difference-maker for the Red Sox in '79. The bullpen is strong as closer Bill Campbell, Bob Stanley and Mike Paxton give them a good core of three in relief. The other two 'pen spots are average at best. The offense is gonna have to do most of the heavy lifting if this team wants to overtake the Yanks in the East.

DET (70-92): Average pitching and below-average defense will once again hinder this team's ability to win regularly. The offense is very good, spearheaded at the top by base-stealer extraordinaire Ron LeFlore. The lefty-heavy middle of the line-up can be brutal on both lefty and righty pitchers. Detroit's 3-6 in the line-up features Jason Thompson, Rusty Staub, Steve Kemp and Ben Ogilvie. All four will deposit their fair share of balls in the cheap seats at home and on the road. Catcher Milt May, a strong defensive catcher, is also prone to fits of occasional homer blasting. Third baseman Phil Mankowski adds a solid bat to the lineup. Shortstop Tom Veryzer is mainly in for his defense. He's a light hitter. The first three in the rotattion: Dave Rozema, Mark Fidrych and Milt Wilcox give the Tigers an excellent front three. But after that things become a little iffy in the rotation. The bullpen is anchored by closer Steve Foucault and Bruce Taylor. Pitcher to watch: Jack Morris. He's been good both as a starter and reliever and has a big upside. John Wockenfuss, Mickey Stanley and Tim Corcoran make up a very strong core on the bench. The Tigers have several good players on their roster, especially offensively and pitching-wise. But they don't have enough. Also, their fielding is an adventure to say the least. One just can't see them leap-frogging the Yankees, Orioles or Red Sox and making a run at the AL East title. Maybe .500 or barely over. But that's the best the boys from the Motor City can expect.

MIL (65-97): The Battle for the Bottom of the AL East could be one of the most intriguing things about the division this year. The Brewers won only 65 games last year and don't really show any real signs of improvement. They have decent starters (Moose Haas, Jim Slaton, Mike Caldwell, Larry Sorenson and Jerry Augustine) in the rotation. But it's just that: a decent rotation. The offense has some good parts. Cecil Cooper, Sal Bando, Don Money and Sixto Leazcano can all provide some serious pop in the middle of the order. Robin Yount's a strong lead-off man. And center fielder Von Joshua fits nicely into the seven spot in the order and can also hit with occasional power. Catching is a problem for the Brewers. Charlie Moore is average at best behind the plate and has a below-average arm. Expect to see teams running a lot on Moore this season. Larry Haney is not much of an upgrade behind the dish. The bench is good. Jim Wohlford, Dan Thomas, Ken McMullen and Steve Brye give a manager piece of mind knowing he has reliable guys to come off the pine. Either Wohlford, Thomas or Brye will be the team's left fielder on opening day. Closer Bill Castro and Bob McClure are the assets in the bullpen. The rest of the 'pen squad is questionable. The Brews are a hard team to read. They could surprise us and win 10-15 more games. Or, they could lose over 100. We think there might be enough there to pass Cleveland for fifth in the East. But this team is not contending in '79.

CLE (72-87): The Cleveland Indians are just a few players away from being a major player in the AL East. The problem, most of the player upgrades they need are in their hapless bullpen. Their five man starting rotation is on the verge of being one of the best in the AL. With a starting staff of Wayne Garland, Dennis Eckersley, Jim Bibby, Rick Waits and the young, dynamic Don Hood, this rotation can go deep in the game and keep the Tribe competitive. Closer/late-inning reliever Jim Kern is rock solid. The problem is getting from the starters to Kern. The rest of the 'pen is shaky at best. Outside of Kern, the Indians have the worst pen in the AL if not all of baseball, Tom Buskey, Sid Monge and Pat Dobson are all prone to pitching batting practice...during the game. The Indians' failure to upgrade their 'pen in the offseason will come back to haunt them. The Indians have a good line-up but it's not power-laden. Once you get past first baseman Andre Thornton, third baseman Buddy Bell and DH Rico Carty, the Indians pretty much have a power outage in the homer-mad AL. But they have solid pieces in place. Outfielder Bruce Bochte is a stellar left-handed bat and excellent with the glove. Jim Norris moves between center and right field and is an above average fielder. Hitting-wise, Norris is an excellent lead-off hitter with good speed. Right fielder Paul Dade is another player who hits for average but can be iffy in the outfield. Second baseman Duane Kuiper is another guy who can hit for average at the bottom of the line-up and swipe some bases. He's a Gold Glove-caliber second baseman. Shortstop Larvell Blanks is another solid hitter, batting around .300, but is a liability in the field. Catching is a mixed bag. Fred Kendall is decent at the plate. Behind the plate he's a good defensive catcher with a below average arm. The same thing goes for back-up Ron Pruitt. Pruitt's a good hitter. But his catching is along the lines of Kendall's: decent behind the plate with a below average arm. Look for this team to give up lots of base swipes this season. The bench is very good. Center fielder Rick Manning and shortstop Frank Duffy, while not much in the hitting department, are stellar late-inning defensive replacements. Utility man Ron Pruitt can hit and play multiple positions. Left fielder Johnny Grubb is good with the glove and even better with the bat. He'd be a starter for this team if not for injuries. Outfielder Charlie Spikes is another reliable bat off the bench but an average fielder. For the Tribe to become serious contenders in the near future, with the exception of closer Jim Kern, they need to entirely clean out their bullpen. They also need a catcher with a stronger arm because lots of steals by the opposition means lots more runs for the other team. Unless the starters can throw 120 complete games without any serious negative impacts to their arms, the bullpen will be the main thing that does this team in. A predicted sixth place finish even with their talent.

TOR (56-105): Entering year three, the Blue Jays have nowhere to go but up. Or, they might just stay on the same level they're currently on. They have some good parts on offense. First baseman Doug Ault, third baseman Roy Howell, DH Ron Fairly and right fielder Otto Velez all have some pop and can drive in some runs. Center fielder Bob Bailor and left fielder Al Woods are a good 1-2 punch at the top of the order. The bottom of the order is below average with second baseman Steve Staggs, shortstop Hector Torres and catcher Alan Ashby. This is a team that will have to do most of its offensive damage within the top six spots in the line-up. The offensive drop-off after that is dramatic. Staggs and Torres are below average fielders. The bench is a mixed bag. Third baseman Doug Rader provides some offensive firepower and spells starting third baseman Roy Howell on occasion. Sam Ewing is a solid pinch-hitter. Steve Bowling and Dave McKay are below-average hitters. Back-up catcher Rick Cerone is a good defensive catcher but light in the cleats offensively. The front three in the starting rotation are decent, especially for an expansion franchise. Dave Lemancyzk, Jesse Jefferson and Jerry Garvin all give the Jays the chance to remain competitive in games. Starting pitching then collapses with Jeff Byrd and Jim Clancy. The bullpen is pretty good. Mike Willis is a decent closer. Pete Vuckovich, who also spot starts, may be the best pitcher on the team. Tom Murphy and Jerry Johnson round out a respectable 'pen. The bottom line is the Blue Jays just don't have enough right now to really improve their lot in '79. Avoiding 100 losses should be looked at as a successful season for them.

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'78 AL WEST FINAL STANDINGS

x - CWS 104...57...--
TEX 102...60...2
KCR 101...61...3
OAK 69...93...35-1/2
CAL 66...96...38-1/2
SEA 54...106...49-1/2
MIN 54...108...50-1/2

(Predictions for the remaining three divisions will be much shorter.)

('79 season based on '77 Strat-O-Matic player cards.)

('78 records based on the '78 season I played on Strat-O-Matic using the SF Giants.)


1979 AL WEST PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (Previous season record listed in brackets.)

TEXAS RANGERS (102-60)

Strengths:
Everything (Excellent starting rotation; one of the best lineups in baseball; deep bench; good bullpen)

Weaknesses: Nothing

PREDICITION: Best team in the AL West. Won 102 games last year and still did not win the division. Don't expect another run from the White Sox like last year. Highly likely the Rangers are back in the playoffs and the World Series is not out of the question.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (101-61)

Strengths:
Everything (Excellent rotation; another top MLB starting line-up; deep bench; solid bullpen.)

Weaknesses: In the same division with Texas.

PREDICTION: One of three teams to win over 100 games in the AL West last season, the Royals rival Texas with their strong roster. If they catch some breaks along the way this season, they might just get over the hump, overtake Texas and win the West.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (104-57 - '78 AL WEST CHAMPION/AL CHAMPION)

Strengths:
Good top three in the rotation; good bullpen which features one of the best closers in baseball; solid line-up from top-to-bottom; decent bench.

Weaknesses: Poor defensively up the middle in the infield (2B Jorge Orta and SS Alan Bannister) and at the corner outfield positions (LF Oscar Gamble and RF Richie Zisk). This team will make it's share of errors again this season. 4 and 5 spots in the rotation are suspect. Because of their shoddy defense, often have to pile up the runs to win.

PREDICTION: The AL Champion White Sox made no serious attempts to upgrade their defense or the back of their rotation. This will most likely be their downfall after coming within one win of being the World Series champs last season. They'll win more than they lose because of their offense, top three starters and a good bullpen, especially at the back end. But without much needed upgrades expect the White Sox to be on the golf course once the regular season ends.

CALIFORNIA ANGELS (66-96)

Strengths:
Good top six in the line-up with good power in the 3-6 spots. Good starting front three in the rotation that can compete with the best 1-3 in any rotation in baseball. Ken Brett is a solid fourth starter, Decent bench. Good fielding team.

Weaknesses: Bottom third of the line-up is suspect offensively. A severe drop-off from the top six in the order. Starter Nolan Ryan is one of, if not the, hardest thrower in the sport. But he must get his wildness under control. Ryan could be a Cy Young candidate or he could be a guy who loses several starts because of control issues. The bullpen is a mystery from the long relievers to the closer. No power coming off the bench.

PREDICTIONS: Even though they only won 66 games last season, the Angels are an enigma. This is a team that has many of the pieces in place to have a winning season. But, because of a shaky bullpen, the control issues of Nolan Ryan and an iffy 7-9 in the order, the negatives could be too much to overcome. Will the Angels be buyers at the trade deadline? Or will they be sellers looking to the future?

OAKLAND A'S (69-93)

Strengths:
Vida Blue, Pablo Torrealba and Rick Langford are a strong three in the rotation. Some good pieces in the everyday line-up. Good power in the 4-7 spots in the order. Good bullpen with Dave Giusti, Bob Lacey and one of baseball's best kept secrets in Joe Coleman.

Weaknesses: The back end of the rotation. Not a good hitting team overall average-wise. Once you get past Mitchell Page, Bill North and Rodney Scott, there's not much reliable speed. The defense is very shaky. The A's will commit their share of errors and it will prove costly for them. Mitchell Page is a butcher in left and every ground ball hit to 3B Wayne Gross is an adventure.

PREDICTION: If the pitching holds up, the A's could finish around the .500 mark. But key hitters in the line-up need to up their game in the average department and also get on base more. The defense has to improve or this team could regress and see 100 losses this season.

MINNESOTA TWINS (54-108)

Strengths:
The everyday line-up features the best hitter in baseball in 1B Rod Carew. One of the best lead-off men in the game in CF Lyman Bostock. Middle of the line-up features LF Larry Hisle and RF Dan Ford, both of whom can hit with power. Good speed. Dave Goltz and Geoff Zahn are a solid 1-2 punch in the rotation. Tom Johnson is a solid closer. Decent fielding team. A strong bench.

Weaknesses: While the everyday line-up is good, it lacks serious power outside of Ford and Hisle and occasionally Carew. After Goltz and Zahn the rotation sees a serious drop-off. With the exception of closer Johnson, the bullpen may be the worst in the AL if not all of baseball.

PREDICTION: What to make of this team? The Twins lost 30+ more games in '78 than they did in '77. The same team is largely back. The bullpen and back end of the rotation need a dramatic overhaul. There's nowhere to go but up for this squad and they'll win more than last year. But don't expect more than 65-70 wins from the under-performing Twins.

SEATTLE MARINERS (54-106)

Strengths:
For a third year expansion team, they have a surprisingly good line-up that has good hitters, speed on the bases and power. The 2-6 spots in the order are manned by players with some pop and it's spearheaded by DH LeRoy Stanton. One of the best closers in baseball resides in obscurity in the Kingdome and his name is Enrique Romo. Glenn Abbott is a quality staring pitcher.

Weaknesses: Once you get past Abbott in the starting rotation the pickin's are pretty slim. The big key for the Mariners is to get to Romo to close out a game. But bridging the gap from the starter to the closer is not easy for this team as the rest of the bullpen is mediocre at best. The defense has its issues and can be shaky at times.

PREDICTION: The Mariners are gonna have to rely heavily on their offense to win games. If the offense falters, this team and their fans are gonna be in for one long, miserable season. Just a few moves to bolster the starting rotation and the bullpen could add 15-20 wins a season to the M's record. However, because of the hapless Twins and fieldling-deficient A's, if the M's can rev up the offense enough throughout the season, then they might be able to make a run at fifth or sixth place in the AL West. But don't expect anything more until they dramatically improve their pitching. 65-72 wins this year.

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'78 NL EAST FINAL STANDINGS

NL EAST


x - PIT 98...64...--
PHI 97...65...1
STL 86...76...12
CHC 82...80...16
MTL 74...88...24
NYM 68...94...30

(NOTE: I played the '78 season using the '77 season cards. Team I played was the Giants. So, the results here are based on those stats and not real life.)

(Predictions for the remaining three divisions will be much shorter.)

('79 season based on '77 Strat-O-Matic player cards.)

1979 NL EAST PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (Previous season record listed in brackets.)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (97-65)

Strengths:
One of the best everyday line-ups in all of baseball. Can hit for average and power and have good speed on the basepaths. Solid 1-4 in the rotation with Steve Carlton, the best lefty in baseball, leading the staff. Excellent bullpen with Tug McGraw and closer Gene Garber making up a hard to beat back end. Deep bench. Solid fielding team except in left (Greg Luzinski).

Weaknesses: Unsettled in the fifth spot in the rotation and that's about it.

PREDICTION: The Phillies lost to the Pirates on the final day of the '78 regular season to miss out on returning to the playoffs by just one game. As pointed out, this team has no real weaknesses. But it could be another horse race with another very good team in Pennsylvania to see who earns the right to go to the playoffs.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (98-64/NL EAST CHAMPIONS)

Strengths:
The 1-3 in the starting rotation is rock solid (John Candelaria, Jim Rooker, Bruce Kison). The bullpen features the best 1-2 punch in baseball at the back end in Kent Tekulve and Rich Gossage. The everyday line-up is strong. Like the Phillies, they hit for average and power and have good speed on the bases. Maybe the best bench in the sport. Strong team in the field.

Weaknesses: 4-5 in the rotation are inconsistent. Bullpen needs a couple of new long/middle relievers.

PREDICTION: Like their in-state rivals the Phillies, the Pirates have very few weaknesses. But the holes in the rotation and the bullpen might prove to be what separates the two in '78.

CHICAGO CUBS (82-80)

Strengths:
A very good hitting team that can put up runs, especially in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field on the North Side. Can hit for power and average. Average speed on the bases. Beyond staff ace Rick Reuschel, the starting staff is good but not on the level of Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Average bullpen until you get to the back end which is outstanding. It rivals the Pirates for its 1-2 punch in lefty Willie Hernandez and the best closer in baseball in Bruce Sutter. Above average fielding club.

Weaknesses: The long/middle relief in the bullpen is tolerable, but they will give up their share of runs on occasion. Lack of team speed in the running National League doesn't help their cause. As mentioned, starters 2-5 in the rotation are good, but not Phillly or Pitt good.

PREDICTION: This team has the potential to be really good. They have many of the parts in place. But to get off the treadmill of .500 baseball, they're gonna have to play above themselves to contend in '79.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (86-76)

Strengths:
Pitching, speed and defense are the hallmarks of a good St. Louis baseball team. And this squad has all three in abundance. This team is built for manufacturing runs with base hits and stolen bases in pitcher-friendly Busch Stadium. They are a team that hits well and can crank out a lot of runs with stolen bases, moving runners over and the hit-and-run. Their defense is solid except in left (Lou Brock). The 1-3 in the rotation is very good and the 4 spot is in good hands with John Urrea. Fifth spot in the rotation is still unsettled. The bullpen is good, especially relievers Butch Metzger, Clay Carroll and Buddy Schultz.

Weaknesses: Outside of C Ted Simmons, the Cardinals don't have much power. 3B Ken Reitz and 1B Keith Hernandez can hit the longball on occasion. Closer Al Hrabosky struggles at times and is inconsistent. The bench is weak.

PREDICTION: The Cards are built for Busch Stadium. Like the Cubs, they could possibly contend. But their lack of power in a division that has lots of it, an unsteady closer, not much of a bench and a few holes in the pitching could doom St. Louis. Should finish with another winning record. But the odds of staying in contention for the long haul are long at best unless they make some moves to improve during the season.

MONTREAL EXPOS (74-88)

Strengths:
An excellent line-up. Good speed at the top. Solid power in the 3-7 positions. One of the best outfields in baseball (LF Warren Cromartie, CF Andre Dawson and RF Ellis Valentine). Number one starter Steve Rogers is one of the best pitchers in baseball. Fred Holdsworth, the number two starter, is also very good. The bullpen is good, with Joe Kerrigan as the primary closer and Don Stanhouse as a late-inning reliever who sometimes closes. Gary Carter is one of the best power-hitting catchers in the sport.

Weaknesses: 3-5 spots in the rotation are serviceable at best. The defense is shaky at many positions. 1B Tony Perez, 3B Larry Parrish, SS Chris Speier and LF Warren Cromartie can make things interesting for the Expos in the field. C Gary Carter is average defensively with a below-average throwing arm. Teams will run on him. Below-average bench.

PREDICTION: The Expos could make a run at .500 or better. But for that to happen, the 3-5 spots in the rotation will have to become more consistent, the errors will have to be drastically reduced and they will need a deeper bench.

NEW YORK METS (68-94)

Strengths:
A good hitting team. Decent speed. Good 1-4 in the starting rotation. Good bullpen. Decent bench.

Weaknesses: Serious lack of power. Ghastly defense. All three outfield positions are manned by players with below-average throwing arms. Teams will run on them and runs will be scored. Pitching staff hurt by poor defense.

PREDICTION: Unless the defense gets way better and a couple of much-needed power bats are added to the middle of the line-up, the Mets should once again bring up the rear in the NL East.

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1978 FINAL STANDINGS/PLAYOFF RESULTS

(NOTE:
I played the '78 season using the '77 season cards. Team I played was the Giants. So, the results here are based on those stats and not real life.)

(KEY: Wins/Losses/Games Behind)

'78 NL WEST STANDINGS

x - LAD 98...64...--
HOU 86...76...12
CIN 78...83...19-1/2
SFG 74...88...24
SDP 68...94...30
ATL 55...107...43

'79 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH:

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (98-64/NL WEST CHAMPION/NL CHAMPION/WORLD SERIES CHAMPION)

Strengths:
Everything. The best 5-man starting rotation in baseball, only the Texas rotation ranks even close to LA in that department. Top-notch bullpen with Elias Sosa, Mike Garman and Charlie Hough. Best everyday line-up in the sport. With the exception of SS Bill Russell, the other seven hitters can hit with power. Excellent fielding team. Really good speed on the bases. Will score a ton of runs to back their great pitching. Deep bench.

Weaknesses: Nothing.

PREDICTION: The defending World Series champions are going to be tough to overtake in the NL West. There are just no weak spots on this team. Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, the Dodgers should win the NL West in a runaway. Expect the Dodgers to make a serious run at a second straight World Series title.

HOUSTON ASTROS (86-76)

Strengths:
Good starting rotation, especially the front three. Good bullpen. Good line-up. Good speed. The Astros are loaded offensively in the starting line-up. These guys can just flat out hit and some can hit for power. Will swipe a lot of bases.The top three in the rotaion are hard-throwing J.R. Richard, knuckler Joe Niekro and Ken Forsch. Closer Joe Sambito, Gene Pentz and Carl Dixon make up a nice trio coming out of the bullpen.

Weaknesses: Terrible bench that will hurt them over the long haul of a 162 game season. The bench has no punch nor do they have any hitters, other than back-up C Ed Hermann, who hit for a decent average. The problem is, Hermann often has to stay on the bench in case there's an injury to starter Joe Ferguson. The bullpen has a clear weak spot in Floyd Bannister. If you want to see a pitcher get lit up like the the fourth of July, just bring in ol' Floyd.

PREDICTION: The Astros have a great deal of talent. Unfortunately, they are in the same division with the Dodgers. Make a couple of player moves and it might be a different story. But if and until they make those moves, the Astros will have to settle for another frustrating second place finish.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (74-88)

Strengths:
A good 1-6 in the line-up, anchored by one of the best hitters in the sport in 3B Bill Madlock and the power is anchored by 1B Willie McCovey. They have power in the middle of the line-up. CF Derrell Thomas is a good lead-off man with real good speed. Their entire rotation is good (Bob Knepper, Ed Halicki, Jim Barr, John Montefusco and Charlie Williams). The bullpen features one of the best closers in Gary LaVelle. Randy Moffitt, Terry Cornutt and Dave Heaverlo are good hands coming out of the 'pen. The bench is also solid and several of the players can hit for power and average.

Weaknesses: When they're on, John Montefusco and Jim Barr are very good starters. When they're off, they can be quite hard to watch. The Giants desperately need a good long/middle reliever. Overall team speed is average once you get past Thomas and bench player Larry Herndon. Mike Sadek is the starting catcher but Marc Hill would be a better choice for the position in the long run. 7-8 spots in the order are not going to make pitchers shake in their cleats. The defense is average at best. But left field, second base and first base are defensive liabilities for this team.

PREDICTION: If things break in a positive direction, the Giants should have a winning record. But like the Angels in the AL, the Giants are something of an enigma. They've got to shore up their defense, get a few more good starts from the rotation, especially from Barr and Montefusco and find a good long/middle reliever. The seven or eight spots in the order may need to be addressed during the season. A winning season is very possible. 82-87 wins is not out of the realm of possibility. But 70-75 wins could also be their fate.But they will not make a serious run at the division crown.

CINCINNATI REDS (78-83)

Strengths:
One of the three best everyday line-ups in baseball. A good front three in the rotation led by Tom Seaver. A good closer in Pedro Borbon. Excellent defense.

Weaknesses: Once you get past the top three in the rotation, things fall off a cliff personnel-wise. The bullpen is below average other than Borbon. The bench is positively anemic outside of IF Ray Knight.

PREDICTION: How the mighty have fallen. The Reds, winners of the '75 and '76 World Series, now struggle to reach .500. The main culprit is their overall bad pitching staff. Starters Tom Seaver, Fred Norman and Paul Moskau can only do so much. But the rest of the staff, other than Borbon are failing to pick up the slack. The 4-5 starters in the rotation are not good. The Reds need serious improvements on the mound and on an underwhelming bench. If they don't start addressing those issues during the season, the Reds will continue their freefall in the Dodger-dominated NL West. If they address those issues, a run at second place is not out of the question.

SAN DIEGO PADRES (68-94)

Strengths:
Good 1-2 punch in their rotation with lefties Randy Jones and Bob Shirley. One of the best closers in the sport in Rollie Fingers. The bullpen has a couple of other solid pieces as well. An outfield that rivals the best in baseball with LF Gene Richards, CF George Hendrick and possibly the best outfielder in baseball in Dave Winfield. The bench is above average. Excellent speed at the top of the line-up with base stealing king Gene Richards. Good team speed overall. Mike Ivie is solid at first.

Weaknesses: Spots 3-5 in the rotation are average and inconsistent. Bullpen needs a couple of more pieces to help get to closer Fingers. Defense is average but there are some issues at certain spots. Veteran C Gene Tenace can still hit the longball. But his defensive skills have deteriorated quite a bit. Look for lots of opposition stolen bases this season.

PREDICTION:
This team has some good moving parts, especially in the outfield and in the bullpen. But don't expect the Padres to make a serious run at much of anything this season. There are just too many holes in their line-up and pitching staff to be truly competitive. This team needs an overhaul.

ATLANTA BRAVES (55-107)

Strengths:
First four in the rotation are good, lead by veteran knuckleballer Phil Niekro. The line-up has some serious pop with the likes of RF Jeff Burroughs, LF Gary Matthews and 1B Willie Montanez. Overall, a good hitting line-up in a very hitter-friendly park in Fulton County Stadium. Closer Dave Campbell is good. They have some good weapons on the bench. Have one of the best hitting catchers in the league in Biff Pocoroba. Decent team speed.

Weaknesses: Five spot in the rotation is shaky. The bullpen is a mixed bag outside of closer Campbell. SS is a position that is up in the air right now. The defense is atrocious. Even the top four in the rotation are prone to some bad outings at the stadium know as 'The Launching Pad' in Atlanta. Catching is below average defensively. Teams can run like they're going they're on a Merry-Go-Round.

PREDICTION: Like the Padres, for this team to become a serious competitor in the NL West they're going to have to overhaul their roster. Playing in Fulton County Stadium does this team no favors. They'll hit their share of longballs there. But they'll also give up their share as well. The poor defense hurts this team immensely in a park like Fulton County Stadium. The Braves may need to move some of their big ticket items (RF Jeff Burroughs, LF Gary Matthews, 1B Willie Montanez, one or two of their starting pitchers) with an eye on building a winner in the near future. May be able to overtake the Padres for fifth in the division but don't expect anything better than that.
 

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How the games will be played

All CAL Angels games will be played using the Strat-O-Matic Baseball board game using the 1977 season MLB player cards.

I will be using a mix of Advanced/Super Advanced gameplay.

All games will be played using the actual 1978 MLB schedule.

All non-CAL games will be played using a dice rolling system I created.

How non-CAL games will be determined

All non-CAL game results will be based on one roll of three six-sided die for each game during the '77 season. Standings will be based on these results plus the SOM results of the CAL games.

The better a team's record was in 1978, the more chances they have to win.

The roll for each game will be based on whomever the home team is. If the roll falls within the window of their winning numbers then the home team wins the game. If it falls outside of those numbers the road team wins the game.

Here are each team's chances to win based on their '78 Strat-O-Matic-based records:

92-100+ Wins: 10 winning rolls

Winning #'s:
4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17

Teams:
LAD, NYY, BOS, BAL, KC, TEX, CWS, PHI, PIT

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86-91 Wins: 9 winning rolls

Winning #'s:
3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17

Team:
HOU, STL

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78-85 Wins: 8 winning rolls

Winning #'s:
4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18

Teams:
CHC, CIN

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69-77 Wins: 7 winning rolls

Winning #'s:
5, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18

Teams:
DET, CLE, OAK, *MTL, SF

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50-68 Wins: 6 winning rolls

Winning #'s:
4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17

Teams:
SEA, TOR, MIL, NYM, SD, ATL, MN

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(* MTL = Montreal Expos)

(The Angels are not included in this list since I will be playing their games.)

Non-CAL games gameplay example: The Phillies are at the Cubs. The Cubs fall into the 80-85 actual win window for '77. The three die roll comes up 12. The Cubs win the game because it falls into the winning numbers for teams that won between 80-85 games that year. If the three die roll was 9 then the home team Cubs would lose because it falls outside their window of winning numbers.

Hope that explains it.

MORE TO COME...
 

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SERIES 1

CALIFORNIA ANGELS @ SEATTLE MARINERS

WED-SUN / APRIL 4-8 / No game Thursday

M's Roster (Based on '77 player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=SEA

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KINGDOME - SEATTLE, WA

Game 1

GAME TIME:
7:35pm


WEATHER: N/A

Line-ups/Starting Pitcher

CAL
Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Nolan Ryan

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Steve Braun RF
Ruppert Jones CF
Leroy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Bob Stinson C
Craig Reynolds SS
Julio Cruz 2B

SP: Glenn Abbott

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 032 000 000 - 5 8 1
SEA 200 003 11x - 7 8 0

SUMMARY:
The Angels jumped out to a 5-2 lead on the M's on the strength of a solo homer by Joe Rudi, 2-run triple by Thad Bosley and 2-run blast by Bobby Bonds. But Nolan Ryan, who can have serious control issues at times, walked five straight batters iin the bottom of the 6th that led to 3 M's runs that evened the score at 5-5. Leroy Stanton hit the game-winning solo homer in the 7th off Ryan and Ruppert Jones added a solo homer of his own in the 8th to add to the margin of victory for Seattle. Jones also had a 2-run blast off Ryan in the bottom of the 1st to give the M's an early 2-0 lead. Ryan went the distance and K'd 11 in a losing effort.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Baylor, Grich/3B - Bosley/HR - Rudi, Bonds/R - Chalk, Bonds, Rudi, Grich, Jackson/RBI - Bonds 2, Bosley 2, Rudi 1/SB - Remy

Error - Chalk

PITCHING

Ryan (L, 0-1, CG) 8 IP/8 H/6 BB/11 K/7 ER

SEA

BATTING

2B
- Stinson/HR - Jones 2, Stanton 1/R - Jones 2, Stanton 2, Meyer 1, Stinson 1, Reynolds 1/RBI - Jones 3, Collins 1, Stanton 1, Reynolds 1, Cruz 1/GIDP - 2

PITCHING

Abbott (W) 7+ IP/8 H/4 BB/3K/5 ER
Romo (S) 2 IP/1 BB/4 K

CAL: 0-1 SEA: 0-1

ATTENDANCE: 32,164

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GAME 2

GAME TIME:
7:05pm

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Frank Tanana

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Carlos Lopez RF
Ruppert Jones CF
Leroy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Bob Stinson C
Craig Reynolds SS

Julio Cruz 2B

SP: John Montague

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 001 200 000 - 3 6 1
SEA 000 100 000 - 1 6 0

SUMMARY:
Angels' starter Frank Tanana went the distance, striking out 14 and scattering 6 hits as the Angels beat the Mariners for their first win of the season. A solo homerun by light-hitting catcher Terry Humphrey and a 2-run blast by Joe Rudi was all Tanana needed in his impressive performance.The only Mariner run came on a solo homer by Dan Meyer.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Bosley/HR - Rudi, Humphrey/R - Chalk, Rudi, Humphrey/RBI - Rudi 2, Humphrey 1/SB - Chalk/GIDP - 1

Error: Chalk

PITCHING

Tanana (W, 1-0, CG) 9 IP/6 H/2 BB/14 K/1 ER

SEA

BATTING

2B
- Lopez/HR -Meyer/R - Meyer/RBI - Meyer/SB - Cruz/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Montague (L, CG) 9 IP/6 H/1 BB/8 K/3 ER

ATTENDANCE: 10,031

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GAME 3

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Paul Hartzell

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Steve Braun RF
Rupert Jones CF
LeRoy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Ray Fosse C
Craig Reynolds SS

Julio Cruz 2B


SP: Doc Medich

(Left the game with an injury. Replaced by Gil Flores,)

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 020 000 011 - 4 6 2
SEA 000 006 00x - 6 9 3


SUMMARY: In a sloppy game, Angels' starter Paul Hartzell was the victim of a huge error by 3B Dave Chalk that opened the door to 3 unearned runs as the Mariners used a 6-run sixth in to down the Halos 6-4. Chalk made his third error in as many games.The Mariners also played a sloppy game, committing 3 errors that allowed the Angels to also score 3 unearned runs off starter Doc Medich. The Angels struck for 2 in the second courtesy of two M's errors, the big one being an error by LF Dave Collins. Thad Bosley drove in a run with an RBI single. In the 6th, the Mariners loaded the bases with one out against Paul Hartzell. Dan Meyer doubled in 2 runs to tie the game and then Ray Fosse hit an RBI sac fly to give the M's a 3-2 lead. The huge Chalk error followed and opened he door for 3 unearned runs. Julio Cruz, Dave Collins and and Steve Braun all followed the error with RBI singles. The Angels scored an unearned run the 8th to cut it to 6-3. M's Closer Enrique Romo came in and allowed the Angels only earned run when Jerry Remy tripled in PH Mario Guerrero who had singled earlier in the inning to cut the lead to 6-4 but Romo then shut the door to earn the save.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

3B
- Remy/R - Remy, Rudy, Jackson, Humphrey/RBI - Bosley, Remy/HBP - Rudi, Bonds/SB - Flores/ CS - Baylor, Chalk

Errors: Chalk, Remy

PITCHING

Hartzell (L, 0-1) 6 IP/9 H/2 BB/3 K/3 ER
Barlow 2 IP/No Line

SEA

BATTING

2B
- Meyer/R - Braun, Stanton, Stein, Meyer, Reynolds, Cruz/RBI - Meyer 2, Collins, Braun, Fosse, Cruz/GIDP - 1/SAC FLY - Fosse

Errors: Braun, Collins, Reynolds

PITCHING

Medich (W) 8 IP/4 H/0 BB/6 K/0 ER
Romo (S) 1 iP/2 H/1 BB/2 K/1 ER

INJURY REPORT: RF Bonds out for 1 game

CAL: 1-2 SEA: 2-1

ATTENDANCE: 12,429

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GAME 4

GAME TIME:
12:35pm

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Grich SS
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Ron Jackson 1B
Gil Flores CF
Andy Etchabarren C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Ken Brett

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Carlos Lopez RF
Rupert Jones CF
LeRoy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Ray Fosse C
Craig Reynolds SS

Julio Cruz 2B


SP: Wheelock

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 000 011 000 - 2 7 1
SEA 100 010 001 - 3 7 1
SUMMARY:
Dan Meyer hit a lead-off homerun off Angel starter Ken Brett in the bottom of the 9th to propel the Mariners to a 3-2 win. The Mariners win the series 3-1. The M's jumped out to a 1-run lead on a solo homer by Ruppert Jones in the bottom of the 1st. The Angels tied the game in the top of inning 5 on an RBI single by C Andy Etchabarren that plated Gil Flores. The M's retook the lead in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Dave Collins that drove in Ray Fosse. The Angels tied it in the 7th on a solo pop from Don Baylor. Both starters pitched very well in complete game efforts.

STATS

BATTING

CAL

2B
- Rudi/ HR - Baylor/R - Baylor, Flores/RBI - Baylor, Etchabarren/SB - Flores/CS - Flores/GIDP - 3

Error: Flores

PITCHING

Brett (L, 0-1, CG) 8+ IP/7 H/1 BB/2 K/3 ER

SEA

BATTING

2B
- Reynolds/HR - Jones, Meyer/R - Jones, Meyer, Fosse/ RBI - Jones, Meyer, Collins

PITCHING

Wheelock (W, CG) 9 IP/7 H/4 BB/5 K/2 ER

CAL: 1-3 SEA: 3-1

ATTENDANCE: 8,703

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TOTAL SERIES ATTENDANCE: .63,327

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 15,831

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NEW SERIES

MINNESOTA TWINS (2-1) VS. CALIFORNIA ANGELS (1-3)

TUE-THUR/APRIL 10-12

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ANAHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CA

GAME 1

TIME:
1:05pm

TEMP: 78

Twins Roster (Based on '77 player cards):
https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=MIN

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

MIN


Lyman Bostock CF
Glenn Adams DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Bob Randall 2B (Replaced by 2B Jerry Terrell.)

SP: Paul Thormodsgard

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF (Replaced in order by 1B Tony Solaita. Ron Jackson moved to left.)
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B/LF
Terry Humphrey C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Nolan Ryan

(Left the game with an injury.)

(Last thee numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

MIN 003 010 110 - 6 8 2
CAL 500 110 20 x - 9 13 1

SUMMARY:
The Angels gave their fans plenty to cheer about right out of the box in the home opener, erupting for 5 runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 9-6 victory over the Twins. A sellout crowd of over 43,000 saw Bobby Bonds launch a 3-run homer, followed by solo shots from Joe Rudi and Ron Jackson. The Twins picked up three unearned runs in the third off of Ryan, courtesy of an error by CF Thad Bosley. The Angels went up 6-3 in the bottom of the 4th on Jackson's second homer of the game. The Twins tallied a run on an RBI single by Larry Hisle that scored Rod Carew to cut it to 6-4 in the top of the 5th. But the Angels came back in their half of the frame and scored a run on an RBI single by Dave Chalk to plate Jerry Remy to make it 7-4. Mike Cubbage knocked in Dan Ford to cut the Angel lead to 7-5 in the top of the 7th. But the Angels tallied 2 in the bottom of the inning on an RBI triple by Bonds that scored that scored Dave Chalk and an RBI single by Don Baylor that plated Bonds. The Twins got a run in the top of the 8th and loaded the bases, but Ryan escaped by whiffing Butch Wynegar and inducing Roy Smalley to hit into a groundout to second. Ryan again had control issues as he walked 8 men. But his 12 K's helped him get out of some real jams during the game.

STATS

MIN

BATTING

2B
- Hisle 2/R - Carew 2, Adams, Hisle, Cubbage, Randall/RBI - Hisle 2, Wynegar 1, Terrell 1/GIDP - 1/HBP - Randall 2, Ford/SB - Bostock

Errors: Cubbage, Randall

PITCHING

Thormodsgard (L) 4+ IP/9 H/0 BB/2 K/7 ER
Jackson 2+ 3 H/1 BB/0 K/2 ER
Serum 2 IP/1 H/0 BB/2 K/0 ER

INJURY REPORT: 2B Bob Randall out 15 games

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Chalk/3B - Bonds/HR - Jackson 2, Rudi, Bonds/R - Chalk 2, Bonds 2, Jackson 2, Remy 2, Rudi/ RBI - Bonds 4, Jackson 2, Chalk, Baylor, Rudi/SB -Remy

Error: Bosley

PITCHING

Ryan (W, 1-1, CG) 9 IP/8 H/8 BB/12 K/3 ER

INJURY REPORT: LF Rudi out 1 game

MIN: 2-2 CAL: 2-3

ATTENDANCE:43,250 (Sellout)

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GAME 2

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 71

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

MIN


Lyman Bostock CF
Craig Kusick DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Jerry Terrell 2B

SP: Dave Goltz

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Gil Flores LF
Terry Humphrey C
Thad Bosley CF

SP: Frank Tanana


(Last thee numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

MIN 000 304 000 - 7 12 0
CAL 000 101 000 - 2 8 0

GAME SUMMARY:
The Twins got to starter Frank Tanana for 3 runs in the top of the 4th and then put the game away with 4 in the top of the 6th as the Twins downed the Halos 7-2. The Twins scored on an RBI double by Dan Ford, an RBI single by Mike Cubbage and an RBI double by Roy Smalley to take a 3-0 lead in the 4th. The Angels scored a run in the bottom of the inning when Don Baylor scored on a bases loaded walk to Gil Flores. The Twins got to Tanana in the 6th. Dan Ford opened the scoring with a long homer to left. Jerry Terrell knocked in Mike Cubbage with an RBI single. Rod Carew garnered an RBI on a bases loaded walk which scored Butch Wynegar. Larry Hisle completed the scoring for the Twins with an RBI single that drove in Roy Smalley. The Angels scored their second and final run of the game in the bottom of the 6th when Don Baylor launched a massive blast to dead center. Dave Goltz went the distance for the victors. Frank Tanana fell to 1-1 on the seasons for the Angels.

STATS

MIN

BATTING

2B
- Ford, Cubbage, Smalley/HR - Ford/R - Ford 2, Cubbage 2, Kusick, Smalley, Wynegar/RBI - Ford 2, Carew, Hisle, Cubbage, Smalley, Terrell/SB - Bostock/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Goltz (W, CG) 9 IP/8 H/4 BB/4 K/2 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Baylor/HR - Baylor/R - Baylor 2/RBI - Flores, Baylor/CS - Flores

PITCHING

Tanana L, 1-1 6 IP/11 H/3 BB/6 K/7 ER
Miller 3 IP/1 H/3 BB/1 K/0 ER

MIN: 3-2 SEA: 2-4

ATTENDANCE: 16,147

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GAME 3

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 68

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

MIN


Lyman Bostock CF
Glenn Adams DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Jerry Terrell 2B

SP: Geoff Zahn

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
JoeRudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Paul Hartzell

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/ Errors)

MIN 000 000 000 - 0 7 0
SEA 001 101 02x - 5 11 2

SUMMARY:
Angel starter Paul Hartzell pitched 7-2/3 innings and closer Dave LaRoche came in and slammed the door as the Angels downed the Twins 5-0 to win the rubber game of the three game set. Scoring started in the bottom of the 3rd when Bobby Bonds tripled in Dave Chalk. Joe Rudi led off the bottom of the 4th with a solo shot. Bobby Bonds then smashed a homer in the bottom of the 6th to put the Angels up 3-0. The Angels added 2 insurance runs in the 8th on an RBI double by Bobby Grich and a sac fly by Terry Humphrey.

STATS

MIN


SB
- Bostock/HBP - Hisle/GIDP: 1

PITCHING

Zahn (L) 7+ 10 H/3 BB/5 K/5 ER
Serum 1 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Grich/3B - Bonds/HR- Rudi, Bonds/R - Chalk, Bonds, Baylor, Rudi, Grich/RBI - Bonds 2,Rudi, Grich, Humphrey/Sac Fly - Humphrey/SB - Baylor/GIDP - 1

Errors: Flores, Jackson

PITCHING

Hartzell 7-2/3 IP/6 H/2 BB/3 K/0 ER
LaRoche 1-1/3 IP/1 H/1 BB/1 K/0 ER

MIN: 3-3 CAL: 3-4

ATTENDANCE: 13,405

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 72,802

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 24,267

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CALIFORNIA ANGELS AT OAKLAND A'S

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Fri-Sun/April 13-15

OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM - OAKLAND, CA

A's Roster (using '77 Strat-O-Matic player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=OAK

GAME 1

Game Time:
7:35pm

Temp: 66

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Ken Brett

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B (Left game with injury. Replaced by Jerry Tabb.)
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Manny Sanguillen C
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Rodney Scott SS
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Rick Langford

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 000 030 344 - 14 13 3
OAK 000 000 000 - 0 5 0

GAME SUMMARY:
The A's and Halos dueled each other to a scoreless tie through 4 and then the Angel bats came alive. The Angels broke the 0-0 tie with a bases-clearing double by Joe Rudi to go up 3-0. Three more runs were added in the 7th against starter Rick Langford. Don Baylor singled home Bobby Bonds and Joe Rudi pummeled a Langford heater for a 2-run homer to put the Angels up 6-0. The bullpen of the A's did not fare well, either. Doug Bair was roughed up for 4 runs in one inning, 3 of those runs coming on a Don Baylor blast that scored Dave Chalk and Jerry Remy. In the 9th, Joe Coleman was also hit hard. A 3-run homer by Bobby Bonds that plated Jerry Remy and Dave Chalk once again ended the score-fest for the boys from SoCal. Ken Brett,a tough luck starter in his first outing, picked up the shutout win going the distance.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Bonds, Baylor/3B - Jackson, Flores/HR - Bonds. Rudi, Baylor/R - Remy 3, Bonds 3, Baylor 3, Chalk 2, Rudi, Humphrey, Jackison/RBI - Rudi 5, Bonds 5, Baylor 3, Humphrey 1/SB - Remy

Errors: Jackson 2, Chalk

PITCHING

Brett (W, 1-1, CG) 9 IP/5 H/1 BB/4 K/0 ER

OAK

BATTING

CS
- North

PITCHING

Langford (L) 7 IP/6 H/8 BB/7 K/6 ER
Bair 1 IP/3 H/1 BB/0 K/4 ER
Coleman 1 IP/4 H/0 BB/0 K/4 ER

INJURY REPORT: 1B Mike Jorgensen out 60 games

CAL: 4-4 OAK: 4-4

ATTENDANCE:
5,653

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GAME 2

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 63

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: John Caneira

OAK

Bill North CF
Rodney Scott SS
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Manny Sanguillen C
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jerry Tabb 1B
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Matt Keough

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 100 000 010 - 2 3 2
OAK 001 501 00x - 7 7 1

GAME SUMMARY:
The A's erupted for 5 unearned runs in the bottom of inning 4 thanks to an error by 3B Dave Chalk and A's starter Matt Keough pitched a 3-hit complete game as the A's downed the Angels 7-2. The Angels got the scoring started on an RBI single by Don Baylor in the top of the 1st that scored Jerry Remy. The A's came back in the bottom of the 3rd frame on a solo homer by 1B Jerry Tabb to tie the game. In the bottom of the 4th, Rodney Scott reached on another error by 3B Dave Chalk. Page walked and Manny Sanguillen singled in Scott with the go-ahead run. Earl Williams hit a sacrifice fly to score Page to make it 3-1 and 3B Wayne Gross followed that with a 2-run homer to right-center. Jerry Tabb followed Gross and hit his second longball of the game. The A's added another run in the bottom of inning 7 when Earl Williams reached third on a rare fielding miscue by LF Joe Rudi and scored on a sacrifice fly by Wayne Gross. Number 5 starter John Caneira took the loss for the Halos, allowing only 1 earned run.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

R
- Remy 2/RBI - Baylor 2/SB - Remy/Sac Fly - Baylor/SB - Remy/GIDP - 1

Errors: Chalk, Jackson 2

PITCHING

Caniera (L, 0-1) 4-1/3 IP/5 H/2 BB/2 K/1 ER
Barlow 2-2/3 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER
Ross 1 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

OAK

BATTING

2B
- North/HR - Tabb 2, Gross/R - Tabb 2,Scott, Page, Sanguillen, Williams, Gross/RBI - Gross 3, Tabb 2, Page, Sanguillen/SB - Scott/GIDP - 1

Error: Gross

PITCHING

Keough (W, CG) 9 IP/3 H/5 BB/4 K/1 ER

CAL: 4-5 OAK: 5-4

ATTENDANCE:
6,178

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GAME 3

TIME:
1:05pm

TEMP: 65

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Nolan Ryan

OAK

Bill North CF
Rodney Scott SS
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jeff Newman C
Jerry Tabb 1B
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Vida Blue

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 000 030 250 - 10 12 1
OAK 000 000 001 - 1 2 2

GAME SUMMARY:
Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan pitched a 2-hitter and the Angels took advantage of 2 huge A's errors en route to 10-1 thrashing of the A's. The game was scoreless until the top of the 5th when Gil Flores reached on an error by SS Rodney Scott. Dave Chalk doubled and Bobby Bonds blasted another mammoth homer to give the Angels a 3-0 lead. The Angels plated 2 more in the top of the 7th on an RBI double by Don Baylor that scored Dave Chalk and Bobby Bonds. In the top of the 8th, an error by 1B Jerry Tabb opened the door to 4 unearned runs. A 2-run single plated Terry Humphrey and Gil Flores. Joe Rudi singled in Jerry Remy and Bobby Grich followed that with a 2-run single. The A's broke up Ryan's shutout bid in the 9th on a one-out solo homer by DH Earl Williams. A's ace Vida Blue took the loss. Angels take the rubber game of the 3 game set.

STATS

BATTING

CAL

2B
- Chalk, Bonds, Baylor/HR - Bonds/R - Chalk 3, Bonds 3, Flores 2, Remy, Humphrey/RBI - Bonds 3,Chalk 2, Baylor 2, Grich 2, Rudi

Error: Ryan

PITCHING

Ryan (W, 2-1, CG) 9 IP/2 H/6 BB/8 K/1 ER

OAK

HR
- Williams/R - Williams/RBI - Williams/CS - Page/ GIDP - 1

Errors: Scott, Tabb

PITCHING

Blue (L) 6-1/3 IP/8 H/4 BB/3 K/4 ER
Coleman 1-2/3 IP/4 H/2 BB/0 K/1 ER
Lacey 1 IP/No Line

CAL: 5-5 OAK: 5-5

ATTENDANCE:
8,631

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 20,462

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 6,821

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NEW SERIES

CALIFORNIA ANGELS VS. MINNESOTA TWINS

Tue-Thu/April 17-19

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METROPOLITAN STADIUM - BLOOMINGTON, MN

Twins Roster (Using '77 Strat-O-Matic player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=MIN

GAME 1

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 44

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Frank Tanana

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Craig Kusick DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Jerry Terrell 2B

SP: Dave Goltz

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 000 000 000 - 0 5 0
MIN 100 010 10x - 3 10 0

GAME SUMMARY:
In a match-up of 2 of the AL's best pitchers, Minnesota's Dave Goltz outdueled Angel starter Frank Tanana in a 3-0 win for the Twins, The Twins scored in the 1st on an RBI single by Dan Ford that plated lead-off man Lyman Bostock, The scored remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 5th when a double by Bostock followed by 2 free passes from Tanana lead to the Twins' second run on a sacrifice fly to left by clean-up hitter Larry Hisle. The Twins added 1 final run in the bottom of inning 7 on a single and stolen base by Bostock followed by an RBI single by Rod Carew. Both starters looked solid going the distance. But on this day, Mr. Goltz was just a little better than Mr. Tanana.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Baylor/CS - Bonds, Flores/ GIDP - 3

PITCHING

Tanana (L, 1-2, CG) 8 IP/10 H/4 BB/7 K/3 ER

MIN

BATTING

2B
- Bostock, Wynegar/R - Bostock - 3/RBI - Ford, Hisle, Carew/SB - Bostock/Sac Fly - Hisle

PITCHING

Goltz (W, CG) 9 IP/5 H/2 BB/4 K/0 ER

CAL: 5-6 MIN: 6-4

ATTENDANCE:
6,002

**************************************************

GAME 2

GAME TIME:
7:05pm

TEMP: 48

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Paul Hartzell

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Glenn Adams DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Jerry Terrell 2B

SP: Geoff Zahn

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 200 104 030 -10 10 0
MIN 200 002 000 - 4 12 0

GAME SUMMARY:
A day after being shutdown by Twins ace Dave Goltz, the Angels had their hitting shoes on once again in a 10-4 win over the Twins. The Angels got the scoring started in the 1st on a 2-run double by Bobby Bonds that scored Jerry Remy and Dave Chalk. The Twins came back in the bottom of the first to tie the game on a 2-run blast by Larry Hisle that scored Lyman Bostock, The Angels re-took the lead in the top of the 4th for good when Bobby Grich scored on an RBI double by Ron Jackson. The Angels plated 3 more in the top of the 6th on RBI hits by Ron Jackson, Terry Humphrey and Gil Flores. In the bottom of the inning, the Twins got a second 2-run homer from Larry Hisle to cut the lead to 7-4. The Angels put up 3 in the top of inning 8 when Jerry Remy muscled up and hit a rare homer of the 3-run variety. Paul Hartzell went the distance for the victors.

STATS

BATTING

CAL

2B
- Bonds, Jackson, Humphrey/3B - Grich/HR - Remy/R - Remy 2, Grich 2, Flores 2, Chalk, Rudi, Jackson, Humphrey/RBI - Remy 3, Bonds 2,Jackson 2, Flores 2, Humphrey/SB - Flores/HBP - Rudi

PITCHING

Hartzell (W, 2-1, CG) 9 IP/12 H/1 BB/3 K/4 ER

MIN

BATTING

2B
- Terrell 2, Bostock/HR - Hisle 2/R - Hisle 2, Bostock, Carew/RBI - Hisle - 4/CS - Ford/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Zahn (L) 5+ IP/6 H/3 BB/3 K/6 ER
Serum 1 IP/3 H/1 BB/1 K/1 ER
D. Johnson 3 IP/1 H/2 BB/2 K/3 ER

CAL: 6-6 MIN: 6-5

ATTENDANCE:
6,514

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GAME 3

TIME:
7:35PM

TEMP: 47

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Ken Brett

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Craig Kusick DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Jerry Terrell 2B

SP: Ron Schueler


(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

CAL 000 010 001 - 2 3 2
MIN 001 000 101 - 3 9 1

GAME SUMMARY:
Rod Carew hit a game-winning solo homer with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th off Angels' reliever Dyar Millar as the Twins took the rubber game of the 3-game set by a final of 3-2. The Twins started the scoring in the bottom of the 3rd when Rod Carew grounded out to score Lyman Bostock. The Angels tied it in the 5th when Joe Rudi scored an unearned run on an RBI single by Terry Humphrey, The Twins re-took the lead in the bottom of the 7th when Lyman Bostock tripled and scored on a sac fly by Craig Kusick. The Angels tied it in the top of the 9th on a solo shot by Don Baylor. Dyar Miller was the tough luck loser for the Angels. Ron Schueler pitched a winning complete game for the Twins.

STATS

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Rudi/HR - Baylor/R - Rudi, Baylor/RBI - Baylor, Humphrey/SB - Flores/HBP - Rudi

Errors: Chalk, Humphrey

PITCHING

Brett 7 IP/7 H/2 BB/1 K/2 ER
Miller (L, 0-1) 1-2/3 IP/2 H/0 BB/2 K/1 ER

MIN

BATTING

3B
- Bostock, Wynegar/HR - Carew/R - Bostock 2, Carew/RBI - Carew 2, Kusick/SB - Bostock/Sac Fly - Kusick

PITCHING

Scheuler (W, CG) 9 IP/3 H/1 BB/10 K/1 ER

CAL: 6-7 MIN: 7-5

ATTENDANCE:
5,269

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 17,785

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 5,928




























 
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OAKLAND A'S AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS

FRI-SUN/APRIL 20-22


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ANAHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CA

A's Roster (Using '77 player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=OAK

GAME 1

TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 67

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

OAK


Bill North CF
Rodney Scott SS
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jerry Tabb 1B
Jeff Newman C
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Vida Blue

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: John Caneira

(Last three Numbeers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

OAK 000 300 202 - 7 12 2
CAL 100 000 121 - 5 11 1

GAME SUMMARY:
The A's jumped out to a 5-1 lead and held off a late Angels rally to win the game 7-5. The Angels started the scoring on a solo blast by Bobby Bonds. The A's put up a 3 spot in the top of the 4th. Earl Williams doubled in Mitchell Page and Jerry Tabb hit a 2-run shot. The A's added 2 in the top of the 7th frame when Tony Armas singled in Bill North and Rodney Scott to go up 5-1. The Angels scored a run in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI groundout by Bobby Bonds that scored Jerry Remy to make it 5-2. The Angels drew to within 1 in the bottom of the 8th on a solo homer by Joe Rudi. Ron Jackson tripled and was knocked in by Gil Flores to cut the lead to 5-4. The A's scored 2 in the top of the 9th when Mitchell Page singled and then Earl Williams reached on an error by closer Dave LaRoche. Wayne Gross singled in Mitchell Page and that chased LaRoche. Mike Barlow relieved and Jerry Tabb singed off him to score Earl Williams and the A's led 7-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. Don Baylor reached 3rd on an error by CF Bill North and Joe Rudi doubled him in. A's closer Dave Giusti then struck out Bobby Grich to end the game.

STATS

OAK

BATTING

2B
- North, Scott, Page, Williams/HR - Tabb/R - Page 2, Williams 2, Bill North, Rodney Scott, Tabb/RBI - Tabb 3, Armas, 2, Williams, Gross

Errors: North, Gross

PITCHING

Blue (W) 8 IP/10 H/4 BB/2 K/4 ER
Giusti (S) 1 IP/1 H/1 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Remy, Rudi/3B - Jackson/HR - Rudi, Bonds/R - Remy, Bonds, Baylor, Rudi, Jackson/RBI - Bonds 2, Rudi 2, Flores/GIDP - 2

Error: LaRoche

PITCHING

Caneira (L, 0-2) 6+ IP/6 H/4 BB/7 K/4 ER
LaRoche 2-1/3 IP/3 H/1 BB/3 K/1 ER
Barlow 2/3 IP/2 H/0 BB/1 K/0 ER

OAK: 8-6 CAL: 6-8

ATTENDANCE:
14,711

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GAME 2

TIME:
1:05pm

TEMP: 71

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitcher

OAK


Bill North CF
Rodney Scott SS
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jerry Tabb 1B
Jeff Newman C
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Pablo Torrealba

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Andy Etchebarren C
Gil Flores CF


SP: Nolan Ryan

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

OAK 000 000 002 - 2 1 0
CAL 000 000 000 - 0 9 1

GAME SUMMARY:
Angels starter Nolan Ryan pitched 8-2/3 innings of no-hit ball and then allowed his only hit of the game, a 2-out homer to right by Mitchell Page to break a scoreless tie and propel the A's to a 2-0 victory. Ryan walked Tony Armas after striking out Bill North and Rodney Scott to start the inning before Page's blast. A's starter Pablo Torrealba scattered 9 hits and got out of a few sticky situations to earn the complete game shutout win.

STATS

OAK

BATTING

HR
- Page/R - Armas, Page/RBI - Page 2/CS - North/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Torrealba (W) 9 IP/9 H/3 BB/4 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Remy, Rudi/CS - Flores/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Ryan (L, 2-2) 9 IP/1 H/5 BB/12 K/2 ER

OAK: 9-6 CAL: 6-9

ATTENDANCE:
19,886

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GAME 3

TIME:
1:05pm

TEMP: 74

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

OAK


Bill North CF
Rodney Scott SS
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jerry Tabb 1B
Jeff Newman C
Marty Perez 2B

SP: Mike Norris

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Andy Etchebarren C
Gil Flores CF


SP: Frank Tanana

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

OAK 030 030 001 000 2 - 9 16 1
CAL 301 012 000 000 4 - 11 15 1

GAME SUMMARY:
In a game that was the complete opposite of the Ryan/Torrealba affair on Saturday, the A's and Angels engaged in a slugfest. The Angels fell behind by 2 in the top of the 13th inning before rallying for 4 runs in their half of the inning to win 11-9 and salvage the last game of the 3-game series. The Angels started the scoring in the bottom of the 1st when Bobby Bonds doubled in Gil Flores. Don Baylor followed Bonds with a long 2-run homer to left to put the Angels up 3-0. The A's came right back and tied the game in the top of the 2nd on the strength of a 3-run shot by Bill North that plated Jerry Tabb and Marty Perez. The Angels retook the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the 4th on a solo homer by Bonds. The A's scored 3 more in the top of the 5th inning on a bases loaded walk to Mitchell Page that scored Marty Perez and then DH Earl Williams hit a 2-run single to make it 6-4 for the green and gold. Starter Tanana was chased in the inning and relieved by Mike Barlow. The Angels scored a run in the bottom of the 5th on Bobby Bonds' second longball of the game. to cut the lead to 6-5. The Angels then took a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the 6th on a 2-run homer by Jerry Remy who is not exactly known for his power. The homer chased A's starter Norris. The game remained 7-6 until the top of the ninth when closer Dave LaRoche blew the save opportunity, allowing a lead-off triple to Rodney Scott and then, after striking out Tony Armas and Mitchell Page, Earl Williams singled off LaRoche to drive in the tying run. The game remained 7-7 through 12 innings. In the 13th, reliever Dave Ross gave up a 2-run single to Earl Williams that scored Bill North and Rodney Scott to put the A's up 9-7 and on the verge of a sweep. A's reliever Bob Lacey came in to close out the game in the bottom of the inning. With 1 out, Bobby Bonds reached on an error by Marty Perez. Don Baylor doubled in Bonds to cut the A's lead to 1. Joe Rudi plated Baylor with a game-tying single and then Bobby Grich ended the festivities with a walk-off homerun to center that sent the fans home happy.

STATS

OAK

BATTING

2B
- Tabb/3B - Scott/HR - North/R - North 3, Scott 3, Perez 2, Tabb 1/RBI - Williams 5, North 3, Page/GIDP - 2

Error: Perez

PITCHING

Norris 5-2/3 IP/8 H/3 BB/7 K/7 ER
Coleman 1-1/3 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER
Giusti 3 IP/2 H/0 BB/1 K/0 ER
Bair 2 IP/1 H/3 BB/2 K/0 ER
Lacey (L, BS) 1/3 IP/3 H/0 BB/0 K/3 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Bonds, Baylor/3B - Rudi/HR - Bonds 2, Baylor, Remy, Grich/R - Bonds 4, Baylor 2, Remy, Flores, Rudi, Grich, Jackson/RBI - Bonds 3, Baylor 3, Remy 2, Grich 2, Rudi

Error: Ross

PITCHING

Tanana 4+ IP/5 H/3 BB/4 K/6 ER
Barlow 2 IP/1 H/1 BB/1 K/0 ER
Miller 2 IP/2 H/1 BB/1 K/0 ER
LaRoche (BS, 1) 2 IP/3 H/1 BB/2 K/1 ER
Ross (W, 1-0) 3 IP/5 H/2 BB/0 K/2 ER

OAK: 9-7 CAL: 7-9

ATTENDANCE:
17,370

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 51,967

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 17,322

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NEW SERIES

BALTIMORE ORIOLES AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS

TUE-THUR/APRIL 24-26

ANAHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CA

GAME 1

TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 70

Orioles Roster (Using '77 player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=BAL

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

BAL


Al Bumbry CF
Rich Dauer 2B
Ken Singleton RF
Eddie Murray 1B
Lee May DH
Doug DeCinces 3B
Pat Kelly LF
Mark Belanger SS
Rick Dempsey C

SP: Jim Palmer

OAK

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Paul Hartzell

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BAL 200 000 000 - 2 9 1
CAL 010 000 000 - 1 6 2

GAME SUMMARY:
O's ace Jim Palmer our-dueled Angels' starter Paul Hartzell as the Orioles nipped the Halos 2-1. Both Oriole runs came in the 1st. Al Bumbry and Rich Dauer singled to start the game and Ken Singleton walked to load the bases with no one out. Eddie Murray reached on an error by SS Bobby Grich that allowed Bumbry to score. Hartzell then walked DH Lee May to force in Dauer for a 2-0 lead. Bobby Grich homered in the 2nd inning for the Angels to cut the lead to 2-1 and that was it for the scoring. Outside of the Grich homer, Palmer only faced one serious threat. The Angels got the first two on base in the bottom of the 9th, but Ron Jackson whiffed, Terry Humphrey grounded into a fielder's choice and Gil Flores grounded out to short to end the game.

STATS

BAL

BATTING

R
- Bumbry, Dauer/RBI - May 1/SB - Kelly/GIDP - 1

Error: Murray

PITCHING

Palmer (W, CG) 9 IP/6 H/2 BB/5 K/1 ER

CAL

BATTING

HR
- Grich/R - Grich/RBI - Grich

Errors: Grich, Hartzell

PITCHING

Hartzell (L, 2-2) 8-2/3 IP/9 H/2 BB/2 K/1 ER
LaRoche 1/3 IP/0 H/0 BB/1 K/0 ER

BAL: 9-8 CAL: 7-10

ATTENDANCE:
12,663

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GAME 2

TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 66

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

BAL


Al Bumbry CF
Rich Dauer 2B
Ken Singleton RF
Eddie Murray 1B
Lee May DH
Doug DeCinces 3B
Andres Mora LF
Mark Belanger SS
Rick Dempsey C

SP: Mike Flanagan

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF


SP: Ken Brett

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BAL 000 211 000 - 4 10 1
CAL 000 002 010 - 3 4 0

GAME SUMMARY:
The Orioles built up a 4-0 lead and needed every one of those runs as the Angels rallied but fell a run short in a 4-3 loss to the O's. Baltimore plated 2 in the 4th when starter Ken Brett offered up a bases loaded walk to Lee May that scored Rich Dauer. Andres Mora then singled in Ken Singleton to put the O's ahead 2-0. The O's added to the lead in inning 5 when Ken Singleton lived up to his name and drove in Al Bumbry with an RBI single to up the lead to 3-0. The Orioles made it 4-0 in the top of the 6th when Rick Dempsey doubled in Doug DeCinces. The Angels scored in their half of the 6th on a 2-run double by Joe Rudi that plated Jerry Remy and Don Baylor. The Angels scored again in the 8th on a double by Dave Chalk followed by an error by O's C Rick Dempsey that moved Chalk to third. Don Baylor then grounded into a force out that scored Chalk. Oriole closer Tippy Martinez sent the Angels down in order in the 9th to pick up the save.

STATS

BAL

BATTING

2B
- Dempsey, Bumbry/R - Bumbry, Dauer, Singleton, DeCinces/RBI - Singleton, May, Mora, Dempsey

Error: Dempsey

PITCHING

Flanagan (W) 7-1/3 IP/4 H/2 BB/5 K/4 ER
T. Martinez (S) 1-2/3 IP/0 H/0 BB/1 K/0 ER


CAL

BATTING

2B
- Chalk 2, Rudi, Grich/R - Remy, Chalk, Baylor/RBI - Rudi 2, Baylor

PITCHING

Brett (L, 1-2) 4-2/3 IP/7 H/1 BB/0 K/3 ER
Barlow 1-1/3 IP/3 H/1 BB/0 K/1 ER
Miller 2 IP/0 H/1 BB/0 K/0 ER
LaRoche 1 IP/0 H/1 BB/0 K/0 ER

BAL: 10-8 CAL: 7-11

ATTENDANCE:
11,472

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GAME 3

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 68

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

BAL



Al Bumbry CF
Rich Dauer 2B
Ken Singleton RF
Eddie Murray 1B
Lee May DH
Doug DeCinces 3B
Pat Kelly LF
Mark Belanger SS
Rick Dempsey C

SP: Rudy May

CAL


Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B
Terry Humphrey C

Gil Flores CF
SP: Caneira

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BAL 110 000 000 - 2 10 1
CAL 000 301 03x - 7 7 1

GAME SUMMARY:
The Orioles jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead and it looked like they were headed for a sweep of the Angels but the Angels came charging back and beat the O's 7-2. Oriole second baseman Rich Dauer homered in the first. In the second, Ken Singleton singled in Mark Belanger to make it 2-0 Baltimore. In the bottom of the 4th, Bobby Bonds homered to put the Halos on the board. Ron Jackson doubled in Joe Rudi and Bobby Grich to give the Angels a 3-2 lead and they never looked back. Bonds hit his second homer in the bottom of the 6th to put the Angels up by 2. The Angels then put the game in the refridgerator* in the bottom of the 8th on the strength of a 2-run double by Joe Rudi, which scored Dave Chalk and Don Baylor. Rudi scored on an RBI single by Ron Jackson to open up a 5-run lead.. Angels starter John Caneira picked up his first win of the season with a strong performance.

STATS

BAL

BATTING

HR
- Dauer/R - Dauer, Belanger/RBI - Dauer, Signleton

PITCHING

May (L) 7-2/3 IP/5 H/3 BB/1 K/4 ER
Drago 1/3 IP/2 H/1 BB/0 K/1 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Rudi, Jackson/HR - Bonds 2/R - Rudi 2, Bonds 2,Chalk, Baylor, Grich/RBI - Jackson 3, Bonds 2, Rudi 2/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Caneira (W, 1-2) 7+ IP/10 H/3 BB/5 K/2 ER
Miller 2 IP/0 H/0 BB/1 K/0 ER

BAL: 10-9 CAL: 8-11

ATTENDANCE:
14,111

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 38,246

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 12,749

(* Put the game in the refridgerator. Famous catch-phrase uttered by legendary Lakers' broadcaster Chick Hearn when the Lakers had the game won.)

ANGELS ROSTER IN POST #3

Two lighted 'Big A' halos for two Angel home wins in games 14-19!

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NEW SERIES

BOSTON RED SOX AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS

FRI-SUN/APRIL 27-29

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ANAHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CA

Red Sox Roster (Using '77 Strat-O-Matic player cards.): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=BOS

GAME 1

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 70

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

BOS

Rick Burleson SS
Fred Lynn CF
Carl Yastrzemski LF (Nickname: Yaz)
Jim Rice DH
Carlton Fisk C
George Scott 1B
Butch Hobson 3B
Dwight Evans RF
Denny Doyle 2B

SP: Rick Wise

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackison 1B
Terry Humphrery C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Nolan Ryan

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BOS 000 030 000 - 3 9 0
CAL001 041 00x - 6 15 1

GAME SUMMARY:
Angel starter Nolan Ryan went the distance and struck out 15 Red Sox hitters en route to a 6-3 victory. The Angels scored first when Dave Chalk singled in Gil Flores. Flores had walked and stolen second. In the top of the fifth, the Red Sox got to Ryan for three runs. Dwight Evans hit a solo homer. Ryan then had a bout of wildness and walked Yaz to force in Denny Doyle to tie the game. Bases loaded. Ryan then hit Jim Rice with a pitch that plated Rick Burleson and finished the scoring. The Angels immediately came back in their half of the inning. Gil Flores, Jerry Remy and Dave Chalk all singled and loaded the bases. Bobby Bonds unloaded them with a grand slam homer over the left field wall that sent the fans into orbit to give the Angels a 5-3 lead they never relinquished. The Angels added an insurance run in the 6th on an RBI single by Dave Chalk that plated Terry Humphrey. Ryan struck out the side in the 7th and 9th to earn his third victory of the season.

STATS

BOS

BATTING

2B
- Burleson, Lynn/HR - Evans/R - Burleson, Evans, Doyle/RBI - Yaz, Evans, Rice/HBP - Rice/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Wise (L) 5 IP/11 H/1 BB/1 K/5 ER
Paxton 1-1/3 IP/3 H/0 BB/1 K/1 ER
Stanley 1-2/3 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Chalk, Baylor, Rudi, Humphrey/HR - Bonds/R - Flores 2,Remy, Chalk, Bonds, Humphrey/RBI - Bonds 4, Chalk 2/SB - Flores/GIDP - 1

Error: Humphrey

PITCHING

Ryan (W, 3-2, CG) 9 IP/9 H/6 BB/15 K/3 ER

BOS: 12-5 CAL 9-11

ATTENDANCE:
24,882

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GAME 2

GAME TIME:
1:05pm (NBC Game of the Week)

TEMP: 75

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

BOS


Rick Burleson SS
Fred Lynn CF
Carl Yastrzemski LF
Jim Rice DH
Carlton Fisk C
George Scott 1B
Butch Hobson 3B
Dwight Evans RF
Denny Doyle 2B

SP: Don Aase

(Left game with injury. Replaced by Bob Montgomery.)

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackison 1B
Terry Humphrery C

Gil Flores CF

SP: Frank Tanana

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BOS 000 004 500 - 9 15 0
CAL 000 001 000 - 1 7 1

GAME SUMMARY:
The BoSox got to Angels' starter Frank Tanana for 4 runs in the top of the 6th to break a scoreless tie and the boys from Beantown never looked back in a 9-1 downing of the Angels. In the top of the 6th, the Red Sox had 2 down and 2 on when Tanana hit Carlton Fisk and forced Fisk out of the game with an injury. With the bases loaded, Tanana gave up a run scoring single to George Scott that scored Lynn. Hobson followed with a 2-run double to score Rice and Montgomery. George Scott then scored on an error by 2B Jerry Remy. The Angels got their only run of the game in the bottom of the same inning when Jerry Remy doubled in Gil Flores. The Red Sox plated 5-runs in the 7th. Frank Tanana was chased after giving up a single to Rick Burleson. Reliever Mike Barlow came in and allowed 4 straight singles to Lynn, Yaz, Rice and Bob Montgomery. The singles by Yaz, Rice and Montgomery plated Burleson, Lynn and Yaz. Butch Hobson then drove in his third run of the day with an RBI single that plated Montgomery to put the BoSox up 9-1. Starter Don Aase went the distance for the victors, scattering 7 hits and the only time the Angels seriously threatened him was in the bottom of the 6th, but Aase short-circuited any hope of a rally.

STATS

BOS

BATTING

2B
- Hobson, Fisk/R - Lynn 2, Rice 2, Montgomery 2, Burleson,Yaz, Evans/RBI - Hobson 3, Yaz, Rice, Montgomery, Scott, Doyle/HBP - Fisk/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Aase (W, CG) 9 IP/7 H/2 BB/9 K/1 ER

INJURY UPDATE: Fisk out 2 games

CAL

BATTING

2B
- Remy/R - Flores/RBI - Remy/GIDP - 2

PITCHING

Tanana (L, 1-3) 6+ IP/8 H/2 BB/8 K/4 ER
Barlow 3 IP/7 H/1 BB/3 K/4 ER

BOS: 13-5 CAL: 9-12

ATTENDANCE:
27,093

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GAME 3

GAME TIME:
1:05pm

TEMP: 74

Starting Lineups/Starting Pitchers

BOS


Rick Burleson SS
Fred Lynn CF
Carl Yastrzemski LF
Jim Rice DH
George Scott 1B
Butch Hobson 3B
Dwight Evans RF
Denny Doyle 2B
Bob Montgomery C
SP: Ferguson Jenkins

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackison 1B
Andy Etchebarren C

Gil Flores CF


SP: Paul Hartzell

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

BOS 010 000 100 - 2 9 0
CAL 010 013 10x - 6 12 0

GAME SUMMARY:
The Angels used stout pitching and timely offense to beat the Red Sox 6-2 and win the rubber game of the 3-game set. The Red Sox drew first blood on a solo blast from Butch Hobson in the top of the 2nd. The Angels tied it in the bottom of the 2nd when Joe Rudi scored when Ron Jackson hit into a force out. The Angels took the lead for good in the 5th when Jerry Remy squeezed in Ron Jackson to go up 2-1. The Halos put the game away in the bottom of the 6th. Bobby Bonds jacked one out over the centerfield fence. Don Baylor was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a ground out to the catcher and came home to score on a single by Bobby Grich. Andy Etchebarren then singled in Grich to put the Angels up 5-1. Sox starter Jenkins was chased after the next batter walked and was replaced by Bob Stanley. The Red Sox scored in the top of the 7th on a pair of doubles by Bob Montgomery and Rick Burleson drove him in with a 2-bagger of his own to cut the lead to 5-2. The Angels responded in the bottom of the 7th when Don Baylor hit a sacrifice fly that scored Dave Chalk to put the finishing touches on the game. Relievers Dyar Miller and Dave LaRoche pitched scoreless ball for the winners.

STATS

BOS

BATTING

2B
- Montgomery 2, Rice, Burleson/HR - Hobson/R - Hobson, Montgomery/RBI - Hobson, Burleson/GIDP - 1

PITCHING

Jenkins (L) 5-2/3 IP/10 H /1 BB/1 K/5 ER
Stanley 1-1/3 IP/1 H/1 BB/0 K/1 ER
Paxton 1 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

HR
- Bonds/R - Jackson 2, Chalk,Bonds,Baylor, Rudi/RBI - Jackson 2, Remy, Bonds, Baylor, Etchebarren/SB - Bonds/CS - Grich/Sac Fly - Baylor/HBP - Baylor/GIDP - 1

PTICHING

Hartzell (W, 3-2) 6+ IP/9 H/2 BB/1 K/2 ER
Miller 2 IP/0 H/1 BB/1 K/2 ER
LaRoche 1 IP/No Line

BOS: 13-6 CAL: 10-12

ATTENDANCE:
23,607

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 75,582

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 25,194

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NEW SERIES

NEW YORK YANKEES AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS

MON-WED/APRIL 30-MAY 2

(See pic above.)

ANANHEIM STADIUM - ANAHEIM, CA

Yankees Roster (Using '77 SOM player cards): https://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1977&t=NYA

GAME 1

TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 71

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

NYY


Mickey Rivers CF
Willie Randolph 2B
Thurman Munson C
Reggie Jackson DH
Graig Nettles 3B
Lou Piniella RF
Chris Chambliss 1B
Roy White LF
Bucky Dent SS

SP: Mike Torrez

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Dave Chalk 3B (Left game with injury. Replaced in the order by 1B Tony Solaita. Ron Jackson moved from first to third.)
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF
Bobby Grich SS
Ron Jackson 1B (Left game with injury. Replaced in the order by Rance Mulliniks who took over at third,)
Terry Humphrey C
Gil Flores CF

SP: Ken Brett

(Last three Numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

NYY 022 000 000 - 4 9 1
CAL200 042 00x - 8 6 0

GAME SUMMARY:
The Angels took advantage of the wildness of Yankees' starter Mike Torrez en route to an 8-4 win over the Bronx Bombers. Torrez hit the first two batters of the game, Jerry Remy and Dave Chalk, and then walked the next batter to load the bases. Torres then walked Don Baylor to force in Remy and then walked Joe Rudi to force in Tony Solaita, who came in when Chalk left the game after being hit by a pitch for a 2-0 Halos' lead.The Yanks tied it in the second off Angel starter Ken Brett on RBI doubles by Lou Piniella and Chris Chambliss that plated Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella. The Yanks took the lead in the top of the third on a double by Graig Nettles that scored Willie Randolph and Reggie Jackson. The Angels took the lead for good in the bottom of the 5th. Remy singled and Tony Solaita reached on an error by Torrez. Bonds walked to load the bases. Joe Rudi smashed a 2-run single that drove home Remy and Solaita. Bobby Grich followed with a run-scoring single that plated Bobby Bonds and Terry Humphrey finished the scoring in the frame on a successful squeeze that scored Rudi to put the Angels up 6-4. The Angels got to Yanks' reliever Ken Clay in the bottom of the 6th on a walk to Remy and a 2-run homer by slugger Baylor that made it 8-4.

STATS

NYY

BATTING

2B
- Jackson, Nettles, Piniella, Chambliss/3B - Chambliss/R - Jackson 2, Randolph, Piniella/RBI - Nettles 2, Piniella, Chambliss/GIDP - 2

Error: Torrez

PITCHING

Torrez (L) 5 IP/4 H/5 BB/5 K/5 ER
Clay 1 IP/1 H/1 BB/0 K/2 ER
Tidrow 2 IP/1 H/0 BB/3 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

HR
- Baylor/R - Remy 3, Solaita 2, Bonds, Baylor, Rudi/RBI - Baylor 3, Rudi 3, Grich, Humphrey/SB - Remy/GIDP - 1/HBP - Chalk, Remy, Ron Jackson

PITCHING

Brett (W, 2-2) 7 IP/8 H/0 BB/2 K/4 ER
Miller 2 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

INJURY REPORT: 3B Chalk out 2 games/1B Jackson out 4 games

NYY: 8-13 CAL: 11-12

ATTENDANCE:
25,394

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GAME 2

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 73

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers

NYY


Mickey Rivers CF
Willie Randolph 2B
Thurman Munson C
Reggie Jackson DH
Graig Nettles 3B
Lou Piniella RF
Chris Chambliss 1B (Left game with injury. Replaced by Cliff Johnson.)
Roy White LF
Bucky Dent SS

SP: Don Gullet

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Gil Flores CF
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Joe Rudi LF (Left game with injury. Replaced by Rusty Torres.)
Tony Solaita 1B
Terry Humphrey C
Rance Mulliniks 3B

SP: John Caneira

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

NYY 140 001 100 - 7 9 0
CAL 001 000 000 - 1 9 1

GAME SUMMARY:
The Yankees jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 and it was all starter Don Gullet needed in a 7-1 route of the Angels. The Yanks struck in the top of the 1st when Graig Nettles singled in Willie Randolph. In the top of the 2nd, the Yankees got to Angels' starter John Caenira for 4 runs. Roy White hit a 2-run blast that scored Chris Chambliss and Mickey Rivers nailed a 2-run shot that brought in Bucky Dent for a 5-0 lead. The Angels lone offensive highlight for the night was a solo pop from slugger Bobby Bonds. The Yanks added a solo blast by Rivers, his second of the game, in the top of the top of the 6th and a solo homer by Thurman Munson in the top of the 7th to complete the scoring.

STATS

NYY

BATTING

HR
- Rivers 2, Munson, White/R - Rivers 2, Randolph, Munson, Chambliss, White, Dent/RBI - Rivers 3, White 2, Munson, Jackson/HBP - Chambliss

PITCHING

Gullett (W, CG) 9 IP/9 H/2 BB/7 K/1 ER

INJURY REPORT: 1B Chambliss out for game

CAL

BATTING

HR
- Bonds/R - Bonds/RBI - Bonds/SB - Flores/GIDP - 1

Error: Solaita

PITCHING

Caneira (L, 1-3) 8 IP/9 H/4 BB/8 K/7 ER
Ross 1 IP/0 H/1 BB/2 K/0 ER

INJURY REPORT: LF Rudi out for game

NYY: 9-13 CAL: 11-13

ATTENDANCE:
23,888

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GAME 3

GAME TIME:
7:35pm

TEMP: 70

Starting Line-ups/Starting Pitchers


NYY


Mickey Rivers CF
Willie Randolph 2B
Thurman Munson C
Reggie Jackson DH
Graig Nettles 3B
Lou Piniella RF
Chris Chambliss 1B
Roy White LF
Bucky Dent SS

SP: Ron Guidry

CAL

Jerry Remy 2B
Gil Flores CF
Bobby Bonds RF
Don Baylor DH
Bobby Grich SS
Tony Solaita 1B
Thad Bosley LF
Terry Humphrey C
Rance Mulliniks 3B


SP: Nolan Ryan

(Last three numbers: Runs/Hits/Errors)

NYY 002 300 010 - 6 11 1
CAL 000 000 000 - 0 4 1

GAME SUMMARY:
In a match-up of 2 of the game's best pitchers, Ron Guidry dominated against Nolan Ryan and the Yankees prevailed by a final score of 6-0 in the rubber game of the 3-game series. The Yankees plated 2 in the 3rd on an RBI single by Mickey Rivers that scored Chris Chambliss and Roy White. The Pinstripes extended their lead to 5-0 in the top of the 4th. Chris Chambliss singled in Graig Nettles. Roy White singled in Lou Piniella and Bucky Dent knocked in Chambliss to open up the 5-0 lead for the Yankees. The Yankees added a run in the 8th on a sac fly by Bucky Dent that scored Lou Piniella. Guidry was dominant, allowing only 4 hits aand whiffing 6 in the complete game shutout victory.

STATS

NYY

BATTING

2B
- Chambliss, White/R - Piniella 2, Chambliss 2, White, Nettles/RBI - Rivers 2, Dent 2, Chambliss, White/CS - Rivers/Sac Fly - Dent

Error: Guidry

PITCHING

Guidry (W, CG) 9 IP/4 H/1 BB/6 K/0 ER

CAL

BATTING

SB
- Remy/GIDP - 1

Error - Grich

PITCHING

Ryan (L, 3-3) 7+ IP/10 H/2 BB/7 K/6 ER
Barlow 2 IP/1 H/0 BB/0 K/0 ER

NYY: 10-13 CAL: 11-14

ATTENDANCE:
30,435

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TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 79,117

AVG. ATTENDANCE: 26,572

ANGELS ROSTER IN POST #3


'BIG A' Halo lights up for 3 Angels' home wins!

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