1981 California Angels season: Wikis


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1981 California Angels
Major league affiliations
1981 information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
Manager(s) Jim Fregosi and Gene Mauch
Local television KTLA
Local radio KMPC
(Don Drysdale, Ron Fairly, Bob Starr)

The California Angels 1981 season involved the Angels finishing with the 5th best overall record in the American League West with 51 wins and 59 losses. The season was suspended for 50 days due to the infamous 1981 players' strike and the league chose as its playoff teams the division winners from the first and second halves of the season.


Regular season


Season standings

AL West
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
Oakland Athletics 37 23 .617
Texas Rangers 33 22 .600
Chicago White Sox 31 22 .585
California Angels 31 29 .517
Kansas City Royals 20 30 .400
Seattle Mariners 21 36 .368
Minnesota Twins 17 39 .304
AL West
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 30 23 .566
Oakland Athletics 27 22 .551
Texas Rangers 24 26 .480
Minnesota Twins 24 29 .453
Seattle Mariners 23 29 .442
Chicago White Sox 23 30 .434
California Angels 20 30 .400

Notable transactions


1981 California Angels
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CF Lynn, FredFred Lynn 76 256 56 .219 5 31

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Sconiers, DarylDaryl Sconiers 15 52 14 .269 1 7


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Zahn, GeoffGeoff Zahn 25 161.1 10 11 4.41 52

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Moose Stubing
AA Holyoke Millers Eastern League Jim Saul
A Redwood Pioneers California League Chris Cannizzaro
Short-Season A Salem Senators Northwest League Rick Ingalls
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Joe Maddon


See also

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1981


  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

External links

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California Angels seasons
Succeeded by


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