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1975 California Angels

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1974 / 1976

72-89, Finished 6th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Williams (72-89)
GM: Harry Dalton, Farm Dir: Tom Summers, Scouting Dir: Wally Shannon
Scored 628 runs, Allowed 723 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-91

Ballparks: Anaheim Stadium · Attendance: 1,058,163 (8th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 92, Pitching - 93 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 95

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1974 / 1976 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 3, 1974

Traded Bob Oliver to the Baltimore Orioles. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mickey Scott (October 3, 1974) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

October 7, 1974

Traded a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Bob Heise. The California Angels sent Doug Howard (October 7, 1974) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

October 10, 1974

Traded Frank Robinson to the Cleveland Indians. Received a player to be named later, Ken Suarez and cash. The Cleveland Indians sent Rusty Torres (October 10, 1974) to the California Angels to complete the trade. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 15, 1974

Traded a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Orlando Pena. The California Angels sent Rich Hand (October 15, 1974) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

October 24, 1974

Released Paul Schaal.

October 25, 1974

Returned Larry McCall to the Baltimore Orioles following previous purchase.

November 25, 1974

Released Tony Conigliaro.

December 2, 1974

Traded Bob Heise to the Boston Red Sox. Received Tommy Harper.

December 3, 1974

Traded Skip Lockwood to the New York Yankees. Received Bill Sudakis.

January 3, 1975

Signed Gil Rondon as a free agent.

January 9, 1975

Drafted Willie Aikens in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Gil Kubski in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Jim Dorsey in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Derek Botelho in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bobby Clark in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Bob Walk in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

March 22, 1975

Traded Ken Sanders to the New York Mets. Received Ike Hampton.

March 31, 1975

Released Horacio Pina.

April, 1975

Released Charlie Sands.

May 5, 1975 (Standings)

Released Orlando Pena.

June 3, 1975 (Standings)

Drafted Danny Goodwin in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Garry Hancock in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jim Anderson in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Carney Lansford in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Floyd Rayford in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted John Flannery in the 9th round of the 1975 amateur draft. Player signed September 2, 1975.

Drafted Paul Hartzell in the 10th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Steve Eddy in the 19th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

Drafted Ron Musselman in the 22nd round of the 1975 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 14, 1975 (Standings)

Traded Denny Doyle to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Boston Red Sox sent Chuck Ross (minors) (March 5, 1976) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

June 15, 1975 (Standings)

Purchased Andy Etchebarren from the Baltimore Orioles.

Purchased Balor Moore from the Montreal Expos.

June 16, 1975 (Standings)

Signed Mark Clear as a free agent.

June 23, 1975 (Standings)

Released Bill Sudakis.

June 30, 1975 (Standings)

Signed Kim Allen as an amateur free agent.

Released Tom Egan.

July 15, 1975 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jim Brewer. The California Angels sent Dave Sells (July 22, 1975) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.

July 31, 1975 (Standings)

Purchased Adrian Garrett from the Chicago Cubs.

August 13, 1975 (Standings)

Sold Tommy Harper to the Oakland Athletics.

September 12, 1975 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Pactwa from Tampico (Mexican).

September 17, 1975 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Bobby Valentine to the San Diego Padres. Received Gary Ross. The California Angels sent Rudy Meoli (November 4, 1975) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

October 24, 1975

Purchased Steve Stroughter from the San Francisco Giants.

November 23, 1975

Signed Dickie Thon as an amateur free agent.

December 8, 1975

Luis Quintana drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1975 rule 5 draft.

Gil Rondon drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1975 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 1975

Traded Bill Singer to the Texas Rangers. Received Jim Spencer and $100,000.

December 11, 1975

Traded Ed Figueroa and Mickey Rivers to the New York Yankees. Received Bobby Bonds.

Traded Morris Nettles and Jim Spencer to the Chicago White Sox. Received Steve Dunning and Bill Melton.

January 7, 1976

Drafted Mike Chris in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mark Brouhard in the 4th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Ernie Camacho in the 4th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Keith Comstock in the 5th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Ron Johnson in the 13th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 12, 1976

Traded William Rothan (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Dick Sharon.

February 20, 1976

Purchased Ed Herrmann from the New York Yankees.

March 3, 1976

Traded John Balaz, Dave Machemer and Dick Sharon to the Boston Red Sox. Received Dick Drago.

March 4, 1976

Signed Randy Elliott as a free agent.

March 31, 1976

Traded Ellie Rodriguez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Orlando Alvarez and cash.

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1974 / 1976 Trades and Transactions