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1961 Los Angeles Angels

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1962

70-91, Finished 8th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill Rigney (70-91)
GM: Fred Haney, Scouting Dir: Roland Hemond
Scored 744 runs, Allowed 784 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-84

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 603,510 (9th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 110, Pitching - 111 · one-year: Batting - 111, Pitching - 112

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1962 Trades and Transactions

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

December 12, 1960

Signed Del Rice as a free agent.

December 14, 1960

Drafted Faye Throneberry from the Minnesota Twins in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

Drafted Eli Grba from the New York Yankees as the 1st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Duke Maas from the New York Yankees as the 3rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Jerry Casale from the Boston Red Sox as the 5th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Tex Clevenger from the Minnesota Twins as the 7th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Bob Sprout from the Detroit Tigers as the 9th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Aubrey Gatewood from the Detroit Tigers as the 11th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ken McBride from the Chicago White Sox as the 13th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ned Garver from the Kansas City Athletics as the 15th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ron Moeller from the Baltimore Orioles as the 19th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ed Sadowski from the Boston Red Sox as the 21st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Buck Rodgers from the Detroit Tigers as the 23rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Eddie Yost from the Detroit Tigers as the 25th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Gene Leek from the Cleveland Indians as the 33rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim Fregosi from the Boston Red Sox as the 35th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Bob Cerv from the New York Yankees as the 38th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ken Hunt from the New York Yankees as the 40th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Earl Averill from the Chicago White Sox as the 45th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Fred Newman from the Boston Red Sox as the 47th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim McAnany from the Chicago White Sox as the 49th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Ted Kluszewski from the Chicago White Sox as the 51st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Julio Becquer from the Minnesota Twins as the 55th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Steve Bilko from the Detroit Tigers as the 2nd pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Albie Pearson from the Baltimore Orioles as the 4th pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Ted Bowsfield from the Cleveland Indians as the 17th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Coot Veal from the Detroit Tigers as the 27th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Bud Zipfel from the New York Yankees as the 29th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim Mahoney from the Boston Red Sox as the 31st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Joe Hicks from the Chicago White Sox as the 42nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Drafted Neil Chrisley from the Detroit Tigers as the 44th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Traded Coot Veal to the Washington Senators. Received Ken Aspromonte.

Traded Joe Hicks to the Washington Senators. Received Dean Chance.

Traded Jim Mahoney to the Washington Senators. Received Bob Davis.

Traded Bud Zipfel to the Washington Senators. Received Ken Hamlin.

Returned Ted Bowsfield to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

Returned Neil Chrisley to the Detroit Tigers following previous expansion draft selection.

Drafted Red Wilson from the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

1961

Signed Dick Simpson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dick Wantz as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Tom Burgess from Dallas (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 4, 1961

Purchased Leo Burke from the Washington Senators.

January 10, 1961

Signed Rocky Bridges as a free agent.

January 31, 1961

Purchased Tom Morgan from the Minnesota Twins.

February 1, 1961

Drafted Ted Bowsfield from the Cleveland Indians in the 1961 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

Returned Red Wilson to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

March 7, 1961

Signed Jack Hiatt as an amateur free agent.

April 1, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Mike White as a free agent.

Traded Jim McAnany to the Chicago Cubs. Received Lou Johnson.

April 4, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Duke Maas to the New York Yankees. Received Fritz Brickell.

April 7, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Ray Semproch from the Washington Senators.

April 10, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Ron Kline from the St. Louis Cardinals.

April 13, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Lou Johnson to Toronto (International). Received Leon Wagner.

April 14, 1961 (Standings)

Obtained Jack Spring from the Kansas City Athletics as part of a minor league working agreement.

May 8, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger to the New York Yankees. Received Ryne Duren, Johnny James and Lee Thomas.

May 10, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Julio Becquer to the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 26, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Art Fowler from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

June 5, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Russ Heman from the Cleveland Indians.

June 7, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Jerry Casale to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jim Donohue.

June 10, 1961 (Standings)

Released Ned Garver.

June 19, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Koppe from the St. Louis Cardinals for $1,000.

June 22, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Ken Hamlin and Russ Heman to Toronto (International). Received Billy Moran.

June 26, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased George Thomas from the Detroit Tigers.

July 3, 1961 (Standings)

Ken Aspromonte selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

July 15, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Dan Ardell as an amateur free agent.

July 22, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Tom Satriano as an amateur free agent.

August 10, 1961 (Standings)

Ron Kline selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

September 8, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Chuck Tanner from the Cleveland Indians.

October 10, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Red Witt from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October 19, 1961

Released Rocky Bridges.

Released Ted Kluszewski.

Released Del Rice.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Bo Belinsky from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Marlan Coughtry from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Aubrey Gatewood drafted by the New York Mets in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Felix Torres from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Mike White selected by the Houston Colt .45's in the 1961 minor league draft.

December 4, 1961

Purchased Ramon Hernandez from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1962

Signed Bobby Darwin as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ed Kirkpatrick as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim McGlothlin as an amateur free agent.

Signed Paul Schaal as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ed Sukla as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ken Turner as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jackie Warner as an amateur free agent.

Ron Clark received from the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

March 30, 1962

Purchased Frank Leja from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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1962 Trades and Transactions