1963 Los Angeles Angels season

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1963 Los Angeles Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Fred Haney
Manager(s)Bill Rigney
Local televisionKHJ
Local radioKMPC
(Buddy Blattner, Don Wells, Steve Bailey)
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The 1963 Los Angeles Angels season involved the Angels finishing 9th in the American League with a record of 70 wins and 91 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1963 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 7–11 7–11 10–8 13–5 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–11 15–3
Boston 11–7 8–10 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–8 7–11 6–12 9–9
Chicago 11–7 10–8 11–7 11–7 12–6 10–8 8–10 8–10 13–5
Cleveland 8–10 8–10 7–11 10–8 11–7 10–8 5–13 7–11 13–5
Detroit 5–13 9–9 7–11 8–10 13–5 12–6 8–10 8–10 9–9
Kansas City 9–9 11–7 6–12 7–11 5–13 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–8
Los Angeles 9–9 8–9 8–10 8–10 6–12 8–10 9–9 5–13 9–9
Minnesota 9–9 11–7 10–8 13–5 10–8 9–9 9–9 6–11 14–4
New York 11–7 12–6 10–8 11–7 10–8 12–6 13–5 11–6 14–4
Washington 3–15 9–9 5–13 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 4–14


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 15, 1963: Bobby Darwin was selected off waivers from the Angels by the Baltimore Orioles as a first-year waiver pick.[3]
  • July 27, 1963: Jimmy Piersall was signed as a free agent by the Angels.[4]
  • September 20, 1963: Jimmy Piersall was released by the Angels.[4]

Roster[edit]

1963 Los Angeles Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Lee Thomas 149 528 116 .220 9 55
2B Billy Moran 153 597 164 .275 7 65
3B Félix Torres 138 463 121 .261 4 51
SS Jim Fregosi 154 592 170 .287 9 50
LF Leon Wagner 149 550 160 .291 7 49
CF Albie Pearson 154 578 176 .304 6 47

Other batters[edit]

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
Bob Perry 61 166 42 .253 3 14
Ken Hunt 59 142 26 .183 5 16
Bob Sadowski 88 144 36 .250 1 22
Jimmy Piersall 20 52 16 .308 0 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ken McBride 36 251 13 12 3.26 147
Dean Chance 45 248 13 18 3.19 168
Bo Belinsky 13 76.2 2 9 5.75 60

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Osinski 47 159.1 8 8 3.28 100
Don Lee 40 154 8 11 3.68 89
Paul Foytack 25 70.1 5 5 3.71 37
Fred Newman 12 44 1 5 5.32 16
Mike Lee 6 26 1 1 3.81 11

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Julio Navarro 57 4 5 12 2.89 53
Art Fowler 57 5 3 10 2.42 53
Bob Duliba 6 1 1 1 1.17 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Irv Noren
AA Nashville Vols Sally League John Fitzpatrick
A San Jose Bees California League Red Marion
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Chuck Tanner
A Tri-City Angels Northwest League Tommy Heath

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1963 Los Angeles Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1963 Los Angeles Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.