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1985 California Angels season

The California Angels 1985 season involved the Angels taking 2nd place in the American League West with a 90-72 record, finishing one game behind the eventual World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals.


  • November 7, 1984: Ellis Valentine was released by the Angels.[1]
  • January 11, 1985: Rob Picciolo was released by the California Angels.[2]
  • January 30, 1985: Ruppert Jones was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[3]
  • March 31, 1985: Bill Mooneyham was released by the Angels.[4]

Regular season

  • October 6, 1985: Rufino Linares hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[5]

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
Kansas City Royals   91   71 .562    --
California Angels   90   72 .556   1.0
Chicago White Sox   85   77 .525   6.0
Minnesota Twins   77   85 .475 14.0
Oakland Athletics   77   85 .475 14.0
Seattle Mariners   74   88 .457 17.0
Texas Rangers   62   99 .385 28.5

Notable transactions


1985 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
RF Reggie Jackson 143 460 116 .252 27 85

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Daryl Sconiers 44 98 28 .286 2 12
Rufino Linares 18 43 11 .256 3 11


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Smith 4 0 0 0 7.20 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Winston Llenas
AA Midland Angels Texas League Joe Maddon
A Redwood Pioneers California League Tom Kotchman
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Bill Lachemann
Short-Season A Salem Angels Northwest League Bruce Hines


  • 1985 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 California Angels team page at
Preceded by
California Angels seasons
Succeeded by

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