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1988 California Angels season

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1988 California Angels season

The California Angels 1988 season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.


  • September 23, 1987: Doug DeCinces was released by the California Angels.[1]
  • October 30, 1987: Don Sutton was released by the California Angels.[2]
  • December 1, 1987: Chili Davis signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[3]
  • December 3, 1987: Greg Minton was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
California Angels 75 87 .463 29
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

Notable Transactions

  • May 9, 1988: Bill Buckner was released by the California Angels.[6]
  • June 1, 1988: Jim Abbott was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed August 3, 1988.[7]


1988 California Angels
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Tom Kotchman
AA Midland Angels Texas League Mako Oliveras
A Palm Springs Angels California League Bill Lachemann
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Eddie Rodríguez
Short-Season A Bend Bucks Northwest League Don Long


  • 1988 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 California Angels team page at
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California Angels seasons
Succeeded by

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