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1986 California Angels season
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|1986 California Angels|
|1986 AL West Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Mike Port|
(Joe Torre, Bob Starr)
(Ron Fairly, Al Conin)
(Ruben Valentin, Ulpiano Cos Villa)
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The regular season ended with the Angels finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 92-70, earning the franchise's third division title. After jumping to a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Red Sox in the best-of-seven ALCS, the Angels blew a 3-run lead in the 9th inning of Game 5 that included giving up a two-out, two-strike home run to Boston's Dave Henderson (in other words, the Angels were 1 strike away from the World Series). The Angels went on to lose Game 5 in extra innings, and eventually lost the next two games and the series.
After 1986, the Angels went into a lengthy playoff drought, not returning to the postseason until their championship season of 2002 (though they did come close in 1995). They would not win a division title again until 2004.
1986 California Angels season Intro articles: 4
- November 19, 1985: DeWayne Buice was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
- December 5, 1985: Don Sutton was signed as a free agent by the Angels.
- December 20, 1985: Daryl Sconiers was released by the Angels.
- December 20, 1985: Geoff Zahn was released by the California Angels.
- May 4, 1986: Reggie Jackson hit the 537th home run of his career off Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens, passing Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list.
- June 18, 1986: Don Sutton won the 300th game of his career. Sutton became the 19th pitcher in MLB history to win 300 games.
- September 18, 1986: Reggie Jackson had 3 Home Runs and 7 RBIs in one game.
|Kansas City Royals||76||86||0.469||16||45–36||31–50|
|Chicago White Sox||72||90||0.444||20||41–40||31–50|
Record vs. opponents
1986 American League Records
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- June 2, 1986: Alan Mills was drafted by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (Secondary Phase). Player signed June 10, 1986.
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1986 California Angels season Offseason articles: 45
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
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|1||California – 8, Boston – 1||October 7||Fenway Park||32,993|
|2||California – 2, Boston – 9||October 8||Fenway Park||32,786|
|3||Boston – 3, California – 5||October 10||Anaheim Stadium||64,206|
|4||Boston – 3, California – 4 (11 innings)||October 11||Anaheim Stadium||64,223|
|5||Boston – 7, California – 6 (11 innings)||October 12||Anaheim Stadium||64,223|
|6||California – 4, Boston – 10||October 14||Fenway Park||32,998|
|7||California – 1, Boston – 8||October 15||Fenway Park||33,001|
- Don Sutton at Baseball Reference
- Daryl Sconiers at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997