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Angel Season Home Runs

August 05, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Elene Brunet / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Don Shields / Los Angeles Times

When this week's games began in Seattle, the Angels led the major leagues in team home runs with 98. That's an average of .95 dingers per game and projects to a season total of 154. While that would be a 25% improvement over last year's 124, it would not be close to the Angels' season record, 189, hit in their first season in old Wrigley Field. Nor would it threaten the team season high since they have been playing in Anaheim Stadium, 186, hit in 1982, when Reggie Jackson set the team individual season record of 39. Here's a look at the tables

Leader's Year Total Team Leader Total 1961 189 Leon Wagner 28 1962 145 Leon Wagner 37 1963 95 Leon Wagner 26 1964 102 Joe Adcock 21 1965 92 Jim Fregosi 15 1966 146 Joe Adcock 18 1967 114 Don Mincher 25 1968 83 Rick Reichardt 21 1969 88 Rick Reichardt 13 1970 114 Jim Fregosi 22 1971 96 Ken McMullen 21 1972 78 Bob Oliver 20 1973 93 Frank Robinson 30 1974 95 Frank Robinson 20 1975 55 LeRoy Stanton 14 1976 63 Bobby Bonds 10 1977 131 Bobby Bonds 37 1978 108 Don Baylor 34 1979 164 Don Baylor 36 1980 106 Jason Thompson 17 1981 97 Bobby Grich 22 1982 186 Reggie Jackson **39 1983 154 Fred Lynn 22 1984 150 Reggie Jackson 25 1985 153 Reggie Jackson 27 1986 167 Doug DeCinces 26 1987 172 Wally Joyner 34 1988 124 Brian Downing 25 1989* *98 Jack Howell* 16

* After 103 games through July 30.

** Team record

Note: Angels played home games during their first season in Los Angeles' old Wrigley Field and then four seasons in Dodger Stadium before taking up residence in Anaheim Stadium in 1966.

VISITOR DINGERS

The visiting teams to Anaheim Stadium have had their fair share of home runs in the ballpark. The Detroit Tigers are the most prolific home-run-hitting visitors, knocking out 143 since the stadium opened in 1966. The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, have hit a mere 51 homers in their 12 completed seasons.

Year Red White Year Orioles Sox Sox Indians Tigers Royals Brewers 1966 10 7 11 6 8 -- -- 1967 10 10 4 6 5 -- -- 1968 8 7 3 7 15 -- -- 1969 8 9 2 3 3 8 6 1970 6 8 6 2 4 0 2 1971 8 5 7 2 4 3 8 1972 2 3 6 0 6 2 3 1973 1 5 2 8 7 5 6 1974 2 2 7 6 1 4 6 1975 3 1 5 7 3 13 2 1976 4 1 3 2 3 1 5 1977 1 5 4 2 6 5 4 1978 5 4 4 3 3 6 4 1979 7 1 5 3 7 4 7 1980 6 10 3 2 9 5 13 1981 2 3 5 3 2 3 6 1982 10 5 5 3 5 6 11 1983 5 6 4 3 7 3 3 1984 7 7 1 5 11 9 4 1985 12 6 8 10 9 6 4 1986 6 5 5 9 10 10 4 1987 11 12 12 11 10 10 6 1988 4 5 8 5 5 3 5 Total 138 127 120 108 143 106 109

Note: The Milwaukee Brewers played 1969 season in Seattle as the Pilots and moved to Milwaukee in 1970; the Washington Senators moved to Texas in 1972, and the Kansas City Athletics moved to Oakland in 1968.

Source: California Angels; 1989 California Angels Media Digest

Year Blue Year Twins Yankees Athletics Mariners Rangers Jays 1966 8 7 2 -- 8 -- 1967 6 5 1 -- 12 -- 1968 8 8 7 -- 3 -- 1969 11 2 11 -- 2 -- 1970 10 2 11 -- 8 -- 1971 6 1 8 -- 3 -- 1972 3 2 3 -- 1 -- 1973 2 2 7 -- 4 -- 1974 6 2 5 -- 6 -- 1975 3 1 6 -- 8 -- 1976 5 4 4 -- 3 -- 1977 5 6 9 6 8 4 1978 5 4 1 7 10 2 1979 3 6 4 5 2 1 1980 5 6 6 1 1 9 1981 1 4 2 0 4 4 1982 6 1 4 3 7 3 1983 8 8 4 6 7 3 1984 6 8 9 4 6 6 1985 7 7 9 3 9 3 1986 8 7 8 4 3 5 1987 3 8 11 6 10 6 1988 5 5 9 6 3 8 Total 130 106 141 51 128 54

Note: The Milwaukee Brewers played 1969 season in Seattle as the Pilots and moved to Milwaukee in 1970; the Washington Senators moved to Texas in 1972, and the Kansas City Athletics moved to Oakland in 1968.

Source: California Angels; 1989 California Angels Media Digest

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