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1966 Cleveland Indians season

1966 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (since 1932)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Gabe Paul, Vernon Stouffer
    Manager(s) Birdie Tebbetts, George Strickland
    Local television WJW-TV
    Local radio WERE (1300)
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    The 1966 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 81–81, 17 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

    Offseason

    • Vernon Stouffer bought eighty percent of the Cleveland Indians for eight million dollars.[1]
    • November 28, 1965: Hank Peters resigned from the Kansas City Athletics and became the minor league director for the Cleveland Indians.[2]

    Notable transactions

    Regular season

    On May 1, Sam McDowell threw his second consecutive one-hitter for the Indians.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
    Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
    Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
    Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
    Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
    California Angels 80 82 .494 18
    Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
    Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
    Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
    New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1966 Cleveland Indians
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    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
    2B González, PedroPedro González 110 352 82 .233 2 17
    SS Brown, LarryLarry Brown 105 340 78 .229 3 17

    Other batters

    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
    Landis, JimJim Landis 85 158 35 .222 3 14
    Davis, BillBill Davis 23 38 6 .158 1 4
    Vidal, JoséJosé Vidal 17 32 6 .188 0 3

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bell, GaryGary Bell 40 254.1 14 15 3.22 194
    McDowell, SamSam McDowell 35 194.1 9 8 2.87 225

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Hargan, SteveSteve Hargan 38 192 13 10 2.48 132
    O'Donoghue, JohnJohn O'Donoghue 32 108 6 8 3.83 49
    Culver, GeorgeGeorge Culver 5 9.2 0 2 8.38 6

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Allen, BobBob Allen 36 2 2 5 4.21 33

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 4, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
    2. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.95, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    3. ^ Al Closter page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Al Luplow page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Joe Rudi page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
    7. ^ Lou Piniella page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    References