Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Angels Ticket Stub 1977

Hmmm. Orioles at Angels on Thursday May 12, 1977.

The owner of this ticket stub would have been seated here:

Nice seats. Hopefully they, as well as the 10,207 others in attendance, stayed the entire 2 hours and 43 minutes.

Let's take a look at retrosheet and see what happened in this game.

Gary Ross vs Jim Palmer.

Palmer was holding down the fort most of the game. Rick Dempsey helped out by gunning down three Angel runners trying for second.

The Angels were trailing 5-2 going into the 8th, when Palmer caved and the Halos scored 5:
ANGELS 8TH: Briggs walked; JONES BATTED FOR HUMPHREY; Jones struck out; Flores singled to right [Briggs to third]; Remy forced Flores (shortstop to second) [Briggs scored]; Chalk singled to right [Remy to third]; Rudi singled to left [Remy scored, Chalk to second]; HOLDSWORTH REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Bonds singled to center [Chalk scored, Rudi to third, Bonds to second (error by Harlow)]; Baylor walked; Grich singled to left
[Rudi scored, Bonds scored, Baylor to third]; Briggs grounded out (second to first); 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Angels 7.

LaRoche then closed it out:
REPLACED KIRKWOOD (PITCHING); Smith walked; L. May flied out to
right; Murray flied out to right; Kelly singled to left [Smith
to second]; DeCinces struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Orioles
5, Angels 7.

Ross gives up 4 runs on 6 hits in 4.1 innings for a no-decision, while Jim Palmer (5-2) gave up 6 runs on 9 hits in 7.1 innings for the loss. The win goes to Don Kirkwood (1-0) for 3.2 innings of relief. Dave LaRoche gets the save, his 5th of the year. Bobby Bonds hit his 7th HR of the young season, a solo shot off Palmer in the second. The Angels are now 14-17.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Orioles 5 10 1 11
Angels 7 11 1 4

If you want all the details, you can go here.

Now lets check the backside.

Flipping it over we see that Golden West Baseball Co. owed the team. We all know that meant Gene Autry.

The back also shows that A. E. "Red" Patterson was the Angels Team President at that time, a title he held for 3 years, then becomming a long-time Angel executive.


  1. Were you the person I was supposed to do the Troy Claus trade with?

  2. Yes. I don't think we came to resolution.