Angel Debuts - 1975

On Opening Day, April 7, Tommy Harper started at 1B and grounded out in the bottom of the 1st in the home opener against the Royals. Rookie Jerry Remy made his major league debut in the same game at 2B and had an RBI single in his first ML Plate Appearance. Remy would go on to be traded to Boston but is still #10 all-time Angel in stolen bases with 110 in 1,845 plate appearances.

266. Tommy Harper
267. Jerry Remy
268. Mickey Scott
269. Bill Sudakis
270. Steve Blateric

Two pitchers made their Angel debuts on April 9. Mickey Scott threw 1/3 of an inning, he got a groundout but let a man on 1st steal 2nd. Bill Sudakis came in to record the final out of the game: a strikeout with the tying run in 2nd and the wining run on 1st. Still early in the season, Billy Smith entered the April 13 game as a pinch runner, than stayed in the game at Shortstop. Steve Blateric's Angel debut was the next to last game of his career. On April 16 he threw 2 and 2/3 IP, yielding 2 ER and recording 4 Ks. Bob Allietta was the starting Angel catcher on the May 6 game against the then-3-time-World Champion Oakland A's.

271. Bob Allietta
272. Dave Collins
273. Andy Etchebarren
274. Charlie Hudson
275. Chuck Hockenberry

At home on June 7, Dave Collins made his major league debut as the leadoff hitter for the Angels and the starting Left Fielder. Catcher Andy Etchebarren started behind the plate on June 18 and allowed a Stolen Base to Freddie Patek in what would become a 13-0 blowout loss to the Royals. Charlie Hudson was the starting pitcher on July 2. He threw 4 and a third in his first Angel appearance and allowed 6 earned runs. On the Fourth of July, reliever Chuck Hockenberry picked up for Frank Tanana, in the 8th inning, throwing 2/3 of an inning and allowing 1 run on 1 hit in his ML debut.

276. Mike Miley

The tenth pick in the 1974 draft, First-Rounder Mike Miley was the starting shortstop in a 2-0 Angels win on July 6. He would play in 70 games in 1975 and 14 more in 1976, but would not live to see his 24th birthday, dying in a car accident on January 6, 1977.

277. Ike Hampton
278. Jim Brewer
279. Adrian Garrett

On July 10, Ike Hampton, who the Angels had acquired that Spring, debuted as the backup catcher in the 8th inning of a 7-3 home loss to the Orioles. The Dodgers traded pitcher Jim Brewer - the only Dodger to appear in the 1965, 66 and 74 World Series - to the Angels for Dave Sells and Brewer debuted on July 19, throwing 2/3 of an inning in relief of Bill Singer. The Cubs sold Adrian Garrett to the Angels on July 31 and on August 1 and he was the starting 1B, recording the lone Angel RBI in a 2-1 loss at Texas.

September Callups
In his major league debut on September 3, Danny Goodwin started at DH, struck out and was pinch-hit for the next time up. Somewhat less embarrassingly, Dan Briggs pinch ran for Bruce Bochte in his September 10 debut, and was caught stealing, but he was allowed to stay in the game playing 1B.

280. Danny Goodwin
281. Dan Briggs
282. Sid Monge
283. Paul Dade
284. Ron Jackson

Three Angels made their debuts on September 12 in Kansas City, the site of a Friday night Doubleheader. In the first game, Sid Monge debuted in relief. He pitched 4 and a third in a lost cause. He threw a wild pitch to the 2nd and 3rd batters he faced in the big leagues. In the 2nd inning of the 2nd game with Adrian Garrett on 1st base, Paul Dade struck out in his major league debut. He was followed by Ron Jackson, also making his major league debut, and drove in Garrett with a base hit.

285. Joe Pactwa
286. Gary Ross

Two starting pitchers round out the Angels' weak 1975 campaign. Joe Pactwa started on the mound in his major league debut on September 15, tossing 7 innings, yielding 3 earned runs and not factoring into the final decision. Gary Ross made his major league debut as a starting pitcher on September 28, getting the loss with 5 IP and recording 3 earned runs.

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