The California Angels are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California and are part of the American League West Division of Major League Baseball. The Angels are known for having one of the best players in the league, Mike Trout. Trout, an outfielder, is a seven-time All-Star, two-time American League MVP and two-time AL batting champion.
He is a leader in many offensive categories and has become one of the most well-known players in the league. He is a major factor to the Angels success, and fans around the league look to him for his impressive performances both on and off the field.
- Bobby Grich
- Mike Trout
- Jered Weaver
- Jim Fregosi
- Vladimir Guerrero
- Shohei Ohtani
- Tim Salmon
- Howie Kendrick
- Garret Anderson
- Torii Hunter
- Rod Carew
- Troy Glaus
- Erick Aybar
- Dean Chance
- Ervin Santana
- Darin Erstad
- Francisco Rodríguez
- Jim Edmonds
- Chuck Finley
- Chone Figgins
- Scot Shields
- Maicer Izturis
- Fred Lynn
- Jarrod Washburn
- Brian Downing
- Mike Napoli
- John Lackey
- Mike Witt
- Jared Walsh
- Troy Percival
- Bob Boone
- Frank Tanana
- Jim Abbott
- Wally Joyner
- Kole Calhoun
- Matt Thaiss
- David Eckstein
- Reid Detmers
- Don Baylor
- Reggie Jackson
- Mark Langston
- Chili Davis
- Don Aase
- Bengie Molina
- Rick Reichardt
- Kelvim Escobar
- Albie Pearson
- Gary DiSarcina
1. Bobby Grich
- 6× All-Star (1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982), 4× Gold Glove Award (1973–1976), Silver Slugger Award (1981), AL home run leader (1981), Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame, Angels Hall of Fame
Grich was a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles from 1970-1986. He made his MLB debut in 1970 and played until 1986. Grich collected 2,234 hits in his career and had a batting average of .264.
In 1978, he won the American League Gold Glove Award at second base. Grich is currently an analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight show where he gives insights on current players and teams in the MLB. He was a five-time all-star and led the Orioles in home runs in 1981.
He played for both the Baltimore Orioles (1970–1976) and California Angels (1977–1986). He won several awards, including an AL home run leader award, a Silver Slugger Award, and a Hall of Fame induction from both teams.
Bobby Grich was one of the most successful hitters of his era, leaving an impressive legacy behind him.
Also Played For: baltimore orioles
2. Mike Trout
- 10× All-Star (2012–2019, 2021, 2022), 3× AL MVP (2014, 2016, 2019), 3× All-MLB First Team (2019, 2020, 2022), AL Rookie of the Year (2012), 9× Silver Slugger Award (2012–2016, 2018–2020, 2022), Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2012), 2× AL Hank Aaron Award (2014, 2019), 2× MLB All-Star Game MVP (2014, 2015), AL RBI leader (2014), AL stolen base leader (2012), 30–30 club (2012), Fielding Bible (2012), Hit for the cycle on May 21, 2013
Mike Trout is one of the most talented and popular players in all of baseball. He has won numerous awards, including three MVPs, and he's consistently been a top performer both on the field and off.
His extraordinary skills have led to him being called "the best player in the world", and while there are many talented hitters out there, no one can touch Mike when it comes to sheer dominance at the plate.
However, despite his incredible talent, it hasn't always been easy for Mike – he has had to work extremely hard to achieve everything that he's achieved thus far in his career.
There's no doubt that Mike Trout is an exceptional player – but even more importantly, he's a great person who deserves immense respect from everyone involved with professional sports.
As long as Mike continues to produce results on the field at an elite level, fans will continue to adore him – regardless of what happens off-field.
3. Jered Weaver
- 3× All-Star (2010–2012), 2× AL wins leader (2012, 2014), MLB strikeout leader (2010), Golden Spikes Award (2004), Dick Howser Trophy (2004), Pitched a no-hitter on May 2, 2012
Jered Weaver was born in 1982, and is currently 40 years old. He made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2006 and has since played for the Padres and Angels.
Jered Weaver has a win-loss record of 150-98, with an ERA of 3.63 and 1,621 strikeouts over 13 seasons in MLB. In 2017, Weaver announced his retirement from baseball after 16 seasons in the league.
Weaver started his professional baseball career with the Angels in 2006. Weaver was an All-Star for three consecutive seasons (2010-2012) and led the AL in wins twice. He was also a strikeout leader, earning him the nickname "Jered K" among fans and players alike.
In 2012, he pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on May 2nd which is still ranked as one of the top pitching performances in MLB history.
The following year, he signed with San Diego Padres where he continued to pitch well until his retirement at the season's end in 2017 after 11 years of playing professionally.
4. Jim Fregosi
- 6× All-Star (1964, 1966–1970), Gold Glove Award (1967), Los Angeles Angels No. 11 retired, Angels Hall of Fame
Jim Fregosi is best known for his play as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was born on April 4, 1942 in San Francisco, California.
His MLB career began with the Angels in 1961 and lasted until 1978. In that time he had 1,028 hits in 1,094 games managed (a .265 batting average).
After leaving baseball he became a manager and led teams such as the Kansas City Royals (1996-97), Chicago Cubs (1998-2000) and Miami Marlins (2011).
He died of cancer at 71 years old on February 14th, 2014. Jim Fregosi was a player and manager for the Los Angeles Angels. He won a Gold Glove Award in 1967 as a catcher and also played 6 seasons.
In the MLB with the Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago White Sox. In 1978 he became manager of the California Angels where he remained until 1981.
He then spent 3 years managing teams in Japan before returning to MLB with Philadelphia Phillies from 1991-1996. After that he managed Toronto Blue Jays for 2 years before retiring at the end of the 2000 season.
5. Vladimir Guerrero
- 9× All-Star (1999–2002, 2004–2007, 2010), AL MVP (2004), 8× Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004–2007, 2010), Angels Hall of Fame
Vladimir Guerrero was one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history, amassing 2,590 hits and 493 home runs. He made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1996 and spent 12 seasons with them before joining the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.
His batting average was .318 and he hit at least 30 home runs in nine consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2007. In 2003, he won a Silver Slugger Award as the best player in baseball on offense while playing for the Anaheim Angels.
He is a five-time all-star and three-time MVP winner, making him one of only eight players ever to achieve both titles; two others are Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays. Vladimir Guerrero was a three-time MVP and nine-time All-Star.
He is one of only six players in history to win an MVP, Silver Slugger Award and Gold Glove Award. In 2003, he became the first player ever to hit over 500 home runs and steal 100 bases in a career.
After playing for Montreal Expos (1996–2003), Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2009) and Texas Rangers (2010), he signed with Baltimore Orioles in 2011 where he played until his retirement in 2018 at age 54 years old.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Vladimir Guerrero has been honored with many awards including induction into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Angels Hall of Fame.
6. Shohei Ohtani
- NPB, Japan Series champion (2016), 5× NPB All-Star (2013–2017), Pacific League MVP (2016), 2× Pacific League Pitcher Best Nine (2015–2016), Designated Hitter Best Nine (2016), Pacific League ERA leader (2015), Pacific League Battery Award, with Shota Ono (2015), 2× Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize (2016, 2018), WBSC Player of the Year (2015), MLB, 2× All-Star (2021, 2022)[a], AL MVP (2021), 2x All-MLB First Team (2021,[b] 2022[c]), 2x All-MLB Second Team (2021,[d] 2022[e]), AL Rookie of the Year (2018), Silver Slugger Award (2021), 2× Edgar Martínez Award (2021, 2022), AL triples leader (2021), Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award (2021), Hit for the cycle on June 13, 2019, AP Athlete of the Year (2021)
Ohtani is a two-way player who has spent most of his career as a pitcher but can also hit. He was the first player in history to be drafted twice by MLB teams, and he made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018.
In 2017, Ohtani led NPB in batting average (.332) and home runs (49). Ohtani has been compared to Japanese baseball star Yūki Matsui because of their unique skillset as pitchers and hitters.
Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese-born pitcher and first baseman who has played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the United States.
He was named an All-Star for both teams, and he won Rookie of the Year honors with the Angels in 2018. In 2019, Ohtani became only the second player ever to win both MVP and Cy Young Awards in his rookie season (the other being Sandy Koufax).
Ohtani is one of only six players ever to pitch at least 200 innings with at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs, 50 walks and 20 strikeouts - joining Nolan Ryan (five times), Randy Johnson (twice), Roger Clemens (once), Babe Ruth (multiple times) and Mickey Mantle.
Ohtani also holds MLB records for most hits by a pitcher without homers allowed during his debut season - 139 - as well as becoming just the third batter after Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron to record more than 500 singles over their career while playing exclusively DH duty.
7. Tim Salmon
- World Series champion (2002), AL Rookie of the Year (1993), Silver Slugger Award (1995), Angels Hall of Fame
Salmon is a right fielder who played in the MLB for many years. Salmon was born on August 24, 1968, in Long Beach, California. He made his MLB debut with the California Angels in 1992 and finished up with them at the end of the 2008 season.
After playing for various other teams throughout his career, Salmon retired at the end of the 2009 season. Tim Salmon has won two Silver Slugger Awards (one as an Angel player and another one after he had moved to New York Yankees).
In 2007-2008 seasons, salmon hit .302/.372/.533 with 85 RBIs in 159 games played which makes him one of best hitters ever to play in MLB post-season competition (minimum 100 IP).
Tim Salmon was a five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He played 22 seasons in the MLB, all but one with the Angels.
In 2002, he helped lead the Angels to their first World Series title since 1982. After concluding his career with Seattle in 2010, Tim became a color commentator for ESPN's coverage of baseball games on ABC and Fox Sports 1.
8. Howie Kendrick
- All-Star (2011), World Series champion (2019), NLCS MVP (2019)
Howie Kendrick is a veteran infielder who has played for the Angels, Nationals and Royals over the course of his MLB career.
He's batted right and thrown right, but he's been most effective as an offensive player since joining the Nationals in 2019.
Howie Kendrick will be 39 years old when his next MLB season begins, so it's possible that this could be his final campaign with Washington.
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2006 and has played for them ever since. He is a three-time All-Star and won a World Series with the Dodgers in 2019.
His batting average is .294, which ranks 12th all-time, while his home runs are 127th on the list and his RBIs sit at 724th - both good numbers for a middle infielder.
He has also been selected to six postseason teams (Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Nationals) and has had some great moments along the way - such as winning an NLCS MVP Award with Washington in 2019.
9. Garret Anderson
- 3× All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005), World Series champion (2002), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2002, 2003), Angels Hall of Fame
Garret Anderson was a left fielder in the MLB for most of his career, playing with the Angels, Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. He had some impressive stats including an average batting average (.282) and on-base percentage (.370).
He also hit over 30 home runs several times throughout his career which is evidence of his power-hitting ability. His fielding skills were good as well, evidenced by the multiple Gold Gloves Awards he received during his time in the MLB.
In 2010, Garret Anderson announced that he would be retiring from professional baseball at the end of that season after 13 years in the league. Anderson was one of the most accomplished hitters in Angels history, winning three All-Star games and a World Series title.
Anderson was born and raised in California, playing for the Anaheim Angels from 1994 to 2008 before joining the Atlanta Braves in 2009. He is a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and a member of both the Angels Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
10. Torii Hunter
- 5× All-Star (2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013), 9× Gold Glove Award (2001–2009), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2009, 2013), Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
Torii Hunter was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the 1997 MLB draft. Hunter made his MLB debut with the Twins in 1998 and spent most of his career there, reaching a total of 15 seasons with the team.
In 2015, Hunter announced that he would be ending his playing career at the season's end due to injuries sustained over previous years. Torii is a two-time Gold Glove winner and has finished top five in MVP voting twice, including runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2009.
Alongside batting averages over .300 for 16 consecutive seasons (including an all-time record-setting 2004), Torii is also known for his speed on the bases which has led him to be named Most Valuable Player once (2007).
Also Played For: minnesota twins
11. Rod Carew
- 18× All-Star (1967–1984), AL MVP (1977), AL Rookie of the Year (1967), Roberto Clemente Award (1977), 7× AL batting champion (1969, 1972–1975, 1977, 1978), Minnesota Twins No. 29 retired, Los Angeles Angels No. 29 retired, Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, Angels Hall of Fame
Rod Carew had a lengthy MLB career, playing for the Twins from 1967 to 1985. He was known as one of the best first basemen and second basemen in baseball history.
RodCarew finished with an impressive batting average of .328 and hit 3,053 home runs in his career. RodCarew also excelled at running the bases -
he scored 1,015 runs during his 16-year career which is still a record for a second baseman (shared now by Carlos Baerga and Dustin Pedroia).
After finishing his MLB career, Rod Carew went on to have a successful managerial career with several teams including the Angels, Twins, and White Sox before retiring in 1998.
Rod Carew was a 12-time all-star and three-time MVP. He led the AL in batting average four times and home runs twice. In 1979, he became the first player to hit 50 home runs and steal 100 bases in one season. He is also a member of the Twins Hall of Fame as well as the California Angels Hall of Fame.
Also Played For: national baseball hall of fame and museum
12. Troy Glaus
- 4× All-Star (2000, 2001, 2003, 2006), World Series champion (2002), World Series MVP (2002), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2000, 2001), AL home run leader (2000)
Troy Glaus was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 1998 and made his MLB debut with them that year. In 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves where he spent most of his career, finishing with the team in 2010.
Glaus is a three-time All-Star and one of the more successful third basemen in MLB history. His batting average (.254) and home runs (320) are both respectable numbers, but it's his run batted in totals (+950) that truly stand out.
Troy Glaus' retirement came as something of a surprise after having played just 10 games for the Braves last season; however, he has since announced his intention to retire from baseball altogether at some point in the future.
After hanging up his spikes for good, it's likely we'll see Troy Glaus join ESPN as an analyst or commentator on baseball-related programming going forward.
13. Erick Aybar
- All-Star (2014), Gold Glove Award (2011)
Aybar had a very successful MLB career, playing for the Angels and Padres. He was an All-Star in 2011 and finished with 58 home runs and 473 RBIs.
Aybar is considered to be one of the best shortstops of his era, having excellent range at shortstop as well as power-hitting ability.
Aybar also has a good batting average when he isn't reaching base on walks or hit by pitches, making him difficult to beat even if he doesn't get a hit himself.
Erick Aybar will likely retire after this season due to injuries sustained earlier in his career; however, he may still have some innings left in him if called up by another team in the future.
Aybar is married with two children and enjoys spending time outdoors including fishing and skiing Aybar is a shortstop for the San Diego Padres and was signed by them as an amateur free agent in 2006.
Aybar made his major league debut with the Angels of Anaheim in 2008 and has since played for Atlanta Braves (2010-2015), Detroit Tigers (2016) and the Padres.
In 2011, he won a Gold Glove Award after leading all American shortstops in fielding percentage (.996). In 2014, Aybar was named to his first All-Star team and finished second among American outfielders behind Mike Trout with 3rd place votes totaling 132 points.
The bar also represented the Dominican Republic at the 2013 World Baseball Classic where they reached the semifinals before losing to Japan; this was Aybars' first international experience as he had never left his home country until then.
14. Dean Chance
- 2× All-Star (1964, 1967), Cy Young Award (1964), AL wins leader (1964), AL ERA leader (1964), Pitched a no-hitter on August 25, 1967, Angels Hall of Fame
Dean Chance was a pitcher who played in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He had a 128-115 win-loss record and pitched for both the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers.
Dean Chance died at 74 on October 11, 2015 from complications due to dementia. Dean Chance was a two-time All-Star and Cy Young Award winner with the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched a no-hitter on August 25, 1967 for the Angels.
Chance finished his career with 2,884 strikeouts in 1,516 innings pitched. Chance is currently enshrined in the Angels Hall of Fame as a member of their inaugural class in 1998.
15. Ervin Santana
- 2× All-Star (2008, 2017), Pitched a no-hitter (July 27, 2011)
Ervin Santana is a free agent and has been for over a year. He would like to return to the Minnesota Twins, but they may not be interested in him given their current pitching situation.
Ervin started his MLB career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before being traded to the Twins in 2013. In 2016 he had an excellent season, finishing 10th in Cy Young voting and leading the league in innings pitched (219).
Ervin Santana's main pitch is a fastball that averages around 92 mph, but he also throws a slider and change-up which can be effective against different types of hitters.
Ervin Santana has been injury prone throughout his career, having missed time due to various arm injuries most notably Tommy John surgery in 2015 which cost him all of 2016.
Ervin Santana is married with two children and enjoys playing golf as well as spending time at home with them.
16. Darin Erstad
- 2× All-Star (1998, 2000), World Series champion (2002), 3× Gold Glove Award (2000, 2002, 2004), Silver Slugger Award (2000)
Darin Erstad played in the Major Leagues for over a decade and was a key contributor on some of baseball's most successful teams. He originally signed with the California Angels as an amateur free agent and made his MLB debut with them in 1996.
Erstad had several standout seasons with the Astros, including 2002 when he led all-American League first basemen in batting average (.313) and earned MVP honors.
After spending time on the disabled list due to injury, Erstad announced his retirement from professional baseball following the 2009 season.
Darin Erstad is currently working as an analyst for ESPN broadcasts of Little League World Series games Darin Erstad was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and two-time All-Star. He played for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros in his career.
Darin Erstad is most notably known as the leadoff hitter for the Angels who made it to the World Series twice, winning in 2002.
After retiring from playing baseball, he became an analyst on MLB Network where he currently works as a color commentator during regular season games and postseason broadcasts.
17. Francisco Rodríguez
- 6× All-Star (2004, 2007–2009, 2014, 2015), World Series champion (2002), 2× AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (2006, 2008), 3× AL saves leader (2005, 2006, 2008), MLB single-season saves record (62), Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor
Francisco Rodríguez is a Venezuelan pitcher who has competed in the MLB for over a decade. He made his MLB debut with the Anaheim Angels in 2002 and was most recently pitching for the Detroit Tigers.
Despite having an overall record of 52-53, Francisco Rodríguez has had some very successful seasons including two where he finished with ERAs under 1 and won multiple games consecutively.
Rodríguez throws right-handed and bats left-handed, making him one of only four pitchers to do so in Major League Baseball history (the other three are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, and Curt Schilling).
Francisco Rodríguez was a dominant reliever in the MLB for over a decade. He won two World Series titles with the Angels and was an All-Star six times.
In 2016, he signed with Detroit and helped them make it to the playoffs that year as well. Francisco Rodríguez is still playing in the MLB today, so there's no doubt that he's one of baseball's best relievers.
Also Played For: venezuela baseball
18. Jim Edmonds
- 4× All-Star (1995, 2000, 2003, 2005), World Series champion (2006), 8× Gold Glove Award (1997, 1998, 2000–2005), Silver Slugger Award (2004), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Jim Edmonds is a two-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner. He played for the San Diego Padres from 2008 to 2010, before signing with the Reds in 2011.
In 3,749 career innings at center field, he has compiled a .284 batting average and 1,908 hits. He was inducted into the California Angels Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jim Edmonds played 14 seasons with the California Angels, winning two World Series championships and earning eight Gold Glove Awards. In 2006, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals where he continued his success and helped lead them to their first-ever World Series win in 2008.
He retired from baseball after playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010.
Also Played For: st. louis cardinals
19. Chuck Finley
- 5× All-Star (1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000), Angels Hall of Fame
Chuck Finley enjoyed a long and successful MLB career with the California Angels. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, his first year of eligibility.
After leaving baseball, he started a broadcasting career which included work for ESPN and Fox Sports West. In 2010, he was diagnosed with brain cancer but recovered fully after surgery and treatment.
Chuck Finley was a five-time all-star and two-time MVP with the Angels. He also had a long and successful career in Cleveland before moving to St. Louis, where he retired as an all-star after 2002. Chuck Finley is one of only six players in MLB history to have at least 2,600 strikeouts and 200 wins.
He has been inducted into both the Angels Hall of Fame and the Indians Hall of Fame, among others (including his former team St Louis).
In 2006, Chuck founded The Finley Foundation for autism research which supports cutting-edge research programs across the United States investigating causes and treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
20. Chone Figgins
- All-Star (2009), World Series champion (2002), MLB stolen base leader (2005)
Chone Figgins was born on January 22, 1978, in Leary, Georgia. He attended the University of Southern California and played for the Trojans baseball team.
In 2002, Chone signed with the Anaheim Angels and made his MLB debut that year playing 3 games before being traded to Seattle later that season.
In 2004, he helped lead the Mariners to their first ever playoff appearance and a World Series berth where they were eventually beaten by Boston in seven games.
In 2007, Figgins led all AL third basemen with a .919 fielding percentage while also clubbing 25 home runs en route to an All-Star selection.
Figgins enjoyed another successful campaign in 2009 when he batted .305 with career highs of 34 home runs and 119 RBIs as well as leading all major league third basemen in total bases (337).
Despite missing significant time due to injury from 2011-2013 (hips/throwing shoulder), Figgins continued to hit well enough (.285) for teams interested in signing him but ultimately elected free agency after making 11 appearances for Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2014 season at age 36.
Following speculation linking him once again with an LA return throughout spring training 2015 however, it was announced on March 31st that Chone had retired from professional baseball following 12 seasons largely spent splitting his time between MLB & NPB play.
21. Scot Shields
- World Series champion (2002)
Shields was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 9th round of the 2001 MLB draft. Shields made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2001 and pitched for them until 2006, when he signed with the Chicago Cubs.
Shields has had a successful career as a starter, winning 176 games over 12 seasons (11 with Anaheim and one each with Chicago and Texas).
In 2013, Shields announced his retirement from professional baseball after 13 seasons in which he posted an ERA of 3.86 and completed 714 innings pitched.
After retiring as a player, Shield served as pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays during their inaugural season in 2014 before moving on to become bullpen coach for Cleveland Indians during 2017 season.
He remains at that position now entering his sixth year coaching there Scot Shields is a former pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2001-2010.
He had a 46-44 win/loss record, an ERA of 3.18 and 631 strikeouts in his career. Shields was part of the 2002 World Series champion Angels team and received MVP honors for his performance that year.
After playing 10 seasons in the majors, Shields retired at the end of 2010 due to injuries sustained while pitching in Japan during the 2009 season.
22. Maicer Izturis
Izturis was signed by the Angels as a free agent in 2011. Izturis is a switch hitter and threw right-handed. Izturis has played for the Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Anaheim Angels over his MLB career thus far.
Izturis won an American League Gold Glove Award with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 and made three All-Star appearances during his eight-year career with that team (2010-2015).
Injuries have limited Izturis to just 107 games over the past two seasons but he still managed to produce at a .274 batting average with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs in those contests.
Izturis was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a free agent in 2005 and played for them until 2012. Izturis spent most of his time with the Angels batting leadoff, but also played some second base and shortstop.
In 2013, Izturis joined the Toronto Blue Jays and hit 39 home runs while helping them reach their first postseason since 1993. Izturis retired at the end of 2014 after playing one more season for Toronto before retiring from baseball altogether.
Izturis is now an analyst on MLB Network covering Spanish-language games around Latin America, which he enjoys doing very much.
23. Fred Lynn
- 9× All-Star (1975–1983), AL MVP (1975), AL Rookie of the Year (1975), ALCS MVP (1982), 4× Gold Glove Award (1975, 1978–1980), AL batting champion (1979), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Fred Lynn was a dominant left fielder in both the American and National Leagues from 1974 to 1990. He ranks fourth all-time in home runs and sixth in batting average among left fielders, as well as first all-time for hits by a left fielder (3,060).
Lynn played on three World Series champion teams with the Boston Red Sox (1974, 1975, 1986), winning two of them. After his playing career ended he served as an executive with the Padres organization for several years before retiring in 2003. Fred Lynn was a nine-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves.
He was the first player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs and steal 50 bases in one season. In 1979, he became the sixth player ever to win both MVP and batting title in the same year.
After retiring as a player, Lynn served as Boston Red Sox hitting coach for several years before becoming an ambassador for children's cancer awareness programs around Massachusetts.
Also Played For: college world series
24. Jarrod Washburn
- World Series champion (2002)
Washburn was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 8th round of the 1994 amateur draft. Washburn made his MLB debut with the Anaheim Angels on June 2, 1998.
He pitched in a total of 54 games over two seasons with them before being traded to Seattle Mariners in 2000.
Washburn spent six seasons (2000-2006) with Seattle and established himself as one of the best-starting pitchers in baseball during that time period, winning at least 20 games each season from 2002-2005 and posting an ERA below 3 for four straight years (2002-2005).
In 2007, however, Washburn suffered a career-ending injury while pitching against Texas Rangers which ended his season prematurely.
After his retirement from professional baseball, Washburn has been working as a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Northwest since 2009 where he currently covers Seattle Mariners games.
25. Brian Downing
- All-Star (1979), Angels Hall of Fame
Brian Downing was a popular player in his day and is still remembered by many baseball fans. He played for 10 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies.
Downing's main skill as a hitter was his power to hit long balls. In 967 career at-bats, he recorded 287 hits (including 51 doubles), batting an impressive .308/.375/.515 over that time period.
As a fielder, Downing had excellent range both behind the plate and in left field, where he made 134 starts during his MLB career; holding opponents to a batting average of just .227/.272/.404 overall while playing in those spots.
After retiring from baseball following the 1992 season, Downing went on to have a successful career as a coach with several teams including the Minnesota Twins (1994-1997) and Boston Red Sox (2000).
Brian Downing has also been involved in broadcasting throughout his baseball life - most notably serving as a color commentator for Fox Sports West telecasts of Angels games from 2002 until 2009 when he took an extended leave of absence due to health issues stemming from melanoma treatment treatments.
26. Mike Napoli
- All-Star (2012), World Series champion (2013)
Mike Napoli was born on October 31, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida. He played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2006-2017 and was a consistent hitter with over .246 batting average in that time.
Napoli also had some success as a catcher, helping lead the Angels to two division titles and an appearance in the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
In September 2017 he signed with the Texas Rangers but only managed to play one game before retiring at age 41 due to injury concerns stemming from his playing days as a catcher (he missed most of 2018 due to injury).
After retirement Napoli has become a coach for the Cubs and will work with their young hitters during spring training this year before taking on additional responsibilities later in 2019. Napoli was drafted by the Angels in 2006 and spent six seasons with the team.
In 2010, he was traded to the Rangers where he played for two more years before being released in 2012. Napoli then signed with Boston Red Sox where he played from 2013-2015, winning a World Series title in his last season with them.
He then returned to Texas and spent three more seasons there before joining Cleveland Indians this year as their first baseman/outfielder.
27. John Lackey
- All-Star (2007), 3× World Series champion (2002, 2013, 2016), AL ERA leader (2007)
John Lackey is a 44-year-old pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. He made his MLB debut in 2002 and continued to pitch for Anaheim until 2007, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox.
After two seasons in Beantown, Lackey was traded back to the Cubs on July 31, 2009. In 2012 and 2013, John led the Cubs to their first World Series appearances since 1908 and 1909 respectively (although they lost both times).
In 2014 and 2015 he had injury problems which limited him to just 12 starts each season but he bounced back in 2016 by posting a 2-1 record with a 3.72 ERA while striking out 106 batters over 104 innings pitched en route to winning his second Cy Young award as best pitcher in baseball that year (he also won it in 2011 with Boston).
In 2017 however; after starting off strong (.133 batting average against) injuries struck again limiting him to only 5 starts before being placed on the disabled list retroactively from August 16th onwards due not throwing more than 60 pitches over 6 consecutive weeks despite feeling good physically.
He retired at age of 44 having completed 1463/1464 regular season innings pitched across all levels of play.
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28. Mike Witt
- 2× All-Star (1986, 1987), Pitched a perfect game on September 30, 1984, Pitched a combined no-hitter on April 11, 1990, Angels Hall of Fame
Witt was a successful pitcher in the major leagues for over two decades, playing for the Angels, Yankees and Minnesota Twins. He had an outstanding career ERA of 2.98 and won 255 games in his 20-year career.
Witt was also known as one of baseball's most durable pitchers; he appeared in 1,722 games (1,531 starts) and never lost more than six consecutive decisions.
After retiring from playing professionally, Witt served as pitching coach for the New York Mets before being fired at the end of the 2007 season after compiling a record of just 54–122 (.310).
In December 2009, Witt joined ESPN as an analyst on their coverage of Baseball Tonight On January 5th 2020 Mike will be inducted into The Texas Sports Hall Of Fame Mike Witt was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years, and during that time he compiled an impressive win-loss record of 117–116.
He is best known for his perfect game pitched on September 30, 1984 against the Oakland Athletics; however, he also threw three no-hitters during his career.
Mike Witt ended up spending most of his career with the California Angels, where he won two All-Star games and was inducted into the Angel Hall of Fame in 2003.
29. Jared Walsh
- All-Star (2021), Hit for the cycle on June 11, 2022
Jared Walsh was born on July 30, 1993 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Jared attended the University of Southern California and played for the Trojans baseball team before being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2016.
Walsh made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2017 and has since become a regular player with them, playing both first base and outfield positions.
In 2021, Walsh was named to the American League All-Star Team after hitting .293 with 31 home runs and 103 RBIs for LA during the season.
Jared Walsh is a switch-hitter who bats left-handed and throws right. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth round of the 2019 MLB draft. In 2021, he made his Major League debut with the Angels and hit .250 with 54 home runs and 173 RBIs in 548 at-bats over 82 games played.
In 2022, Jared became the first player in history to hit for the cycle on June 11th against Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann.
30. Troy Percival
- 4× All-Star (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001), World Series champion (2002)
Troy Percival was a starting pitcher for the Angels and Rays in his MLB career. He had some success but also struggled with injuries. Troy Percival is now retired from baseball after 8 seasons and 153 appearances.
Troy Percival was a dominant reliever in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He helped lead the Angels to four division titles and one World Series victory. Troy Percival struggled with injuries later in his career, but he still had some good years left when he retired.
Troy Percival is currently an analyst for Fox Sports Midwest and MLB Network Radio.
31. Bob Boone
- 4× All-Star (1976, 1978, 1979, 1983), World Series champion (1980), 7× Gold Glove Award (1978, 1979, 1982, 1986–1989), Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame
Bob Boone was a highly-touted catcher prospect when he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1972.
He quickly established himself as one of the best catchers in baseball, winning three Gold Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger Awards during his 11-year career with the Phillies.
In September 1990, Boone was traded to Kansas City where he played until his retirement following the 1991 season.
During his 16 seasons playing at least 100 games, Boone had a batting average of over .300 nine times and hit more than 35 home runs twice.
The five-time All-Star also led both leagues in sacrifice hits on multiple occasions and set several records for catching in franchise history (including the most consecutive errorless games).
After retiring from baseball, Bob became a manager with the Cleveland Indians before being fired midway through the 2004 season after posting an 8–20 record (.286) overall.
32. Frank Tanana
- 3× All-Star (1976–1978), AL ERA leader (1977), MLB strikeout leader (1975)
Tanana pitched in the Major Leagues for over 20 years, most notably with the California Angels and New York Yankees. He was a consistent starter who never had more than 14 starts in a season but also never had less than three appearances.
In 1993, he went on the disabled list with an injury and did not return to the Majors afterwards. Tanana was an excellent pitcher during his time in the majors, winning three All-Star games and leading the AL in ERA twice.
Tanana also had a knack for striking out batters at a high rate, recording 2,773 strikeouts throughout his career. Tanana played 10 seasons with four different teams before retiring at the age of 37 in 1992.
33. Jim Abbott
- Pitched a no-hitter on September 4, 1993, Golden Spikes Award (1987)
Jim Abbott was a pitcher in the MLB for over a decade, and had some success. He is best known for his time with the Brewers, where he posted a 4.25 ERA and 888 strikeouts in nearly 1,000 innings pitched.
Abbott also played briefly with the Angels before retiring after 1999 season. After baseball, Abbott has worked as an analyst on broadcasts for Fox Sports Net Northwest and ESPN2's coverage of professional baseball games from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league Abbott was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 30th, 1966.
He attended the University of Texas at Austin and played baseball for the Longhorns from 1985-1987. Abbott made his MLB debut with the California Angels in 1989 and went on to play for six different teams over thirteen seasons before retiring after the 1999 season.
Abbott won a Golden Spikes Award as well as several other awards during his career including three Cy Young Awards (1990-1992) and two MVP Awards (1991 & 1992).
Abbott finished his career with 268 wins, 2,591 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 3.24 which makes him one of the most successful pitchers in history.
After retirement from baseball Abbott became a broadcaster for Fox Sports Net where he currently works as a color commentator for MLB games alongside Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
34. Wally Joyner
- All-Star (1986)
Wally Joyner is a retired MLB first baseman. He made his MLB debut with the California Angels in 1986 and played for the Anaheim Angels until 2001. Wally was a .288 hitter with 1,330 RBI in 13 seasons.
Prior to joining TBS in 2004, he worked as an analyst for the network's coverage of Major League Baseball games from 2008 to 2010. In 2011–2012, Fox Sports employed me as a studio analyst for their coverage of The Master's Tournament, which was held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Joyner's addition to ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball team as an analyst for radio broadcasts and television appearances, including Monday Night Football pregame shows, was announced in September 2014. At the age of 60, Wally Joyner lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on November 11th, 2017.
35. Kole Calhoun
- Gold Glove Award (2015)
Kole Calhoun is a free-agent outfielder who has spent time with the Los Angeles Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the 2006 draft but did not sign, opting to attend college at Arkansas.
After two years at Arkansas, Calhoun made his MLB debut for the Angels in 2012 and has since played for several other teams including Oakland, Atlanta, Texas and now LOS ANGELES again. Kole's power comes from his ability to hit for both average and power; he had 27 home runs as an Angel in 2017 alone.
Kole is a right fielder by trade but can also play left field if needed - something that may come into play if Joc Pederson misses significant time due to injury this season (he hasn't been ruled out yet). Kole Calhoun is a right-handed hitter who spent his entire professional career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
In 2015, Kole was named to the Gold Glove Award team after leading all qualifying American League outfielders in fielding percentage (.996).
Prior to being drafted by the Angels in 2009, he played at Western Carolina University where he set school records for hits (262), doubles (50), and total bases (467) while also batting .332 during his senior season.
After making his MLB debut in 2012 with LA, Kole quickly became one of the most consistent and productive players in Angel history, amassing 173 home runs over six seasons while averaging 29 home runs per year between 2013-2018 inclusive.
36. Matt Thaiss
Matt Thaiss is a catcher for the Los Angeles Angels. He was drafted by them in the third round of the 2013 MLB draft. In 2018, he had a breakout year, hitting .270 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs.
Thaiss has shown great power at every level of baseball, including batting .363 with 18 home runs and 71 RBIs as a junior at Jackson Catholic High School in 2014.
Despite his impressive offensive numbers, Thaiss is known more for his defensive abilities behind the plate than anything else; he won AL Platinum Glove Awards back-to-back with Detroit Tigers' catchers Alex Avila (2015) and Francisco Liriano (2016).
After signing an extension with the Angels in early 2019 that will keep him through 2024, Matt plans to retire as an Angel after this season Matt Thaiss made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2019. He batted .205 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs through 62 games this season.
The 26-year-old is a lefty hitter who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 but traded to the Angels ahead of the 2016 season. Thaiss has experience playing both first base and outfield, so he could see time at either spot for Los Angeles next year if they decide to keep him on their roster following Spring Training.
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37. David Eckstein
- 2× All-Star (2005, 2006), 2× World Series champion (2002, 2006), World Series MVP (2006)
David Eckstein was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 1st round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut for the Angels on April 3, 2001 and played with them until he was traded to San Diego in August 2010.
David Eckstein is a shortstop and bats from right-handed. In 2007, Eckstein became one of only 10 players ever to have at least 5 triples, 50 doubles, 25 home runs and 100 RBIs in a season (he accomplished this feat with San Diego).
On October 3rd, 2010 David Eckstein announced his retirement as an Angel after 11 seasons in Major League Baseball which included two All-Star appearances (2005 & 2009). Eckstein was a key member of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2005 and 2007 World Series-winning teams.
Eckstein has had an illustrious career in the MLB, playing for six different teams over ten seasons. Eckstein is a prolific home run hitter, with 35 to his name in total. He also racks up runs batted in (RBIs) regularly, making him one of the most valuable players on any team he's played for.
Eckstein will be remembered most fondly by Angels fans for his role in Anaheim's 2001 and 2004 championships; as well as Toronto Blue Jays fans who cheered him on during his three years with that club from 2008-10.
38. Reid Detmers
- Pitched a no-hitter on May 10, 2022
Reid Detmers is a 23-year-old lefty pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. He has yet to debut in Major League Baseball, but he's been impressive in his limited time on the mound.
Detmers attended Nokomis High School and led his team to three regional championships while pitching 182 innings with an ERA of 2.83 and 146 strikeouts.
After high school, Detmers played two years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a starter before transferring to North Carolina State University where he finished up his collegiate career in 2018.
Reid Detmers is a pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Baseball. 2. He was drafted in the third round by the Angels in 2019 and made his major league debut that season. Detmers had an excellent rookie year, finishing with a record of 8-9 and an ERA of 4.27.
In 2021, Detmer pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers - becoming just the fourth Angel pitcher to do so. Reid's best years are probably still ahead of him though; he has been inconsistent at times throughout his career and continues to develop as a player.
39. Don Baylor
- All-Star (1979), World Series champion (1987), AL MVP (1979), 3× Silver Slugger Award (1983, 1985, 1986), Roberto Clemente Award (1985), AL RBI leader (1979), NL Manager of the Year (1995), Angels Hall of Fame
Don Baylor was a well-known and respected player in the baseball world. He spent his entire career with one team, playing for Baltimore Orioles from 1970 to 1988.
With over 2,135 hits and a 260 batting average, Baylor was an all-around great hitter during his time in the MLB. Despite being known as a power hitter, he also had some impressive hitting stats throughout his career including a .290 average with 38 home runs and 120 RBIs in 1988 alone.
After retiring from professional baseball, he served as an assistant coach for the Texas Rangers before passing away at 68 years old in 2017 due to complications with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
He was a first baseman and designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox.
Baylor won an American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1973 with the Yankees while playing alongside Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson.
He managed several teams including Colorado Rockies (1993-1998), Chicago Cubs (2000-2002), and Milwaukee Brewers (1990-1991). He later served as bench coach for the Texas Rangers from 2007 to 2013 before retiring at the end of that season.
40. Reggie Jackson
- 14× All-Star (1969, 1971–1975, 1977–1984), 5× World Series champion (1972–1974, 1977, 1978), AL MVP (1973), 2× World Series MVP (1973, 1977), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1982), 4× AL home run leader (1973, 1975, 1980, 1982), AL RBI leader (1973), Oakland Athletics No. 9 retired, New York Yankees No. 44 retired, Athletics Hall of Fame, Monument Park honoree
Reggie Jackson was a dominant right fielder for the New York Yankees in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He helped lead the team to three World Series titles, batting over .300 each season and hitting over 100 home runs twice.
Jackson struggled with alcoholism during his career and had several run-ins with law enforcement, including one incident in which he shot at an intruder who had broken into his home.
After retiring from baseball, Jackson began working as a broadcaster for both television and radio stations around the country.
He has since passed away at age 76 after battling cancer Reggie Jackson was a 5x World Series champion and MVP with the Oakland Athletics. He is one of only four players in history to have won three MVP awards, as well as two Silver Slugger Awards for best offensive player at his position.
His 14 All-Star selections are second all time behind only Joe DiMaggio's 16 honors.Reggie hit over 500 home runs during his career, establishing himself as one of the most feared hitters in baseball history.
41. Mark Langston
- 4× All-Star (1987, 1991–1993), 7× Gold Glove Award (1987, 1988, 1991–1995), 3× AL strikeout leader (1984, 1986, 1987), Pitched a combined no-hitter on April 11, 1990
Langston was a pitcher in the MLB for over a decade, and had a respectable win-loss record. He was most known for his stint with the Cleveland Indians, where he finished his career.
Langston is a two-time All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award. He is currently a broadcaster for the Mariners. Langston was a three-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove Award winner.
Langston is best known for his prowess as a strikeout pitcher, leading the AL in 1984 and 1986. Langston pitched a combined no-hitter on April 11, 1990. Langston was traded to the Montreal Expos in 1989 and then to the California Angels in 1997.
Langston retired after the 1998 season. Langston was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Langston currently works as a pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians.
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42. Chili Davis
- 3× All-Star (1984, 1986, 1994), 3× World Series champion (1991, 1998, 1999), San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
Davis was an all-star outfielder for the Giants and Yankees in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Davis was a switch hitter who hit for power and average. Davis was a key player on the Yankees' dynasty teams of the 1990s.
Davis battled injuries throughout his career and retired after the 1999 season. Davis is a father of four and currently coaches in the minor leagues. Davis is a respected member of the baseball community and is a frequent commentator on the sport.
Davis is a respected ambassador for the sport in Jamaica and overseas. Davis remains popular with Giants and Yankees fans and is often interviewed about his career. Davis is a respected member of the baseball community and is a frequent commentator on the sport.
Chili Davis was a 3-time All-Star and world series champion in the MLB. Chili Davis was born in 1951 in the Bronx, New York City.
Davis played for the San Francisco Giants from 1981 to 1987. Davis then played for the California Angels from 1988 to 1990. Davis then played for the Minnesota Twins from 1991 to 1992.
Davis then played for the California Angels from 1993 to 1996. Davis then played for the Kansas City Royals from 1997. Davis then played for the New York Yankees from 1998 to 1999. Davis then played for the Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2014.
43. Don Aase
- All-Star (1986)
Don Aase had a successful MLB career, pitching for the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets. Aase was known for his hard-throwing style, which helped him post a record of 205-158.
Aase also earned a reputation as one of the better clutch pitchers in MLB, posting a 2.89 ERA in save opportunities. Aase retired from baseball following the 1990 season. He currently resides in Orange County, California.
Don Aase is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2001. Aase currently serves as the pitching coach for the Orange County Flyers of the independent Pacific Coast League. Don Aase was a very successful player in both the MLB and Japan.
He played for the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Mets. He had a great win-loss record and earned run average, but he is most famous for his record-breaking strikeouts.
44. Bengie Molina
- World Series champion (2002), 2× Gold Glove Award (2002, 2003)
Bengie Molina is a talented catcher who played in the MLB for the Anaheim Angels and Texas Rangers. Molina had a very successful career, winning a Silver Slugger Award and making three All-Star teams.
Molina has since retired from the MLB and is now a commentator for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Bengie Molina is a Mexican-born catcher who has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Anaheim Angels (1998-2005), Toronto Blue Jays (2006), San Francisco Giants (2007-2010), and Texas Rangers (2010).
Molina has been a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, and was the 2002 World Series champion with the Anaheim Angels. Molina was born on December 10th, 1978, in Mexicali, Mexico. Molina has a batting average of .
274, with 144 home runs and 711 runs batted in in his career. Molina has played for the Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Texas Rangers.
45. Rick Reichardt
Rick Reichardt is a left fielder who played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Angels from 1964 to 1972. Reichardt was drafted by the Angels in the eighth round of the 1964 amateur draft.
He made his MLB debut on September 1, 1964, and played for the Angels until 1972. Reichardt was a member of the Angels teams that won the American League West division in 1968 and 1969.
He also played for the Angels in the 1974 and 1975 American League Championship Series, and in the 1975 World Series. Reichardt played in a total of 2,586 career games, batting .258 with 169 home runs and 825 RBIs.
Reichardt is a member of the Angels Hall of Fame. Reichardt currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a color commentator for the Milwaukee Brewers on Fox Sports Wisconsin. Rick Reichardt was a veteran outfielder for the Royals in the 1970s.
He played for the Angels, Senators, and White Sox over a six-year career. He had a batting average of .261 and 116 home runs. He was a solid player who helped the Royals win two World Series titles. He is now a broadcaster for the Royals.
Reichardt is a valuable member of the broadcast team and provides valuable insight into the game. He is a respected member of the Royals community and is a popular figure among fans.
He is a great broadcaster and brings valuable experience to the team. He is a valuable member of the broadcasting team and provides valuable insight into the game.
46. Kelvim Escobar
Kelvim Escobar is a Venezuelan pitcher who has played in Major League Baseball for the Angels of Anaheim. Escobar has a career record of 38-47 with a 4.51 ERA.
He has played in 495 games over 11 seasons, with 597 strikeouts. Escobar won the 2003 National League Cy Young Award. Escobar was a member of the Venezuelan national baseball team, and he played in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Escobar is married and has two children. Escobar is a Christian. Escobar is a former All-Star. Escobar is a two-time Gold Glove winner. Kelvim Escobar is a southpaw pitcher who made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997.
Escobar played for the Anaheim Angels and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before retiring in 2009. Kelvim Escobar had a 101-91 record and a 4.15 ERA in the MLB. Escobar had 1,310 strikeouts in the MLB. Escobar was a southpaw pitcher and threw a fastball, a slider, and a changeup.
Escobar was born in the Dominican Republic and played for the country in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Kelvim Escobar is currently an assistant coach with the Blue Jays' minor league team in Dunedin, Florida.
Escobar was named to the MLB All-Star team in 2003. Kelvim Escobar is married and has two children.
47. Albie Pearson
- All-Star (1963), AL Rookie of the Year (1958)
Albie Pearson was an MLB outfielder who played for the Washington Senators from 1958 to 1969. Pearson was a consistent and productive hitter, batting over .300 in seven of his ten seasons in the majors.
He also had some success as a fielder, averaging over 20 Defensive Runs Saved in his career. Pearson was released by the Senators in 1969 and retired from baseball afterwards. Pearson is currently a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993. Pearson is a member of the American League All-Star team four times (1962, 1964, 1965, 1967). Pearson was born in Alhambra, California, in 1934. Albie Pearson was a dominant hitter for the California Angels in the 1960s.
He averaged over .270 with 28 home runs and 214 RBIs over his six seasons with the Angels. Pearson was a three time All-Star, and was voted the AL Rookie of the Year in 1958.
After his playing days were over, Pearson served as the Angels' hitting coach for several seasons. Pearson passed away in 2006 at the age of 73.
48. Gary DiSarcina
- All-Star (1995)
Gary DiSarcina played shortstop and bench coach for the Washington Nationals from 2000-2002. DiSarcina was born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1967. He made his MLB debut with the California Angels in 1989 and last played with the Anaheim Angels in 2000.
DiSarcina had a .267 batting average with 63 RBI in 672 MLB games. DiSarcina is currently the hitting coach for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns. He has also coached for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Mets. DiSarcina is a graduate of Northeastern University. He and his wife, Lori, have two children.
DiSarcina played nine seasons with the California Angels, culminating in a 1995 All-Star appearance. DiSarcina batted .258 with 28 home runs and 355 RBIs in his career.
After retiring as a player, DiSarcina became a coach with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 2018, DiSarcina was hired as the new hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox.
He has also served as the hitting coach for the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. DiSarcina is a two-time Gold Glove winner, and he was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame in 2019. Gary DiSarcina is married to the former Lisa Knepper. They have three children.
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The California Angels have had some great players over the years, but one player who stands out above the rest is Mike Scioscia. He has been the manager of the Angels for over 20 years, and during that time he has led the team to several playoff appearances, as well as two World Series championships.
He is considered by many to be the best manager in baseball, and his ability to get his team to play together and win games has made him one of the most successful managers in the game.
There are a few key differences between American football boots and soccer boots. First, American football boots typically have a heavier construction than soccer boots, which is necessary in order to absorb more impact when players are running with the ball.
An aluminum baseball bat is a great choice for people who are looking to buy an affordable, durable and effective tool. However, there are some important factors that you should take into account before making your purchase.
Breaking in a new baseball glove can be frustrating, but with a little patience and some elbow grease, you’ll have the perfect glove for your batting needs. Here are five tips to help you break in your new glove fast: Warm up the glove before you start hitting.
Creating a batting box template out of PVC can be a fun and easy project for anyone looking to improve their batting skills. By following these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect spot for practicing your hits!
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In the world of baseball, the significance of the numbers etched onto a bat goes beyond mere identification. These seemingly cryptic figures, like -10 or -5, hold the key to unlocking a player’s potential at the plate.
The number on a bat signifies the drop weight, a crucial factor in choosing the right equipment.
This drop weight, often misunderstood by newcomers to the game, reflects the difference between a bat’s length and weight, offering insights into its characteristics and performance.
From optimizing swing speed to aligning with a player’s hitting style, comprehending these numbers is a game-changer.
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Baseball, known as America’s pastime, has a rich history filled with various traditions and unique games. One such game is the “pepper game,” which has captivated players and fans alike for generations.
In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of the pepper game in baseball, exploring its origins, rules, benefits, and even the reasons behind its banishment from certain ballparks.
By the end, you will have a thorough understanding of this beloved baseball activity.