Angels Vault: Anderson's six-hit night

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Sept. 27, 1996: Anderson sets Halos' single-game hit record
Garret Anderson owns the Angels' single-game franchise record with 10 RBIs, and he was also the first Halo to notch six hits in a contest. Anderson made club history in this matchup against the Rangers in Arlington, knocking six singles in seven at-bats during the Angels' marathon 4-3 win in 15 innings. Chone Figgins (2007) and C.J. Cron (2016) are the only Angels players to match Anderson's six hits in a ballgame since.

Oct. 3, 2015: Halos' four-run rally keeps playoff hopes alive
The Angels summoned all their magic as they needed a win in the season's penultimate game just to stay alive in the American League Wild Card race. Trailing 10-6 to begin the ninth, Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun hit back-to-back homers off Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson, who was working his fifth straight game. The Halos would later string together four straight two-out hits to complete a five-run inning and then hold on in the bottom half for an incredible 11-10 victory.

The Angels would lose the following day to miss out on the postseason, but there's no denying that they gave everything they had.

Sept. 9, 1989: White swipes second, third and home in same inning
The 1989 Angels relied much more heavily on the longball (145 homers, second in the Majors) than small ball (89 steals, seventh lowest) to score, but they bucked their own tendencies with this five-steal night against the Red Sox. Three of those swipes came from Devon White alone in the sixth inning, as he became the first Angel to steal second, third and home in a single frame.

When frustrated Red Sox manager Joe Morgan was asked if he'd ever seen a player do what White had before, Morgan said, "It was a very long time ago. His name was Robinson." As in, Jackie Robinson. That's good company for White.

April 16, 2008: Guerrero's side-armed OF assist
The fact that this play probably doesn't rank anywhere near Vladimir Guerrero's most famous outfield throws says a lot about his incredible skill. Still, this shouldn't be overlooked. On this play, a young Alex Gordon hits a single off the glove of Angels first baseman Casey Kotchman, with the ball dribbling to a stop in shallow right field. With Gordon thinking he can stretch it for a double, Guerrero charges the ball and, in a moment of brilliance, sidearms his throw to second in order to save an extra millisecond he would have needed to rise and fire overhand.

Of course, Guerrero's throw was perfectly on the money (despite his arm angle), and Gordon learned a valuable lesson about running on Vlad.

April 27, 1982: Reggie homers in Bronx return
A curtain call for an opposing player? Reggie Jackson's homer in his first game back in the Bronx qualified for Yankees fans to give out that rare honor.

Jackson, who had signed with the Angels after leading New York to three pennants and two World Series victories, clobbered a hanging Ron Guidry breaking ball to the upper deck in right. Yanks fans responded with a boisterous standing ovation (complete with umbrellas in the rain), and of course, Mr. October didn't pass up the opportunity for one more Bronx curtain call.

Oct. 4, 1979: Harlow delivers Halos' first playoff win
The Angels had played 18 seasons before punching their first postseason ticket in 1979, and fans had to wait a couple more games before seeing the franchise's first playoff victory in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. That came by way of Larry Harlow, who knocked a walk-off double against an Orioles team that had traded him to the Halos just four months prior. Harlow's hit capped a two-run rally for California after it was just two outs away from elimination. The Orioles wrapped up the pennant the following day.