ANAHEIM -- MLB.com is ranking the top players to wear each uniform number for all 30 clubs.
The Angels have had 77 different numbers issued in their history, while they have retired No. 11 for Jim Fregosi, No. 26 for former owner Gene Autry, No. 29 for Rod Carew, No. 30 for Nolan Ryan, No. 50 for longtime coach Jimmie Reese and No. 42 for Jackie Robinson. Here’s a look at the best player to wear every number in Angels history, with years listed designating time wearing that number:
0: Yunel Escobar (2016-17) -- Escobar is the lone Angels player to wear No. 0 and batted .292/.346/.393 in two seasons with the club.
00: Brennan Boesch (2014) -- Boesch is the only player to wear No. 00 in Angels history and batted .187 in 27 games with the club.
1: Bengie Molina (2000-05) -- Molina was a two-time Gold Glove Award winner at catcher with the Angels and played a pivotal role in their run to the World Series title in 2002.
2: Erick Aybar (2006-15) -- Aybar, an All-Star and a Gold Glover at shortstop with the Angels, narrowly beats out some tough competition in Andrelton Simmons and Adam Kennedy.
4: Bobby Grich (1977-86) -- Grich, a three-time All-Star with the club, is one of the best players in franchise history and remains a candidate to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
5: Brian Downing (1978-90) -- Like Grich, Downing is one of the best players in Angels history and beats out Albert Pujols for the nod.
6: Maicer Izturis (2005-10) -- Izturis was an underrated middle infielder, but he's keeping the seat warm for Anthony Rendon to take over as the best No. 6 in club history.
7: Dave Chalk (1973-78) -- Chalk was a two-time All-Star with the Angels.
8: Bob Boone (1982-88) -- Boone was an All-Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner with the club.
9: Chone Figgins (2004-09) -- Figgins also wore No. 6 from 2002-03, but his best years were wearing No. 9.
10: Rex Hudler (1994-96) -- Hudler batted .293/.325/.508 in 232 games with the club.
11: Jim Fregosi (1962-71) -- Fregosi's No. 11 is retired by the franchise, while Doug DeCinces also wore the number.
12: Mark Langston (1990-97) -- Langston is one of the best starting pitchers in franchise history, posting a 3.97 ERA with 88 wins in eight seasons.
13: Lance Parrish (1989-92) -- Parrish was an All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award at catcher in 1990.
14: Billy Cowan (1970-72) -- Cowan batted .278/.321/.438 in 173 games with the Angels, but no one has worn the number since 1999, as it was longtime manager's Mike Scioscia's number from 2000-18.
15: Tim Salmon (1992-2006) -- Salmon is known as Mr. Angels and it's only a matter of time before his uniform number is retired, as no Angel has worn it in a game since he retired in 2006.
16: Garret Anderson (1994-2008) -- Anderson owns several club records, including hits, doubles, runs scored and RBIs.
17: Darin Erstad (1999-2006) -- Erstad was a two-time All-Star and won Gold Gloves in both the outfield and infield.
18: Orlando Cabrera (2005-07) -- Cabrera was a Gold Glove winner with the club, just beating out Randy Velarde for the nod.
19: Fred Lynn (1982-84) -- Lynn wore No. 8 in his first year with the club in 1981 but was an All-Star in '82 and '83.
20: Frank Robinson (1973-74) -- Robinson only played two seasons with the club but had 50 homers and 160 RBIs in 276 games.
21: Wally Joyner (1986-91) -- Joyner was an All-Star as a rookie in 1986 and batted .286 with 117 homers in 899 games with the Angels.
22: David Eckstein (2001-04) -- Eckstein was a fan favorite during his time with the Angels and helped them win the 2002 World Series.
23: Scott Spiezio (2000-03) -- Spiezio hit perhaps the most famous homer in franchise history, connecting on a three-run blast in an epic comeback in Game 6 of the 2002 World Series.
24: Dan Haren (2010-12) -- Haren finished seventh in the balloting for American League Cy Young in 2011 and posted a 3.52 ERA in 509 innings with the club.
25: Troy Glaus (2000-04) -- Several great Angels have worn the number, including AL MVP Don Baylor and Jim Edmonds, but Glaus was a three-time All-Star with the club and, most important, the MVP of the 2002 World Series.
26: Joe Rudi (1977-80) -- Rudi couldn’t put up the production he did with the A’s but was still solid when healthy, batting .249/.297/.425 in four years with the organization. But the number is retired in honor of former owner Gene Autry, who served as the organization’s 26th man.
27: Mike Trout (2011-20) -- Trout is undoubtedly the best player in franchise history and should go down as one of the best to ever play the game, which is why he gets the nod over former AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero.
28: Albie Pearson (1961-66) -- Pearson had a career .379 on-base percentage in six seasons with the Angels but could be passed on the list by left-hander Andrew Heaney.
29: Rod Carew (1979-85) -- Carew was a six-time All-Star with the Angels and had his number retired by the organization.
30: Nolan Ryan (1972-79) -- Ryan was a five-time All-Star with the club, set the single-season strikeout record in 1973 and had his number retired by the Halos in 1992.
31: Chuck Finley (1986-99) -- Finley is a member of the Angels Hall of Fame and is the franchise's all-time win leader with 165 victories.
32: Lee Thomas (1961-64) -- Thomas was a two-time All-Star with the Angels and finished 11th in the balloting for AL MVP in 1962.
33: Gary Disarcina (1992-96) -- Disarcina was an All-Star in 1995 and played 12 seasons with the Angels, but he also wore No. 4, No. 9 and No. 11.
34: Bryan Harvey (1988-92) -- Harvey had a 2.49 ERA in six years with the Angels, and he led the AL with 46 saves in 1991. No Angels player has worn the number since Nick Adenhart's tragic death in 2009.
35: Casey Kotchman (2004-08) -- Kotchman batted .274/.337/.426 with above-average defense at first base in five years with the Halos.
36: Jered Weaver (2007-16) -- Weaver was a three-time All-Star and had two top-three finishes in the balloting for AL Cy Young.
37: Donnie Moore (1985-88) -- Moore had a 2.75 ERA and 61 saves in four years with the club and was an All-Star in 1985.
38: Clyde Wright (1966-73) -- Wright was an All-Star in 1970, when he set the club record with 22 wins, and also threw a no-hitter on July 3 that season.
39: Mike Witt (1981-90) -- Witt was a two-time All-Star with the Halos and also threw a perfect game against the Rangers on Sept. 30, 1984, giving him the edge over underrated reliever Bob Lee.
40: Troy Percival (1995-2004) -- Percival was a four-time All-Star and was perfect in save opportunities in the 2002 postseason, giving him a slight advantage over Frank Tanana, who is one of the best pitchers in franchise history.
41: John Lackey (2002-09) -- Lackey made his mark as a rookie, winning Game 7 of the 2002 World Series, and was an All-Star in '07.
42: Mo Vaughn (1999-200) -- Vaughn was mostly a disappointment for the Angels, but he did hit 69 homers with 225 RBIs in 300 games with the club over two seasons. The number has since been retired by every club in baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson.
43: George Brunet (1964-69) -- Brunet posted a 3.13 ERA in 1,047 1/3 innings with the Halos, putting him just ahead of Ken Forsch and Garrett Richards.
44: Mike Napoli (2006-10) -- Napoli was never an All-Star with the Angels but batted .251/.346/.485 while still mostly serving as catcher, which gives him a boost ahead of Chili Davis and Mark Trumbo.
45: Tyler Skaggs (2014-19) -- Skaggs had a 4.25 ERA in 452 2/3 innings with the club before his untimely death in 2019, and it's unlikely another Angel will ever wear No. 45 ever again.
46: Don Aase (1978-84) -- Aase had a 3.91 ERA in six seasons with the Angels, serving as both a starter and a reliever.
47: Howie Kendrick (2006-14) -- Kendrick hit .292 in nine seasons with the Halos and was an All-Star in 2011, putting him just ahead of Andy Messersmith.
48: Torii Hunter (2008-12) -- Hunter was a two-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove Award winner in his five years with the Halos, helping them reach the postseason twice.
49: Ernesto Frieri (2012-14) -- Frieri had a 3.80 ERA and 71 saves in three seasons with the club, including saving 37 games in 2013.
50: Jack Hamilton (1967) -- Hamilton is one of only six Angels to wear the number and posted a 3.24 ERA in 119 1/3 innings with the club in 1967. The number was retired in 1995 in honor of longtime coach Jimmie Reese.
51: Joe Saunders (2007-10) -- Saunders was an All-Star in 2008, when he went 17-7 with a 3.41 ERA.
52: Matt Shoemaker (2013-18) -- Shoemaker had a 3.93 ERA in six years with the franchise, including going 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA as a rookie in 2014.
53: Brendan Donnelly (2002-06) -- Donnelly had a 2.87 ERA in five seasons with the Angels, was an All-Star in 2003 and allowed no runs in 7 2/3 innings in the 2002 World Series.
54: Ervin Santana (2005-12) -- Santana won 96 games with a 4.33 ERA in eight years with the Angels and threw a no-hitter against the Indians on July 27, 2011.
55: Jeff DaVanon (1999-2005) -- DaVanon batted .256/.348/.401 in six years with the team and hit for the cycle on Aug. 25, 2004.
56: Jarrod Washburn (1998-2005) -- Washburn had 75 wins and a 3.93 ERA in eight years with the Angels, finishing fourth in the balloting for AL Cy Young in 2002.
57: Francisco Rodríguez (2002-08) -- Rodriguez, who had a 2.35 ERA and 208 saves in seven years with the Halos, made a splash from the start, striking out 28 batters in 18 2/3 innings in the 2002 postseason as a rookie and later set the single-season saves record with 62 in '08.
58: Michael Kohn (2010-14) -- Kohn suffered from injuries in his four seasons with the club but had a 3.67 ERA with 107 strikeouts in 110 1/3 innings as a reliever.
59: Fernando Salas (2014-17) -- Salas had a 3.93 ERA in 200 relief appearances with the club, striking out 189 batters in 192 1/3 innings.
60: Scott Schoeneweis (1999-2003) -- Schoeneweis won 28 games with a 5.10 ERA in five years with the club and posted a 3.00 ERA in six postseason appearances in 2002.
61: Sam Freeman (2019) -- Freeman made only one appearance with the club, allowing one run over two innings, but he beats out Hoby Milner's 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 innings in 2020 and Mike Bovee's 5.40 ERA in 3 1/3 innings in 1997.
62: Scot Shields (2001-10) -- Shields was one of the best setup relievers of his era and had a 3.18 ERA in 10 years with the Angels.
63: Kevin Gregg (2003-06) -- Gregg had a 4.31 ERA and 221 strikeouts in 255 innings in four seasons with the Halos.
64: Felix Peña (2018-20) -- Peña has posted a 4.34 ERA with 215 strikeouts in 215 2/3 innings for the Angels and threw seven no-hit innings to finish a combined no-hitter with Taylor Cole on July 12, 2019, in the club's first home game since the death of Skaggs.
65: Kevin Jepsen (2008-10) -- Jepsen wore the number the first three years of his career and had a 4.43 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 122 innings over that stretch.
66: JC Ramírez (2016-19) -- Ramirez was solid when healthy, especially in 2017, when he won 11 games and had a 4.15 ERA in 147 1/3 innings.
67: Taylor Cole (2018-19) -- Cole is the only Angels player to wear the number but has a 4.97 ERA in two years with the club. He threw the first two innings of the combined no-hitter with Peña in 2019.
68: Cam Bedrosian (2014-16) -- Bedrosian wore the number for the first three years of his career, posting a 3.77 ERA with 105 strikeouts in 93 innings over that span before switching to No. 32.
70: Trevor Bell (2009-10) -- Bell wore the number in his first two years of his career, when he posted a 5.98 ERA in 81 1/3 innings, and is the only Angels player to wear the number.
72: Jack McDowell (2008-09) -- The former Cy Young Award winner with the White Sox is the only Angels player to wear No. 72 and had a 5.68 ERA in his two years with the club.
73: Tony Phillips (1997) -- Phillips wore No. 19 with the 1995 Angels but switched to No. 73 when he was re-acquired in '97. He batted .264 with six homers and 48 RBIs in 105 games that season.
76: Shawn Wooten (2000) -- Wooten is the only Angels player to wear No. 76 and he wore it in his first seven games in 2000, going 5-for-9 at the plate.
77: Ben Weber (2001-04) -- Weber posted a 3.24 ERA in 263 2/3 innings as a reliever for the Angels and won the World Series with the club in 2002.
88: Rene Gonzales (1992-95) -- Gonzales is the lone Angel to wear the number and played three seasons with the Halos, batting .265/.354/.364 in 251 games.
99: Keynan Middleton (2019-20) -- Middleton switched to the number after his return from Tommy John surgery and had a 3.66 ERA in 19 2/3 innings to beat out Mitch Williams, the only other Angels player to wear No. 99.