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Top 5 Angels pitching games of all-time

@RhettBollinger
38 minutes ago

ANAHEIM – With a perfect game and 10 no-hitters since their inception in 1961, the Angels have had several incredible pitching performances over the years. MLB.com is ranking the Top 5 pitching performances for all 30 clubs, so here’s a look at the Angels’ Top 5 individual pitching performances in

Angels' retired numbers, club Hall of Fame

@RhettBollinger
January 14, 2021

ANAHEIM -- Beyond the right-field fence at Angel Stadium the club displays its six retired numbers, while the organization also created its own Angels Hall of Fame in 1988. But what is the criteria to receive both honors? It’s a question a committee of Angels executives and former players ponder

Angels' best single-game hitting displays

@RhettBollinger
January 11, 2021

Every now and then a player surprises with an incredible individual performance in a game, setting team records along the way. The Angels have had those kinds of games from superstars but also from unheralded players as well. Here’s a look at the Top 5 individual performances in a game

Big A still standing proud, 55 years later

@RhettBollinger
January 8, 2021

ANAHEIM -- The Angels have called Angel Stadium home since 1966 and fans often affectionately refer to it as the “Big A.” It was a term coined by longtime sports columnist and radio host Bud Furillo, who was then the sports editor at the now-defunct Herald Examiner. It was a

Angels' all-time roster by best season

@RhettBollinger
January 4, 2021

ANAHEIM -- The Angels have seen their fair share of incredible individual seasons by players throughout their history, so MLB.com is taking a look at the best single season by a player at each position. Here’s who cracks the Angels' list.

The Angels' best of all time, by uni number

@RhettBollinger
December 28, 2020

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.

Here's how the Angels got their name

@RhettBollinger
December 21, 2020

The Angels recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of their inception, as the club officially joined the American League as the Los Angeles Angels in 1960. Here’s a look at why the club is called the Angels: ANAHEIM -- Considering that "the Angels" is a direct translation of Los Angeles from

The 5 greatest seasons for Angels pitchers

@RhettBollinger
December 14, 2020

ANAHEIM -- After ranking the Top 5 seasons by a position player in Angels history, it’s now time for a look at the Top 5 individual seasons by a pitcher in club history. The Angels have had two Cy Young Award winners in their history and have seen their pitchers

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Angels history

@RhettBollinger
December 11, 2020

ANAHEIM -- The Rule 5 Draft can be a creative way for teams to add talent, as it was created to keep teams from hoarding players in the Minor Leagues. Eligible players must be protected by adding them to the 40-man roster ahead of the Draft. • How the Rule

Angels' best seasons by hitters (not all Trout!)

@RhettBollinger
November 30, 2020

MLB.com is ranking the Top 5 individual seasons by a position player for each club, but the Angels are a unique case due to the sheer dominance of superstar Mike Trout. Trout has won three American League MVP Awards and owns the Top 5 seasons in Wins Above Replacement by

How the Angels' Rally Monkey came to be

@RhettBollinger
November 19, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Every club in the Majors has a unique history and traditions, and the Angels have plenty of both. This offseason, MLB.com is going to take a look at those traditions and find out how they started and why they exist. This week, it’s exploring the creation of the

Angels' best players not in Cooperstown

@RhettBollinger
November 16, 2020

One of the fun things about the Baseball Hall of Fame is the arguments it elicits about who is deserving of enshrinement and who is not.

Pujols' 10 most memorable moments

October 9, 2020

When you play 20 Major League seasons, appear in three World Series and make 10 All-Star teams, you're going to accumulate some memorable moments. When you sprinkle 3,000 hits and more than 600 home runs over the course of a career like that, there will be even more. Here is

The 600 Home Run Club

Only nine players reside on one of baseball's most exclusive lists
@mattkellyMLB
September 18, 2020

Nearly 20,000 players have appeared in a big league game, but only nine of them can claim the honor of clubbing 600 home runs. The 600 Home Run Club is one of Major League Baseball’s most exclusive lists, one that demands both massive yearly production and remarkable longevity in order

Halos' top general managers: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five individuals by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while with that club. But for general manager, Bill Stoneman

Scioscia in class of his own as Halos' skipper

@RhettBollinger
June 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Angels have had 21 managers since their inception in 1961, but one towers above the rest. Mike Scioscia managed the club for 19 years, making seven postseason appearances and leading the franchise to its only World Series title in 2002. • Angels' all-time best: C |

Angels' Top 5 relief pitchers: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 lefty starters: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 righty starters: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 designated hitters: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 right fielders: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 center fielders: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Fregosi's trade tree bore Halos HOF bounty

@RhettBollinger
April 29, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Jim Fregosi was the first face of the franchise for the Angels, and he went from being selected in the expansion draft in 1960 to becoming a six-time All-Star with the club. He was the club’s all-time leader in WAR until Mike Trout came along, but Fregosi’s impact

Angels' Top 5 left fielders: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
April 27, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Angels' Top 5 shortstops: Bollinger's take

@RhettBollinger
April 20, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun