Garret Joseph Anderson...he and wife, Teresa, have a daughter Brianne and sons Bailey and Garret III...involved with California Kids,
an organization that provides health insurance for children...supports Boy Scouts of America Recruiting Campaign and Responsible
Fatherhood Campaign...was active in Angels' Wives Hospital Visits to UCI Medical Center...also assisted Calif. Dept. of Social
Services, taking part in Major League Dads Campaign...has recorded public service announcements for the Boys and Girls Clubs of
America...visited U.S. military troops on the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier...along with his wife, established charitable foundation
"Determined To Dream" which supports Charles MacLay Middle School in Pacoima...inducted into Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame
on Oct. 29, 2004 after playing for the 1993 Tempe Rafters...graduated from Kennedy High School (Granada Hills) in 1990...played
baseball, basketball and football while taking All-L.A. City and All-League prep honors in 1989 and 1990 in baseball...repeated
same honors in basketball in 1990...was a member of the 1989 Los Angeles City Championship baseball team...originally signed by
Angels' scout Rick Ingalls.
Spent his first season in the...NL and hit .268 with 13 homers and 61 RBI in 135 games and nearly 500 at-bats (496)...hit 27
doubles and scored 52 runs...Made his debut with the Atlanta Braves on April 5 after playing the first 2,013 games of his career with the Angels...became the
first player since Dwight Evans in 1991 to play 2,000 games for his original team, before playing for another team...Recorded his 2,500th career hit on Oct. 1 vs. Washington...was the 89th player in history to reach that milestone...Hit career double no. 500 on June 27 vs. Boston...finished the season ranked fourth among active players with 516 career
doubles...Drove in a season-high four runs on April 19 at Boston...Hit first-career pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning on July 2 vs. Philadelphia...Placed on the disabled list April 20 with a strained left quad and missed 12 games before being activated on May 5...Had a season-high 10-game hitting streak from May 22-June 2...Hit .326 (29-for-89) with a team-high five homers in July...Has a .352 average (19-for-54) during Interleague play (13th, NL)...Ranked third on the Braves with 35 multi-hit games...Batted .283 vs. left-handers and .262 vs. righties
Finished his 15th season with the Angels and batted .293 (163-for-557) with 15 home runs and 84 RBI in
...Had his 14th consecutive full season batting .280 or better. He and Manny Ramirez are the only active
players to hit .280 or better in each of last 14 seasons
...Batted second in lineup in 22 of last 24 starts - prior to the season, had not hit in the #2 spot since 9/14/99.
Batted .344 (31-for-90) in #2 spot in 2008.
...Hit .338 (44-for-130) with RISP.
...Was DH in team-high 59 games and played in 82 games (80 starts) in the outfield.
...Angels were 13-2 when he homered.
...Led Angels' outfielders with nine assists and did not commit an error.
...Best month was July (.384, 5 HR, 22 RBI).
...Had 23-game hit streak 7/23-8/20 (.365; 35-for-96). The streak tied for third-longest in Angels history (Jim
...He had career-best and club record 28-game hit streak in 1998, to become the fifth player in MLB history
to go 10 years between 20-game hitting streaks...The others: Edgar Renteria (1996-2006), Tony Gwynn
(1983-97), Charlie Gehringer (1927-37) and Tris Speaker (1913-23).
...Run scored in 8th inning 6/25 at WSH was No. 987 of career, passing Tim Salmon (986) for most in club
...Made 13th consecutive Opening Day start, passing Salmon (1993-2004) for longest-stretch in club
...Played his 2,000th career game on 9/10 and became one of just two actives to reach the plateau with one
team joining Chipper Jones (2,023 with Atlanta).
2008 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Bos): Struggled in four games batting .158 (3-for-19)
with one run scored.
Longest tenured Angel spent 13th full season with club batting .297
(124/417) with 31 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs and 80 RBI in 108 games...
Drove in at least 80 runs for eighth time in nine seasons despite
two stints on the DL (missed 46 games)....On DL June 17-July 2 due
to aggravated right hip...Recalled from rehab and activated from first
DL stint, June 3...Placed on 15-day DL May 4 with a tear in his right
hip flexor tendon...Batted .361 (39/108) his last 28 games to raise average
from .275 to .297...Had 65 RBI in his 67 games after All-Star
break, 5th most in Majors...Finished four RBI shy of Angels' club record
for RBI after break (69 by Tim Salmon in 1997)...Hit 13 of his 16
home runs after the break...Set a club record by collecting an RBI in 12 consecutive games (Aug.
26-Sept. 7)...Previous Angel record was 10 straight games by Wally Joyner (1986) and Fred Lynn
(1984)...The streak was two games shy of matching the AL record of 14 consecutive games by Tris
Speaker in 1928...Connected for his 250th career HR August 26th vs. Toronto to become 17th player
in MLB history to have 2000 hits, 450 doubles, 250 home runs, and 1000 RBI for one franchise...
Logged 10 RBI Aug. 21 vs. NYY set an Angels' single-game record previously held by teammate Vladimir
Guerrero (9 RBI) and fell one RBI short of tying the AL record set by New York's Tony Lazzeri on
May 24, 1936...He also set an additional club record in the game with his 8th career grand slam...He was tied for all-time club-lead with Joe Rudi who hit seven slams from 1977-80...Made 12th consecutive Opening Day start in 2007, tied for longest stretch in club history (Salmon, 1993-2004).
When he singled against the Dodgers on July 1, Anderson became the only Angels player to amass 2,000 hits and 1,000 RBIs all with the franchise. The left fielder tied for second on the Angels with 85 RBIs in 2006 and was third with 17 home runs. Anderson has recorded 80 or more RBIs in seven of his last eight seasons. After hitting .261 before the All-Star break, Anderson hit .302 during the season's second half. He was limited much of the season by various ailments, including plantar faciitis in his left foot, back spasms and a sore hamstring. On May 28, Anderson passed Brian Downing (1,661) for the most games played in team history.
Spent 11th ML season with Angels...Named to third All-Star team in four seasons (2002, 2003)...283 avg. marked lowest of ML career...Drove in 90+ runs for fifth time in six seasons...Led Angels with 21 RBI in Sept./Oct and hit safely in 25 of last 32 games...Hit .304 (102/336) before ASB, .255 (61/239) after ASB...Hit .307 on road (.259 at home)...Angels went 14-3 when he homered...Missed eight games (Aug. 14-22) with irritation in right side of lower back and left knee patella tendonitis...Posted season-best 10-game hit streak, Aug. 24-Sept. 3...Hit safely in 111 of 142 games overall...Batted .330 (62/188) vs. LHP...Club's all-time leader in several offensive categories, taking the lead in RBI and total bases this season...Ranks second to Brian Downing (1,661) in games played with 1,619...7th career grand slam in 11th inn. June 28 at Texas tied him with Joe Rudi for most as Angel...Collected four RBI, June 4 at Boston, to reach 991 and set club RBI record...1000th career RBI, June 26 vs. LAD... One of just four players to have fewer than 300 walks (290) when reaching 1,000 RBI mark (Dante Bichette - 286; Joe Medwick - 289 & Al Simmons - 292)...Made 10th consecutive Opening Day start, third longest stretch in club history (Downing, 11; Salmon, 12)...Celebrated 33rd birthday 6/30 with solo home run (4th career HR on B-day).
Began 15th professional season and 10th season in Major Leagues...Placed on
disabled list April 28 (retroactive to April 22) due to stiffness in upper back - first
time on DL in 10-year career...Missed 43 games on disabled list after missing a total
of 32 games over previous seven season...Further testing revealed undifferentiated
inflammatory arthritis...Activated from 15-day DL, June 10th...Collected gamewinning
RBI single in eighth inning, Oct. 2 at Oakland, in contest that clinched AL
West for Angels...10 of his 14 HRs came on road as he hit .332 on road opposed
to .269 at home...Tied for club lead (Guerrero) with 23 RBI in Sept....Was hit by
pitch (Aug. 12 vs. Bal.) for first time since Aug. 25, 1998 (Hideki Irabu), a span of
890 games and 3,807 plate appearances...Collected 200th career home run, July 7
at Chicago, just third Angel to reach plateau (Downing, Salmon)...Collected second
multiple-HR game of season and 11th of career, June 26th at Los Angeles (also posted
two home runs, April 7th at Seattle)...Agreed to terms April 13 on four-year contract
extension with club option for 2009...Is one of six Angels signed through 2006...2004 Post-Season...Started all three games
in centerfield in ALDS vs. Boston...Went 0-for-8 over first two games before going 2-for-5 in Game 3 at Fenway Park...Finished
series batting .154 (2/13) with one run scored and three strikeouts.
Recipient of Gene Autry Trophy (Team MVP) for third consecutive season and fourth time of career (also 1999), tying Bobby Knoop for most honors in club history...Finished in top 10 in AL in 15 offensive categories, batting .315 (6th in AL) with 29 home runs, 49 doubles (T1st in AL) and 116 RBI (5th in AL)...315 clip marked best of career and his 201 hits marked career-best as he became just third Angel to reach 200 hit mark (also Darin Erstad in 2000 and Alex Johnson in 1970)...Became fourth player in club history to lead team in average, HR and RBI in one season, first since Chil Davis in strike-shortened 1994...Of his 29 HRs, 14 tied game or gave Angels lead...Posted 100-or-more RBI for fourth straight season after he was first Angel to post 100 RBI in three-straight seasons in 2002...Infield single off Jeremy Bonderman, Aug. 17 vs. Detroit, was 1,589th of career, setting Angels' club record for hits in career (Brian Downing -1,588)...Tied the mark in 546 fewer at-bats than Downing...Fell one double short (hit 56 in 2002) of becoming just fifth active player in ML with multiple 50-double seasons...Hit safely in 123 of 159 games played with 59 multi-hit games, only going hitless in consecutive games five times...Had season-best 15-game hit streak July 5-23 (.424, 25/59)...Named Pepsi AL Player of the Week for the final week before the All-Star break...Hit safely in all six games of the week, batting .435 (10/23) with six runs scored, three home runs and six RBI...Reached 20+ HR by All-Star break (also 26 HRs in 2000 which stands as club record before the break)...One of five Angels to post 20 or more HR before the All-Star break twice (also Leon Wagner, Don Baylor, Wally Joyner and Troy Glaus).
All-Star Game in Chicago: Named as the starting left-fielder (replacement for Manny Ramirez) for All-Star game at U.S. Cellular Field, joining third baseman Troy Glaus, as the first Angels' duo to start the Mid-Summer Classic since Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson in 1984...Won the Century 21 HR Derby outlasting Albert Pujols in final round...Anderson (3/4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI) left the 74th All-Star Game as the third Angel to capture game MVP honors, joining Fred Lynn (1983) and Leon Wagner (1962 - Game 2)...First player to claim both the HR Derby and MVP honors since Cal Ripken in 1991...Celebrated 31st birthday, June 30, with 19th HR of season marking third time he homered on his birthday in career (also 2000 and 1998)...12 HRs in June led the AL and marked most in any month in his career, one-shy of tying Angels' single month mark...Posted five home runs in three-game series, June 3-5, at Montreal (Puerto Rico)...Tied club record with three home runs, June 4 at Montreal, marking 11th time (10th player) an Angel accomplished feat...Single in third inning was career hit No. 1,500...13 outfield assists ranked T2nd in AL...Named AL Pepsi Player of the Week for the period of June 2-8...Batted .448 (13/29) with eight runs scored, a double, six home runs and 15 RBI...Marked first career honor (won Player of the Month Award in July, 1995)...Was 3-for-4 with a double, grand slam and drove in all seven Angel runs (tying career-high for RBI in a game - third time), May 8 vs. Cleveland...Marked sixth career grand slam, tied with Tim Salmon for second most by an Angel (Joe Rudi - 7)...
Made ninth straight Opening Day start for Angels, March 30 vs. Texas...Named to Sporting News A.L. All-Star team for second consecutive season...Recipient of 2003 Louisville Silver Slugger Award for second time of career...Was finalist along with Alex Rodriguez and Vernon Wells for Players Choice Award for AL Most Outstanding Player.
Selected as recipient of Gene Autry Trophy (as voted by teammates) as Angels' MVP -- marked third such honor of career and third in last four years...Finished fourth in the A.L. in the BBWAA voting for MVP...Named to A.L. All-Star team for first time of career...Entered game in left field in the fourth inning, finishing 0-for-4 with an RBI...Also named to Sporting News
' A.L. All-Star squad and named recepient of a Sporting News
Silver Slugger award...Set Angels' club record with 88 extra-base hits (2nd in A.L. to A. Soriano), breaking previous mark of 85 set by Troy Glaus in 2000...Finished season with 123 RBI, 4th in AL, and tied career-high set in 2001...123 RBI also tied his club record for left-handed hitter...Tied for second in AL with Tim Salmon and Miguel Tejada with 17 GW RBI...Posted 23 RBI in final 23 games played in '02...Collected 344 total bases, a new career-high (336 in 2000) and second most in club history (Darin Erstad - 366 in 2000)...Set career-high with 195 hits, just shy of becoming third Angel to post 200-or-more in a season...Tied for ML lead (Garciaparra-Boston) with 56 doubles, shattering Angels' previous club record of 42 doubles (last player in AL with 60 doubles was Detroit's Charlie Gehringer in 1936)...Posted 100th RBI, Aug. 31 vs. Baltimore, to become first Angel in club history to post three consecutive 100-or-more RBI seasons (117 in 2000 and 123 in 2001)...13 of final 16 home runs of season came on road...Posted 43rd double, Aug. 9 at Toronto, setting a new Angels' single-season record...With 56 doubles, passed Tim Salmon for first on Angels' all-time list with 300 career doubles...Posted 60 multi-hit games to lead Anaheim (4th in AL)...Had season-best 15-game hit streak, July 14-29 (equalling longest by an Angel in '02 - Eckstein)...Equalled career-best two home runs (2nd time in 2002, 6th time in career) and seven RBI (Aug. 29, 1996 vs. New York), Sept. 5 at Tampa Bay.
Played in 1,206 regular season games before making post-season...His three-run double in the third inning of Game 7 of the World Series proved to be game-winning hit, also marking his lone extra-base hit of the World Series...Hit safely in all seven games of World Series and ended '02 post-season on 10-game hit streak...Tied Game 2 of WS at 9-9 with two-out RBI single in sixth inning... Collected first home run of ALCS (leadoff off Eric Milton, 2nd inn.) and second of 2002 post-season in Game 3... Batted .389 (7/18) in Division Series vs. New York, leading club in runs (5)...Collected eighth inning game-tying solo home run off Orlando Hernandez in Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, his first-ever post-season HR...One of seven Angels to hit .300 or better during 2002 post-season (also Salmon, Glaus, Erstad, Gil, Wooten and Spiezio).
Began 12th professional season and seventh on Angels' Opening Day roster...Finished season with .289 (194/672) average, 83 runs scored, 39 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs, 123 RBI, 27 walks and 13 stolen bases in 161 games...Lone game missed was Aug. 30 at Kansas City...Named 2001 recipient of The Gene Autry Trophy...The award is voted by players to Angel who is most deserving as team Most Valuable Player... Honor is second (1999) of his career...Set career bests in games played, at-bats, hits, RBI and stolen bases...100 strikeouts is most in career...Has posted six straight seasons of 150-or-more games played...Led club in average, games played (T5th in AL), at-bats (2nd in AL), hits (5th in AL), total bases (321-7th in AL), doubles (T8th in AL) and RBI (T6th in AL)...Also ranked among AL leaders in multiple-hit games (56-5th in AL)...On Angels' all-time career list, ranks tied for second in average (.296), third in doubles (244), third in RBI (633), fourth in at-bats (4,179), fourth in hits (1,237), fourth in total bases (1,926), fourth in extra-base hits (399), fifth in runs scored (530), sixth in home runs (135), seventh in games (1,048), eighth in slugging percentage (.461), ninth in strikeouts (569) and tied for 10th in triples (20)...2001 totals are among Angels' all-time single season top 10 in games played (T6th), at-bats (T3rd), hits (3rd), total bases (5th), extra-base hits (T9th), doubles (T6th) and RBI (3rd)...Set club record for RBI by left-handed batter and tied record for doubles in a game (3)...Has posted 240 RBI from 2000-01, most over two-year span in club history...Is one of four player in Angels' history to post consecutive 100 RBI campaigns (Troy Glaus, Wally Joyner and Mo Vaughn)...Led club in hits for fourth time in his career, equalling Jim Fregosi for the most in club history, and posted 180 hits for fifth straight season, only Angel ever to do so...Produced 178 runs based on run production formula, just 15 less than NL MVP Barry Bonds...Owns second most hits in major leagues over last five seasons (Derek Jeter - 1,004, Garret Anderson - 939, Sammy Sosa - 921).
Played 1000th career game, Aug. 7 vs. Chicago...Is just seventh player in Angels history to accomplish feat...Scored 500th career run, Aug. 10 vs. Toronto...Registered fifth career grand slam, July 8 at Colorado...Marked lone slam by Angels in 2001...Was on back end of three consecutive home run effort by Angels, July 26 vs. Tampa Bay (Troy Glaus & Darin Erstad)...Hit safely in club-best 122 games played, including 56 multiple-hit contests (12 3-hit & two 4-hit)...Led club with 80 games with RBI, including 29 multiple-RBI contests...Totaled club-best 41 clutch RBI, 34 which put Angels in lead...Hit .288 (60/208, 6 HR) vs. LHP, .289 (134/464, 22 HR) vs. RHP, .326 with runners on, .315 at home and .296 with RISP (.321 with 2 outs)...Best month was Sept. (.333)...Posted seven home runs in June and 26 RBI in June & Aug....Hit .296 (24/81) with runner on third base...Hit in season-best 10-straight games, April 15-25 (.350; 14/40) and July 5-17 (.372; 16/43)...Has posted hitting streaks of 10-or-more games in each of first seven major league seasons...Season-best four-hit games came Aug. 12 vs. Toronto and Sept. 25 at Oakland...Posted multiple home run games, Aug. 2 at Boston and Aug. 12 vs. Toronto...Owns four in career...Average in close and late situations was .310 (31/100), while mark with bases loaded was .273 (6/22, 15 RBI)...Batted .425 (51/120) when putting first pitch in play...Hit better than .300 against 10 opponents, including .341 vs. Minnesota...Average as designated hitter was .308 (16/52)...Batted .279 (101/362) with 15 HR and 62 RBI prior to All-Star break and .300 (93/310) with 13 HR and 61 RBI after...Posted .994 (2/324) fielding percentage in 149 games (149 starts)...Totaled nine assists...Owns 1,003 career games in outfield, second most in club history (Tim Salmon - 1,065).
In 2000, Began 11th professional season and sixth on Angels' Opening Day roster...Batted .286 (185/647) with 92 runs scored, 40 doubles, three triples, 35 home runs and 117 RBI in 159 games...Along with Troy Glaus, Tim Salmon and Mo Vaughn, became first quartet of teammates in A.L. history to each collect 30 home runs in one season (seventh time in ML history)...Along with Vaughn, tied then club record for RBI in season by left-handed batter (Wally Joyner - 1987)...Set Angels' HR record before All-Star break (26), passing Troy Glaus' (2000) and Leon Wagner's (1962) mark of 25 HR...Tied club record with three doubles, Aug. 12 vs. New York...Was on front end (June 24 vs. Min.) and back end (May 28 at KC) of three consecutive home runs hit in inning...HR at Kansas City was Angels' fourth of inning, setting club record...Marked fourth and fifth times feat has been accomplished in club history...Collected career hit No. 1,000 (single, 6th inning off Esteban Loaiza), Aug. 28 vs. Toronto, becoming just fifth player to post 1,000 hits in Angels' uniform (Downing, Fregosi, Grich and Salmon).
Established career-bests in runs scored, home runs, total bases (336) and extra-base hits (78)...Led club in doubles, sacrifice flies (9) and tied for club lead in RBI (Vaughn)...24 walks was career-low...Registered fourth career grand slam, May 21 vs. Kansas City...HR came on front end of back-to-back home runs (Glaus)...Marked second career slam against Royals and was sixth ML GS of day (May 21, 2000), setting ML record...Reached 100 RBI plateau, Sept. 15 at Minnesota, for first time of career...Connected for 100th HR of career, July 21 at Oakland...Collected 22nd home run of season, June 30 vs. Oakland (319 at-bats), surpassing career-high set in 1999 (620 at-bats)...HR also marked 122nd by Anaheim in 2000, setting club record for home runs by All-Star break (previously 121 in 1996)...Homered in three straight games, June 24-26, for second time in career (June 14-16, 1995)...Hit in season-best 10-straight games, July 3-16 (.400; 16/40)...Posted lone multiple home run game (second of career), July 3 vs. Seattle...Was ejected in eighth inning, May 26 at Kansas City, by home plate umpire Tony Randazzo...Marked first ejection of ML career and second as professional...Posted .990 (4/389) fielding percentage in 148 games (147 starts)...Totaled five assists...Agreed to four-year contract extension through 2004, April 14.
Began ninth professional season and fourth on Angels' Opening Day roster ... Batted .294 (183/622) with 62 runs scored, 41 doubles, seven triples, 15 home runs, 79 RBI and eight stolen bases in 156 games ... Hit safely in Angels' record 28 straight games, June 28-July 31 (.405; 47/116) ... Streak surpassed previous record set by Rod Carew (25 games; May 23-June 21, 1982) ... Streak equalled sixth longest in majors over last decade (fourth longest in A.L.) and was second longest in A.L. in 1998 (Eric Davis, Bal.; 30 games) ... Also had hitting streaks of 10 games twice and nine games once ... Set career bests in doubles and triples ... Led club in games, at-bats and triples ... Among A.L. leaders, ranked tied for seventh in doubles, tied for eighth in triples, tied for seventh in outfield assists (11), eighth in fielding percentage by right fielder (.978) and seventh in at-bats ... At-bats total ranked ninth highest in club history ... Hits total ranked seventh best and doubles total marked fourth highest in club history ... Connected for third career grand slam home run, May 25 vs. Kansas City (off Tim Belcher; 1st inn.) ... Homered in consecutive games twice (June 11-12 and June 28 and 30) ... Home run off Roberto Ramirez (3-run), June 28 at San Diego, marked first off left-hander since June 29, 1996 vs. Oakland (solo off Steve Wojciechowski) ... Posted 500th career hit, April 16 vs. Tampa Bay, and 500th career game, July 12 at Seattle ... RBI groundout in second game, Aug. 26 at New York, was No. 300 of career ... Collected club record-tying two hits in an inning, Sept. 9 vs. Minnesota (3rd inn.) ... Posted .983 fielding percentage, totaling six errors in 343 total chances (155 games, 152 starts) ... Led Angels outfielders with 11 assists and three double plays ... Made 32 starts in left field and 120 starts in right field ... Member of MLB All-Star team that toured Japan in winter.
Began eighth professional season and third on Anaheim's Opening Day roster ... Batted .303 (189/624) with 76 runs scored, 36 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 92 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 154 games ... Set career bests in average, at-bats, hits, RBI and stolen bases ... Led club in average, at-bats, hits, doubles, intentional walks (6) and GDP (20) ... 189 hits is most by left-handed batter in Angels history (179 by Rod Carew - 1980 and Luis Polonia - 1991), second highest total in club history (202 by Alex Johnson - 1970) ... At-bats total ranks eighth best in club history, most since Devon White's 636 in 1989 ... Became fourth player in 1990's to collect 90-or-more RBI and less than 10 home runs in season (Paul Molitor-1990, 9 and 113; Tony Gwynn-1995, 9 and 90 and Jeff King-1993, 9 and 98) ... Among A.L. leaders, ranked sixth in at-bats, fourth in hits, sixth in GDP, tied for first in singles (142), seventh in multiple-hit games (54) and seventh in hardest to strikeout (9.5 PA/SO) ... Hit in 17 straight games (.415; 27/65), May 4-24, collecting eight multiple-hit games (three 3-hit) ... Marked longest hitting streak by an Angel in 1997 ... Collected second career grand slam, July 28 at Cleveland (2nd Game off Orel Hershiser) ... Posted .992 (3/360) fielding percentage, ranking eighth among A.L. outfielders and fourth among left fielders ... Totaled 14 outfield assists (3rd in A.L.) and was involved in two double plays and a triple play as an outfielder.
Began seventh professional season and second on California's Opening Day roster ... Batted .285 (173/607) with 12 home runs and 72 RBI in 150 games (147 starts) ... Led club in at-bats, hits, doubles (33), caught stealing (9) and grounded into double plays (22) ... Became first Angel to post more than 600 at-bats since Luis Polonia in 1991 (604) ... Among A.L. leaders, ranked third in GIDP, 10th in at-bats and ninth in singles (126) ... Became first player in Angels' history to collect six hits in game, Sept. 27 at Texas (15 innings) and second player in M.L. to do so in 1996 (Gerald Williams - NYY, May 1 at Bal.) ... Hit first career grand slam and collected career-best seven RBI, Aug. 29 vs. New York ... Grand Slam was 124th in major leagues in 1996, setting M.L. record (123 in 1995) ... Bat and ball from home run were sent to Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY ... RBI total is one shy of club record, set by Don Baylor, Leon Wagner and Lee Thomas ... Homered in back-to-back games, May 10-11 vs. Cleveland (Albie Lopez and Jack McDowell) ... Registered season-best 10-game hit streak, July 1-13 (.381; 16/42) ... Went three straight games without hit just twice during season (June 2-4 and Sept. 22-25) ... Posted .979 fielding percentage, committing seven errors in 328 total chances ... All errors came as left fielder, ranking tied for second highest among A.L. left fielders ... .977 fielding percentage in position ranked fourth highest in league ... Overall, registered seven outfield assists.
Began seventh professional season and second on California's Opening Day roster...Batted .285 (173/607) with 12
home runs and 72 RBI in 150 games (147 starts)...Led club in at-bats, hits and doubles (33)...Became first Angel to post more
than 600 at-bats since Luis Polonia in 1991 (604)...Became first player in Angels' history to collect six hits in game, Sept. 27
at Texas (15 innings) and second player in M.L. to do so in 1996 (Gerald Williams - NYY, May 1 at Bal.)...Hit first career grand
slam and collected career-best seven RBI, Aug. 29 vs. New York...Grand Slam was 124th in major leagues in 1996, setting M.L.
record (123 in 1995)...Bat and ball from home run were sent to Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Began sixth professional season and first on California's Opening Day 28-player roster...Batted .321
with 16 HRs and 69 RBI in 106 games, but fell 50 plate appearances shy of qualifying for club's rookie record
for batting average (Wally Joyner's .290 in 1986)...Tied with Kansas City's Keith Lockhart for A.L. rookies with
highest average; ranked second in HRs and games (both to Minnesota's Marty Cordova)...Named to Topps'
Major League Rookie All-Star team...Placed second with 99 points to Cordova's 105 in Baseball Writers'
Association of America, Rookie of the Year voting...Difference of six points represented closest margin for
award since 5-3-1 voting tabulation was adopted in 1980...Optioned to Vancouver (AAA), 5/15 to reduce roster
to 25-player limit...Recalled by California, 6/7...Became everyday left fielder, 6/13, and responded with
first major league HR vs. MIN (Kevin Tapani) in California's 7-2 win...Named AL "Player of the Month" for July,
marking first rookie to be honored since inception of award...Batted .410 (43-for-105) with 22 runs scored,
eight doubles, seven HRs and 31 RBI in 25 games...Homered in four of five games, 7/14-18, including three
straight contests (7/14 and in doubleheader on 7/16), one shy of Angels' rookie mark held by Tim Salmon
(8/16-19/93)...14-game hitting streak (21-for-58; .362), 8/2-15, equaled longest by rookie (Shawn Green of
Toronto)...Registered .978 fielding percentage in 100 games.
Was recalled by California, 7/26, when outfielder Tim Salmon was placed on 15-day disabled
list...Made major league debut following afternoon vs. OAK...Flied out in first at-bat and recorded first two
hits (third and fifth inning singles) off A's Ron Darling in California's 11-3 loss...Recorded first RBI (go-ahead
which proved to be game-winner) in sixth inning, 7/31 at TEX off Kevin Brown in 4-3 win...Appeared in five
games (three starts) with Angels, batting .385 (5-for-13) with one RBI...Began fifth professional season with
Vancouver and received first recall to major leagues, 7/27...Was hitting .346 (136-for-393) with 10 HRs and
82 RBI in 95 games with the Canadians prior to recall...Led Canadians in games played (123), at-bats (505),
hits (162), doubles (42) and RBI (102)...Compiled three hitting streaks of 11-or-more games, including 27-
game stretch between 5/19-6/17...Hitting streak was longest in minor leagues in two years and established
franchise record previously set by Dion James in 1983...Batted .380 (46-for-121) during streak with four HRs
and 26 RBI...During stretch, registered eight two-hit games, three three-hit contests and career-best six-hit
game (eight at-bats), 6/17 at Calgary, which equaled 1994 minor league high accomplished by six
others...Batted .220 (9-for-41) with seven RBI in 10 postseason games for Canadians...Voted "Best
Offensive Player" and Most Valuable Player by Vancouver media...Selected as starting center fielder in
American League Triple-A All-Star Game, 7/13 at Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN.
Began campaign at Triple-A Vancouver for first time in professional career...Spent entire season with
Canadians, and led club in hits (137) and doubles (34)...34 doubles tied franchise record set previously in
1984 (Doug Loman)...Committed only two errors and was credited with 10 assists (173 total chances; .988
pct.) in 105 games played in outfi eld...Also appeared in five contests at first base for first time in career, committing
no errors in 40 total chances...Named as one of Top 10 prospects by league managers for Baseball
America for third straight season.
Began season with Single-A Palm Springs and was among California League leaders in average and
RBI when promoted to Midland (Double-A) 7/10...Was hitting .250 on 5/27 before batting .411 (60-for-146)
until promotion...Finished season in Midland appearing in 39 games.
Spent entire campaign with Single-A Quad City in second campaign, playing in 105 games and
cracking century mark for first time.
Selected in fourth round of June free agent draft and placed on Boise's (Short-A) roster...Played in
25 contests with Boise and 32 with Mesa Angels (Rookie).