In the fall of 2007, Percy built (with his own hands and money) a clubhouse for the baseball team
at his alma mater, University of California-Riverside. With the help of his family, he designed, assembled
and installed 34 solid oak lockers. Labor and materials were estimated at over $100,000.
Percy, a standout catcher at the school from 1987-90, is one of two players to have his number
retired there, along with former Padres pitcher Eric Show.
Earned the first save ever recorded at Tropicana Field on April. 26, 1998. He protected the Angels'
2-1 win over the Rays in the 11th game ever played there.
Troy would like to be a fireman when he retires, like his dad.
Troy enjoys building cars. A few years ago he finished building a '56 Ford pickup, which he takes
out for a drive every once in a while. He's also built a '67 Camaro and '66 Chevelle for himself. Troy
has built cars for Washington's Dmitri Young ('56 Chevy Nomad), Baltimore's Jamie Walker ('82
"Smokey & the Bandit" replica Trans Am) and the Atlanta Braves' Casey Kotchman ('67 GT 500
Mustang). On average it takes him from one to two years to build a car.
Thirty-nine-year-old veteran served as the
team's closer for most of the season...saved
28 games, the 5th-highest total in club history...
had one save after August 13.
Served three stints on the disabled list, missing
42 games total...had 2 DL stints with a left
hamstring strain: May 29-June 12 and July
2-19...his third trip came due to cartilage damage
in his right knee suffered during an Aug
14 game at Oakland (reinstated Sep 2)...also
battled tightness in his back over the final
weeks of the season.
Went 28-for-32 (87.5%) in save opps in 2008,
7th best in the AL.
Rays went 34-1 on the season when he entered
the game in a save situation...won the
first 32 of these games...they won the first 3
games he blew a save, as well as the 4 games
he exited with injury...lone loss was his last
blown save, Sep 6 at TOR as he yielded a
game-ending grand slam to Gregg Zaun.
Held opponents to a .178 (29-163) batting average,
7th-best among major league relievers.
Collected 19 saves and pitched to a 3.54 ERA
(28-IP, 11-ER) in the first half...had 9 saves and
a 6.11 ERA (17.2-IP, 12-ER) after the break.
On July 23 vs. OAK he recorded his 20th save,
making him the 10th pitcher all-time to record
ten 20-save seasons.
On Sep 3 vs. NYY served up A-Rod's 549th
career HR, over the LF foul pole, inciting the
first use of instant replay in major league history...
replay upheld the home run.
Saved all three games of a sweep April 22-
24 vs. the Blue Jays at Disney...was 4th time
of his career he saved all games of a series
sweep (3-plus games) and first since June 27-
29, 2003 vs. LAD (with Angels)...also marked
the 1st time a Rays pitcher has ever saved all
games of a series sweep (3-plus games).
Left game with left hamstring tightness on
May 28 vs. Texas...led to his first DL stint...left
game June 30 vs. Boston when he re-aggravated
his left hamstring strain...was placed on
the DL days later.
Made his Rays debut April 5 at NYY and saved
his first game since July 7, 2005 for Detroit
against the Rays at Tropicana Field (1,002
days in between)...was his 325th save and the
12th of his career at Yankee Stadium...only
one opponent has had more saves at Yankee
Stadium - Tom Henke with 16 (14 with the Blue
Jays, 2 with the Rangers).
On June 23 at Florida he walked four batters
while recording the save in the Rays 6-4 win...
he became the 3rd pitcher in MLB history to
record a save in one inning or less while issuing
four or more walks (also Armando Benitez
in 2002 and Ryan Dempster in 2005).
Underwent surgery to release pressure on his
lower back December 2 in Los Angeles (Dr.
Limited to 26 appearances by a partial tear of the right
flexor pronator muscle mass during his first season with
the Tigers...Posted a 3.65 ERA (12.1IP/5ER) in his first 12 outings
of the season before landing on the disabled list for the
first time with the partial tear of the right flexor pronator
muscle mass on May 8...Made his 600th career appearance June 29 vs. the
Chicago White Sox...Moved into 10th place all-time in major league history
with his 322nd career save on July 5 at Cleveland...Forced to the disabled list for the remainder of the season
on July 10 with the partial tear of the right pronator
muscle mass...Limited lefthanded batters to a .173 batting average
(9x52), while righties hit .250 (10x40) with him on the
Completed his 10th season in the major leagues with the Anaheim Angels, registering at least 30 saves for the seventh consecutive season -- only active major league reliever with such a streak...Fourth in the American League with 33 saves and seventh with 48 games finished and by converting 86.8 percent of his save opportunities (33x38)...Posted 21 saves in 22 save opportunities June 1-October 2, after blowing four of his first 16 save opportunities during April and May...Sidelined June 2-27 with right elbow inflammation...After returning from injury on June 27, he posted a 1.69 ERA (32.0IP/6ER) over his final 33 outings of the season -- opponents batted .184 (21x114) against Percival during the stretch...Recorded the 300th save of his major league career July 28 versus Texas, becoming the 18th major leaguer to accomplish the feat...Did not allow a run in 14 straight outings August 15-September 27, tossing 13.1 innings... Finished with a 0.90 ERA (10.0IP/1ER) in 10 appearances during September, registering six saves...Limited lefties to a .218 batting average (22x101), while rigthhanded batters hit .244 (21x86) against him...Posted a 1.50 ERA (12.0IP/2ER) and eight saves in 13 appearances when pitching without any days of rest.
Spent 13th professional season with Angels, marking ninth with major
league club...Finished season with 0-5 record, 33 saves and 3.47 ERA
(49.1 IP - 19 ER) in 52 games...Marked just second ML season without
a victory (0-2 in 1996)...Extended club career records in games (527) and
saves (283)...Led club in saves and games finished (49)...Ranked fifth in
AL in saves and seventh in games finished...Was 33 of 37 in save situations
(89%)...Earned 25th save, Aug. 14 vs. CWS, becoming lone active reliever
to post 25-or-more saves in eight straight seasons...Posted 20th save of
season, July 9 vs. Kansas City, and 20 saves before the All-Star break for
sixth consecutive season (seven times overall)...Now owns seven of the
top nine season save totals in club history (Harvey, 1st at 46 and Smith, 5th at 37)...Posted a save in 20-straight chances,
June 8-Aug. 22, setting club record previously held by he (1999) and Lee Smith (1995) at 19 in a row...Posted nine saves
in nine chances in June...Pitched in 500th career game, June 29 vs. Los Angeles...Reached 500 innings pitched, May 16 at
Boston, and 600 strikeouts in first appearance of season, April 2 vs. Texas...Placed on 15-day disabled list, May 23, after an MRI revealed a strain of the right gluteus muscle and degenerative changes in the hip joint (marked 4th DL stint of career)...Activated from 15-day disabled list, June 7...Allowed one of eight inherited runners to score and retired 34 of 52 first batters faced...Opponents batted .184 against him...Became first Angel to record two saves in a doubleheader, Sept. 6 vs. Kansas City...First save marked sixth straight 30-save season and seventh of career...Posted 20th save of season July 9 vs. Kansas City, marking fifth consecutive season (1999-2003) reaching 20-or-more saves before All-Star break...Suffered first blown save of season in eighth chance, May 22 vs. Baltimore (1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HB)...Grand slam by Brian Roberts was first allowed in career...Posted four saves against Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle...ERA was 0.00 against seven opponents...ERA was 4.74 at home and 2.19 on road.
283 saves with one team ties for fourth most in baseball history...Of all active pitchers who have worked as many innings as Percival (537), no pitcher has allowed fewer hits per nine innings (5.87)...Based on 100 or more games pitched, ranks first on Angels' All-time list in strikeouts per nine innings (10.84) and third in fewest baserunners per nine innings (9.79)...27 relief wins is fourth in Angels' history...Career average against is tops in major leagues among active pitchers with minimum 500 innings pitched (.182, 350/1922)...Since 1997, only Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman
have more saves in the AL...Owns 527 games pitched, most in club
history...Angels' all-time saves leader (283) and enters 2004 ranked tied for sixth among
active relievers in career saves and tied for 18th all-time...Has longest current tenure in
Angels' uniform among pitchers (nine years)...Has led club in saves eight straight seasons
(1996-2003)...Has struck out side 25 times in career to finish game...Named to Angels' All-
Time Team in 2000 (only current Angel with honor)...A four-time All-Star (most selections
for Angels' reliever)...Nolan Ryan (5) and Chuck Finley (4) are only other pitchers in club
history with four All-Star selections...Recorded 200th career save, Aug. 5, 2001 at New York,
becoming 27th ML player to reach mark...Named Angels' team MVP in 1996...Finished 4th
in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1995...Attended UC Riverside (CA) as a catcher.
Posted 40th save (44 chances) of season and 250th of career, Sept. 17 at Oakland (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO)...Marked second time in career with 40-plus saves in season (42 in 1998)...40 saves ranked T3rd in AL...Posted career-best 1.92 ERA (entered 2002 with 3.09 career ERA)...19 of 40 saves came in one-run efforts...Earned 30th save of season Aug. 18 vs. Cleveland, marking fifth straight season with at least 30 saves and sixth time in career...Allowed just eight earned runs with 65 strikeouts in last 54.2 IP - 1.32 ERA (4 ER in first three outings - 1.2 IP)...Converted 17-straight save chances from June 2-Aug. 1...Made four appearances in 8th inning in 2002, two resulting in blown saves...Earned 25th save (27th chance), Aug. 1 vs. NYY, joining Roberto Hernandez, Trevor Hoffman and Rob Nen as lone active relievers who have posted 25-or-more saves in seven straight seasons...Activated from DL, July 27...Placed on 15-day disabled list, July 15 (retroactive to July 12) due to infected abrasion of left Achilles...Posted 20th save of season, July 3 vs. Baltimore, and 20 saves before the All-Star break for fifth consecutive season (six times overall)...Recorded 11 saves (11 chances) in June, equaling own club record (June , 1998)...Total tied Los Angeles' Eric Gagne for second most in majors in month (John Smoltz, ATL - 13)...Passed Chuck Finley (436) for most games pitched in Angels history, June 7 vs. Cincinnati...Angels' loss April 21 vs. Oakland was first loss for club when Percival (0+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR) has pitched in save situation since Aug. 4, 2000...Activated from 15-day disabled list April 18...Placed on 15-day disabled list, April 6 (retroactive to April 3), due to strained right intercostal muscle...Signed two-year contract through 2004, Feb. 5, 2002.
Was on the mound for each of Anaheim's three series clinching victories of the '02 post-season (ALDS, ALCS and WS)...Saved seven (seven chances) of Anaheim's 11 post-season wins, tying Robb Nen's all-time mark for most saves in a single post-season...Three saves came in the World Series, including crucial saves in Games 6 & 7 to preserve Anaheim's first ever World Title...Game 7 save came with tying runners on base in top of ninth inning while getting Kenny Lofton to fly out to end contest...Made World Series debut in Game 2 (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR)...HR surrendered was to Barry Bonds...Posted fourth save of post-season and second of ALCS in Game 3 vs. Minnesota in 2-1 win (1 IP)... Pitched in three games of Division Series vs. New York and was on mound to close series clinching Game 4...Earned saves in Game 2 & 3, becoming first Angel pitcher to register two saves in post-season.
Completed seventh major league season with Anaheim, posting 4-2 record, 39 saves (42 chances) and 2.65 ERA (57.2 IP - 17 ER) in 57 games...Allowed three home runs, walked 18 and struck out 71...Named to fourth AL All-Star squad in seven major league seasons, most selections by Angels' reliever...Joined Troy Glaus at 2001 Mid-Summer Classic...Pitched one inning (8th; 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO)...Joined Nolan Ryan (5) and Chuck Finley (4) as only pitchers in club history with four All-Star selections...Set club record for save percentage (.929, 39/42), besting his own mark...Angels won all three games in his blown save situations...Angels were 47-0 when he entered game with lead...Ranked fourth in AL in saves...Named Rolaids AL relief pitcher of the month for May (8-for-8 in save opps., 0.64 ERA, 20 K - 14 IP) and finished second on season to New York's Mariano Rivera (135 to 120) for season title...Recorded 200th career save, Aug. 5 at New York, becoming 27th pitcher to record 200 saves in major league history...Retired 43 of 57 first batters faced (75%)...First batters hit .173 (9/52) against him...Club picked up option for 2002, Oct. 23 and signed him to two-year extension through 2004, Feb. 5, 2002.
Completed sixth major league season with Anaheim, posting 5-5 record, 32 saves (42 chances) and 4.50 ERA (50 IP - 25 ER) in 54 games...Allowed seven home runs, walked 30 and struck out 49...Placed on 15-day disabled list, Aug. 5-25 due to tendinitis right elbow...Marked second stint on DL in career (April 7-May 16, 1997)...Made two rehabilitation starts at single-A Lake Elsinore...Set career highs in wins (tied - 1997) and ERA and career lows in games and innings pitched...Recorded 150th career save, May 19 vs. Kansas City...Posted 1.000 fielding percentage (5 TC) in 54 games...Named to Angels' All-Time Team and is only current Angel to earn the honor.
Completed fifth major league season with Anaheim, posting 4-6 record, 31 saves (39 chances) and 3.79 ERA (57 IP - 24 ER) in 60 games...Allowed nine home runs, walked 22 and struck out 58...Did not appear in Angels' final eight games due to inflamed right shoulder...Recorded 19 consecutive saves (26 games), May 5-July 9, to tie club record set by Lee Smith (1995)...Among A.L. leaders, ranked tied for sixth in saves and third in relief average against (.186)...Selected as Angels' representative to participate in 1999 All-Star Game in Boston, marking third time honored in career (1996 and 1998)...Did not appear in contest...Posted 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings, May 5-June 20, longest by Angels' reliever on season...Pitched in 300th career game, Sept. 10 at Minnesota...Pitched one inning (2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB), June 20 at New York, posting 19th save of season...Save was 127th of career, passing Bryan Harvey for first place on Angels' all-time list...Hit allowed to pinch-hitter Scott Pose (2B) in ninth inning, May 29 vs. Kansas City, was first in 9.1 IP, longest hitless span by reliever in the majors in 1999...Posted saves in three straight games played by Angels within same series (May 11-13 at New York) for fifth time in career...Previous four times came in four-game series, posting three saves...Series vs. Yankees marked first time posting save in each game of three-game series...Ejected from contest, Aug. 31 at Cleveland, following hit by pitch (Dave Justice)...Suspended for three games (served Sept. 12-Sept. 14, Game 1) and fined undisclosed amount by A.L. President Dr. Gene Budig, Sept. 3...Underwent right shoulder surgery to shave bone spur and clean up frayed labrum, Oct. 21...Surgery was performed by Angels' Medical Director Dr. Lewis Yocum at UCI Medical Center.
Completed fourth major league season with Angels, posting 2-7 record, 42 saves (48 chances) and 3.65 ERA (66.2 IP - 27 ER) in 67 games...Allowed five home runs, walked 37 and struck out 87 in that span...Among A.L. leaders, ranked tied for second in saves (John Wetteland-Tex.), third in games finished, second in save opportunities (48), first in relievers batting average against (.186, 45/242), first in relief average against with runners on...42 saves marked second best in club history (46-Bryan Harvey in 1991)...Selected to 1998 A.L. All-Star Team...Pitched ninth inning (1 H, 2 SO) of A.L.'s 13-8 victory, July 7 at Coors Field in Denver, CO...Base hit was by Jason Kendall...Struck out Dante Bichette and Moises Alou...Marked second career selection (1996; 1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO)...Recorded 100th career save, Aug. 19 vs. Detroit...Pitched one inning (1 H, 2 SO) in first game, Aug. 26 at New York, posting 37th save of season (41 chances)...Total surpassed career best (36), set in 1996... On Oct. 19, Angels exercised option on contract for year 2000 and added option for 2002.
Completed third major league season with Anaheim, registering 5-5 record, 27 saves (31 chances) and 3.46 ERA (52 IP - 20 ER) in 55 games...Allowed 40 hits (6 HR), walked 22 and struck out 72 in that span...Placed on 15-day disabled list, April 9 (retroactive to April 7), with weakness in right shoulder...Marked first D.L. stint of career...Made two rehabilitation appearances (one start) at single-A Lake Elsinore...Activated from 15-day disabled list, May 16...After activation from D.L., appeared in 52 games posting a 5-3 record, 27 saves (30 chances) and 2.55 ERA...Notched 50th career save, July 12 at Oakland and 200th career strikeout, May 24 at Toronto.
Finished second major league season with Angels, recording 2-0 record, 36 saves and 2.31 ERA (74 IP - 19 ER) in 62 appearances...Allowed 38 hits (eight HR), walked 31 and struck out 100 in that span...Recipient of Angels' Owner's Trophy (Most Valuable Player) as voted by teammates...Set club record with .923 save percentage (36/39), surpassing mark established by Lee Smith (.902; 37/41) in 1995...Among A.L. relievers, ranked third in ERA, fourth in saves, tied for fourth in save opportunities (39), seventh in games finished, first in save percentage and third in first batter efficiency (.107; 6/56)...Joined New York's Mariano Rivera (130) as lone relief pitchers in A.L. to total 100-or-more strikeouts...Struck out 12.16 batters per nine innings pitched...Named to A.L. All-Star team for first time in career...Pitched seventh inning of A.L.'s 6-0 loss...Allowed one hit (Lance Johnson-leadoff) and struck out one batter (Ken Caminiti)...Posted 0.00 ERA and 11 saves after first 15 appearances (14.2 IP), April 3-May 11...Recorded 11 saves in consecutive appearances (April 7-May 3)...Threw 51 pitches (2 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO) Aug. 11 vs. Kansas City, equaling career-high...Struck out 15 batters over final nine innings pitched (Sept. 8-27, 6-plus games)...Appeared as batter, June 9 in Cleveland (10th inn.), striking out against Eric Plunk...Marked first Angels' pitcher to bat since Mark Langston, June 10, 1992 in Chicago (2 SO)...Angels' pitcher Ryan Hancock followed Percival as batter later in same contest...Member of Major League Baseball All-Star team touring Japan during off-season... Signed four-year contract with club option for two additional years, April 3.
Completed Angels' rookie season with 3-2 record, three saves and 1.95 ERA (74 IP - 16 ER) in 62 relief appearances...Allowed 37 hits (six HRs), 26 walks and 94 strikeouts in that span...Strikeout to walk ratio was 3.6 to 1...Finished fourth in BBWAA A.L. Rookie of the Year balloting, behind Marty Cordova (Min.; 105 points), Garret Anderson (Cal.; 99 points) and Andy Pettitte (NYY.; 16 points)...Tied for club lead in games pitched (Bob Patterson)...On Angels' Rookie Season list, ranked third in games, second in relief appearances and shattered club rookie record for strikeouts per 9 IP at 11.4 (DeWayne Buice, 8.6 in 1987)...Set club mark for fewest hits allowed by rookie reliever (37-based on 40-or-more games pitched)...Led A.L. relievers in lowest batting average against at .147 (37/252) and holds (29)...Made major league debut April 26 vs. Detroit (1 IP)...First M.L. win came May 19 in Chicago (.2 IP, 1 H), after posting blown save in first opportunity...First M.L. save came July 14 in Detroit (1.1 IP, 1 H) in third opportunity...Other saves came Aug. 8 in Kansas City and Aug. 15 in Chicago...Pitched 19.1 consecutive scoreless innings, Aug. 2-Sept. 13, tying Lee Smith for club best...Struck out 17 batters over final nine innings pitched (Sept. 12-Oct. 1, 6-plus games).
Spent second full season at triple-A Vancouver...Posted 2-6 record with club-leading 15 saves and 4.13 ERA (61 IP - 28
ER) in 49 games...Ranked second in Pacific Coast League in saves and was second on club in appearances...Fanned 73 batters
in 61 innings pitched (10.77 per nine innings).
Began spring training on Angels' 40-man roster...Appeared in five games, posting 1-1 record and 21.00 ERA (6 IP - 14
ER)...Optioned to triple-A Vancouver, March 27...Appeared in 18 games with Canadians, before being placed on disabled list,
May 28 with discomfort in right elbow...Underwent surgery on elbow, June 4, at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, CA to remove
calcification of the medial collateral ligament...Procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum...Reinstated from disabled list,
Sept. 7 and recalled by California, not to report, Sept. 21.
Split time between single-A Palm Springs and double-A Midland...Arrived late to Palm Springs due to extended spring
training needed to treat inflamed elbow...Later in campaign missed time with bursitis...Despite setbacks, posted 37 strikeouts
in 29.2 innings, 19 of those with Midland while recording 2.37 ERA.
Converted to pitcher after signing with California as catcher...Spent entire campaign with Northwest League Champion
Boise (single-A)...Posted 2-0 record and 1.41 ERA with 12 saves in 28 games while striking out 63 in 38.1 innings.
Began professional career as catcher at Boise...Posted .200 (16/80) average with five RBI in 29 games.