• 27 for Number 27: 27 Amazing Trout Stats (#18-20: Plate Discipline and Slugging)

    As has been mentioned already, Mike Trout’s greatness is largely the result of his well-rounded game: he’s a bonafide .300 hitter (career .305 BA, five of eight years above .300), a prodigious power hitter (six of eight seasons of 30+ HR, career .581 SLG), steals bases (averaging almost 25 per season), and is a good defender. But perhaps the key to the entire mix is his plate discipline. Trout is known for his ability to work the count, his pitch recognition, and a rather selflessly patient appr

    Angelsjunky
    Angelsjunky
    AngelsWin.com Today

    World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 5th, 2002

    APRIL 5, 2002 GAME 4 - ANGELS AT RANGERS   By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor   ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Scott Schoeneweis did Friday what Jarrod Washburn, Kevin Appier and Aaron Sele could not in the Angels' first three games of the season -- pitch into the sixth inning.   In fact, Schoeneweis went a few steps further, going into the ninth inning and leading the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the dangerous Texas Rangers Friday afternoon before Vice President Dick Ch

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today

    World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 3rd, 2002

    APRIL 3, 2002 GAME 3 - INDIANS AT ANGELS   ANAHEIM -- Cleveland Indians starter Chuck Finley was unable to make his scheduled start against the Angels Wednesday night so he could tend to family matters after his wife, actress Tawny Kitaen, was arrested on charges of spousal abuse and battery.   Finley has 189 career wins, while his replacement Ryan Drese went into the game with one. But what looked like a break for the Angels instead worked in the Indians' favor, as Drese out

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today

    World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 2nd, 2002

    APRIL 2, 2002 GAME 2 - INDIANS AT ANGELS   By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor   ANAHEIM -- Kevin Appier's first start as an Angel won't be one to tell the grandkids about years from now, but the end result was one the Angels will gladly accept.   Appier, who came to the Angels from the Mets in a trade for Mo Vaughn Dec. 27, bobbed and weaved his way through five innings in the Angels' 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night before 20,055 at Ediso

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today

    World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 1st, 2002

    By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor    APRIL 1, 2002 - OFF DAY   ANAHEIM -- After a good and relatively healthy spring, the Angels were excited to open the season Sunday night against the Indians. Probably too excited.   The Angels lost, 6-0, but were done in during the first inning. Though settled down after it, starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn was erratic in the opening inning, during which he gave up a leadoff walk and five singles. A miscommunication on a rela

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    AngelsWin.com Today
  • Pujols and Corona

    Realistically, with all these lost games lost, does it effectively destroy Albert’s chances at 700 homers? Is there any chance he sees this and just retires with his .300 lifetime average? He is not getting to 700 now.  

    Dtwncbad
    Dtwncbad
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 34

    Empty stadium baseball

    Could you really enjoy watching televised MLB games with zero fans in the stands? What kind of excitement would that generate? No need for the Rally Monkey, "MAKE SOME NOISE" or any walk up music.  Thoughts? I personally think it would suck. Imagine winning a World Series with no fans and no parade. 

    RendZone
    RendZone
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 61

    OC Register: Dodgers second to Yankees on Forbes’ most valuable MLB franchises list

    NEW YORK  — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Dodgers at $3.4 billion. The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking. The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show. Related Articles MLB: 30 teams in Arizona to end coronavirus hiatus just a ‘potential option

    AngelsWin.com
    AngelsWin.com
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 1

    Bombsauce T-Shirts Coming Soon....

    Meanwhile, I made some bombsauce tonight for an appetizer with chips. Like Josh Hamilton's swing, this sauce packs a punch. Two large jalapenos, one habanero and all the rest of the fresh ingredients that I put into my homemade salsa.     

    Chuckster70
    Chuckster70
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 26

    Josh Hamilton Update

    What a great guy.... https://www.yahoo.com/sports/former-al-mvp-josh-hamilton-indicted-on-charge-of-injury-to-a-child-202131342.html

    JoJo26
    JoJo26
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 36

    Strat-O-Matic Simulates the Season: The Official Thread (Angels 5-8, 4th in AL West)

    Strat-O-Matic is simulating the 2020 season, one game at a time.  They'll be doing a daily run down, posting standings and league leaders here: http://www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-season-simulation/  I'll post the daily Angels box score in this thread. The Angels won Game 1 of the season 9-6.  Trout hit a homer in the first and a second homer in the fourth.  3-for-4 on the day.  Interestingly, there were no HBPs in the Astros' first game of the season.    

    Capital_Dave
    Capital_Dave
    LA Angels | MLB Daily 67
  • Anthony Rendon Press Conference

    After winning the World Series with the Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent. He landed with the Angels and on Saturday, December 15, the team introduced Rendon and his family to the media. Claudia Gestro covered the press conference.

    Discuss Video
  • Angels introduce Joe Maddon as their new manager

    The Los Angeles Angels officially introduced Joe Maddon as their new manager. Maddon just finished five years with the Chicago Cubs, where he helped guide the team to a World Series victory in 2016. He coached with the Angels from 1994 - 2005.

    Discuss Video
  • Our picks

    • The Latest From AngelsWin.com: Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: April 8th, 2002
      APRIL 8, 2002



      GAME 6 - MARINERS AT ANGELS



       



      By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor - 



       



      ANAHEIM Jarrod Washburn threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings, but the Angels bullpen blew a 3-0 lead in a 5-4 win by the Seattle Mariners Monday night before 16,908 at Edison Field.



       



      Donne Wall gave up two runs and Ben Weber three as the Mariners rallied in the seventh and eighth innings. Ex-Angel Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1-0) earned the victory in relief over Weber (1-1).



       



      Brad Fullmer had two hits and Bengie Molina drove in two for the Angels, but it was not enough to overcome the defending division champs.



       
      • 1 reply
    • 27 for Number 27: 27 Amazing Trout Stats (#18-20: Plate Discipline and Slugging)
      As has been mentioned already, Mike Trout’s greatness is largely the result of his well-rounded game: he’s a bonafide .300 hitter (career .305 BA, five of eight years above .300), a prodigious power hitter (six of eight seasons of 30+ HR, career .581 SLG), steals bases (averaging almost 25 per season), and is a good defender. But perhaps the key to the entire mix is his plate discipline. Trout is known for his ability to work the count, his pitch recognition, and a rather selflessly patient approach that leads to a ton of walks.

      #18a: Walks Through Age 27

      Mickey Mantle 892


      Eddie Yost 874


      Mel Ott 803


      Mike Trout 803


      Jimmie Foxx 781



      As you can see, Trout 4th through age 27, behind Mantle--a very similar player (which we'll look at later)--and a few high walk players who all started very young. Foxx and Ott are well-known Hall of Famers, while Yost is not. As an aside, he was an interesting and rather rare player: he drew 100  walks--123 or more, actually--eight times in his career, leading the AL five times. His career triple-slash was .254/.394/.371, meaning he walked a ton but didn't hit for a high average, never hitting .300, and had little power, only surpassing 12 HR once (21 in 1959, near the end of his career). He also didn't steal bases, meaning he was a one-tool player--drawing walks--but one of the best all-time.
      • 0 replies
    • The Latest From AngelsWin.com: Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: April 7th, 2002
      By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor - 

      APRIL 7, 2002
      RAINED OUT - ANGELS AT RANGERS

      NOTEBOOK

      ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Tim Salmon didn't blink when he saw Saturday's lineup, which showed he was the designated hitter instead of his normal spot in right field. But it wasn't as easy to shrug off when it happened again Sunday.

      Though Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers was rained out and it never actually happened, Salmon was left to wonder why.

      ''I guess Garret (Anderson) and Darin (Erstad) fought harder than I did,'' Salmon said of his fellow outfielders. ''I guess Garret and Darin didn't want to do it.'' Salmon said he talked with manager Mike Scioscia about it.

      ''He said, 'It's your's,' '' Salmon said. ''I said, 'What about the other guys?' He said  they didn't want to do it.''

      Salmon was the DH Saturday as Orlando Palmeiro started in right field. Sunday, Jeff DaVanon was listed in the lineup as the right fielder.

      ''Tim handles DH better,'' Scioscia said. ''I think DaVanon's more comfortable in right field (than the other outfield spots). And I think Timmy's still battling that knee a tad. If there's an opportunity to get him off his feet, we'll take it.''

      Salmon was hit by a pitch on his right knee during spring training, but said his knee is fine. Asked if he was concerned about back-to-back games as a DH, Salmon said he wasn't.

      ''No, because those guys will get their days,'' he said.

      Salmon has a .285 career average as a DH, where Erstad has hit .338 at DH and Anderson .323. But Salmon has more experience as a DH than the others. Because of a foot problem, Salmon spent nearly all of the 1998 season as the DH. He has 613 career at-bats as a DH, compared to 154 for Erstad and 127 for Anderson.
      • 2 replies
    • The Latest From AngelsWin.com: Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: April 6th, 2002
      By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor - 

      APRIL 6, 2002
      GAME 5 - ANGELS AT RANGERS

      ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was the perfect situation for your $22-million-per-year superstar. Bases loaded, two out in the bottom of the ninth, his team down by three.
      • 2 replies
    • World Champion Angels | Classic Rewind: April 5th, 2002
      APRIL 5, 2002

      GAME 4 - ANGELS AT RANGERS

      By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor


      ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Scott Schoeneweis did Friday what Jarrod Washburn, Kevin Appier and Aaron Sele could not in the Angels' first three games of the season -- pitch into the sixth inning.

      In fact, Schoeneweis went a few steps further, going into the ninth inning and leading the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the dangerous Texas Rangers Friday afternoon before Vice President Dick Cheney and a sellout crowd of 49,617 at The Ballpark in Arlington.



       



      While his fellow starters needed around 100 pitches to get through five, Schoeneweis walked off the mound with one out in the ninth having made 99 pitches. He gave up one run and five hits, struck out six and walked only one.



       



      The Rangers' murderers' row of Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro and Ivan Rodriguez combined to go 2 for 12 with four strikeouts against Schoeneweis. Alex Rodriguez struck out three times himself, including taking a called third strike in the ninth inning that caused him to slam his bat to the ground.



       



      ''I don't know what happened to us,'' Rodriguez said. ''He took it to us. Our thing is, I think we were too aggressive.''



       



      Schoeneweis kept the Rangers off balance by changing speeds and throwing fewer sinkers, his primary pitch.



       



      ''We mixed it up,'' catcher Bengie Molina said. ''They all know he throws a sinker, but we mixed in a fastball and changeup. We got 'em by surprise. Last year he didn't have a changeup.''



       



      Schoeneweis entered the ninth inning and gave up a leadoff double to Gabe Kapler. He struck out Alex Rodriguez looking on a slider and was taken out of the game. Al Levine came in and retired Gonzalez on a groundout and Palmeiro on a flyout to earn his first save.
      • 0 replies
  • AngelsWin At 66ers Slide 3

    AngelsWin.com
    AngelsWin.com
    AngelsWin Event Photos

    AngelsWin Fanfest 2012

    AngelsWin.com
    AngelsWin.com
    AngelsWin Event Photos 1
  • SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

    Coming soon to an airport near you, as millions of Chinese prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51048366

    fan_since79
    fan_since79
    AngelsSpin.com Political Talk 5080

    Trumped

    I've been in Chicago all week on a business trip.  Locked up in a conference room from 8:30am to 6:00pm.  Wheeeee!!!   I walk back to my hotel, thinking about what I'm going to have for dinner.  I've done the ribs thing.  I've done the pizza and pasta thing.  I'm ready for a steak!  A steak with a big baked potato. So, I approach my hotel room and there's a riot ... errrrrr ... demonstration going on because apparently Trump is in town and the BLM folks aren't happy about it.  I was fo

    Spirit
    Spirit
    AngelsSpin.com Political Talk 37289

    Jobs and Economic Impact

    Sorry if this has been addressed in other threads, but I felt it warranted its own thread.   What are you guys seeing/experiencing with respect to matters of jobs and economics at the moment? I realize many are focused on the stock market, but I think that is of minor concern at the moment. Massive job loss is coming, and coming soon, and I think It will impact every industry and every person.   Some of my clients have, in a matter of just days, gone from asking advice on providing

    wopphil
    wopphil
    AngelsSpin.com Political Talk 426

    Covid 19 pass times

    I asked this in the other thread, but kind of got buried in the virus updates (rightfully so). Whats everyone been doing on lockdown? Anybody remodel a bathroom? Tear out a tree in their backyard? Get their broke down car running? I havent had near as much free time as I expected. Im still working, and the out of work chicks suddenly want to netflix and chill. But, aside from boot camp cleaning my house (like literally lysol spraying everything from the floorboards to the garage),

    ten ocho recon scout
    ten ocho recon scout
    The Official Hangout Forum 128

    2020 Democratic Field

    It's already getting crowded. Half of these people I've never heard of. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/2020-presidential-candidates.html

    fan_since79
    fan_since79
    AngelsSpin.com Political Talk 7375
  • Popular Contributors

  • Available Subscriptions



  • Popular Now

  • 411 Angels Fandom DOB: ?

    1. 1. Were you an Angels fan before the 2002 World Championship Season?


      • Yes, I was a fan before the 2002 season
      • No, I became a fan after the 2002 season
      • No, I became a fan during the 2002 season
    2. 2. When did you become an Angels fan?


      • 1960's
      • 1970's
      • 1980's
      • 1990's
      • 2000-Present

  • Your American League MVP: Mike Trout

    Mike Trout was an animal this season! Let's look back at his 2019 and listen to what he has to say about winning MVP!

    Angels Star balls out with 45 HRs, 1.083 OPS in 2019.

    Discuss Video
  • STANDINGS

    Angels Standings.png

  • 2019 ANGELS HITTING LEADERS

    Angels Batting Leaders.png

  • 2019 ANGELS PITCHING LEADERS

    Angels Pitching Leaders.png

  • 2019 TEAM HITTING STATS

    Angels Team Leaders.png

  • 2019 TEAM PITCHING STATS

    Angels Team Pitching Stats.png