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Angels '62


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I guess my 13-year-old self missed that show in 1962. I never saw Wells or Blattner in color. Or McGlothlin's red hair, for that matter, except on the Topps cards. And ROTFL (kinda) with Rig and the coaches in the clubhouse lighting up their Chesterfields or whatever. No Emmy-caliber acting in those "re-enactments" in front of the empty pavilions (75 cents 12 and younger, $1.50 adults).

And Daddy Wags was the first slugger wearing 27. '63 was to '62 what '03 was to '02. Those guys were certainly entertaining. 

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just watched that '62 Angels film -- GEEZ - what a walk down memory lane.

some of the players don't ring a bell - Billy Moran an 'All Star' at second base - I don't remember him

of course Fregosi, Bob Rodgers, Daddy Wags and Dean Chance are all familiar names and Bo Belinsky was our Hollywood Star !

thanks for posting this,. it was fun to watch.

kind of hokey as things were back then -- Bill Rigney was a great baseball man.

Toward the end of his life he worked as a special scout for the Oakland A's organization - a sportswriter friend of mine from the Bay Area lived near him and got to know him a bit - he said Rigney truly had a great baseball mind and was truly a nice guy.

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That team did what no other expansion team through the 1970s ever did.   Every other expansion team in those decades needed several seasons to become contenders.

86 wins for a second year team back then was unthinkable.

Teenage pitcher Bobby Darwin was an interesting story.   He eventually reinvented himself as a solid everyday OFer in the AL in the 1970s.

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