The Angels are happy to provide speakers for local charitable, educational, and civic groups to provide insight about the Angels organization as well as providing entertainment by sharing their experiences as members of the Angel organization. Former Angel players Bobby Grich and Clyde Wright make numerous appearances each month at various activities throughout the Greater Los Angeles region.
To request a representative from the Angels' Speakers Bureau, please download and fill out the request form below. Once submitted an Angels representative will contact you regarding the request. Please note that an appearance fee may apply.
Please mail/fax requests to:
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
Fax (714) 940-2244
All requests must be submitted one month prior to the date of your event.
Bobby Grich, who retired following the American League Championship Series against Boston in 1986, was inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, 1988. He is one of only two Angels (Brian Downing being the other) to participate in each of the club's three Western Division titles. All told, Grich played in five American League Championship Series, 1973-74 with Baltimore and 1979, 1982 and 1986 with the Angels.
Grich officially became an Angel Nov. 24, 1976 after playing for the Baltimore Orioles from 1970-76. The native of Muskegon, Mich., concluded his Angels career with a .269 average in 1,222 games including 154 home runs and 557 RBI. One of California's most popular players, Grich became only the second player in club history to play 1,000 games-or-more (1,098) at one position, joining Fregosi who totaled 1,367 appearances at shortstop. Grich's .997 fielding percentage in 1985 established a major league record for second basemen.
Grich and his wife Zeta live in Cota de Caza with their daughter Brianna.
Veteran southpaw Clyde Wright, author of the California Angels' first no-hitter at Anaheim Stadium, and a 100-game Major League winner, remains among the Angels all-time top 10 in seven major pitching categories. Wright's career spanned eight seasons with California, one with Milwaukee and one with Texas from 1966 through 1975. His best campaign was a 22-12 record complemented by a 2.83 ERA in '70 -- the year he tossed his no-hitter against Oakland on July 3. Wright faced only 29 batters, retiring the first 12 A's in order before issuing a walk in the fifth inning. His lone strikeout victim was Reggie Jackson.
He ranks third in Angels' history for most victories (87), starts (189), complete games (51), innings pitched (1,404) and games (226). Wright operates a pitching school by the same name at Home Run Park in Anaheim. The Wrights -- wife Vicki and children Nikki, Jaret, Stacy, Devon, and Derek, reside in Anaheim.