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(2008) Garret Anderson made his 13th consecutive Opening Day start at Minnesota, passing Tim Salmon (1993-2004) for the longest stretch in club history.
(1981) The Angels acquired right-handed pitcher Ken Forsch from the Houston Astros in exchange for Dickie Thon...Forsch became an integral part of the 1982 and 1986 pitching staffs that captured Western Division titles. (1998) The Angels opened the season in the newly-renovated Edison International Field...After a 56-minute rain delay, the Halos went on to defeat the Yankees 4-1. (2003) After receiving their World Championship rings before a sellout crowd, the Angels posted a 10-0 win over the Rangers.
(1996) Jim Edmonds hit a grand slam on Opening Day vs. Milwaukee.
(1997) Rookie Jason Dickson threw a complete-game shutout (2-0) vs. Boston in his first start of the season...Dickson went on to represent the club at the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland, the first Angels' rookie named to the squad since Wally Joyner in 1986; (2006) For the second straight Opening Day, Vladimir Guerrero homers on his first swing of the season, a two- run shot off Jamie Moyer at Safeco Field.
(1997) Tim Salmon connects for an 11th inning walk-off grand slam vs. Cleveland...He becomes just the 9th major leaguer to hit a game-ending grand slam in extra innings when his team trailed; (1989) Claudell Washington homers in his first at-bat with the Angels vs. White Sox.
(1997) Shigetoshi Hasegawa made his major league debut, becoming the fourth Japanese-born player (all pitchers) to appear in the major leagues...He joined Hideo Nomo (Los Angeles, 1995), Makato Suzuki (Seattle, 1996) and Masanori Murakami (San Francisco (1964).
(1973) Frank Robinson hit a home run in his first at-bat as an Angel...In that same game, Tom McCraw appeared as the Angels' first-ever designated hitter; (1977) In the first game of the season, Frank Tanana hurled a complete game shutout at Seattle...The following night, Nolan Ryan accomplished the same feat, making the Angels the sixth team in ML history since 1901 to open a season with consecutive shutouts; (1993) J.T. Snow homered vs. Milwaukee in his first game as an Angel; (2009) Four Angel hurlers combined on a 3-0 Opening Day shutout of the A's at Angel Stadium...It was the sixth all-time Opening Day shutout for the Halos, first since 1978...In the same game, Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-4 with an RBI...It was Guerrero's 19th RBI in an opening-day game, breaking a tie with Frank Robinson and Jeff Kent to set an all-time MLB record.
(2008) Torii Hunter connects for a walk-off grand slam in the 9th inning vs. Cleveland - it is the 7th walk-off slam in club history; (1978) After throwing a complete game shutout on Opening Day of 1977, Tanana accomplished the same feat the following season with a 1-0 defeat of the Oakland A's in Anaheim; (1970) Andy Messersmith threw the first complete game shutout on Opening Day in Angels' history in a 12-0 blanking of the Milwaukee Brewers.
(1986) Wally Joyner makes his MLB debut going 1-for-5 (2B) at Seattle...He would finish second to Jose Canseco for Rookie of the Year honors in 1986, batting .290 with 22 HRs and 100 RBI; (1989) Jim Abbott made his major league debut vs. Seattle in Anaheim, becoming the 16th player in history to make his debut without a day in the minor leagues.
(2009) Angels' pitcher Nick Adenhart (22) and friends Courtney Stewart (20) and Henry Pearson (25) were tragically killed by a drunk driver in a hit-and-run car accident in the early morning hours of April 9th in Fullerton, CA...A fourth passenger, Jon Wilhite (24), sustains critical injuries. (1966) The Angels played their first exhibition game at Anaheim Stadium, a 9-3 loss to San Francisco.
(1968) The Angels played the shortest nine-inning road game in team history in a 1-0 loss at New York (1:43).
(1990) Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined to pitch a no-hitter vs. Seattle; (1961) The Angels collected their first ever victory in their inaugural game, a 7-2 decision at Baltimore...Ted Kluszewski and Bob Cerv hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning - the first ever home runs by the Angels.
(1981) Rod Carew stole home at Seattle with two outs in the top of the ninth...The run proved to be the game-winner; (1998) Tim Salmon scores a club-record five runs at Cleveland. He remains the only player in club history to score five runs in one game; (1999) The Angels hit a club-record 10 doubles en route to a 13-5 victory at Texas.
(2001) Angels' pitcher Shigetoshi Hasegawa faces Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki in the first ever Japanese pitcher-batter matchup in Major League history...Suzuki would hit an infield single to shortstop but Hasegawa would earn the victory over fellow countryman Kazuhiro Sasaki; (1991) Dave Winfield hit three home runs at Minnesota and finished the day with 15 total bases, establishing a club record for total bases in a game.
(1982) In a continuation from the night before, the Angels finished the longest game in club history, winning 4-3 in 20 innings vs. Seattle (6:06).
(1994) The Angels overcame their largest deficit in a victory in club history (seven runs) to beat Toronto 14-13 in Anaheim in 10 innings (Angels have overcome seven runs to win three times in club history); (1977) Nolan Ryan threw a one-hitter vs. Seattle, yielding only a fifth-inning single, in the Angels' 7-0 victory...In his tenure with the Angels, Ryan threw six one-hitters (four no-hitters); (1972) Andy Messersmith threw his second Opening Day shutout, a 1-0 blanking of the Texas Rangers...Messersmith also threw an Opening Day shutout in 1970.
(1989) Bert Blyleven concluded a week, which earned him A.L. Player of the Week honors. In that span (April 10-16), Blyleven posted two complete game wins (including one shutout) and a 0.50 ERA while limiting Oakland and Seattle to a combined eight hits.
(1993) Chad Curtis tied a club record with four stolen bases at Boston.
(1972) After being acquired in an off-season trade with the Mets for Jim Fregosi, Nolan Ryan makes his Angels debut, tossing a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts vs. Minnesota...The shutout was the first of 40 by Ryan as an Angel; (2000) Rookie Adam Kennedy posted eight RBI at Toronto, marked most by a rookie in baseball since Fred Lynn of Boston, June 18, 1975 at Detroit (10 RBI); (1998) Darin Erstad collects a double in his final at-bat in the 8th inning vs. Tampa Bay, his 9th consecutive game with an extra-base hit...The nine-game streak stands as the franchise record.
(1966) The Angels played their first regular season game at new Anaheim Stadium, losing to Chicago White Sox, 3-1.
(1966) The Angels' recorded their first win at new Anaheim Stadium, topping the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, in 11 innings.
(2000) Angels collected three home runs in an inning twice (4th & 9th inn.) at Tampa Bay, first time it occurred twice in one game in MLB history...Halos also tied a major league record with three players hitting two-or-more home runs in the same game (Mo Vaughn, Tim Salmon & Troy Glaus) and became the first trio in history to do it in the same inning twice.
(1987) Gary Pettis hit an inside-the-park home run vs. Oakland and Brian Downing and Devon White tied a club record by collecting two triples apiece.
(1985) Angels tie a club record (a mark since broken) with six home runs (Reggie Jackson 2, Jerry Narron, Dick Schofield, Bobby Grich, Doug DeCinces) and collect 30 total bases vs. Oakland.
(1984) Reggie Jackson, Bobby Grich and Brian Downing hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning in an 8-7 win at Boston.
(1973) Bill Singer hurled a 1-0, four-hit complete game shutout with 10 K's vs. Baltimore...Singer finished the season with 20 wins, one of five Angels in club history to accomplish the feat (Dean Chance, Andy Messersmith, Nolan Ryan and Bartolo Colon).
(2008) Vladimir Guerrero collects the 2000th hit of his career with a double at Detroit (1986) Trailing 6-1 in the ninth inning at Minnesota, George Hendrick, Ruppert Jones and Wally Joyner each connected for two-run home runs to lead the Angels to a 7-6 win over the Twins at the Metrodome.
(1998) Chuck Finley won his club-record 14th consecutive game (in 17 starts) with a 3-1 win over Baltimore at Camden Yards; (1983) Fred Lynn and Daryl Sconiers each connect for grand slam home runs at Detroit.
(2002) David Eckstein connected for a walk-off grand slam (his second grand slam in as many games), becoming the 21st player in ML history to post a grand slam in consecutive contests...Eckstein became only the second Angel to connect for a grand slam in consecutive games (Willie Aikens, June 13-14, 1979 vs. Toronto)
(2008) Joe Saunders works eight scoreless innings vs. Oakland to move to 5-0 in April...He joins Frank Tanana (1978) as the only two pitchers in club history to go 5-0 in April.
(2008) A day after Joe Saunders moves to 5-0, Ervin Santana becomes the third pitcher in club history to go 5-0 in April...The duo becomes just the second tandem in MLB history to boast two players with 5-0 records in April (also 1998 Texas Rangers with Aaron Sele and Rick Helling); (1966) Angels collect 11 hits and 24 total bases in the eighth inning at Boston en route to a 16-9 victory...In the inning, Rick Reichardt hits two home runs, the only Angel ever to post two HRs in one inning (2002) Angels scored 21 runs on 22 hits defeating the Indians 21-2 at Jacobs Field...21 runs marked the second most in club history (26) and the 10-run eighth inning marked the fourth time the Angels posted double-digits in a single frame.
(1966) Angels turned six double plays at Boston, tying the club record (Aug. 23, 1963 at Washington) and falling one shy of the Major League Record.
(1979) Nolan Ryan (6-hit) and Ron Guidry (5-hit) each pitch complete games as the Angels defeated the Yankees, 1-0, in front of a sellout crowd of 40,648 at Anaheim Stadium.
(1994) Chili Davis posted a grand slam vs. the New York Yankees...From 1993-1995, Davis connected for four grand slams.
(1966) Dean Chance became the first Angels hurler to pitch a complete game in Anaheim Stadium in a 13-2 win over the Kansas City Athletics; (2006) Mike Napoli becomes the third player in Angels' history to hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat at Detroit; (2007) With the 5-1 win over Chicago at Angel Stadium, Mike Scioscia becomes the Angels' winningest manager with victory #626 breaking Bill Rigney's previous club record of 625 victories as Halos skipper.
(2008) A day after Joe Saunders moves to 6-0, Ervin Santana joins him at 6-0 with a 4-hit shutout over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium...The duo becomes the 8th pair of teammates since 1920 to start 6-0 simultaneously; (1962) Bo Belinsky pitched the first no-hitter in Angels' history in a 2-0 win vs. Baltimore at Chavez Ravine; (2001) A true baseball rarity takes place with Angels' catcher Bengie Molina being placed on the 15-Day DL and replaced on the roster with his brother Jose Molina...The previous brother-for-brother transaction took place was June 20, 1997 when Aaron Boone was called up from triple-A Indianapolis by the Reds in place of his sibling Bret Boone, who was sent down to Indy.
(1983) In a 4-2 Angels' victory over Detroit at Tiger Stadium, Rod Carew, with his 3-for-4 performance, raises his batting average to .500 (48-for-96). The Angels' first baseman will finish the season at .339, second best in the AL as Wade Boggs leads the league with a .361 pace; (1972) The Angels played their fastest nine-inning game in club history (1:31) in a 2-0 win over Milwaukee.
(1983) Daryl Sconiers ties an AL record by connecting for his second pinch-hit HR in as many at-bats.
(1983) Rod Carew is named the A.L. Player of the Week, after batting .471 (9/19), including his third four-hit game of the season and 48th of his career; (2004) Shane Halter connects for the 5th pinch-hit grand slam in club history (also his first HR with Angels) as the club defeats the Devil Rays 7-2 at Angel Stadium.
(1961) Jerry Casale hit the first home run by an Angels' pitcher as the club defeats Boston, 8-7, at Wrigley Field in LA.
(2002) Angels post a 19-0 shutout victory over Chicago White Sox, marking the most runs ever scored at home (previously 18 runs - twice)...Halos collected 24 hits, also the most ever at home...19-0 shutout was the largest margin of victory ever for the club in a shutout...The 19-run victory was the second such margin of victory in 11 days for Angels (also April 30 at Cleveland - 21-2 win)...Angels became just the fourth team since 1901 to win two-or-more games by 19-or-more runs in one season.
(1977) Bobby Bonds, Don Baylor and Ron Jackson hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning of the Angels' 6-0 win vs. Baltimore; (1990) Angels traded pitcher Mike Witt to the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Dave Winfield, who was later named Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News; (1962) Bo Belinsky wins his fifth consecutive start, one of only two players (Jered Weaver) in club history to win their first five Major League starts.
(1992) The Angels team bus traveling from New York to Baltimore crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. 12 members of the team were injured. Manager Buck Rodgers suffered the most severe of the injuries as he was hospitalized and missed the next two months of the season. (1997) The Angels scored 13 runs in the seventh inning to erase a 6-2 deficit and win 16-8 over the Chicago White Sox at Anaheim Stadium...13 runs equaled the most scored in an inning by the Angels in franchise history (Sept. 14, 1978 at Texas, 9th inning); (1998) The Angels turned six double plays in a 5-2 loss to the White Sox, tying the club record.
(2007) Gary Matthews Jr. connects for home runs from each side of the plate at Texas with a 2-run shots in the first inning (left-handed) and fifth inning (right handed).
(1969) Jim McGlothlin defeated Jim Hannon, 1-0, as the Angels top the Washington Senators at Anaheim Stadium...The win was #625 for Bill Rigney, his last victory as Angels' manager; (2004) Chone Figgins enjoyed one of the best offensive performances in Angels' history, going 5-for-6 with a triple, a grand slam (his first ML HR) and six RBI...Figgins would also drive in the game winning run in the 10th inning in the 10-9 win at Baltimore...He is one of two Angels who's first ML HR was a grand slam (Buck Rogers in 1961) and just the fourth Angel to collect five hits and six RBI in the same game (also Lee Thomas in 1961, Dave Winfield in 1991 and Mo Vaughn in 1999).
(1973) Nolan Ryan pitched his first no-hitter with Angels in a 3-0 win at Kansas City...Ryan tallied 12 strikeouts in the effort.
(1969) Infielder Sandy Alomar played in his first game of 648 consecutive, the Angels' consecutive games played record that spanned from May 16, 1969 through May 21, 1973.
(1989) Former Angels' infielder and manager Jim Fregosi is inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame...Fregosi appeared as a player with the Angels from 1961-71 and as manager, leading the club to its first Western Division title in 1979.
(1997) Jim Edmonds was named the A.L. Player of the Week after batting .481 (13/27) with 11 runs scored, a double, five home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.074 slugging percentage and .516 on-base percentage.
(1961) The Angels completed their first doubleheader sweep in club history, winning 4-3 and 5-3 over the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field in LA.
(1968) Jim Fregosi became the first Angel player to hit for the cycle at Anaheim Stadium in a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox...Fregosi finished the game 4-for-5 with a walk and two RBI, collecting a home run in the first inning, a triple in the third inning, a double in the eighth inning and an RBI single in the 11th inning for the game-winner...He is the only player in Angels' history to hit for the cycle twice (also, July 28, 1964).
(2000) Garret Anderson connected for a grand slam HR vs. Kansas City, a ML record sixth grand slam of the day...Anderson's bat was shipped to Cooperstown
(1972) Mickey Rivers stole home vs. Oakland to become the ninth Angel player to accomplish a straight steal of home; (2003) Arte Moreno takes the reigns as the third owner in Angels' franchise history.
(1999) Chuck Finley posted his 2,000th career strikeout in a 4-0, 10-inning Angels' win over Tampa Bay...Finley became the second Angel (Nolan Ryan, 2,416) to reach the milestone.
(1972) Don Rose became 21st player (4th pitcher) in AL history to hit a home run in his first ML at bat when he did so on the first pitch he saw; (2004) Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Guillen and Jeff DaVanon connect for three consecutive HRs at Toronto.
(1995) Angels defeated New York, 15-2, capping a three-game sweep of the Yankees...The 15 runs scored equaled the most against the Yankees in Angels' history and remains the club's widest margin of victory ever against New York.
(1990) Don Baylor, the first Angel player to win the A.L. MVP Award in 1979, is inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame...Baylor appeared for the Angels from 1977-82, compiling a .296 average with 36 home runs and a league-leading 139 RBI in '82; (1989) Chuck Finley limited the Red Sox to one-hit in his complete game 5-0 win at Boston.
(2003) The Angels are guests of President George W. Bush at the White House to commemorate the 2002 World Series title...President Bush also gives the players a tour of the Oval Office; (2005) Chone Figgins leads off for the second straight game with a triple, first time in club history a leadoff hitter did so to start consecutive games.
(2000) In the fifth inning at Kansas City, Darin Erstad, Mo Vaughn, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson each connect for HRs...The four HRs in the inning are the most in a single frame in club history.
(1984) Juan Beniquez collected five hits in five at-bats as the Angels defeated the New York Yankees, 6-5 at Anaheim Stadium.
(2003) Tim Salmon scored his 890th career run to top Brian Downing for the franchise record.
(1989) Chuck Finley was named A.L. Player of the Month after posting a 4-0 record with three complete games, one shutout and a 1.37 ERA.
(1975) Nolan Ryan recorded his fourth no-hitter as an Angel with a 1-0 gem vs. Baltimore; (1995) Angels select Darin Erstad as the number one overall pick in the free agent draft...Erstad joins catcher Danny Goodwin (1975 draft) as the only two overall number one picks in Angels' history.
(1964) Dean Chance struck out 15 batters at Chavez Ravine in a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox, en route to winning the Cy Young Award that year...The shutout was one of a club-record 28 for the Angels in 1964;
(2004) Vladimir Guerrero sets a single-game club record with nine RBI in Angels' 10-7 win over Red Sox...Finished the night going 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double...The mark would be broken by Garret Anderson's 10 RBI night on August 21, 2007 vs. NYY; (2010) Bobby Abreu's hits his 500th double at KC to become one of just one four players all-time with: 500 2Bs, 250 HRs & 350 SBs...The other three all-timers are Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio.
(2003) Angels hit 13 HRs in the first two games of the Montreal series in Puerto Rico (June 3-4) to tie the A.L. record for home runs in consecutive games set by the New York Yankees, June 28, 1939 at Philadelphia (doubleheader).
2003) Garret Anderson tied a club record with three home runs, June 4th vs. Montreal in Puerto Rico, marking 11th time (10th player) an Angel accomplished feat...In that same game, Jeff DaVanon posted his third consecutive multiple home run game, the fourth player in ML history to accomplish feat, joining Lee May (Cincinnati, 1969), Frank Thomas (New York Mets, 1962) and Gus Zernial (Philadelphia A's, 1951)...Angels collected a club-record seven home runs in the effort; (2005) Garret Anderson collects four RBI at Boston for a total of 991 in career to set Angels RBI record and pass Tim Salmon (989) into first place on club's all-time list.
(1964) Lou Clinton became the third Angels player in history to collect a home run in his first game with the club.
(1964) Dean Chance pitched a club-record 14 innings (no decision) allowing just three hits (one through nine innings) while striking out 12 Yankees...Angels lost the game, 2-0 in 15 innings...Chance went on to capture the Cy Young award that season, going 20-9 with 15 complete games, 11 shutouts and a 1.65 ERA; (1961) Lee Thomas hit the first grand slam in club history off Milt Pappas at Baltimore leading the Angels to a 7-3 victory.
(1983) In the third inning vs. Chicago, Daryl Sconiers, Reggie Jackson and Fred Lynn all hit home runs.
(1977) Nolan Ryan tied his club record striking out 19 batters in 10 innings vs. Toronto in the 2-1 win...Ryan ended his career with the Angels posting four 19-strikeout games; (2004) The Angels tied an MLB record striking out 26 Brewer batters in a 17-inning 1-0 loss...Ironically, it was the Angels' batters who struck out 26 times in a 20-inning contest at Oakland on July 9, 1971 to set the record.
(1961) Angels' pitcher Ryne Duran, in the second game of a doubleheader at Boston, set an A.L. record by striking out seven consecutive batters in the Angels' 5-1 win.
(2000) Tim Salmon clubbed the 5,000th HR in Angels' history at Arizona off Mike Morgan; (1997) Jim Edmonds makes one of the most spectacular catches in Angels' history at Kansas City as he dives toward the fence in straight away center field with his back to home plate..."The Catch", as it became known, is named as baseball play of the year by several sport television stations and publications; (1992) Luis Polonia tied a club record by stealing four bases in a game at Chicago...Polonia was the second Angels' player to accomplish the feat (now done three times, also by Devon White and Chad Curtis).
(1975) Lee Stanton connected for a grand slam off Bob Reynolds as the Angels defeated Detroit, 14-7 at Tiger Stadium.
(1977) Joe Rudi drove in five runs with a pair of home runs in an 11-4 victory over Cleveland...Following an off-day, Rudi put up the same numbers (2 HR, 5 RBI) in a 12-9 victory at Minnesota.
(2006) Jered Weaver joined Bo Belinsky as the only two players in club history to win their first four Major League starts...Belinsky won his first five starts, 4/18/62 - 5/11/62...Weaver ended up winning his first seven ML starts.
(1974) Nolan Ryan set a club record for strikeouts with 19 over 13 innings pitched vs. Boston as the Angels claimed a 4-3 victory in 15 innings at Anaheim Stadium. (1979) Willie Aikens ties a ML record by hitting his second grand slam in as many games (at Toronto).
(1964) Anaheim City Council adopted an ordinance to establish Anaheim Stadium, Inc...This board negotiated the building contract and arranged for the cost of the land and construction of the stadium.
(1992) Nolan Ryan has his uniform #30 retired at Anaheim Stadium...Ryan is the only player in ML history to have his number retired by three teams (Angels, Rangers & Astros).
(1993) Chili Davis pitched two innings (1 HB) vs. Texas, the last position player to pitch for the Halos.
(1986) Hall of Famer Don Sutton recorded his 300th career win, defeating Texas (5-1; 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 3 SO), becoming the 19th pitcher in major league history to reach the plateau; (2007) Chone Figgins became the first player in MLB to go 6-for-6 with a walk-off hit since Jim Northrup with the Tigers on August 18, 1969 (2-run HR in 13th)...His six hits tied an AL record for a 9-inning game and club record set by Garret Anderson who went six for seven in a 15-inning game at Texas on Sept. 27, 1996.
(1976) Ron Jackson, Bob Jones and Mario Guerrero each hit home runs in the fifth inning of the Angels' 5-3 win vs. Boston.
(1980) Angels tied a club record with 26 hits at Boston (set Aug. 25, 1979 at Toronto) en route to a 20-2 victory...Every starter in the Angels' lineup collected two-or-more hits and Fred Patek, standing at 5'4" and nicknamed "The Flea", became just the second shortstop in ML history to post three HRs in a game (Ernie Banks)...Patek hit a total of five HRs in 1980 - three coming in that game; (1999) Troy Percival recorded 127th career save to become Angels' all-time save leader in 4-2 win at New York.
(1978) Leading off the game, Dave Machemer became the 25th player (2nd Angel) in AL history to hit a home run in his first MLB at-bat at Minnesota.
(1972) Mickey Rivers stole home vs. Oakland to become the ninth Angel player to accomplish a straight steal of home; (2003) Arte Moreno takes the reigns as the third owner in Angels' franchise history.
(1987) Devon White became the first player in Angels' history to homer from each side of the plate in the same game (at Texas)...White would accomplish the feat again three years later on June 29, 1990.
(1991) Dave Winfield hit for the cycle to lead the Angels to a 9-4 win at Kansas City, becoming the third player (fourth time) to accomplish that feat in club history...Winfield still stands as the oldest player in ML history to hit for the cycle at 39 years and nine months old; (1999) For first time in club history, two Angels (Mo Vaughn and Randy Velarde) had five hits in the same game (12-7 win over the Mariners).
(1967) Rich Reichardt hit the first inside-the-park grand slam (off John Odom) in Angels' history as California defeated Kansas City, 4-3.
(1970) The Angels recorded their first triple play in club history at Kansas City -- "around the horn" on a ground ball hit by Amos Otis which was fielded by Chico Ruiz, who stepped on third base, then threw over to Sandy Alomar at second, who then flipped over to Billy Cowan at first. (2005) Garret Anderson's two-run, 8th inning double is the difference in a 5-3 win and series sweep of Dodgers...The two RBI push his career total to an even 1,000.
(1978) Joe Rudi connected for a pinch-hit grand slam off Steve Mingori in the 7th inning vs. Kansas City at Anaheim Stadium in an Angels' 5-4 win.
(2009) Gary Matthews Jr. pulled off a straight steal of home in the 4th inning at Arizona, first straight steal of home for Angels since 2006 (O. Cabrera) and only 7th straight steal of home in last 20 years for Halos. (1997) Tony Phillips stole home at Seattle in 6-1 victory (2008) Angels dropped a 1-0 decision despite not allowing a hit...Jered Weaver (6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER) combined with Jose Arredondo (2 IP) on an eight inning (unofficial) no-hitter...An official no-hitter must span at least nine full innings...Lone unearned run scored in fifth inning on two errors (Weaver & Jeff Mathis) and a sacrifice fly...Marked fifth time (second combined) in modern era of MLB that a team has won without benefit of a hit and first since April 12, 1992 (first game of a doubleheader)...Marked 9th time (second combined) Angels have held team hitless.
(1987) Dick Schofield, Doug DeCinces and Wally Joyner each hit home runs in the same inning (seventh) of the club's 11-4 win at Cleveland.
(2007) Chone Figgins completes one of the finest months in Angels' history going 2-for-4 at Baltimore...For the month, He bats .461 (53/115), tying the club record for batting average in a month, and setting a club record for hits in any month with 53. (1998) Angels' set a club record for most wins in a month (22) with a 4-3 win over San Francisco.
(1994) Baltimore (6 HR) and the Angels (5 HR) tied a ML record by combining for 11 home runs in the Orioles' 14-7 victory.
(1983) Rod Carew plays his last game before the All-Star Break, ending his first half with a .402 average (92/229)...He is one of just seven ML players to reach the break with a .400 mark, the last player to do so.
(1970) Clyde Wright threw a no-hitter in the Angels 4-0 win over Oakland...It was the first no-hitter thrown at Anaheim Stadium; (1977) Frank Tanana throws his 14th consecutive complete game, a 6-4 win over Oakland...The 14 consecutive complete games stands as an Angel record.
(1983) The Angels drew 63,132 fans for a 5-1 loss to Kansas City, the largest regular-season home crowd in franchise history...Halos own an all-time mark of 24-27 on Independence Day (11-14 at home, 13-13 on road)
(1997) The Angels turned the sixth triple play in club history in a 5-4 victory vs. Seattle...A deep fly hit by Rich Amaral with runners doubled off second (Russ Davis) and first (Dan Wilson) bases; Garret Anderson (CF) to Gary DiSarcina (SS) to Darin Erstad (1B).
(1983) Fred Lynn connects for a grand slam off Atlee Hammaker in the third inning of the Mid-Summer Classic at Comiskey Park...Lynn was named as the game's MVP as the American League won 13-3...The HR remains the only grand slam in All-Star history; (2006) Orlando Cabrera singles to left in the 5th inn. at Oakland to reach base safely for the 63rd consecutive game. The streak would come to an end the next day. The streak ranks as the sixth longest singe-season streak in Major League history and longest since Ted Williams' record streak of 84 straight games in 1949.
(2006) John Lackey surrenders a lead-off double to Mark Kotsay in Oakland and then retires the next 27 batters for a one-hit shutout, the 21st one-hitter in club history...Lackey became the first pitcher to allow a leadoff hit and then retire 27 straight since Jerry Reuss on June 11, 1982.
(2001) For the first time in club history, the Angels homered for the cycle in a game at Colorado (Garret Anderson, grand slam, 1st inning; Darin Erstad, 3-run, 2nd inning; Scott Spiezio, 2-run, 2nd inning; Erstad, solo, 4th inn.); (2006) Rookie Jered Weaver earns the win over Oakland to start his career 6-0 - the only player in club history to win his first six Major League starts.
(1971) Angels fell to the Oakland A's, 1-0 in 20 innings, setting a club record for the longest extra-inning game in club history; (1972) Nolan Ryan hurled a one-hitter in a 3-0 victory vs. Boston, striking out the side in the second inning on nine pitches...Ryan struck out 16 batters in the game, including eight straight in the first through third innings; (2000) Garret Anderson sets the Angels' HR record before the All-Star break with his 26th of season vs. Colorado, passing Troy Glaus' (2000) and Leon Wagner's (1962) mark of 25 HR before the break; (2000) Darin Erstad goes 4-for-5 vs. the Rockies at home, reaching the All-Star break with 144 hits, the third highest hit total since the All-Star Game began in 1933; (2007) Vladimir Guerrero wins the Home Run Derby in San Francisco hitting 17 homers and beating Toronto's Alex Rios 3-2 in the final round...He is the second Angel in five seasons to win the event (Garret Anderson in 2003) and third overall (Wally Joyner in 1986)...Guerrero's most impressive shot: a 503-footer to left that fell just short of the oversized baseball mitt by the outfield bleachers...Guerrero's home runs averaged 435 feet, the longest of any of the eight participants.
(1973) Lee Stanton became just the second Angel to hit three home runs in a game in the Angels' 10-8 win at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium; (2007) Francisco Rodriguez earns the save in the American League's one-run victory of the National League at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
(1967) The Angels hosted the 38th Annual All-Star Game, a 2-1 National League victory in 15 innings (longest ASG in history)...A total of 20 Hall of Famers were on the AL & NL rosters; (1989) Anaheim Stadium was host to the 60th mid-summer classic in a game that was described as the "Bo Show"...Royals' outfielder Bo Jackson wowed the All-Star crowd earning game MVP honors...Jackson led off the bottom of the first with a tape-measure home run (448 ft.), made a running catch of a Pedro Guerrero looper to end an NL rally, beat out an apparent double-play ball, allowing the go-ahead run to score in the AL's 5-3 victory...He stole a base, making him the second player in All-Star history - Willie Mays the first - to homer and steal a base in the same game; (2006) Vlad Guerrero connects for a 2nd inning solo HR to put the American League up 1-0 in the Mid-Summer Classic in Pittsburgh...It marked the fourth HR hit by an Angel in the All-Star Game (Garret Anderson - 2003; Fred Lynn - 1983; Leon Wagner - 1962).
(1974) Ed Figueroa earns his first ML win, a 7-0 complete game shutout at Boston...Figueroa is one of six Angels to throw a CG-SHO for his first ML win, the only Angel to do so on the road.
(2010) Angel Stadium hosts the 81st Mid-Summer Classic, the third time the game is played in Anaheim as Angels' Torii Hunter and Jered Weaver represent the Angels...The N.L. wins its first All-Star Game since 1996 at Philadelphia as the A.L. unbeaten streak ends at 13 games. Atlanta's Brian McCann is named as the MVP with a 3-run double in the NL's 3-1 win.
(1979) Nolan Ryan hurled a one-hitter in the 6-1 victory vs. New York...It marked his sixth one-hitter with California to accompany his four no-hitters as an Angel;
(1983) Rod Carew holds a .402 batting average, the latest in a season an Angel was over .400; (1977) The Angels turned the first triple play at Anaheim Stadium in a 4-1 loss vs. Seattle, an "around the horn" triple play, on a ground ball hit by Lee Stanton: Ron Jackson (3B) to Jerry Remy (2B) to Tony Solaita (1B); (2003) Garret Anderson wins the HR Derby at U.S. Cellular Field outlasting St. Louis' Albert Pujols in the final round...Anderson would go on to claim All-Star Game MVP honors joining Cal Ripken as the only players in All-Star history to capture each award.
(2003) Garret Anderson (3/4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI) propels the American League to a 7-6 comeback win in the 74th All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago...Anderson is the third Angel to capture game MVP honors, joining Fred Lynn (1983) and Leon Wagner (1962 - Game 2)...Ironically, both Lynn (Old Comiskey Park) and Wagner (Wrigley Field) claimed the awards in the windy city...With Anderson as the game MVP, Mike Scioscia as the winning manager and Brendan Donnelly as the winning pitcher, the Angels completed just the second trifecta from one team at the Mid-Summer Classic...The trio joins Lamarr Hoyt (MVP & WP) and Dick Williams of San Diego who claimed the honors in the 1985 game in Minnesota; (1973) Nolan Ryan hurled the second no-hitter of his career and season in Angels' 6-0 victory at Detroit.
(1982) The Angels posted a 15-0 shutout at Cleveland.
(1964) The Angels posted a 1-0 shutout at Minnesota with Fred Newman getting the decision...The shutout was one of a club-record 28 that year.
(1994) J.T. Snow hit his first career grand slam vs. Boston's Tim Vanegmond in the first inning.
(1964) The Angels posted a 4-0 win over the Twins to sweep the four-game road series at Minnesota for the only time in franchise history.
(1963) Albie Pearson became the first Angels' player to steal home in a game in the club's 11-2 win over Detroit at Chavez Ravine.
(1991) Rod Carew was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; (1995) Rex Hudler stole home in a 4-3 loss vs. Detroit at Anaheim Stadium.
(1983) Brian Downing's A.L. record for most consecutive errorless games by an outfielder is snapped at 224 against Detroit when charged with an error on a line drive off the bat of Chet Lemon in the 6th inning at Anaheim Stadium.
(2008) For the first time in club history, the Angels have three players with four-or-more hits in a 9-inning game (Kotchman - 5, Mathis - 4 & Kendrick - 4) (1977) Angels turned their second triple play of the season and second in nine days in a 10-4 loss at Minnesota (2006) Jered Weaver wins his seventh straight start to open his career, first player to win first seven starts of career since Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers in 1981 (won first eight starts).
(2000) Darin Erstad recorded 12 putouts in a 12-inning game at Texas, tying the Major League record for most putouts by a left-fielder in an extra-inning game.
(2010) The Angels acquire 3-time All-Star Dan Haren from Arizona in exchange for Joe Saunders and three minor league pitchers; (1964) Bob Perry, Buck Rodgers and Willie Smith hit home runs in the sixth inning in the Angels' 18-2 win at Kansas City
(2001) Troy Glaus, Darin Erstad and Garret Anderson connect for back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning vs. Tampa Bay; (2000) Troy Glaus connected for 30th HR of season at Texas, becoming fastest Angel to reach plateau in club history (Angels' 102nd game - 100th game played; previously Jim Edmonds, Angels' 112th game - 110th game played); (1990) Angels began a franchise-record streak of hitting at least one double in 28 consecutive games (for a total of 43 doubles) from July 26 - Aug. 24.
(1993) Eduardo Perez became the 21st player to hit a home run in his Angels' debut; (1994) 22 year-old Garret Anderson makes his ML debut at Anaheim Stadium vs. Oakland and finished 2-for-4 with both hits coming off Ron Darling; (1995) Jim Edmonds posted three RBI in the Angels' 9-3 win in Milwaukee, giving him 34 RBI for the month of July, tying Don Baylor's club-record for RBI in a month.
(1964) Jim Fregosi became first Angels' player in club history to hit for the cycle in Angels' 3-1 win at New York; (1994) The Angels fall victim to Kenny Rogers' perfect game at Texas (4-0 score)...With Mike Witt's perfect game vs. Texas in 1984, the Angels and Rangers are the only major league teams to record perfect games against each other. (2004) Troy Percival becomes the 18th player in ML history to notch 300 saves in a 2-0 win over Texas, fifth fastest to reach the mark.
(2008) The Angels acquire Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Casey Kotchman and Steven Marek...In 54 games with the Angels, Teixeira bats .358 (69/193) with 13 home runs and 43 RBI; (1998) Garret Anderson broke Rod Carew's club-record for longest hitting streak by hitting in his 26th consecutive game...Anderson's mark reached 28 games and stands as a club record.
(1988) Switch-hitter Chili Davis became the second player (Devon White) to hit a HR from each side of the plate in the same game (at Chicago)...Davis would accomplish the feat five times as an Angel, the only player in team history to do it more than twice.
(1998) Garret Anderson's club record hitting streak reaches 28 games but ends the following day with an 0-for-4 game against the Boston Red Sox - in that same game, Troy Glaus make his ML debut and doubles off Bret Saberhagen in his first ML at-bat (1986) Brian Downing and Bob Boone each connect for grand slam home runs at Oakland to tie a ML record...It is the second Angels duo to accomplish the feat in the same game (Fred Lynn, Daryl Sconiers - April 27, 1983 at Detroit); (2005) The Molina brothers (Bengie and Jose) each connect for home runs off Randy Johnson in the Bronx, the first brothers to homer in same game for same team since the Giambis (Jason and Jeremy), Aug. 11, 2001 vs. NYY.
(1982) Doug DeCinces began a week (Aug. 1-8) for which he was awarded A.L. Player of the Week honors. In that span, DeCinces hit .500 (12/24) with eight home runs (including three in one game twice), 10 runs scored and 12 RBI...No other player in AL history has connected for three HR in a game twice in the same week.
(1988) The Angels won their club-record 11th consecutive road game in a 10-2 win at Seattle.
(1982) Doug DeCinces homered three times to tie the club mark in a 5-4 loss vs. Minnesota...He accomplished the same feat five days later (Aug. 8)...No other player in AL history has connected for three HR in a game twice in the same week.
(1967) The Angels won their club-record 12th straight home game, beating Washington, 5-4; (1985) Rod Carew became the 16th player in major league history to record 3,000 hits with his third-inning single against Minnesota's Frank Viola.
(1964) Dean Chance pitched the Angels to a 1-0 win vs. Baltimore...Chance had six 1-0 wins to lead the Angels' pitching staff which posted a club-best 28 shutouts that year.
(1961) In a pinch-hit role, rookie catcher Tom Satriano recorded his first ML hit, a HR at Baltimore, only to see the feat washed away with rain...Satriano had to wait six more days before he was able to record his first ML hit, a home run vs. Minnesota; (1989) Chili Davis earned A.L. Player of the Week honors after hitting .448 (13/29) with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBI from July 31-Aug. 6...Davis collected 25 total bases in that span.
(1973) Nolan Ryan struck out eight consecutive batters to equal his own club record in a 6-5 win at Milwaukee (10 innings).
(1975) Angels tied a club record by turning six double plays in a 4-3 loss to New York; (1982) For the second time in five days (Aug. 3), Doug DeCinces homered three times to tie the club mark in a 9-5 win at Seattle...He remains the only player in AL history to hit three HR in the game twice in the same week.
(1969) Curt Simmons becomes the first player to throw a complete game shutout in his Angels debut with a 7-0 blanking over the Yankees...He is one of only three Angels to accomplish the feat (also Nolan Ryan in 1972 and Jerry Reuss in 1987);
(1979) Dan Ford became the second Angels' player to hit for the cycle in an 8-6 loss to Seattle; (2009) Vlad Guerrero connects for career home runs 399 & 400 to become one of six players in MLB history with a .320+ career average and at least 400 home runs - the others are Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial and Jimmie Foxx.
(1996) George Arias, Randy Velarde and Chili Davis all homered in the sixth inning, tying a club mark, in the Angels' 6-5 win over Kansas City.
(1974) Nolan Ryan set an AL and club record with 19 strikeouts in a 4-2 win over Boston...In the effort, Ryan broke Bob Feller's AL record of 18 K's, a mark that stood for over 40 years...The mark would stand until 1986 when Boston's Roger Clemens set a ML record with 20 strikeouts; (2004) Garret Anderson is hit by a pitch for first time since 1998, snapping a span of 890 games and 3,807 plate appearances with out being hit; (2005) Vladimir Guerrero connects for two upper deck home runs at Safeco Field, the first player to accomplish the feat in the same game at the ballpark.
(1965) Dean Chance accomplished a dubious distinction on this date...In his only plate appearance, he struck out and culminated a streak of 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout...A record that still stands for most consecutive strikeouts (consecutive plate appearances) in a season in the AL...The ML record belongs to Sandy Koufax who struck out in 12 consecutive plate appearances.
(1990) Luis Polonia hit an inside-the-park grand slam off Tim Leary in a 9-5 over New York, one of only two inside-the-park grand slams in club history.
(1977) Bobby Bonds stole home in a 7-4 Angels' win at Toronto; (1999) Chuck Finley became the first pitcher in ML history to strike out four batters in one inning twice in his career in a 10-2 win at Detroit.
(2008) John Lackey earns his 10th win of the season giving the Angels five starters with 10-or-more victories for the first time in club history; (2009) The Angels set a club record for runs in an extra-inning with nine in the 13th in the 17-8 win at Baltimore.
(1983) Juan Beniquez hit a grand slam in the Angels' 6-5 win at Oakland...It was the club-record eighth grand slam of the year for California; (2003) Garret Anderson had three hits, becoming the Angels' all-time hits leader with 1,591 (surpassing Brian Downing's 1,588)...Anderson reached the mark in 546 fewer at-bats than Downing.
(2009) Each of the nine players in the Angels' batting order on at Cleveland came out of the contest with a season's average of .300 or higher...Marked first time since the 1934 Detroit Tigers (Sept. 9th) that any MLB team finished a game-at least 100 games into a season-with each player in its starting batting order hitting .300 or better; (2000) Tim Salmon connected for career HR #223 (Off Roger Clemens) at Yankee Stadium, passing Brian Downing as the Angels' all-time HR leader...Salmon would end his career with 299 home runs (2006) Jered Weaver works seven scoreless innings vs. Seattle to earn the victory and start his career with a 9-0 record...The 9-0 start ties the American League rookie record by a starter to open a career by Whitey Ford in 1950; (2010) With his 20th HR at Boston, Mike Napoli became the 18th catcher (primary position) in MLB history with three straight 20+ HR seasons.
(1998) Troy Percival recorded his 100th career save vs. Detroit.
(1974) The Angels dropped a 1-0 decision vs. Detroit, despite Nolan Ryan's 19 strikeouts in 11 innings, tying his club-record for most strikeouts in an extra-inning game...Ryan recorded the fastest clocking of a pitched baseball to date (100.9 MPH) on a 3-2 pitch in the ninth inning.
(1992) Tim Salmon makes his ML debut at Yankee Stadium (0/4) in Angels' 9-5 win; (2007) Garret Anderson sets a club record with 10 RBI vs. Yankees at Angel Stadium...The feat passes the previous mark of 9 RBI by Vladimir Guerrero on June 2, 2004 and falls one RBI shy of matching the AL record...Anderson's grand slam in the game marks the 8th of his career, passing Joe Rudi (7) for the most slams in club history.
(1963) Dean Chance's streak of consecutive innings without allowing a HR comes to an end at 77 when he surrenders a solo HR to Baltimore's Boog Powell in the first inning in Baltimore; (2003) Troy Percival converts his 20th consecutive save, a club-record later broken by Francisco Rodriguez (2005-06).
(1963) The Angels set a club record by turning six double plays in a 17-0 win at Washington; (2001) Bengie Molina set new club record by collecting a hit in nine-straight at-bats, Aug. 20-23 (previous club record was eight-straight hits).
(1979) Bob Clark stole home in the Angels' 6-4 loss at Toronto.
(1979) The Angels defeated Toronto, 24-2, to set new club marks for largest margin of victory (22 runs), most runs (24) and most hits (26) in a game...Don Baylor also tied a then-club record with eight RBI; (1998) The Angels set a new club mark for longest nine-inning game (4:12) at New York; (2004) The club tallied 21 runs on 22 hits vs. KC, the most runs scored by the Angels at home in franchise history (previously 19 runs, May 10, 2002 vs. CWS)...In the same game, Jeff DaVanon became the fourth player (fifth time) in club history to hit for the cycle. (1981) The Angels steal a club-record seven bases in 10-inning victory over the Red Sox at Anaheim Stadium.
(1993) Gary DiSarcina suffered a broken thumb when hit by a pitch at Baltimore's Camden Yards, ending his consecutive game streak at 211.
(2000) Tim Salmon connected for HR #30, giving the Angels four players with at least 30 HR, the first team in AL history to accomplish the feat; (1988) The Angels collected seven consecutive hits in the second inning of a 12-0 win vs. New York at Anaheim Stadium to tie a club record; (2004) Troy Percival earns the save vs. Minnesota, his last appearance vs. the Twins as an Angel...He finishes his Angel career not allowing an earned run in 40 IP vs. Twins.
(1962) Lee Thomas, Leon Wagner and Bob Rodgers became the first Angels to hit three consecutive home runs in the fourth inning of a 10-5 win at Kansas City; (2009) Kendry Morales had five hits, including two doubles and two home runs, and drove in six runs, the third player in Angels history with at least five hits, two homers and six RBIs in one game. The other Halos to do that were Dave Winfield in 1991 and Mo Vaughn in 1999.
(1986) The Angels overcame a seven-run, ninth-inning deficit and defeated Detroit, 13-12, at Anaheim Stadium. Dick Schofield's two-out, ninth-inning grand slam off Willie Hernandez (0-2 pitch) was the game-winner in what many considered the most dramatic comeback victory in club history (until Game 6 of the 2002 World Series of course...)
(1986) A day after Dick Schofield caps off a 7-run, 9th inning comeback with a walk-off HR, Doug DeCinces does the same the following game in 9th inn. vs. Detroit; (2009) John Lackey tosses eight shutout innings vs. Oakland to become 1 of 5 Angels to reach 100 wins with the club; (2000) Ron Gant's solo home run in the ninth inning off Toronto's Kelvim Escobar was the 123rd at Edison Field, the most HR at any home venue in a season in club history (previously 122 HR at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles in 1961). Angels would finish the 2000 season with 130 HR at home.
(1972) Nolan Ryan fired his third straight shutout (a 4-0 win over Detroit) to tie a club record
(1979) Carney Lansford equaled a club record by hitting three home runs in a game in a 7-4 win at Cleveland.
(2005) Vladimir Guerrero connects for career HR #300 vs. Seattle before a sellout crowd at Angel Stadium...He becomes one of 11 players in history to reach the mark before the age of 30.
(1966) Jim Fregosi and Paul Schaal each stole home in a 7-6 win against Washington at Anaheim Stadium.
(1968) The Angels used a club-record seven pinch-hitters in a 9-5 loss vs. Cleveland.
(1961) Lee Thomas became the first Angel to post three home runs in a game in the second game of a doubleheader at Kansas City (a 13-12 loss)...Thomas also set a then club-record with eight RBI and finished 5-for-5 in the game and was 9-for-11 in the doubleheader.
(1996) Darin Erstad hit his first career inside-the-park home run off Brad Radke in the Angels' 6-2 loss at Minnesota.
(2007) Garret Anderson collects an RBI in his 12th consecutive game (Aug. 26 - Sept. 7) to extend his club record...The streak ends the next night as he falls two games shy of matching the AL record for consecutive games with an RBI of 14 set by Tris Speaker of Philadelphia A's in 1928.
(1996) The Angels turned the fifth triple play in club history in a 4-2 victory at Minnesota.
(1989) Devon White stole for the cycle (2B, 3B, Home) in an 8-5 win over Boston, only player in club history to do so.
(2008) Angels clinched their fourth division crown in five seasons and seventh overall...The Sept. 10 clinch date (Game #145) earliest any AL West team ever clinched the division; (1986, '88, '89) The Angels were involved in three "marathon" games on this same date: the 7-6 win in 14 innings at Cleveland in 1986, a 3-2 loss in 17 innings at Texas in 1988, and a 2-1 win in 14 innings vs. Texas at Anaheim Stadium in 1989.
(2001) MLB halted play for six days due the terrorist attacks that took place at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon .
(1999) Tim Salmon collected his 1,000th career hit in a 6-3 win at Minnesota.
(2008) Francisco Rodriguez records his 58th save to set the Major League single-season save record passing the mark of 57 by Bobby Thigpen with Chicago White Sox in 1990; (1962) C/INF Ed Kirkpatrick makes his Major League debut with the Angels at 17 years, 11 months and 5 days old - the youngest player to ever appear for the club.
(1978) The Angels set a club record, scoring 13 runs in the ninth inning at Texas in a 16-1 win...The record was subsequently tied (May 12, 1997 vs. Chicago, 7th inning)...The 13 runs also set a ML record for runs scored in the 9th inning.
(2002) Troy Glaus posted three HRs vs. Texas marking the 10th time an Angel accomplished the feat; (1964) Dean Chance threw a complete game shutout at Yankee Stadium, his fourth CG and third SHO of the season vs. the Yankees in his 1964 Cy Young campaign...Not only did Chance post a 4-0 mark in 1964 vs. New York, he allowed just one run in 50 IP (0.18 ERA), a home run to Mickey Mantle...The feat easily ranks among the top dominant pitching performances by a pitcher over one team in a season in baseball history.
(2006) Chone Figgins becomes the fifth Angel to hit for the cycle at Texas.
(1984) Reggie Jackson hit career home run No. 500 off Kansas City's Bud Black at Anaheim Stadium...On the same date 17 years earlier, Jackson (as a member of the Oakland A's) hit his first major league home run against the Angels at Anaheim Stadium; (1972) With a stolen base vs. the Chicago White Sox, Andy Messersmith became the first pitcher in the AL to steal a base since the inception of the DH rule.
(1986) Reggie Jackson became the sixth player in club history to hit three home runs in a game in an 18-3 win vs. Kansas City...At 40 years, 123 days, Jackson was the second oldest player in ML history to connect for three HR in a contest (Stan Musial did it at 41 years, 229 days in 1962).
(1962) Jim Fregosi hit the first inside-the-park home run in franchise history in the Angels' 9-4 win vs. Baltimore.
(2005) Bartolo Colon allows one unearned run over seven innings in a 2-1 win over the Rangers at Angel Stadium for his 20th win of the season. He becomes the first Angel hurler to notch 20 wins since Nolan Ryan in 1974.
(1989) The Angels played their third longest game in franchise history in a 5-4, 17-inning loss at Cleveland.
(1975) Frank Tanana pitches 13 scoreless innings (with 13 K's) only to receive a no-decision in the Angels' 3-0 win in 16 innings...Adrian Garrett's pinch-hit, walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the 16th wins it for the Halos; (1977) The Angels were no-hit for the first time in their history by Texas Ranger hurler Bert Blyleven in a 6-0 loss at Anaheim Stadium.
(2007) The Angels clinch their third AL West title in four years with a 7-4 win over the Mariners in the club's final home game of the season; (1973) Nolan Ryan became the fourth Angel to win 20 games in a complete game victory (12 K's) over the Twins in Minnesota...Six days later, teammate Bill Singer earned his 20th victory; (1978) Following a Saturday afternoon game in Chicago, Lyman Bostock went to visit family in his hometown of Gary, Indiana for the evening. While in a car at a stop light with a woman he had met that evening, an enraged man by the name of Leonard Smith unloaded a shotgun into the car intended for his estranged wife. The blast caught Bostock in the head and he died two hours later. The news crushed the Angels' franchise as one of their most likeable and promising players was gone. The club honored Bostock with a black armband for the remainder of the season.
(2008) Francisco Rodriguez converts his final save of the 2008 season at Seattle to set the MLB single-season record at 62 saves; (1998) Gary DiSarcina posted a 5-for-5 performance at Oakland to become the first Angels player to post two five-for-five games in one season (also accomplished June 13 at Texas) and first major leaguer to do so since Fred McGriff in 1996.
(1964) In a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts over Minnesota, Dean Chance became the first Angel to win 20 games in a season en route to his 1964 campaign in which he became the youngest pitcher to capture the Cy Young Award (23 years old); (1979) The Angels clinched their first Western Division title with a 4-1 win over Kansas City at Anaheim Stadium...Frank Tanana went the distance for the Halos.
(2002) Angels defeat Texas, 10-5, claiming the AL Wild Card and earning a berth into the post-season for the first time since 1986; (1986) The Angels clinched their third Western Division title with an 8-3 win over Texas at Anaheim Stadium...Gary Pettis, Brian Downing and George Hendrick each hit home runs in the sixth inning.
(1999) Garret Anderson's seventh-inning double in the Angels' 3-2 loss to the Mariners was his 180th hit of the season, the first Angels' player to collect 180-plus hits in three consecutive seasons.
(1973) Nolan Ryan set the ML single season strikeout record (383) in a 5-4 win over Minnesota in 11 innings; Ryan struck out 10-or-more batters 23 times in 1973, also setting a major league record; (1996) Garret Anderson set a club record for most hits in a game (6) at Texas; (2005) The Angels repeat as AL West Champs by clinching the division in a 4-3 victory over the A's in Oakland. The Angels would end up winning the West by seven games.
(2008) The Angels set a club record with win #100 in a 7-0 blanking of Texas at Angel Stadium...For the first time in club history, the Angels finish with the best record in baseball (100-62); (2007) John Lackey earns his 19th victory and finished the 2007 campaign with an AL-best 3.01 ERA (1961) Leon Wagner tied a then club record with eight RBI in a game vs. Washington; (1974) Nolan Ryan threw his third no hitter in a 4-0 win over Minnesota...In the effort, Ryan tied Clyde Wright's club record with his 22nd win...In the '74 campaign, Ryan's 22 wins accounted for 32% of the Angels' 68 wins; (2000) Troy Glaus posted his 45th HR at Texas, setting the AL record for HR by a third baseman; (2004) Vladimir Guerrero became the second player in club history to post at least 120 runs and 120 RBI in the same season, joining Don Baylor who collected 139 RBI and 120 runs in his MVP campaign in 1979; (2009) The Angels clinch their 3rd consecutive AL West crown with an 11-0 win...Ervin Santana goes the distance in the shutout.
(1970) Clyde Wright earned his 22nd win in a 9-2 victory over the White Sox...The 22 wins (tied with Nolan Ryan - 1974) stands as Angels' single-season record; (2000) On a day that saw Garret Anderson collect HR #35 and Troy Glaus post RBI #100 vs. Seattle, the Angels became just the 10th team in ML history (5th in AL) to boast a trio of players with at least 35 HR and 100 RBI each (Mo Vaughn, 36 /117; Anderson, 35/117 & Glaus 42/117)...Tim Salmon would finish the year just shy of each mark with 34 HR and 96 RBI; (1996) Garret Anderson hit his first career grand slam, which was the 124th in the major leagues in 1996, setting a M.L. record (123 in 1995)....Anderson's bat and ball were sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
(1984) On the last day of the season, Mike Witt became the 13th player in major league history to throw a perfect game (only perfect game in Angels' history) as he defeated Texas, 1-0, with 10 strikeouts...It remains just one of five ever 1-0 perfect game scores. (1979) Bobby Grich connected for his 30th HR of the season in the Angels' final game of 1979 at Texas, the first AL second baseman to reach the mark. (1976) Two Angels' pitchers-Nolan Ryan and Frank Tanana-were named the A.L.'s Co-Players of the Month. Ryan was 6-1 with a 1.33 ERA, three shutouts, six complete games and 75 strikeouts (including 18 in one game) in the month...Tanana was 5-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 62 strikeouts during a month in which he allowed just one run in 21 innings pitched against Oakland.