On July 1, 2015, Bill Stoneman was named the Interim General Manager. Since 2007 Stoneman has been a Senior Advisor who worked closely with Angels' owner Arte Moreno and the Baseball Operations Staff. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager from 1999-2007.
Stoneman's eight-year tenure as Angels' Vice President & General Manager was the longest and most successful in club history. Under Stoneman's administration, the Angels captured a World Series championship in 2002, the franchise's first A.L. West crown in 18 years in 2004, the club's first-ever back-to-back titles (2004-05) and another division championship in 2007.
Some highlights during his tenure as General Manager include: the appointment of Mike Scioscia as Manager in 1999, the acquisition of Adam Kennedy via trade with St. Louis in 2000, the acquisition of Chone Figgins via trade in 2000, the claiming of David Eckstein off waivers in 2000 and the trade of Jose Guillen to Washington in exchange for Maicer Izturis and Juan Rivera in 2004. Prior to the 2004 season, Stoneman and the Angels landed 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero and 2005 Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon.
As a player, Stoneman pitched for eight seasons in the major leagues, compiling a 54-85 record with 46 complete games, 15 shutouts, five saves and a 4.08 ERA in 245 games (170 starts). He began his professional career in 1966 and appeared in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs (1967-68), Montreal (1969-73) and California (1974). Stoneman was selected to the 1972 National League All-Star team, pitching two innings at the ASG in Atlanta.
Stoneman was the 10th selection by Montreal from Chicago in the 1968 expansion draft. While with the Expos, he pitched two no-hitters: against the Philadelphia Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, April 17, 1969 (7-0 score), and the New York Mets at Jarry Park, Oct. 2, 1972 (7-0 score). Stoneman had his contract sold to the Angels April 4, 1974, and posted a 1-8 record and 6.14 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) with California, before retiring as a player during that season.
Following his retirement from baseball in 1974, Stoneman joined Royal Trust, a Canadian financial institution, first working in Montreal and then in Toronto. He returned to baseball Nov. 14, 1983, joining the Expos as Assistant to the President. Stoneman was then appointed Vice President, Baseball Administration, Sept. 8, 1984.
A native of Oak Park, Ill., and raised in West Covina, Calif., Stoneman attended Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif. He received a Bachelor of Science (Education) degree from the University of Idaho and a Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of Oklahoma. Stoneman was inducted into the University of Idaho Alumni Hall of Fame in Feb. 1998 and, along with his wife Diane, endowed a University scholarship for physical education majors in 2005.
Stoneman, 68, and his wife Diane reside in Orange and have two children (Jill and Jeff).
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