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By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 30, 2002
OFF DAY - NOTEBOOK
NEW YORK -- It's baseball's version of David vs. Goliath.
The Angels face baseball's most storied team in the New York Yankees starting Oct. 1 in Game 1 of the best-of-five Division Series at Yankee Stadium. In order to advance to the American League Championship Series, the Angels not only must overcome the likes of Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jason Giambi, et. al., but history itself.
The Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, including four in the past six seasons. On the other end of the spectrum is the Angels, who have never won a playoff series. They have played a grand total of 16 playoff games, losing 10, in the franchise's 41 seasons entering this year.
To a man, the Angels believe they can do it. At least, that's what they're saying.
``The pressure's off now,'' Angels center fielder Darin Erstad said. ``Now the fun begins.''
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ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton's 2013 season started with a rude reception in Arlington and it ended with one.
Hamilton, who flew out in his final at-bat to chants of "Baseball town", tipped his helmet to the fans at Rangers Ballpark to a chorus of boos as he headed to the Los Angeles dugout for the final time in the ninth inning Sunday.
Hamilton said there was no...
The September 30th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia doesn't know if he will be back, luxury tax concerns could prevent a Trout contract extension and much more...
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Angels centerfielder Mike Trout has become only the third major league player since 1900 with 190 hits, 100 walks and 30 stolen bases in the same season.
Trout got his 190th hit Sunday on a home run in the first inning of Los Angeles' season-ending game at Texas.
The only other players to reach all those marks in the same season were Ty Cobb in 1915 and Lenny Dykstra in 1993...
The Angel season has been over for nearly 48 hours now and we still don't know who, if anyone, Arte Moreno is going to fire in the wake of the bitterly disappointing 2013 season. Reporters have tried and failed to get to the bottom of the question on everyone's mind: will Scioscia and/or Dipoto get fired?
Now, I am no reporter, nor would I ever try to be one. However...
The Rangers are still clinging to their playoff hopes on the final day of the regular season, but former Ranger turned Angel Josh Hamilton planned to do his best to keep them from getting achieving that goal.
Hamilton has struggled adjusting to life with a new team, as he’s been unable to continue last season’s success. After setting new career highs with 43 home runs and 138...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Mike Trout believes he doesn't deserve the AL Most Valuable Player award if his team isn't in the playoffs.
After another lost season for his Los Angeles Angels, Trout is hoping he'll be worthy of bigger honors next October.
The Angels finished 78-84, posting their lowest win total in a decade...
When Josh Hamilton went to the plate for the final time in his first season with the Los Angeles Angels, the slugger was serenaded by the fans of his former team that still has a chance to get in the playoffs.
There were repeated chants of ''Baseball Town!,'' a reference to comments the slugger made after leaving the Texas Rangers about the Dallas-Fort Worth market...
The October 1st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia wants a more diverse lineup, Trout voted MVP by internet writers and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia wants to build more versatility into the offense.
The Monkey Says: This is an interesting comment from Scioscia who bemoans being too reliant on "batter's box" offense...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 29, 2002
GAME 162 - MARINERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – The Angels wrapped up the regular season with their club-record 99th win of the season, a 7-6 decision over the Seattle Mariners before 42,878 at Edison Field.
The Angels scored five in the first inning, fueled by a grand slam from Troy Glaus, his 30th home run of the...
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout had a tremendous sophomore season in 2013, and from a statistical standpoint, he’s the logical choice for the American League MVP award.
In fact, the 22-year-old became just the third player since 1900 (Ty Cobb and Lenny Dykstra are the others) to tally 190 hits, 100 walks and 30 steals in a single season.
But the Angels superstar doesn’t...
This is the big one. The season ender. No longer are we ranking the recent past. With the season now complete, we are going to take a walk, a painful walk, down memory lane to rank every player that donned an Angel uniform by their entire 2013 performance. We've got 49 players to cover here, so you might want to move your schedule around a bit.
By Glen McKee, AngelsWin.com Columnist & Satirist
Well, that’s it. This dreadful season is finally over, but the results of it will linger like gas after too much cauliflower. After any sports season, for the teams that are sitting home for the playoffs (and their fans) the focus turns to awards. We need some sort of recognition for our season, our version of the...
Mauledbypandas' team gained 3 points the final week in our league, Cracking The WHIP, to finish 4.6 ahead of three teams - Waco Night Terrors (Imposing Sea Creatures), the remains of the bay (Beef SAGNOF!), and Retro Vertigo (ECFBL). Josh Hamilton's Fake Stache led the overall standings early, but stumbled in the middle of the season, dropping as low as 15th on July 22nd...