A Glance at Greatness: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim All-Time Team

Ryan SmithCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 4:  Infielder Rod Carew #29 of the California Angels waves to the home crowd after making his 3,000th hit by singling against his former club, the Minnesota Twins during the MLB game at Angel Stadium on August 4, 1985 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Twins 6-5. (Photo by Getty Images)

Team Name: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Year Established: 1961

City: Los Angeles

Ballpark: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Previous Nicknames: Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965), California Angels (1965-1996), Anaheim Angels (1997-2004)

League: American League

Division: AL West

Number of Playoff Appearances: 8

Number of Pennants: 1

World Series Titles: 2002

All-Time Team

Catcher: Bob Boone

First Base:Rod Carew

Second Base:Bobby Grich

Third Base: Chone Figgins

Shortstop:Jim Fregosi

Outfield: Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon, Chili Davis

Pitchers:Chuck Finley, Troy Percival, Nolan Ryan, Mark Witt, Frank Tanana

Bench: Brian Downing, Troy Glaus, Darin Erstad

Manager:Mike Scioscia


An interesting team. They are an average all-time team and wouldn't compare to some of the better teams.

They have a good pitching staff, which is anchored by Nolan Ryan. They also have a great defensive catcher, Bob Boone, to call the games.

Some people will argue that Troy Glaus should be the starting third baseman, but Chone Figgins also had good years in the outfield.

Next: Los Angeles Dodgers

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