8. Bobby Grich
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 15, 1949 in Muskegon, MI USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 29, 1970
  • Final Game: October 02, 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1973
  • Gold Glove - 1974
  • Gold Glove - 1975
  • Gold Glove - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
  • MVP - 1972
  • MVP - 1973
  • MVP - 1974
  • MVP - 1979
  • MVP - 1981
 
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After seven seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, one of the most revered men amongst sabremetricians signed with the California Angels as a Free Agent after the 1976 season.

Playing mostly at Second Base, Grich brought his strong defensive skills and patient batting to the Angels.  A three-time All-Star with Baltimore, Grich would go to three more in California.  He would have his best power numbers with the Angels, blasting 30 Home Runs with 101 RBIs in 1979, and he was eighth in MVP voting.  In the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, Grich had 22 Home Runs, which was enough to co-lead the American League.  That year, he led the AL in Slugging (.543) and OPS+ (165) and earned his only Silver Slugger.

Grich played until 1986 and would have 1,103 Hits as an Angel.  In 1988, Grich became the first person to be inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 11/24/76.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1986 Season.

  • Games Played: 1222
  • Notable Statistics:

    601 Runs Scored
    1,103 Hits
    183 Doubles
    20 Triples                       
    154 Home Runs
    557 Runs Batted In
    27 Stolen Bases
    .269/.370/.436 Slash Line
    35.1 bWAR  

    15 Playoff Games
    2 Runs Scored
    10 Hits
    2 Doubles
    0 Triples                       
    1 Home Run
    6 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .192/.271/.288 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1979, 1980 & 1982)
    Silver Slugger (1981)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1981)
    Most Home Runs (1981)
    Highest OPS+ (1981)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1979)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1983)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1985)

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