12. Garret Anderson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 27, 1994
  • Final Game: August 06, 2010
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • All-Star Game MVP - 2003
  • Silver Slugger - 2003
  • TSN All-Star - 2003
  • MVP - 2001
  • MVP - 2002
  • MVP - 2003
  • Rookie of the Year - 1995
 
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One of the most tenured players in Angels history, Garret Anderson suited up for the franchise in 2,013 Games, which at present is a franchise record.

Anderson first appeared with the Halos in 1994, four years after he was drafted.  Following that brief call-up, Anderson settled in at Leftfield, where he was one of the better and consistent offensive players at his position for the next ten years.   His peak coincided with the Angels march to the World Series, which they won in 2002, with Anderson going to his first of three All-Star Games that year.  He was also a Silver Slugger in 2002 and was fourth in MVP voting with 29 Home Runs, 123 RBIs, and a league-leading 56 Doubles.

From 2000 to 2003, Anderson had at least 28 Home Runs and 116 RBIs, with the last three years of that streak seeing a Batting Average over .300.  Anderson played with Los Angeles until he signed with Atlanta as a Free Agent, and he accumulated 1,024 Runs, 1,292 RBIs, and 2,368 Hits, all of which are first all-time for the team.  Anderson also hammered 272 Home Runs for the squad.

Had Anderson been more patient at the plate (.327 OBP) and not had some poor defensive years, he would have been ranked a few spots higher.  Anderson might not have been a superstar, but they never had to think about the Leftfield spot for over a decade, which is a luxury for any Major League club.  

The Angels inducted Anderson into their Hall of Fame in 2016.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/4/90.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves 2/24/09.
  • Games Played: 2013
  • Notable Statistics:

    1,024 Runs Scored
    2,368 Hits
    489 Doubles
    35 Triples                       
    272 Home Runs
    1,292 Runs Batted In
    78 Stolen Bases
    .296/.327/.469 Slash Line
    28.1 bWAR        

    36 Playoff Games  
    17 Runs Scored
    36 Hits
    5 Doubles
    1 Triple                       
    5 Home Runs
    22 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .245/.266/.395 Slash Line          

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2002)
    All-Star (2002, 2003 & 2005)
    Silver Slugger (2002 & 2003)
    All-Star Game MVP (2003)
    Most Doubles (2002 & 2003)
    Most Singles (1997)
    Most Total Zone Runs (2003)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (2003)
    Most Putouts by an Outfielder (1999)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1996 & 2003)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2001 & 2003)
    Most Total Zone Runs by an Outfielder (2003)

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