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The 10 greatest Angels of all time: No. 2 -- Tim Salmon

The 10 greatest Angels of all time: No. 2 -- Tim Salmon
In 2006, Tim Salmon watches one of the 299 home runs he hit for the Angels. (Los Angeles Times)

We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10.

Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place.

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So without further ado, here is No. 2:

No. 2: Tim Salmon (149 first-place votes, 7,000 points)

One of two Angels to win the rookie of the year award, Salmon cemented his place on this list with his 2002 season. After a disappointing 2001 campaign in which he hit only .225, Salmon made up for it in 2002, hitting .286 with 37 doubles, 22 homers and 88 RBIs. He was named the AL comeback player of the year.

But he saved his best play for the 2002 postseason, specifically the World Series, as he hit .346 with two homers and slugged .615 as the Angels won their first and to this date their only World Series.

Salmon finished his Angel career in 2006 and ended up with 299 career homers and 1,016 RBIs. His number, 15, has not been worn since he retired, leading to speculation that the Angels plan to retire it.

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