BASEBALL PREVIEW : ANGEL PROFILES

PLAYER Jim Abbott

25

PITCHER

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210

Birthday: 9/19/67

ML Service: 2.000

1990: Struggled at home, winning just one of first 12 starts, but rebounded to finish with a 4-7 record in Anaheim Stadium. In July, he pitched back-to-back complete games without a walk, the first Angel to do that since 1984.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 10-14 4.51 33 4 0 211.2 246 106 72 105

BEST YEAR 1989

With Angels, became 15th player since draft began in 1965 to make his professional debut in major leagues. 12-12, 3.92 ERA.

PLAYER Scott Bailes

43

PITCHER

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-2 Wt: 171

Birthday: 12/18/62

ML Service: 4.145

1990: During first two months of season, was 1-0 with a 2.91 ERA, but he struggled the rest of the way with an 11.85 ERA in next 13 games. Optioned to triple-A Edmonton July 27, returned to Angels Sept. 13.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G GS SV INN H ER BB SO 2 -0 6.37 27 0 0 35.1 46 25 1 16

BEST YEAR 1986

With Cleveland, finished 10-10--setting club record for relief victories by a rookie with seven--and added seven saves.

PLAYER Floyd Bannister

23

PITCHER

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190

Birthday: 6/10/55

ML Service: 13.000

1990: Recovering from rotator cuff surgery performed in June, 1989, pitched for the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League. Was 3-0 after his first six starts, but finished with a 3-2 record in nine starts with a 4.04 ERA.

With the Yakult Swallows (Japan):

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 3 -2 4.04 9 0 0 49.0 52 22 22 31

BEST YEAR 1983

With the Chicago White Sox, helped team win division title by going 13-1 after All-Star break. Finished 16-10 with 3.35 ERA.

PLAYER Bert Blyleven

28

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 220

Birthday: 4/6/51

ML Service: 20.117

1990: A year after going 17-5 and earning comeback player of the year honors, he struggled to an 8-7 record before going on disabled list Aug. 19 with strained right shoulder. Underwent surgery Oct. 1, and will not be ready to pitch as season begins.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 8 -7 5.24 23 2 0 134.0 163 78 25 69

BEST YEAR 1989

With Angels, his 17 victories at age 38 trailed only his 19 for Cleveland in 1984. He had 2.73 ERA and five shutouts (leading AL).

PLAYER Mark Eichhorn

45

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210

Birthday: 11/21/61

ML Service: 4.112

1990: With sidearm delivery, began year as non-roster player then finished second on team in saves behind Bryan Harvey. Had a 1.19 ERA through June 21, recording all 13 saves by that date. Did not have a save opportunity in final 17 appearances.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 2-5 3.08 60 0 13 84.2 98 29 23 69

BEST YEAR 1986

With Toronto, had 14-6 record in relief with 1.72 ERA and 10 saves. Finished 5 innings short of qualifying for ERA title.

PLAYER Junior Felix

47

CENTER FIELD

Bats: S Throws: R Ht: 5-11 Wt: 165

Birthday: 10/3/67

ML Service: 1.154

1990: Switch-hitter batted .263: .289 left-handed, .211 right-handed. On disabled list following surgery after tearing muscle in his right calf. Acquired with Luis Sojo and Ken Rivers from Toronto Dec. 2 in exchange for Devon White, Willie Fraser and Marcus Moore.

With the Toronto Blue Jays:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .263 127 463 73 122 23 7 15 65 13

BEST YEAR 1990

His first full season in ML, although first at-bat--homer off Angels' Kirk McCaskill in 1989--was memorable.

PLAYER Mike Fetters

48

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-4 Wt: 212

Birthday: 12/19/64

ML Service: 0.169

1990: After being called up from triple-A Edmonton May 19, reliever was 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 26 appearances. Was not involved in the decision in either of two starts. In five games and 27 1/3 innings in Edmonton, compiled a 0.99 ERA.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 1 -1 4.12 26 0 1 67.2 77 31 20 35

BEST YEAR 1989

With Edmonton, led the PCL in strikeouts (144) while compiling a 12-8 record as a starter. 26 ML appearances in '90 most of career.

PLAYER Chuck Finley

31

PITCHER

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-6 Wt: 214

Birthday: 11/16/62

ML Service: 4.134

1990: Named to the All-Star team. His 18-9 record and 2.40 ERA--second in the league to Boston's Roger Clemens (1.93)--were career bests. Selected as team's most valuable player by players. Lost final 3 in bid to become seventh Angel 20-game winner.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 18-9 2.40 32 7 0 236.0 210 63 81 177

BEST YEAR 1990

Second All-Star season continued his improvement. Led team in victories, ERA, complete games, shutouts and innings pitched.

PLAYER Gary Gaetti

3

THIRD BASE

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200

Birthday: 8/19/58

ML Service: 9.017

1990: Hit .229 with 16 home runs and 85 RBIs for Minnesota. Led AL third basemen with 318 assists and 438 total chances. Participated in two triple plays in same game July 17 at Boston's Fenway Park. Signed by the Angels as a free agent Jan. 24.

With the Minnesota Twins:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .229 154 577 61 132 27 5 16 85 6

BEST YEAR 1988

With Minnesota, the first of two consecutive All-Star seasons, hit career-best .301 with 28 homers and 88 RBIs.

PLAYER Dave Gallagher

27

OUTFIELD

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-0 Wt: 184

Birthday: 9/20/60

ML Service: 2.163

1990: Played in 68 games, starting with the Chicago White Sox and playing his final 23 games with Baltimore after being claimed on waivers Aug. 1. Hit .280 with White Sox and .216 with Orioles. Spent most of May on disabled list with strained right hamstring.

With the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .254 68 126 12 32 4 1 0 7 1

BEST YEAR 1988

With White Sox, hit .303 as rookie after eight seasons in minors. Only player on team to hit .300. Errorless in 95 games.

PLAYER Joe Grahe

44

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200

Birthday: 8/14/67

ML Service: 0.052

1990: Started first professional season at double-A Midland, was promoted to triple-A Edmonton, then joined Angels in August. Earned a shot to battle Scott Lewis for fifth starter's spot during 1991 spring training, but was beaten out and will open season back in Edmonton.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 3 -4 4.98 8 0 0 43.1 51 24 23 25

BEST YEAR 1990

After going 7-5 with Midland and 3-0 (with 1.35 ERA) with Edmonton, made ML debut with no-decision vs. Oakland on Aug. 4.

PLAYER Bryan Harvey

34

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 212

Birthday: 6/2/63

ML Service: 3.037

1990: Converted all but six opportunities while equaling his career high with 25 saves. Moved into first place on Angels' career list with 67. ERA after 48 games was 2.10, but he gave up 10 runs in final six appearances, finishing with 3.22 ERA.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 4-4 3.22 54 0 25 64.1 45 23 35 82

BEST YEAR 1988

With Angels, comparable to 1990, including 7-5 record, 17 saves, 2.13 ERA and second-place finish in AL rookie of year voting.

PLAYER Donnie Hill

18

INFIELD

Bats: S Throws: R Ht: 5-10 Wt: 161

Birthday: 8/18/61

ML Service: 6.032

1990: Invited to camp as non-roster player, played 103 games at second, third, first and pitcher, making ML pitching debut in ninth inning of a 20-7 loss at Milwaukee on July 8. Ratio of a strikeout/13 at-bats led team. On disabled list (sprained wrist) Aug. 25 to Sept. 11.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .264 103 352 36 93 18 2 3 32 1

BEST YEAR 1985

With Oakland, hit .285 with career-best hitting streak (17 games) and RBIs (48). Season ended Aug. 31 by broken hand.

PLAYER Jack Howell

16

INFIELD

Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190

Birthday: 8/18/61

ML Service: 5.008

1990: His 17 errors in 280 chances dropped him from rankings for top-fielding third baseman a year after he led majors. Hit .228 with career lows in games (105), homers (8) and RBIs (33). Spent May 22-June 9 on disabled list (sprained knee), most of August in Edmonton.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .228 105 316 35 72 19 1 8 33 3

BEST YEAR 1988

With Angels, hit .254 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs. His 152 appearances at third were more than anybody since Doug DeCinces.

PLAYER Wally Joyner

21

FIRST BASE

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6-2 Wt: 203

Birthday: 6/16/62

ML Service: 5.000

1990: Playing in only 83 games because of a stress fracture in his right kneecap, his .268 average, 8 homers and 41 RBIs were all career lows. After a slow start, he hit .337 in May with 5 homers and 22 RBIs, but his season was done July 11.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .268 83 310 35 83 15 0 8 41 2

BEST YEAR 1987

With Angels, team MVP hit 34 homers (team record for first basemen) with 117 RBIs. His .285 average included 68 extra-base hits.

PLAYER Mark Langston

12

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: L Ht: 6-2 Wt: 184

Birthday: 8/20/60

ML Service: 7.000

1990: After signing as free agent, combined with Mike Witt to throw no-hitter against Seattle April 11 in first appearance with Angels. But 17 losses were most of his career. Won only 2 games between May 1 and Aug. 1 and was winless in July with 7.46 ERA.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 10-17 4.40 33 5 0 223.0 215 109 104 195

BEST YEAR 1987

With Seattle, was 19-13 with 3.84 ERA in only All-Star season. Led the AL in strikeouts (with 262) for third time in 4 seasons.

PLAYER Scott Lewis

46

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 178

Birthday: 12/5/65

ML Service: 0.021

1990: Rookie, who has nailed down fifth spot in rotation, was 1-1 in 2 starts with Angels. Beat Texas in ML debut Sept. 25, going 7 1/3 innings. Lost a 2-1 complete game to Kansas City in second start. Was 13-11 (3.90 ERA) in triple-A Edmonton.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 1-1 2.20 2 1 0 16.1 10 4 2 9

BEST YEAR 1990

Along with initial success in majors, pitched 6 complete games with Edmonton, walking only 35 in 177 2/3 innings.

PLAYER Kirk McCaskill

15

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-1 Wt: 205

Birthday: 4/9/61

ML Service: 5.159

1990: Reached double-figure victories (12) for fourth time in 6 seasons and ranked 10th in AL in ERA (3.25) despite pitching with painful elbow. Underwent surgery on right elbow Oct. 4 to remove "loose pieces" and trim spurring.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 12-11 3.25 29 2 0 174.1 161 63 72 78

BEST YEAR 1986

With Angels, 17-10 with 3.36 ERA in second major league season. Struck out 202 batters, 12 in a game twice, and pitched a 1-hitter.

PLAYER Bob McClure

33

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: L Ht: 5-11 Wt: 188

Birthday: 4/29/53

ML Service: 14.107

1990: Reliever pitched only 7 innings for Angels, spending most of season on disabled list with tendinitis in left elbow. Joined Angels Aug. 14 after rehabilitation with Class A Palm Springs and appeared in 11 games, winning twice. Will likely begin 1991 on DL as well.

With the Angels:

W-L ERA G GS SV INN H ER BB SO 21-0 6.43 11 0 0 7.0 7 5 3 6

BEST YEAR 1989

With Angels, had most successful of 14 big league seasons, with 6-1 record, 3 saves and career-low ERA of 1.55.

PLAYER John Orton

14

CATCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-1 Wt: 192

Birthday: 12/8/65

ML Service: 0.164

1990: Started on 25-man roster, was optioned to triple-A Edmonton July 1. Excellent defensive catcher had only 2 multi-hit games with Angels. Three hits against New York April 27 included first ML homer. Hit .241 with 6 homers in 50 games in Edmonton.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .190 31 84 8 16 5 0 1 6 0

BEST YEAR 1990

Showed his defensive ability by committing just 2 errors in 154 chances during his stints with the Angels.

PLAYER Dave Parker

39

DH/FIRST BASE

Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 6-5 Wt: 250

Birthday: 6/9/51

ML Service: 17.082

1990: Named the Milwaukee Brewers' most valuable player and made All-Star team for the eighth time. Hit .289 with 21 homers and 92 RBIs. Set a Brewer record with 14 sacrifice flies. Led AL designated hitters in seven categories.

With the Milwaukee Brewers:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .289 157 610 71 176 30 3 21 92 4

BEST YEAR 1978

With Pittsburgh, won NL MVP award and second consecutive batting title, hitting .334 with 30 homers and 117 RBIs. Also stole 20 bases.

PLAYER Lance Parrish

13

POSITION

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 224

Birthday: 6/15/56

ML Service: 17.105

1990: His .268 average with 24 homers and 70 RBIs were his best since 1985. Hit .292 with runners on base. Ranked first on Angels and ninth in AL with a homer every 19.9 at-bats. Made All-Star team for eighth time. Threw out 55 of 117 would-be base-stealers (47%).

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .268 133 470 54 126 14 0 24 70 2

BEST YEAR 1984

With World Series champion Detroit, hit a career-high 33 home runs with 98 RBIs and won 1 of his 3 career Gold Gloves.

PLAYER Luis Polonia

22

LEFT FIELD

Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 5-8 Wt: 150

Birthday: 10/12/64

ML Service: 3.110

1990: Hit .336 in 109 games with Angels after hitting .318 in 11 with Yankees before April 29 trade (for outfielder Claudell Washington and pitcher Rich Monteleone). Led Angels with nine triples. During final two months of season, hit .386.

With the New York Yankees and Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .335 120 403 52 135 7 9 2 35 21

BEST YEAR 1990

Career-best .335 average would have beaten George Brett for AL batting title but was 66 plate appearances short of qualifying.

PLAYER Jeff Robinson

49

PITCHER

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-4 Wt: 200

Birthday: 12/3/60

ML Service: 6.018

1990: Worked both as starter and reliever for the New York Yankees but will be in the bullpen for the Angels. Was 1-5 at the All-Star break with 4.54 ERA. Stranded 67% of the base-runners he faced. Lost 2-hitter to Minnesota July 21.

With the New York Yankees:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB SO 3 -6 3.45 54 1 0 88.2 82 34 34 43

BEST YEAR 1988

With Pittsburgh, was 11-5 with 3.03 ERA. Career-high victories came in 75 relief appearances. Led ML in relief innings pitched (124.2).

PLAYER Dick Schofield

17

SHORTSTOP

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5-10 Wt: 179

Birthday: 11/21/62

ML Service: 7.025

1990: Strained right hamstring during spring training and did not return until completing a five-game rehabilitation assignment in Edmonton on June 6. Came back to bat career-high .255 in 99 games. Hit .313 in August, .311 in September/October.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .255 99 310 41 79 8 1 1 18 3

BEST YEAR 1986

With Angels, had a .249 average with career highs in homers (13, with 2 grand slams), RBIs (57) and runs scored (67).

PLAYER Luis Sojo

10

SECOND BASE

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5-11 Wt: 174

Birthday: 1/3/66

ML Service: 0.082

1990: Hit .225 in 33 games with the Toronto Blue Jays, after hitting .296 for triple-A Syracuse. Named MVP of International League All-Star game. Acquired (with Junior Felix) for outfielder Devon White, pitcher Willie Fraser and pitcher Marcus Moore Dec. 2.

With the Toronto Blue Jays:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .225 33 80 14 18 3 0 1 9 1

BEST YEAR 1990

His major league debut at Anaheim Stadium included his first major league hit and RBI off the Angels' Bryan Harvey.

PLAYER Max Venable

8

OUTFIELD

Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 5-10 Wt: 193

Birthday: 6/6/57

ML Service: 6.152

1990: Spent full season in major leagues for first time since 1986. Hit .259 in 189 at-bats. Pinch-hit 18 times (three hits, two walks), most on Angels. His 4 home runs were most since a career-high 6 with San Francisco in 1983.

With the Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .259 93 189 26 49 9 3 4 21 5

BEST YEAR 1985

With Cincinnati, had career bests for average (.289) and doubles (12) in 77 games. Third in NL pinch-hitting (.371 average).

PLAYER Dave Winfield

32

POSITION

Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-6 Wt: 246

Birthday: 10/3/51

ML Service: 17.105

1990: Named Sporting News comeback player of the year--after missing 1989 season because of back surgery--hitting .275 with 19 home runs and 72 RBIs for Angels after being acquired from New York Yankees for pitcher Mike Witt on May 11.

With the New York Yankees and Angels:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .267 132 475 70 127 21 2 21 78 0

BEST YEAR 1984

With Yankees, 12-time All-Star hit .340 with 19 homers and 100 RBIs and finished second to Don Mattingly in batting race.

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