The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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This is a list of the greatest Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players .The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (formerly the California and Anaheim Angels) have had a star-crossed history. The team has managed to attract top talent in its past, but these stars have been either a wee bit or entirely past their prime. But that doesn't mean the team hasn't had it's fair share of great players. In 2002, the Angels surprised many when they not only had a great season, but also won the franchise's only World Series title.

Many of the greatest Angels players have been homegrown, with a few exceptions along the way. Tim Salmon is one of the best Angels of all time. The rightfielder spent his entire career in Anaheim and won the 1993 American League Rookie of the Year and the 2002 Comeback Player of the Year after a subpar campaign the year before. Salmon holds the Angels record for home runs and had over 1,000 RBis in his career. 

Another homegrown player is Mike Trout. In his first season, Trout took the league by storm. He led the league in several statistical categories, including runs scored, stolen bases with 49, and a WAR (wins over replacement) with a 10.4 mark. He won the American League Rookie of the Year and finished second to Miguel Cabrera in the MVP voting. The rare five-tool player, Trout represents what should be a bright future for the team and is already in talks to be one of the best Angels ever.

The greatest players in Angels history fill out this list. There many familiar names on this list and if you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him to this list of the greatest Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of all time. Vote or rerank the list to what you think it should look like.
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    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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    Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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    Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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    Right fielder

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    Outfielder, Left fielder

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    First baseman

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    Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

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    Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Bobby Grich Second baseman

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    Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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    Starting pitcher

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    Left fielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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    Jim Fregosi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Jim Fregosi Manager, Shortstop

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    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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    Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

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    Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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    First baseman, Third baseman

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    Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Jim Abbott Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Pitcher

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    Pitcher

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    Second baseman, Shortstop

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    Pitcher

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    Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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    Pitcher

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    Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Albert Pujols First baseman

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    Andy Messersmith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time


    Andy Messersmith Pitcher

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    Outfielder, Infielder, Second baseman

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    Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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    Left fielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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    Shortstop

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    Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Mike Scioscia Manager, Catcher

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    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Second baseman

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    Outfielder, Center fielder

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    Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Mark Trumbo Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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    Shortstop

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    Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Vada Pinson Outfielder, Center fielder

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    Bengie Molina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Bengie Molina Catcher

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    Tony Armas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of All Time

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    Tony Armas Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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    Shortstop

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