1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://baseball.about.com/b/2012/06/14/all-time-lineups-matchup-no-11-as-vs-angels.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

All-Time Lineups Matchup No. 11: A's vs. Angels

By June 14, 2012

Follow me on:

Resuming our All-Time Lineups series for an AL West matchup.

Now it wouldn't exactly be fair to include the entire history of the A's, who were one of the original American League teams when they were based in Philadelphia for their first 53 years, then in Kansas City for 13 years before moving to Oakland in 1968.

So the official A's all-time lineup goes all the way back to 1901, and includes Hall of Famers such as Jimmie Foxx, Napoleon Lajoie, Lefty Grove and Mickey Cochrane.

But for these purposes, and to try to even the teams, the matchup between the Los Angeles/Anaheim/California Angels and the A's will only include the teams that were based in California. The Angels were formed in 1962 as an expansion team.

Remember, this is the best player at each position in any one season, not a career record. Click through to check out the full lineups, rotations and arguments for the A's and Angels.

Athletics

  1. LF Rickey Henderson (1990, .325, 28 HR, 61 RBI, 65 SB)
  2. SS Miguel Tejada (2002, .308, 34-131)
  3. 1B Mark McGwire (1996, .312-52-113)
  4. RF Reggie Jackson (1969, .275-47-118)
  5. DH Frank Thomas (2006, .270-39-114)
  6. 3B Sal Bando (1969, .281-31-113)
  7. C Terry Steinbach (1996, .272-35-100)
  8. CF Dwayne Murphy (1984, .256-33-88)
  9. 2B Mark Ellis (2005, .316-13-52)

Pitcher: Vida Blue (1971, 24-8, 1.82 ERA)

Angels

  1. SS Jim Fregosi (1970, .278-22-82)
  2. 2B Bobby Grich (1979, .294-30-101)
  3. CF Jim Edmonds (1995, .290-33-107)
  4. RF Vladimir Guerrero (2004, .337-39-126)
  5. LF Don Baylor (1979, .296-36-139)
  6. 1B Kendrys Morales (2009, .306-34-108)
  7. 3B Doug DeCinces (1982, .301-30-97)
  8. DH Frank Robinson (1973, .266-30-97)
  9. C Bengie Molina (2003, .281-14-71)

Pitcher: Dean Chance (1964, 20-9, 1.65 ERA)

Previous All-Time Lineups matchups:

Comments

Comments are closed for this post.

Leave a Comment


Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>
Top Related Searches
  • jueves junio
  • june 14
  • angels
  • ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.