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April 07, 1991

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.

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