June 13, 1995 |
The milestone didn't register. Somebody had to tell Chuck Finley late Monday night, "Congratulations, you're the winningest left-hander in team history." Finley had no idea, no clue that he'd just passed Frank Tanana with his 103rd victory as an Angel. Next: Mike Witt, who won 109, and Nolan Ryan, the all-time leader with 138 victories as an Angel. "Nolan," Finley mused aloud after going seven innings in a 9-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Anaheim Stadium.
November 1, 1991 |
The Detroit Tigers exercised their $1.7-million option on left-handed pitcher Frank Tanana, who will return for his eighth season with the club.
March 31, 1989
Angels' top career pitchers. VICTORIES Name No. Nolan Ryan 138 Frank Tanana 102 Mike Witt 100 Clyde Wright 87 Dean Chance 74 Andy Messersmith 74 STRIKEOUTS Name No. Nolan Ryan 2416 Frank Tanana 1233 Mike Witt 1146 Dean Chance 857 Rudy May 844 SAVES Name No. Dave LaRoche 65 Donnie Moore 61 Bob Lee 58 Minnie Rojas 43 Ken Tatum 39 SHUTOUTS Name No. Nolan Ryan 40 Frank Tanana 24 Dean Chance 21 George Brunet 14 Geoff Zahn 13 Rudy May 12 Andy Messersmith 11 Mike Witt 10 STARTS Name No.
June 21, 1985 |
Pitcher Frank Tanana, a former Angel, was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Duane James Thursday. Tanana, 31, had been struggling this season with a 2-7 record and a 5.91 earned-run-average in 13 starts. He was a 15-game winner for Texas last season and has won in double figures seven times in the major leagues, including a high of 19 victories for the Angels in 1976.
March 17, 1994 |
Before Wednesday night's outing against the Brewers, Angel Manager Buck Rodgers said he was "looking for results and control" from Frank Tanana, whose future with the Angels is in doubt. Tanana gave up five hits and three runs in the first inning, then settled down and finished four innings of work, giving up seven hits and four earned runs. Milwaukee won, 6-3. "I was very encouraged by the last three innings," Rodgers said. "I saw some good spin (on the curve) and a good changeup.
June 22, 1991
Frank Robinson's brusque treatment of M.C. Hammer (Morning Briefing, June 15) brought back memories. As a college 18-year-old, I began a daily radio sports show. A lifetime fan of the Dodgers and Angels, imagine my excitement going onto the field to chat with Steve Garvey, Bill Singer, Frank Tanana and Angel center fielder Bobby Valentine, who upon spotting a wide-eyed rookie, took me to each of his teammates and asked them to give me some time. Frank Robinson was one. Long before a game, he sat in the dugout, eyes fixed on the field, and imperiously answered one question.