April 24, 1992 |
Gary Pettis looked up, suddenly, wondering if he was dressed OK. "Blue warm-ups for infield?" he asked Padre first base coach Rob Picciolo. So far, so good. He was wearing his blue warm-up jersey. "What time is infield?" Pettis asked. Yes, Pettis was in the right place--the Padre dugout--at the right time. Still on track. This coming-to-a-new-team stuff is never easy.
September 13, 2005
Chone Figgins is only the fourth Angel player to steal 50 bases in a season. A look at the top season base stealers in team history: *--* Player SB Year Mickey Rivers 70 1975 Gary Pettis 56 1985 Luis Polonia 55 1993 Luis Polonia 51 1992 Gary Pettis 50 1986 Chone Figgins 50 2005 Chad Curtis 48 1993 Gary Pettis 48 1984 Luis Polonia 48 1991 Devon White 44 1989 *--*
May 6, 1986 |
Slumping Gary Pettis hit his first homer in almost a year in the third inning, and Rob Wilfong singled in the decisive run in the eighth inning as the California Angels defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-2 today. In the fourth inning Pettis collided with Brian Downing and was carried off the field suffering a muscle bruise.
April 15, 1992 |
Outfielder Gary Pettis, a 10-year veteran who spent six with the Angels (1982-87), was signed by the San Diego Padres. Pettis was released by the Texas Rangers during spring training. The Padres also also acquired infielder Jason Hardke from Cleveland in exchange for outfielder Thomas Howard. . . . Baltimore first baseman Glenn Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, because of a rib cage strain suffered opening day.
August 15, 1987
Suffering through watching Gary Pettis of the Angels at bat makes one cry out for a new category to be used in baseball lineups: The DK, designated strikeout. Being a switch-hitter, he is a threat to strike out either left- or right-handed. Perhaps a trade with the Dodgers can be arranged. Lasorda could really use the best center fielder in professional baseball. Manny Mota can surely teach Pettis what all batting instructors know: How to hit a round ball with a round bat, squarely.
November 27, 1989 |
Gary Pettis will receive a guaranteed $2.66 million under the three-year contract he agreed to Friday with the Texas Rangers. Pettis, a 31-year-old outfielder who began his career with the Angels, will get a $160,000 signing bonus, $650,000 in 1990, $850,000 in 1991 and $1 million in 1992.