July 24, 2013 |
In these long and unexpected summer days when the Angels are looking up at so many teams in the standings, they take their joy where they can find it. On Wednesday, they found it in eight innings of brilliance and one inning of insanity. Jered Weaver delivered the brilliance and sweated out the insanity. The Angels left the ballpark amused and relieved, heading out on the trip that could save their season after a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. BOX SCORE: Angels 1, Minnesota 0 "It doesn't matter how we win games right now," Weaver said.
July 3, 2013 |
Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds became the first pitcher to match Nolan Ryan's no-hitter feat in Major League Baseball more than 35 years ago. Bailey and Ryan, who are both from Texas, each were the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter one season and the first to duplicate the feat the next. Bailey defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Sept. 28 last year before throwing the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday in a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Ryan also threw a no-hitter on Sept.
June 3, 2013 |
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10. Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place. So without further ado, here is No. 1: No. 1: Nolan Ryan (348 first-place votes)
October 11, 2012
Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who will become a free agent during the off-season. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation with a comment of your own. Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times The question is rooted in another question: What kind of trust has Josh Hamilton earned? The Texas Rangers' superstar outfielder has overcome alcohol and chemical dependency issues to become the player scouts first projected in making him the No. 1 amateur pick in 1999, winning an American League MVP in 2010 and leading his team to back-to-back World Series appearances.
October 11, 2012 |
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan criticized Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton for giving up chewing tobacco during the season instead of waiting for the off-season. "His timing on quitting smokeless tobacco couldn't have been worse," Ryan told Dallas radio program "Galloway and Company. " "You would've liked to have thought that if he was going to do that that he would've done it in the off-season or waited until this off-season to do it. So the drastic effect that it had on him and the year that he was having up to that point in time that he did quit, you'd have liked that he would've taken a different approach to that.
June 1, 2012 |
Nolan Ryan set foot in Angel Stadium on Friday for the first time in 19 years. The Texas Rangers President and CEO was on hand to receive a specially designed ring commemorating his membership in the Angels' Hall of Fame and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Angels game. The Hall of Fame pitcher who threw four of his seven no-hitters for the Angels has vivid memories of the last time he was on the Angel Stadium mound, on Sept. 17, 1993. Ryan was a 46-year-old right-hander pitching for the Rangers, and in the second-to-last start of his distinguished 27-year career, he allowed one unearned run and four hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Angels.