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By Richard Beverage

Lengthy earlier than the Brooklyn Dodgers and long island Giants introduced the main leagues to California in 1958, specialist baseball thrived at the West Coast within the type of the Pacific Coast League (PCL). Minor merely in identify, the league featured extreme rivalries, a tremendous fan base, and such destiny hall-of-famers as Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. the l. a. Angels received 14 PCL pennants and stood because the league's optimum franchise. This year-by-year chronicle of the la Angels from 1903 to 1957 comprises an summary of the PCL and a wealth of statistical info, together with an all-time participant roster, an inventory of vital crew documents, lineups, and attendance details. established partly on own interviews with former Angels avid gamers, this heritage bargains a nostalgic glance again on the PCL and the earlydays of baseball within the West.

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The hitting down the stretch kept the Angels in the pennant race. 338, respectively. Hood set a club RBI record that was never exceeded, driving in 184 runners, only four behind league leader Bert Ellison of San Francisco. Durst had a 24-game hitting streak during his only year in Los Angeles, and he socked 17 home runs. That was second on the club to Hood’s 22 round trippers, the most by an Angels player up to that time. The club hit 87 home runs in 1924, but only 23 at 28 The Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League Washington Park, where the dimensions did not lend themselves to power baseball.

McCabe took over in center field, and while he was adequate in that position, he was not nearly the fielder that Statz had been. 22 6. A New Management Team Takes Over as Red Leaves 23 Angels pitching was actually better than in the previous year. However, any hopes the Angels had of catching San Francisco were dealt a severe blow when pitcher Elmer Ponder dislocated his shoulder during batting practice on June 22. The shoulder was later found to be broken, and Ponder was effectively through for the year.

McCabe took over in center field, and while he was adequate in that position, he was not nearly the fielder that Statz had been. 22 6. A New Management Team Takes Over as Red Leaves 23 Angels pitching was actually better than in the previous year. However, any hopes the Angels had of catching San Francisco were dealt a severe blow when pitcher Elmer Ponder dislocated his shoulder during batting practice on June 22. The shoulder was later found to be broken, and Ponder was effectively through for the year.

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