May 6, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jay at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Some notable mid-career additions to the Angels in the free agent era and their accomplishments thru their first 28 games with the team.
Year - Angels Player
|1978 Lyman Bostock||.209||.269||.318||.587|
|1979 Rod Carew||.343||.463||.455||.917|
|1982 Reggie Jackson||.220||.337||.329||.666|
|1990 Dave Winfield||.232||.301||.439||.740|
|1999 Mo Vaughn||.282||.368||.563||.931|
|2004 Vladimir Guerrero||.330||.379||.565||.944|
|2005 Steve Finley||.188||.265||.436||.701|
|2007 Gary Matthews Jr.||.306||.371||.432||.803|
|2007 Shea Hillenbrand||.225||.246||.270||.516|
|2008 Torii Hunter||.294||.342||.505||.846|
|2011 Vernon Wells||.172||.218||.267||.485|
|2012 Albert Pujols||.196||.237||.295||.532|
- Dave Winfield was acquired after 20 games of the season and these numbers are for his 48th game of the year.
- Mo Vaughn was injured early in the season and his 28th game as an Angel took place May 21st, 1999.
- Lyman Bostock felt his early numbers were so terrible that he asked Gene Autry to take back his April paycheck.