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Angels Franchise Milestones Ahead in 2015

Some Halos are close to "inner-circle" numbers

YAY !! !! !!
YAY !! !! !!
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If Chris Iannetta catches 116 games this season, he will have appeared behind the plate in his 412th game as an Angel - passing Jeff Mathis for fourth place all time in club history.

Since he is a free agent, Iannetta's grasp on making a mark in Anaheim is more tenuous than some other Angels. Here are some marks that are there for the taking this season:

When Erick Aybar appears at Shortstop in 94 games he will pass Dick Schofield for the second most games played at that position. Gary DiSarcina played in 1,069 games at SS - just behind Schofield's 1,073 games there. Jim Fregosi leads the club with 1,366 games played at SS, the most games played at any position by a single Angels player. With 980 games at Short, Aybar merely has to play twenty games there to become only the seventh Halo to play a thousand games at the same defensive position.

If Kole Calhoun plays RF in 126 games this year he will have played in 317 games in RF as an Angel - good for the fourth most games out there by a Halo.

Mike Trout can surpass Garret Anderson, Darin Erstad and Devon White by playing in just 82 games out in CF. If he does that this year he will be third on the all time list and can be expected to pass Jim Edmonds (566) and Gary Pettis (567) for most games played in CF by an Angel early in the 2016 season.

Turning to Pitchers, a full healthy season sees a starting pitcher start between thirty and thirty-three games. Jered Weaver making his 24th start of the season would give him 289 starts as an Angel - one better than Nolan Ryan and good for second most behind Chuck Finley in club history. His eighth start will see him pass Mike Witt for third place.

With his opening day start, Weaver will become only the fifth Angels pitcher to appear with the club in ten seasons. Two other starters have done it: Finley and Witt. Two relievers, Troy Percival and Scot Shields, pitched for ten seasons as Angels. Finley has the most, with 14 seasons in uniform.

So every time the umpire shouts "Play Ball", veteran Halos are making franchise history!