The Top 10 Best Trades in Los Angeles Angels history
By David Rice
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#8 – 10/1/88 – Angels trade pitcher David Holdridge to Philadelphia for Catcher Lance Parrish
Lance Parrish was a seven-time All-Star catcher with three Gold Gloves when the Angels acquired him. They gave up a young pitcher in David Holdridge who never made it to the Majors until 1998 and then only pitched 6.2 innings for the Seattle Mariners. Parrish did a great job for the four years he was with the Angels sporting a .993 fielding percentage.
Parrish hit .241 which wasn’t great but he hit 64 homers and drove in 182 runs in four seasons and made the 1990 AL All-Star team. This was definitely a win for the Angels as far as the trade goes.
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