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How Did the 2019 Hall of Fame Class Fare Against the LA Angels?

By Vincent Page
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 6: Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium May 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 6: Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium May 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 12: Former Seattle Mariner and current hitting coach Edgar Martinez speaks during a ceremony to retire his number before a game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 12, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 12: Former Seattle Mariner and current hitting coach Edgar Martinez speaks during a ceremony to retire his number before a game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 12, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

No 2019 Hall of Fame inductee saw the Angels more than Edgar Martinez, who spent his career in Seattle, facing the Angels in 193 games. The Halos, who despite allowing a slash line of .300/.424/.470, actually ranked pretty well against Martinez. In fact, of teams who faced the two-time batting champ at least ten times, the Halos were third best in batting average and second best in slugging percentage.

While Martinez did hit 24 of his 309 career home runs and 41 of his 514 doubles against the Angels, that was largely due to the sheer amount of games he played against the Halos. While he was still a phenomenal hitter facing them, they were often able to hold him back well enough.

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Compared to Mike Trout facing the Mariners, Martinez was the polar opposite when facing the Angels. No team feels the wrath of Trout more than the Mariners, as every time the two teams meet he takes his game to another level. Martinez slowed down when facing his SoCal division rival, but nonetheless put up strong numbers.

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