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10 MLB stars you forgot were LA Angels

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Jul 20, 2019; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Dave Winfield, LA Angels
Jul 20, 2019; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Dave Winfield, LA Angels / Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Mark Teixeira, LA Angels
Mark Teixeira, LA Angels / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

No. 8 MLB star you forgot was an LA Angel: Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira had a completely different experience on the LA Angels than a guy like Lincecum did. Teixeira was the opposite. He came to the Angels and had the best stretch of his career, as opposed to Lincecum's worst stretch.

Teixeira not only continued to play elite defense for the Angels, but never hit better. He hit .358/.449/.632 (1.081 OPS) in his 54 games with the club after being traded to Anaheim. That's absurd, and he also somehow hit 13 home runs, drove in 43 runs, and scored 39.

Smoking 14 doubles, he went insane with the Halos. He was arguably even better in the playoffs for us, hitting .467/.550/.467 (1.017 OPS) with 4 runs scored in our four-game ALDS against Boston. He ended up using his dominant season to get a massive contract from the New York Yankees that upcoming offseason.

While Teixeira wasn't an Angel for very long, he shouldn't be forgotten. He brought great baseball to the Angels, especially under the brightest lights in the postseason. He was one of four former Angels on the Hall of Fame Ballot this year.

It's just a shame the Halos couldn't capitalize around him that year for a deep October run.

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