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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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Mike Scioscia, Fernando Valenzuela, LA Angels
Mike Scioscia, Fernando Valenzuela, LA Angels / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages

No. 5 MLB star you forgot was an LA Angel: Fernando Valenzuela

Fernando Valenzuela was one of the most electric players the game's ever seen, and it's a shame we didn't see him in his prime on the LA Angels. He went from recording a 3.31 ERA and a 3.28 FIP on the Dodgers to a 12.15 ERA and 8.56 FIP with the Halos.

His 11 years on the Dodgers will certainly never be forgotten, but his two starts weren't the best with the Angels. He played in Mexico the next year, and reurned the following season to the Baltimore Orioles.

He had some ups and downs through the rest of his career, which cost him a spot in the Hall of Fame. The LA community will never forget his impact on the city and the game back when the former Cy Young winner was dealing early in his career.

We all just will unfortunately not remember what he did on the Angels. I'd say we keep it that way, so baseball fans can celebrate his legacy instead of remembering his rougher times with the Angels. It really would have been amazing if he had that early success with this franchise.

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