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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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Dave Winfield, LA Angels
Jul 29, 2018; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Dave Winfield, LA Angels / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 MLB star you forgot was an LA Angel: Dave Winfield

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is generally remembered as a Yankee, but he did spend a couple of years late in his career with the LA Angels. And...he was quietly a solid player.

He hit.268/.335/.469 (.805 OPS) with a 124 OPS+ with the Halos, and stayed durable throughout his tenure. We just don't remember him because he didn't play with the Angels for too long. We certainly remember his success with the Yankees and Padres, though.

A 12-time All-Star, Winfield also won seven Gold Gloves in his time in the league. Winfield was a winner, and won the World Series right after he left the Angels. He was an MVP candidate that year with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The six-time Silver Slugger really did have a complete career, and averaged triple-digit RBIs per 162 games. Finishing with a .283/.353/.475 (.827 OPS) slash line, there's no denying the type of impact that the outfielder had in this league.

It would have been nice to see him have that type of impact in California for longer, but he gave it to us for every game he was here.

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