Angels All-Time Lists

3 greatest LA Angels First Basemen of all-time

By Craig Tyson Adams
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Wally Joyner
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Number 2 greatest LA Angels first baseman of all-time: Wally Joyner

As an Angels rookie in 1986, Wally Joyner turned Anaheim Stadium into his own personal playground. It was nicknamed Wally World in reference to a popular movie at the time. Joyner was elected starter of the All-Star game and finished second in the Rookie of the Year award balloting. 

He received MVP votes in 1986 and 1987. He hit well against the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 A.L. Championship Series before an injury removed him. The LA Angels would’ve had a great chance to take the series if Joyner had been able to continue playing. 

In all, Joyner played seven seasons for the LA Angels. His 117 home runs and 961 hits are the most for first basemen in club history.

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