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These 2 former LA Angels were just booted off the Hall of Fame ballot after one year

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Mark Teixeira, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mark Teixeira, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim / Christian Petersen/GettyImages
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There were four former LA Angels on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2022: Mark Teixeira, Torii Hunter, Tim Lincecum, and Bobby Abreu.

Of course, none of these guys would go in as Angels, but three of them had important career moments and/or stretches as Angels (Teixeira, Hunter, and Abreu).

Unfortunately, two of the former Angels were kicked off of the HOF ballot after just this one time.

Former LA Angels Mark Teixeira and Tim Lincecum will no longer be on the Hall of Fame Ballot.

The past LA Angels needed 5% of the vote or more to stay on the ballot, and Mark Texeira received just 1.5% and Tim Lincecum received just 2.3%.

As for Lincecum, he had a poor one-year run with the Angels, but did win multiple NL Cy Young awards, and was sensational in the postseason. He won three World Series Championships with San Francisco; posting a 2.40 postseason ERA, and 5-2 postseason record.

Teixeira won himself a ring as well with the New York Yankees, after he had the best stretch of his career with the Angels. In 54 games with the Halos, he hit .358/.449/.632 (1.081 OPS) with 13 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 39 runs scored after he was traded here. He continued to rake for us in the playoffs that year (2008), hitting .467/.550/.467 (1.017 OPS) and scored four runs in our four-game ALDS.

One of the best switch hitters ever, Teixeira was also an elite fielder--winning five Gold Gloves.

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As for the other two former Halos, Abreu received 8.6% of the vote and Hunter received 5.3%. Hopefully the two of them will see better luck next year, and we'll get some more representation in the Hall before the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit the ballot.

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