With Mike Trout headed to his fourth-career All-Star Game next week, we take a look at the Angels with the most ASG appearances (like Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew with six) since the franchise got its start in in 1961. (NOTE: We capped the list at a minimum of four appearances).
Jim Fregosi: 6 appearances (1964, 1966-70)
Fregosi, who later served as the Angels manager from 1978-81, was regarded as one of MLB's top hitting shortstops during his prime. He was also a major fan favorite and the only player in Angels history to hit for the cycle more than once (1964 vs. Yankees, 1968 vs. Red Sox).
Rod Carew: 6 (1979-1984)
Carew, who made the All-Star game every season of his 18-year career except his last, is considered to be one of the finest contact hitters in MLB history. During his time with the Angels (1979-85), Carew hit .314 with 140 doubles, 22 triples and 282 RBI. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1991.
Nolan Ryan: 5 (1972, 73, 75, 77, 79)
Ryan, who came to the Angels in a trade for Fregosi with the Mets in 1972, threw four of his seven-career no-hitters while a pitcher of the Angels. A member of Major League Baseball's All-Century Team, Ryan posted 300-plus strikeouts in five of his eight seasons with the franchise.
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Chuck Finley: 4 (1989, 90, 95-96)
Finley remains the franchise's career leader in wins (165), innings pitched (2,675), games started (379) and is second overall in strikeouts (2,151). In 14 seasons with the Angels (1986-2001), Finley compiled a 165-140 record with an ERA of 3.72.
Vlad Guerrero: 4 (2004-07)
In his first season with the Angels, Guerrero was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. During his tenure in Southern California, Guerrero, a feared hitter, helped the Halos to five AL West titles (2004, 2005, 2007-09), hit 173 HRs and drove in 616 runs before he went to the Texas Rangers.
Mike Trout: 4 (2012-15)
Trout has established himself as one of the best overall players in MLB since his 2011 debut with the Angels. He was voted the AL MVP last season, as well as, the MVP of the All-Star Game. He lights up Angel Stadium with his HR swing, million-dollar smile and highlight-reel catches. Expect many more ASG appearances by Trout, the face of baseball.