19 Facts About Garret Anderson


Garret Joseph Anderson was born on June 30,1972 and is an American former professional baseball left fielder.

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Garret Anderson holds Angels franchise records for career games played, at bats, hits, runs scored, runs batted in, total bases, extra base hits, singles, doubles, grand slams, RBI in a single game and consecutive games with an RBI, as well as home runs by a left-handed hitter.

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Garret Anderson attended Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California.

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Garret Anderson had two hits in four at bats in that game, recording his first career hit on a single to right field off of Oakland Athletics pitcher Ron Darling in the bottom of the third inning.

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Garret Anderson appeared in only five games with the Angels in 1994, getting five hits in 13 at bats.

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Garret Anderson became only the second player to conclude a 30-homer season with more homers than walks, joining Ivan Rodriguez ; the dubious feat has since been duplicated by Alfonso Soriano, Javy Lopez, Jose Guillen, Joe Crede and Ryan Braun.

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Garret Anderson had a similarly strong performance in 2003, and was named an American League All-Star.

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In 2002 and 2003, Garret Anderson tied for the American League lead in doubles with Nomar Garciaparra and Vernon Wells, respectively.

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Garret Anderson began experiencing chronic ailments in 2004 that limited his playing time and production, including an arthritic condition and plantar fasciitis in his feet.

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Garret Anderson became the 13th player in Major League history to have 10 RBIs in a game.

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Garret Anderson now holds the team record for grand slams with eight and RBIs in a game with ten.

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On February 24,2009, Garret Anderson agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves for $2.

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On July 2,2009, Garret Anderson hit the first career pinch-hit home run of his career.

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On October 1,2009, Anderson became the 89th player to reach 2,500 base hits, getting a single off of Washington Nationals pitcher Garrett Mock.

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On March 3,2010, Garret Anderson agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Garret Anderson made the 25-man opening day roster as a reserve outfielder.

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Garret Anderson was designated for assignment August 8,2010 after hitting only.

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On March 1,2011, Garret Anderson announced his retirement in a statement issued by the Angels.

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Garret Anderson appeared on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 2016 election and earned one vote.

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