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Garret Joseph Anderson

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Garret Anderson is the all-time leader in hits (2,368), RBI (1,292) and doubles (489) for the Angels, covering their years as the Los Angeles, California and Anaheim Angels.

Anderson set an Angels franchise record when he drove in 10 runs on August 21, 2007, in a game against the New York Yankees. Anderson doubled in Chone Figgins and Orlando Cabrera in the first against Mike Mussina. In the second, he doubled home Vladimir Guerrero. In the third, he cracked a 3-run homer against Edwar Ramirez. In the sixth, he hit a grand slam, this one off Sean Henn. Also that season, Anderson set an Angels record with 11 straight games with a RBI, surpassing the 10 accomplished in the 1980s by both Fred Lynn and Wally Joyner.

After playing for the Angels from 1994 to 2008, and being one of the key players on their only World Series-winning team in 2002, he became a free agent and signed with the Atlanta Braves in 2009. In 2010, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. Expected to be mostly a pinch-hitter, injuries gave him more playing time, but he did not respond well, hitting only .181 in 155 at-bats. He was designated for assignment on August 8. After failing to be picked up by another team for the rest of the year and then not getting a contract for the 2011 season Anderson announced his retirement on March 1, 2011.

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