My Favorite Los Angeles Angels Players: #8 Chone Figgins

@JohnRoberts (56667)
Los Angeles, California
April 5, 2017 6:42am CST
Chone Figgins reached the majors in September 2002 and through a technicality, was allowed on the Angels’ World Series roster against the San Francisco Giants. Because of his blazing speed, Figgins was the designated runner and never had a World Series at bat. Figgy played for the Angels for eight seasons and his 280 stolen bases makes him franchise leader. His 62 steals in 2003 led the league. Beyond stealing bases and being an ideal leadoff hitter, Figgins’ greatest value to the team was a remarkable versatility as he capably could play second, short, third and all three outfield positions. The Angeles let Figgins walk away in free agency to the Seattle Mariners and he was never the same player.
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@TheHorse (65610)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Jul 17
He has a ring, right? The Giants are so bad this year, I couldn't even name more than seven or eight of their players. A lot of the crowd favorites (Romo, Affelt, etc.) are gone.
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@JohnRoberts (56667)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jul 17
Figgins got a ring as a rookie on the 2002 championship team. The Giants still have Buster, MadBum. Cueto, Pence, Crawford, Belt, Panik.
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@TheHorse (65610)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Jul 17
@JohnRoberts Yep, they still have some good--and popular--players.
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@teamfreak16 (41149)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Apr 17
I remember he was always on Sportscenter highlights.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Apr 17
You are up early.
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