Wednesday, August 11, 2010


August 11, 1972 at Anaheim Stadium the California Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Clyde Wright pitched a complete game, allowing 1 run on 5 hits for his 13th win of the year. The Angels got RBI doubles from both Sandy Alomar and Vada Pinson in the game. Pinson who had been an All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds was traded to the Angels from the Cleveland Indians near the end of his baseball career with two other players for Alex Johnson and Jerry Moses. While Pinson averaged 130 games a year with the Angels for his two years he only averaged 8 home runs and 53 RBI which were far off his career averages prior to that. The Angels traded Pinson to the Kansas City Royals in 1974 where he played 2 more years before moving on to coaching in the majors.
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