FORMER ANGEL GREATS CHUCK FINLEY AND BRIAN DOWNING TO BE INDUCTED IN ANGELS HALL OF FAME ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th
WHO: Left-handed hurler Chuck Finley and outfielder Brian Downing.
Finley (1986-1999) was a four-time All-Star with the Angels and holds the club’s all-time record for wins (165), innings pitched (2,675) and starts (379).
Downing (1978-1990) left in 1990 as the Angels career leader in games (1,661), at-bats (5,854), runs (889), hits (1,588), total bases (2,580), doubles (282), home runs (222) and RBI (846).
WHAT: The duo will be inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony. Finley and Downing are the newest additions to the Angels’ HOF, which includes current members Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, Bobby Grich, Don Baylor, Jim Fregosi and Jimmie Reese.
Participating in Thursday’s on-field pre-game ceremony will be Arte and Carole Moreno, Angels President Dennis Kuhl, and former Angels Willie Fraser, Bobby Grich, Rod Carew and Jim Fregosi.
Over 25 Angels "alumni" will also be present including Buck Rodgers, Clyde Wright, Jay Johnstone, Doug DeCinces and Mark Langston.
To commemorate the inductions, all fans will receive a Brian Downing and Chuck Finley Hall of Fame Plaque.
WHEN: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at Angel Stadium. Ceremony to start at approximately 6:55 p.m.