Top Five Los Angeles Angels Pitching Win Leaders

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Chuck Finley: 165 wins

The Los Angeles’ Angels all-time wins leader is Chuck Finley. The longest-tenured pitcher in Angels’ history, Finley spent 14 years with 2,675 innings with the team from 1986 to 1999. He won 15-plus games six times with the Angels, topping out with 18 in back-to-back seasons in 1990 and 1991. Finley made four All-Star teams with the Angels and five overall in his career. After leaving the Angels, he earned his 200th win as a member of the Cardinals.

Nolan Ryan: 138 wins

Baseball’s all-time strikeout king, Nolan Ryan ranks second on the list of Los Angeles Angels’ all-time wins leaders. Ryan spent eight of his 27 seasons in California. With the Angels, he led the American League in strikeouts seven times, totaling 2,416 Ks in 2,181.1 innings to set the franchise record. Ryan had his most successful years as an Angel, totaling a 3.07 ERA and 156 complete games in 288 starts. In his 27-year Major League career, he won a total of 324 games, though he also took 292 losses, the third highest total in baseball history.

Mike Witt: 109 wins

After ten seasons with the team, Mike Witt ranks third among the Los Angeles Angels’ all-time wins leaders. Witt was a two-time All-Star with one Cy Young-caliber season in 1986 when he won 18 games with a 2.84 ERA. The tall righty had a great five-year stretch with the Angels from 1984 to 1988, posting a combined 3.59 ERA in 1,262.1 innings for a record of 77 wins and 60 losses.

John Lackey: 102 wins

Now with the Boston Red Sox, John Lackey finished his stint in Los Angeles tied for fourth on the Angels’ all-time wins leaders list. Lackey pitched his first eight seasons in an Angels’ uniform and won the deciding game of the 2002 World Series to give the Angels their first championship. After his rookie campaign, he won at least ten games in every year with the team. In 2007, Lackey became an American League All-Star when he led all pitchers with a 3.01 ERA to win a career-high 19 games.

Frank Tanana: 102 wins

Spending his earliest and best seasons with the organization, Frank Tanana became one of the Los Angeles Angels’ all-time wins leaders. From 1973 to 1980, Tanana compiled as 102-78 record with an ERA of 3.08 for the Angels. He earned three straight All-Star appearances from 1976 to 1978 as he won at least 15 games per season. In his 21-year career with six organizations, he won a combined 240 games.


About Author

Leave A Reply