Garret Joseph Anderson
(born June 30, 1972, in Los Angeles
) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder
. He played most of his career with the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels
(appearing with the team under all three of its recent names
). He is the Angels' franchise leader in games played, at bats, hits, total bases, singles, doubles, grand slams, extra-base hits, career RBIs, single-game RBIs, and consecutive games (12) with an RBI.
High school career
Garret Anderson attended Kennedy High School
in Granada Hills, California
. While there, he was a three-sport star in baseball, football
, and basketball
. In baseball, he won two All-Los Angeles City honors and two All-League Honors, and as a junior, helped his team win the Los Angeles City Championship. In basketball, as a senior, he won All-Los Angeles City honors and All-League honors.
Los Angeles Angels
Anderson was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth round of the 1990 MLB Draft
and made his Major League debut on July 27, 1994. He had two hits in four at-bats in that game, recording his first career hit on a single to right field off of Oakland Athletics
pitcher Ron Darling
in the bottom of the third. He appeared in only five games with the Angels in 1994, getting five hits in 13 at-bats.
In 1995, he was called up to the team on April 26 and spent the rest of the year in the Majors. He hit his first career home run on June 13 against Kevin Tapani
of the Minnesota Twins
. He hit .321 in 106... Read More