Purgatory Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

After all the yapping I did about Garret Anderson's approach to the Angels' career total bases record, I let the actual even pass in silence a couple of weeks ago. But the next milestone is nearly upon us now - Anderson has 979 career RBI, just 10 shy of Tim Salmon's mark.

Anderson currently holds the career records for at-bats, hits, total bases, doubles, and singles.

He is likely to break the following records before the end of his walk year, 2008:

RBI
1. Salmon - 989
2. Anderson - 979
Projected record date - May, 2005

Games Played
1. Brian Downing - 1661
2. Salmon - 1596
3. Anderson - 1516
Projected record date - June/July, 2006

Extra-base Hits
1. Salmon - 643
2. Anderson - 616
Projected record date - August, 2005

Runs
1. Salmon - 956
2. Downing - 889
3. Anderson - 778
Projected record date - July, 2007

Home Runs
1. Salmon - 290
2. Downing - 222
3. Anderson - 211
Projected record date - September, 2008

He's also top 5 on the following lists, though unlikely to break the records:

Triples
1. Jim Fregosi - 70
2. Mickey Rivers - 32
3. Anderson - 28

Batting Average
1. Rod Carew - .314
2. Anderson - .300

Slugging Percentage
1. Salmon - .500
2. Jim Edmonds - .498
3. Troy Glaus - .497
4. Anderson - .477

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