Happy Birthday to Angel legend Jim Fregosi, who turns 67 today. After being the heart of the team of the ’60’s, Fregosi was the centerpiece of the trade that brought Nolan Ryan to Anaheim. Of course, he wasn’t done there, managing the Angels to their first AL West title in 1979.
Happy Birthday, too, to former Angel Mike Epstein, who is 66. Epstein played with the Angels for only one season. We obviously lack the mental capacity to comprehend why he’s not a Major League hitting coach. As the only endorsed protege of the late, great Ted Williams, Epstein carries with him all of the knowledge imparted to him by the greatest hitter of all time.