Just looked up his last season and realized that he was 6 2B away for tying the Angels single season record of 56! I had no idea he had 50 2Bs last year. Good job Albert! I think it is quite possible that he can at least tie if not break Glaus' record of 47 HR, and Baylor's 139 RBI, especially with Trout and company batting ahead of him. I would've thought he could easily take the OBP, SLG, and OPS+ too, and he may yet if he bounces back after that "off" year in 2012. He is just an amazing hitter that I won't put anything past him. He is in a very deep lineup now, but has had that type of protection and production before in St. Louis with guys like Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, Larry Walker, Mark McGwire, Matt Holliday, and Lance Berkman, among others at various times. It will be real interesting to see how the Angels do this coming season. I expect Albert will have another huge season, and a few more to come. Any of those single season records could be his, and if he does indeed take down Salmon's all time HR mark of 299 then he could be the next HR King of baseball, being that he would be at 745 I think he could take down Bonds' record. It could happen. This guy seems to be able to do anything with a bat in his hands! Enjoy, Angels fans!
"Roger told me that he wanted to prove to the Yankees that he could play on another winner. He had a great Series." -- Hal Woodeshick, Cardinals reliever on the 1967 World Series champion squad, talking about right fielder Roger Maris. Maris hit .385/.433/.583 (10 for 26, 1 double, 1 HR) in the '67 Series, and set a Cardinals franchise record for 7 RBI in a World Series.