2010 Inductee

Doug DeCinces

Doug DeCinces

One of the most popular players in California Angels' history, Doug DeCinces was named to the Angels All-Time Team in April, 2000, as the best third baseman to ever play for the club. Before embarking on an amazing major league baseball career, Doug starred as a two-sport player at Monroe High School in North Hills, playing both baseball and basketball. The talented athlete chose to focus on baseball and played for Pierce College from 1969-70. He earned All-Star Conference honors twice while at Pierce.

After leaving Pierce in 1970, he signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He spent just over four seasons in the minors before being called up to the major leagues in 1975. Doug played eight seasons with the Orioles, earning American League Player of the Month honors in July 1978. He is the co-owner of the Baltimore record for longest hitting streak, earning hits in 22 games in 1978.

In 1979, Doug helped lead the Orioles to the World Series, where he tied a series record for hitting a home run in his first at-bat. In January 1982, the Angels acquired Doug, who helped lead the club to the American League West Title and finished third in league MVP voting, behind future Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Eddie Murray.

The American League All-Star Team selected Doug to its squad in 1983. He helped the Angels to another American League West title and the American League Championship Series in 1986. He currently holds four Angels records and was named American League Player of the Week and Player of the Month twice in his Angels career. Doug retired from baseball after the 1986 season and remains active in charity work, sponsoring the annual Doug DeCinces March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Tournament.