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Encyclopedia > Chone Figgins
Chone Figgins
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim — No. 9
Utility player
Born: January 22, 1978 (1978-01-22) (age 29)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
August 25, 2002 for the Anaheim Angels
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 3, 2007)
AVG     .280
HR     23
RBI's     215
SB     163
OPS     .738

Desmond DeChone ("Chone") Figgins (born January 22, 1978 in Leary, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball utility player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ("Chone" is pronounced similarly to "Shawn"). In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one who can play several positions competently. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Leary is a city located in Calhoun County, Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one who can play several positions competently. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Ballpark Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2004–present) a. ...


Figgins is well-renowned as one of the top utility players in the major leagues, possessing the ability to play all positions except catcher and pitcher, and has yet to play first base. The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ...

Contents

Biography

A fourth-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 1997 amateur draft, Figgins attended Brandon High School in Florida where he was third-team High School All-American as a senior. He was acquired by the Angels in a trade in 2001 for Kimera Bartee. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (0) None Wild card... See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Ballpark Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2004–present) a. ... Kimera Anotchi Bartee (born July 21, 1972) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ...


Figgins made his major-league debut in 2002 for the World Series-winning Angels, used mostly- and effectively- as a pinch runner. His first full season in the majors was 2004. His breakout year came in 2005, when he was moved from nearly the bottom of the batting order to leadoff hitter, after original leadoff hitter David Eckstein signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, and used his speed to steal a major-league high 62 bases, which also set a new Angels team record. This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop and current lead-off hitter for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


Prior to the 2006 season, the Angels signed Figgins to a 3-year, $10.5-million deal. He had been eligible for salary arbitration, which could have been substantial considering his accomplishments the year before. [1] The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Arbitration is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts, wherein the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons (the arbitrators or arbitral tribunal), by whose decision (the award) they agree to be bound. ...


Along with third base, Figgins can also play shortstop, second base, and all three outfield positions. He is known as being one of the top utility players in the game of baseball. Although he was initially considered the most likely starter for center field in 2006, when the Angels decided to move Darin Erstad back to that position it opened up Figgins to be the starter at third base. [2] With Erstad on the disabled list for much of the season, however, Figgins is seeing more time in center field. The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ... In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one who can play several positions competently. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Darin Charles Erstad (born June 4, 1974 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a first baseman/center fielder in Major League Baseball who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise (1996-2006). ... In baseball, the disabled list (a. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ...


As of September 15, 2006, Figgins is second in the American League in stolen bases with 48. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


On March 21, 2007, in a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Figgins suffered two broken fingers on his throwing hand while attempting to field a ground ball hit by Conor Jackson. He began the season on the disabled list and was expected to be out for at least five to six weeks.[3] Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (1998-2005) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 National League West Division titles (3) 2002... Conor Sevin Jackson (nicknamed Co-Jack) was born May 7, 1982 in Austin, Texas. ... In baseball, the disabled list (a. ...


Listed generously at 5'7" or 5'8", Figgins is one of the shortest players in Major League Baseball. He is commonly called "Figgy" by fans and announcers alike.


Current Contract

3 years, $10.5 million (2006-2008)

  • 2006: $2.25 million
  • 2007: $3.5 million
  • 2008: $4.75 million
  • Eligible for free agency following 2009 season

Highlights

The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Bartolo Colon (or Bartolo Colón) (born May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed starting pitcher currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, after bouncing around on a few teams. ... The term Los Angeles Angels refers to two professional baseball teams: 1. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... In baseball parlance, an inside-the-park home run is a play where a hitter scores a home run without hitting the ball out of play. ...

External links

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Coaching Staff Manager: Mike SciosciaBench: Ron RoenickePitching: Mike ButcherHitting: Mickey HatcherBullpen: Orlando MercadoFirst Base: Alfredo GriffinThird Base: Dino Ebel
Rotation Bartolo ColónKelvim EscobarJohn LackeyErvin SantanaJered Weaver
Bullpen Chris Bootcheck • Héctor Carrasco • Dustin MoseleyDarren OliverFrancisco RodríguezScot Shields
Catchers José Molina • Mike Napoli
Infielders Erick AybarOrlando CabreraChone FigginsShea HillenbrandHowie KendrickCasey KotchmanRobb Quinlan
Outfielders Garret AndersonVladimir Guerrero • Nathan Haynes • Gary Matthews, Jr.Reggie Willits
Disabled List: Maicer IzturisJustin Speier

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Chone Figgins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (594 words)
Desmond DeChone ("Chone") Figgins (born January 22, 1978 in Leary, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball utility player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ("Chone" is pronounced similarly to "Shawn").
Figgins is well-renowned as one of the top utility players in the major leagues, possessing the ability to play all positions except first base, catcher and pitcher.
Figgins made his major-league debut in 2002 for the World Series-winning Angels, used mostly- and effectively- as a pinch runner.
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