Spent 13th professional season with Angels, marking ninth with major
league club...Finished season with 0-5 record, 33 saves and 3.47 ERA
(49.1 IP - 19 ER) in 52 games...Marked just second ML season without
a victory (0-2 in 1996)...Extended club career records in games (527) and
saves (283)...Led club in saves and games finished (49)...Ranked fifth in
AL in saves and seventh in games finished...Was 33 of 37 in save situations
(89%)...Earned 25th save, Aug. 14 vs. CWS, becoming lone active reliever
to post 25-or-more saves in eight straight seasons...Posted 20th save of
season, July 9 vs. Kansas City, and 20 saves before the All-Star break for
sixth consecutive season (seven times overall)...Now owns seven of the
top nine season save totals in club history (Harvey, 1st at 46 and Smith, 5th at 37)...Posted a save in 20-straight chances,
June 8-Aug. 22, setting club record previously held by he (1999) and Lee Smith (1995) at 19 in a row...Posted nine saves
in nine chances in June...Pitched in 500th career game, June 29 vs. Los Angeles...Reached 500 innings pitched, May 16 at
Boston, and 600 strikeouts in first appearance of season, April 2 vs. Texas...Placed on 15-day disabled list, May 23, after an MRI revealed a strain of the right gluteus muscle and degenerative changes in the hip joint (marked 4th DL stint of career)...Activated from 15-day disabled list, June 7...Allowed one of eight inherited runners to score and retired 34 of 52 first batters faced...Opponents batted .184 against him...Became first Angel to record two saves in a doubleheader, Sept. 6 vs. Kansas City...First save marked sixth straight 30-save season and seventh of career...Posted 20th save of season July 9 vs. Kansas City, marking fifth consecutive season (1999-2003) reaching 20-or-more saves before All-Star break...Suffered first blown save of season in eighth chance, May 22 vs. Baltimore (1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HB)...Grand slam by Brian Roberts was first allowed in career...Posted four saves against Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle...ERA was 0.00 against seven opponents...ERA was 4.74 at home and 2.19 on road.
Posted 40th save (44 chances) of season and 250th of career, Sept. 17 at Oakland (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO)...Marked second time in career with 40-plus saves in season (42 in 1998)...40 saves ranked T3rd in AL...Posted career-best 1.92 ERA (entered 2002 with 3.09 career ERA)...19 of 40 saves came in one-run efforts...Earned 30th save of season Aug. 18 vs. Cleveland, marking fifth straight season with at least 30 saves and sixth time in career...Allowed just eight earned runs with 65 strikeouts in last 54.2 IP - 1.32 ERA (4 ER in first three outings - 1.2 IP)...Converted 17-straight save chances from June 2-Aug. 1...Made four appearances in 8th inning in 2002, two resulting in blown saves...Earned 25th save (27th chance), Aug. 1 vs. NYY, joining Roberto Hernandez, Trevor Hoffman and Rob Nen as lone active relievers who have posted 25-or-more saves in seven straight seasons...Activated from DL, July 27...Placed on 15-day disabled list, July 15 (retroactive to July 12) due to infected abrasion of left Achilles...Posted 20th save of season, July 3 vs. Baltimore, and 20 saves before the All-Star break for fifth consecutive season (six times overall)...Recorded 11 saves (11 chances) in June, equaling own club record (June , 1998)...Total tied Los Angeles' Eric Gagne for second most in majors in month (John Smoltz, ATL - 13)...Passed Chuck Finley (436) for most games pitched in Angels history, June 7 vs. Cincinnati...Angels' loss April 21 vs. Oakland was first loss for club when Percival (0+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR) has pitched in save situation since Aug. 4, 2000...Activated from 15-day disabled list April 18...Placed on 15-day disabled list, April 6 (retroactive to April 3), due to strained right intercostal muscle...Signed two-year contract through 2004, Feb. 5, 2002.
283 saves with one team ties for fourth most in baseball history...Of all active pitchers who have worked as many innings as Percival (537), no pitcher has allowed fewer hits per nine innings (5.87)...Based on 100 or more games pitched, ranks first on Angels' All-time list in strikeouts per nine innings (10.84) and third in fewest baserunners per nine innings (9.79)...27 relief wins is fourth in Angels' history...Career average against is tops in major leagues among active pitchers with minimum 500 innings pitched (.182, 350/1922)...Since 1997, only Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman
have more saves in the AL...Owns 527 games pitched, most in club
history...Angels' all-time saves leader (283) and enters 2004 ranked tied for sixth among
active relievers in career saves and tied for 18th all-time...Has longest current tenure in
Angels' uniform among pitchers (nine years)...Has led club in saves eight straight seasons
(1996-2003)...Has struck out side 25 times in career to finish game...Named to Angels' All-
Time Team in 2000 (only current Angel with honor)...A four-time All-Star (most selections
for Angels' reliever)...Nolan Ryan (5) and Chuck Finley (4) are only other pitchers in club
history with four All-Star selections...Recorded 200th career save, Aug. 5, 2001 at New York,
becoming 27th ML player to reach mark...Named Angels' team MVP in 1996...Finished 4th
in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1995...Attended UC Riverside (CA) as a catcher.
Was on the mound for each of Anaheim's three series clinching victories of the '02 post-season (ALDS, ALCS and WS)...Saved seven (seven chances) of Anaheim's 11 post-season wins, tying Robb Nen's all-time mark for most saves in a single post-season...Three saves came in the World Series, including crucial saves in Games 6 & 7 to preserve Anaheim's first ever World Title...Game 7 save came with tying runners on base in top of ninth inning while getting Kenny Lofton to fly out to end contest...Made World Series debut in Game 2 (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR)...HR surrendered was to Barry Bonds...Posted fourth save of post-season and second of ALCS in Game 3 vs. Minnesota in 2-1 win (1 IP)... Pitched in three games of Division Series vs. New York and was on mound to close series clinching Game 4...Earned saves in Game 2 & 3, becoming first Angel pitcher to register two saves in post-season.