In 12th season with Angels, batted .275 (145/528) with 78 runs scored, 35 doubles,
four triples, 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 148 games...Four triples tied career-best
(1996) and .374 OBP led club...Eight of his 19 HRs on season came vs. Oakland...
Played in 1,500th career game, Aug. 12 vs. Chicago...Was primary DH in Brad
Fullmer's absence after his injury (hit .250, 62/248, 7 HR, 30 RBI overall as DH)...
Posted second multiple home run game and 20th of career, July 5 at Oakland...
Single in 7th inning June 26 vs. Seattle marked 1,500th hit of career...Posted seven
HRs in first 27 games - 12 HRs over final 121 games...Hit .327 (6 HR, 17 RBI) in
April and .312 (3 HR, 10 RBI) in September for best months of season...Hit safely
in 20 consecutive games, April 11-May 3 (.337; 28/83)...Streak established career high
(previously 17 games in 2000)...Became eighth player in club history to post
a hitting streak of 20-or-more games, the last being Garret Anderson in 1998 (28
games - club record)...Run scored in sixth inning, May 30 at Tampa Bay, was 890th of career, passing Brian Downing for first
on Angels' all-time list...Eighth inning walk, May 16 at Boston, gave him 867 in career, passing Downing for most in Angels
history...Tied club record for most consecutive starts on Opening Day by an Angel with 11 (also Brian Downing- 1979-89).
Bounced back from career-lows in avg. (.227), HR (17) and RBI (49) in 137 games 2001 to hit .285 with 22 HR and
88 RBI in 138 games in '02 and be named The Sporting News' and Player's Choice A.L. Comeback Player of the Year...Also
presented with the 2002 Hutch Award for his "honor, courage and dedication to baseball both on and off the field"...Aug. 21 at
New York marked the 10th anniversary of his major league debut, also the same site of his major league debut (8-21-92)...RBI
infield single in 5th inning, Sept. 26 at Texas proved to be game-winner (also posted 22nd HR) in club's Wild Card clinching
game...34 of his 88 RBI tied game or gave Angels lead...Collected game-winning solo home run off Billy Koch in 10th inning,
Sept. 17 at Oakland...Marked 20th home run in 2002 and eighth 20-plus HR season in career...Angels were 19-3 in '02 when
he homered...Posted 17 GW RBI, tied for second best in AL...Posted career-best 37 doubles (36 in 2000)...Activated from DL,
Sept. 1 (bruised left hand)...Placed on disabled list Aug. 22 (retro to Aug. 14) after being hit on left hand in fourth inning, Aug.
10 at Toronto (missed 18 games with injury)...Hit .183 with two HR and 11 RBI in April - hit .311 (123/395) with 20 HR and
77 RBI from May-Sept...Posted sixth career grand slam (tied w/ Brian Downing and Don Baylor for second on Angels' all-time
list, Joe Rudi - 7) and tied season-high with five RBI, Aug. 6 at Chicago...Tied career-high (second time) with five hits and set
season-high with five RBI, July 19 vs. Seattle...Hit 12th home run (2-run off Hideo Nomo), June 16 at Los Angeles, surpassing
Brian Downing (846) for Angels club record for RBI...Posted 283rd career double, July 26 at Seattle, also passing Downing for
club record (since passed by Garret Anderson)...Connected for fifth walk-off HR of career, May 25 vs. Minnesota...Posted two
doubles, May 10 vs. Chicago to become Angels all-time leader in extra-base hits with 527, passing Downing's previous club
record of 526...Posted career HR #250, May 2 at Cleveland becoming one of 30 active players to reach plateau...Had off-season
surgery performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, Nov. 1, to remove loose bodies from his left knee.
2004 will mark 13th in Angels uniform as a player, tying Brian Downing (1978-90) as longest such tenure in club history...
Salmon currently owns several Angels' career marks, including home runs (288), RBI (966), extra-base hits (634), total bases
(2,802), walks (927) and runs scored (941) - and is on pace to set three more in 2004 (Games, At-Bats & Runs Scored)...Owns
six career walk-off home runs, five of which have come in extra-innings...Owns 20 career multi-HR games...Angels are 31-11
over last two seasons when he homers...Signed four-year contract extension, March 22, 2001...His 288 career home runs are
most by any active player to have never been selected to an All-Star team (the record for homers by a player never selected is 301 held by Rogers Hornsby)...In 2000, connected for 30th HR, Aug. 27 vs. Cleveland, giving the Angels four players with 30-plus homers for first time in A.L. history (G. Anderson, Troy Glaus & Mo Vaughn)...Collected 223rd career home run, Aug. 18, 2000 at New York (solo off Roger Clemens), establishing new Angels' home run record (previously Brian Downing - 222)...Recipient
of Owner's Trophy as team MVP three times (1997, 1995 & 1993)...Is only Angel in club history to post four seasons (has five)
with 30-or-more home runs (31-1993, 34-1995, 30-1996, 33-1997 & 34-2000 )...In 1995, became first Angel in club history to
post .300 average with 30 home runs and 100 runs scored and RBI...Tied A.L. record, May 10-11 &13 of 1994, for most hits in
three consecutive games with 13 (13-for-15)...In 1993, named AL Rookie of the Year and is only Angel to claim award.
All four of his post-season HRs came in two, 2-HR games (Game 2 of ALDS & Game 2 of World Series)...
Became the first player to post four hits and two home runs in a World Series contest in Game 2...Also became the 13th player
to reach base five or more times in a World Series game...His two-run HR in the bottom of the 8th inning in Game 2 off Felix
Rodriguez proved to be game-winner...Posted all three of his hits of ALCS in clinching effort in Game 5...Posted two home runs in Game 2 of ALDS (1st inn., solo off Andy Pettitte) and Game 3 (8th inn., 2-run off Steve Karsay)...Gene Autry and Jimmie Reese shoulder patches worn by the Angels in 1999 and 1994, respectively, in memory of their former owner and long-time coach, were kept in Salmon's uniform pocket throughout the entire playoffs, as a tribute to the two Angels' legends...The patches are now at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.