Ken Hunt – Strongest Arm in the Majors?

Left unprotected by the Yankees Hunt found himself available for the expansion draft and, whilst working for a Minnesota radio station as a newsreader, he read that he had been selected by the Angels for the 1961 season. Angels Over the Pond founder, Editor and features writer, Matt Thomas, writes on the illustrious heritage ofContinue reading “Ken Hunt – Strongest Arm in the Majors?”

Johnny James, the First Angels ‘Victim’

James tried to break off a sharp curve one night at Wrigley Field and heard a bone in his arm crack. INCREDIBLY, his arm had been broken making the pitch and his career was over. Angels Over the Pond founder, Editor and features writer, Matt Thomas, writes on the illustrious heritage of our Angels. AContinue reading “Johnny James, the First Angels ‘Victim’”

The Fallen Angel, Eli Grba

Gene Autry, keen to add proven talent and well known prospects to his new franchise, took the recommendation of Yankees manager Casey Stengel. Grba fit the mould perfectly, becoming the Angels’ first choice in the draft. Angels Over the Pond founder, Editor and features writer, Matt Thomas, writes on the illustrious heritage of our Angels.Continue reading “The Fallen Angel, Eli Grba”