There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels (formerly Anaheim and California).
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Dodgers and the Angels.
Rickey Henderson was one of my favorite baseball players growing up. In fact, somewhere in a closet, I have a baseball card binder with over 150 Rickey Henderson baseball cards.
Most of us probably remember Henderson as an Oakland A, back in the late 80s playing on the same A’s teams as the Bash Brothers.
But, he played for an incredible 25 years in the majors and played on 9 different teams during that span.
Rickey played 14 years with the A’s, but he also played for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, LA Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.
So, not only is he an acceptable answer for a player who played for both the Dodgers and the Angels, but Rickey Henderson is a very versatile Immaculate Grid answer that you can use quite often.
In fact, he also had over 1400 career stolen bases, over 2200 runs and over 3000 hits (all of which could appear as possible categories).
Chone Figgins had a 12-year career in Major League Baseball as a versatile utility player. He was known for his speed, agility, and ability to play multiple positions with proficiency.
Figgins made his MLB debut with the Anaheim Angels in 2002 and played with the team through 2009. His best season came in 2009 when he had a batting average of .298, stole 42 bases, and scored 114 runs. This performance led to his only All-Star selection.
Following his time with the Angels, Figgins played for the Seattle Mariners from 2010 to 2012 and finished his career with a brief stint on the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. Over the course of his career, Figgins stole an impressive 341 bases.
Figgins Key Stats
- All-Star (Angels)
- 30+ Stolen Base Season (Angels, Mariners)
Eddie Murray had a 21-year career in major league baseball. He spent most of his time with the Baltimore Orioles, but also played for other teams like the Dodgers, Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), Mets and Angels.
Murray was a crucial player in the Orioles’ ’83 World Series win. He finished his career with 504 home runs, 3255 hits (one of 33 players over 3000) and a career .287 batting average. This switch-hitter was an 8-time All-Star and landed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Zach Greinke has been a dynamite pitcher in baseball since he first hit the mound in 2004. He’s played for a handful of teams, including the Royals, Dodgers, Astros, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Angels. Greinke took home the Cy Young Award in 2009 while with the Royals.
He has accumulated over 200 wins and more than 2,600 strikeouts. He’s made several All-Star appearances and is also known for his batting skills, a rarity among pitchers.
RARITY SCORE ALERT: Greinke is a great option for a low rarity score because he only played one season for the Angels (2012) and only pitched in 13 games that year.
Dan Haren, an effective right-handed pitcher, played from 2003 to 2015 in the Major Leagues. He was a part of eight different organizations, with substantial time spent with the Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Los Angeles Angels.
A three-time All-Star (A’s, Diamondbacks), Haren had a career that featured both durability and consistency, pitching over 200 innings in seven separate seasons.
He had a career 153-131 win-loss record, a solid 3.75 ERA, and an impressive 2013 strikeouts. Known for his control, Haren consistently ranked among the league leaders in strikeout-to-walk ratio.
David Freese played college baseball at the University of South Alabama before being drafted by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He was later traded to the Cardinals, where he made his major league debut in 2009.
The pinnacle of Freese’s career came during the 2011 postseason. In Game 6 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers, he hit a game-tying triple in the ninth inning and a walk-off home run in the 11th inning, forcing a Game 7, which the Cardinals won.
Freese was named the World Series MVP and the NLCS MVP that year, solidifying his place in baseball lore.
Freese Key Stats
- All-Star (Cardinals)
- World Series Champ (Cardinals)
- .300 Batting Average Season (Cardinals, Dodgers)
Rich Hill is an Immaculate Grid beast. The left-handed pitcher has played for 13 different clubs over his incredible 19-year career – one that is still ongoing as I’m writing this (he’s currently pitching with the Padres).
Hill’s MLB journey began when he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2002. After making his major league debut in 2005, he had initial success with the Cubs, particularly in 2007 when he had a standout season. However, injuries, inconsistency, and command issues led to him bouncing around the minors and various MLB teams for several years.
After refining his pitching approach and mechanics, he experienced a career resurgence starting in 2015. At an age when many players see diminished returns, Hill became one of the most effective starters in baseball. This late-career renaissance led to stints with the Red Sox, Athletics, Dodgers, Twins, and Rays.
Immaculate Grid FAQ
Can I use Anaheim and California Angels Players for LA Angels?
Yes. Using a player (Nolan Ryan for example) that played for the California Angels can be used for the Los Angeles. I have done this and it does work.