Wednesday, March 10, 2010

#44 Dan Ardell

Custom All-Time Angels Autograph card

Daniel Miers Ardell
Pinch Runner, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: May 27, 1941 in Seattle, WA
Debut: September 14, 1961 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: September 27, 1961 Los Angeles Angels

Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent on July 15, 1961.

Entered the game in the 9th as a pinch runner for Earl Averill in a 5-1 win against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, September 14, 1961 (D) at Metropolitan Stadium.

Had 1 hit (single) in 4 AB over 7 games for a .250 BA.

Dan Ardell was a star at USC in 1961 and made his major league debut that same year. The following year, in the minors, he was beaned and retired after a couple more years.
He was one of the youngest players on the 1961 Angels in their inaugural year. Playing first base, he found his competition that year at the position was Steve Bilko, Ted Kluszewski, Julio Becquer and Lee Thomas.
Thats all I have on Dan Ardell. If you have anything you'd like to trade let me know!

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