Richard Wallis Egan
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 193 lb.
Born: March 24, 1937 in Berkeley, CA
MLB Debut: April 9, 1963 Detroit Tigers
Final MLB Game: September 4, 1967 LA Dodgers
Years With the Angels: 1966
November, 1965: Purchased by the California Angels from the Cincinnati Reds.
May 27, 1966: Traded by the California Angels with a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Howie Reed. The California Angels sent John Butler (minors) (December 7, 1966) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.
Entered the game in the third inning as a reliever for starter Fred Newman who just had a meltdown allowing 4 runs. With a runner on and two out, he got Tom McCraw to ground out. Egan then was the first batter in the bottom of the third and popped foul to the catcher. He ended the day going 2.1 innings, giving up 1 run (a solo shot from Tommy Agee) on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts in an eventual 8-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox
on Thursday, April 21, 1966 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.
No wins/loses/saves in 14.1 innings over 11 games with 11 K and a 4.40 ERA.
Best Angels Performance:
Struck out 4 batters in 3 innings of relief in a loss to the Kansas City Athletics on Wednesday, May 18, 1966 (N) at Municipal Stadium.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Originally signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1958.
- Went 17-11 with 15 complete games for the 1962 Hawaii Islanders, the Angels AAA PCL team.
- Played for the Tigers (63-64); Angels (66); Dodgers (67).