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Happy 33rd birthday to the great Albert Pujols (pictured here in the 2002 SI Swimsuit issue with wife, Deidre). (Steve Erle/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols

Happy 33rd birthday to the great Albert Pujols (pictured here in the 2002 SI Swimsuit issue with wife, Deidre). (Steve Erle/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols

Umpire Greg Gibson takes a cleat to the face from Torii Hunter during an August game between the Angels and Indians. Is this the best photo of 2012? (Lee Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

GALLERY: 2012 Photos of the Year

Umpire Greg Gibson takes a cleat to the face from Torii Hunter during an August game between the Angels and Indians. Is this the best photo of 2012? (Lee Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
GALLERY: 2012 Photos of the Year

Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols are teaming up in Anaheim. The Angels signed the former Rangers outfielder to a 5-year, $125 million deal, making him the latest of baseball’s $100 million men. (Rob Leiter/Getty Images)

ROSENBERG: How Hamilton ended up on the Angels
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Josh Hamilton | Albert Pujols

Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols are teaming up in Anaheim. The Angels signed the former Rangers outfielder to a 5-year, $125 million deal, making him the latest of baseball’s $100 million men. (Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
ROSENBERG: How Hamilton ended up on the AngelsGALLERY: Rare Photos of Josh Hamilton | Albert Pujols

On this day in 1974, Angels hurler Nolan Ryan struck out 15 batters and gave up zero hits in a 4-0 victory over the Twins. It was the third of Ryan’s seven career no-hitters. (John Iacono/SI)

SI VAULT: Ryan hits 100.8 mph, fastest ever recorded for a pitcher (9.16.74)

On this day in 1974, Angels hurler Nolan Ryan struck out 15 batters and gave up zero hits in a 4-0 victory over the Twins. It was the third of Ryan’s seven career no-hitters. (John Iacono/SI)
SI VAULT: Ryan hits 100.8 mph, fastest ever recorded for a pitcher (9.16.74)

Mo Vaughn was one of the top sluggers of the ’90s but he also has the distinction of being one of the worst free agent signings in MLB history. The Angels signed the Red Sox slugger after the 1998 season for six years, $80 million. As SI’s Cliff Corcoran notes, Vaughn saw his production plummet when he left Fenway Park after the 1999 season (from a 148 OPS+ in his last six seasons there to a 117 OPS+ in his first two seasons in Anaheim), after which his body began to break down. He missed the 2001 season and was traded to the Mets that summer. (Harry How/Getty Images)

CORCORAN: The 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in MLB History

Mo Vaughn was one of the top sluggers of the ’90s but he also has the distinction of being one of the worst free agent signings in MLB history. The Angels signed the Red Sox slugger after the 1998 season for six years, $80 million. As SI’s Cliff Corcoran notes, Vaughn saw his production plummet when he left Fenway Park after the 1999 season (from a 148 OPS+ in his last six seasons there to a 117 OPS+ in his first two seasons in Anaheim), after which his body began to break down. He missed the 2001 season and was traded to the Mets that summer. (Harry How/Getty Images)
CORCORAN: The 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in MLB History

Torii Hunter collides with umpire Greg Gibson in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s Indians-Angels game. Hunter was held hitless but Kendrys Morales had three hits in the Angels’ 8-4 victory. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: Find out where the Angels and Indians rank

Torii Hunter collides with umpire Greg Gibson in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s Indians-Angels game. Hunter was held hitless but Kendrys Morales had three hits in the Angels’ 8-4 victory. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: Find out where the Angels and Indians rank

Reggie Jackson poses with Fred Lynn, Don Baylor and Rod Carew during Angels spring training in 1982. Jackson is in the news for controversial remarks about Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter and others in a recent Sports Illustrated interview. 

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson poses with Fred Lynn, Don Baylor and Rod Carew during Angels spring training in 1982. Jackson is in the news for controversial remarks about Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter and others in a recent Sports Illustrated interview. 
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Reggie Jackson

White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham collides with Peter Bourjos as Beckham turns a double play in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Anaheim. The Angels won 7-2 as Albert Pujols hit his second home run of the season. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: How do the Angels and White Sox stack up?

White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham collides with Peter Bourjos as Beckham turns a double play in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Anaheim. The Angels won 7-2 as Albert Pujols hit his second home run of the season. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: How do the Angels and White Sox stack up?

Angels DH Vladimir Guerrero swings for the hills during a 2005 spring training game against the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. (Brad Mangin/SI)

Angels DH Vladimir Guerrero swings for the hills during a 2005 spring training game against the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. (Brad Mangin/SI)

Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is doused by teammates after pitching a a no-hitter in Wednesday’s 9-0 victory over the Twins. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

GALLERY: The Most Recent No-Hitters, Team-By-Team

Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is doused by teammates after pitching a a no-hitter in Wednesday’s 9-0 victory over the Twins. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
GALLERY: The Most Recent No-Hitters, Team-By-Team

Mike Sciosia (14) and Fernando Valenzuela jogging during workout after the 1981 player’s strike. Sciosia’s current squad, the Angels, acquired Albert Pujols in the offseason. Is that enough for them to win a World Series? (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols | Iconic Dodgers Photos
AL DIVISION PREVIEWSEast | Central | West
NL DIVISION PREVIEWSEast | Central | West
VERDUCCI: Team-by-team breakdowns, predictions

Mike Sciosia (14) and Fernando Valenzuela jogging during workout after the 1981 player’s strike. Sciosia’s current squad, the Angels, acquired Albert Pujols in the offseason. Is that enough for them to win a World Series? (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols | Iconic Dodgers PhotosAL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | WestNL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | WestVERDUCCI: Team-by-team breakdowns, predictions

This week is SI’s annual Baseball Preview Issue featuring Albert Pujols as he enters his first season with the Angels.  (Robert Beck/SI)

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This week is SI’s annual Baseball Preview Issue featuring Albert Pujols as he enters his first season with the Angels.  (Robert Beck/SI)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A COPY OF THIS WEEK’S COVER

It’s been 30 years since Reggie Jackson landed in California to help turn the Angels into World Series contenders. Though Jackson led the Angels to the ALCS twice (1982, 1986), he was never able to get them to the World Series. Can Albert Pujols have more success as he gets ready for his first season in Anaheim? (Andy Hayt/SI)

DIVISION PREVIEWSAL East | AL Central | AL West | NL East | NL Central |NL West

It’s been 30 years since Reggie Jackson landed in California to help turn the Angels into World Series contenders. Though Jackson led the Angels to the ALCS twice (1982, 1986), he was never able to get them to the World Series. Can Albert Pujols have more success as he gets ready for his first season in Anaheim? (Andy Hayt/SI)
DIVISION PREVIEWS: AL East | AL Central | AL West | NL East | NL Central |NL West

Life is good for Albert and Deidre Pujols today. The three-time MVP inked a reported 10-year, $250 million contract with Los Angeles. The Angels also signed C.J. Wilson, making them an instant contender, writes SI’s Tom Verducci. (Steve Erle/SI)

VERDUCCI: A change in mindset led to Angels shopping spree
VIDEO: Do these signings make the Angels instant contenders?
GALLERY: Rare photos of Albert Pujols

Life is good for Albert and Deidre Pujols today. The three-time MVP inked a reported 10-year, $250 million contract with Los Angeles. The Angels also signed C.J. Wilson, making them an instant contender, writes SI’s Tom Verducci. (Steve Erle/SI)
VERDUCCI: A change in mindset led to Angels shopping spreeVIDEO: Do these signings make the Angels instant contenders?GALLERY: Rare photos of Albert Pujols