Garret Joseph Anderson was born on June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California. He plays left field for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Garret is 6’ 3”, weighs 225 pounds, and bats and throws left.
High SchoolGarret attended Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California. He was a three-sport star in baseball, football, and basketball. In baseball, he won two All-Los Angeles City honors and two All-League Honors, and as a junior, helped his team win the Los Angeles City Championship.
Minor LeaguesGarret was drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
1992 - Palm Springs Angels in the California League, then the Midland Angels in the Texas League 1993/95 - Vancouver Canadians in the Pacific Coast League 2004 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League (rehab)2007 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League (rehab)
Major LeaguesGarret made his major league debut in 1994. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1995 to Marty Cordova of the Minnesota Twins.
Over the next eight seasons, Garret recorded at least 600 at bats every year, breaking 90 RBIs and 20 home runs five times while compiling a batting average near .300.
Injuries began to take their toll on Garret in 2004. In 2005, he began to be used as a designated hitter rather than a fielder.
Career NotedGarret has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is the franchise leader in games played, at-bats, hits, total bases, singles, doubles, grand slams, extra-base hits, career RBI, single-game RBI, and consecutive games (12) with an RBI.