2018 marks 19th season on the Angels coaching staff , 18 spent as the Club's first base coach...Only member that has been on Scioscia's staff for his entire tenure... Returned to original post as the Angels first base coach in 2017 (replacing Gary DiSarcina)...Remains the Club's infield coach...Under his tutelage, Angels infielders have captured three Gold Glove Awards...Began Angels coaching career as first base coach and held position from 2000-15 (initi ally appointed Nov. 23, 1999)…Also coached on the 2013 World Baseball Classic champion Dominican Republic team... Began Major League coaching career with Toronto as Blue Jays first base coach in 1996-97…In 1995, was roving minor league instructor for Toronto.
PLAYING CAREER & MISC
Played 20 years professionally, including 18 in Major Leagues (1976-93), after signing with Cleveland Indians as 16-year-old free agent Aug. 22, 1973… Appeared for Cleveland (1976-78), Toronto (1979-84, 92-93), Oakland (1985-87) and Los Angeles (1988-91)… Participated in two League Championship Series (1988, 92) and three World Series (1988, 92-93)… Played for three World Series Championship teams (1988 Dodgers and 1992-93 Blue Jays)… Received A.L. Gold Glove at shortstop in 1985… Selected to American League roster for the 1984 All-Star Game in San Francisco, appearing defensively (one assist)…Had Major League leading consecutive game streak snapped at 392 vs. Cleveland (second game), May 27, 1984… In 1980, ti ed Willie Wilson for league lead in triples (15) and set A.L. record for most triples by switch-hitter… Named A.L. Rookie of Year (along with Minnesota's John Castino) by BBWAA in 1979… Established new Toronto rookie highs in hits (179), runs (81), triples (10) and stolen bases (21)… Average (.287) led all regular A.L. shortstops… Made Major League debut with Indians, Sept. 7, 1976, collecting first hit on first pitch… Attended San Esteban School in Santo Domingo, DR… Assists Angels Community Relations with youth clinics and community appearances… Full name is Alfredo Claudino Griffin.