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Angels Want Torborg

Feb. 24, 1970

The fan, identified as the president, vice president and secretary-treasurer of the Angels fan club in Blythe, got in the middle of an interview between a Times reporter and general manager Dick Walsh.

The subject was trade talks with the Dodgers.

"I'm looking out for the Angels and I don't want no trade with the Dodgers as one-sided as the last one," said the Blythe superfan.

He apparently was referring to a 1967 deal when the Angels traded Len Gabrielson to the Dodgers for John Werhas. Gabrielson was still with the Dodgers, Werhas was in the minors

"Rest assured," said Walsh, "if anything is to happen it will be better than that was for us."

And what was the blockbuster deal being discussed? Walsh wanted Jeff Torborg from the Dodgers to solve his catching woes.

Which brings us to the question of the day, Daily Mirror readers: Any memories of the Angels/Dodger trades from long ago?

And who was that guy from Blythe taking all the good jobs in the fan club?

--Keith Thursby

 
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