There was a time, about 20 or 25 years ago, when Troy Percival was one of the top-5 relief pitchers in baseball. And that was the case from his very first year in the league. In 1995, back when the Angels were still from California instead of some odd mix of Anaheim and Los Angeles, the team wasn’t very good. They’d finished the strike year with an abysmal 47-68 record, the worst team in the American League. They’d been outscored by 117 runs, a pretty nifty trick in a 115-game season.