ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Mike Scioscia got a new deal Friday to manage the Los Angeles Angels through the 2009 season.

Scioscia guided the Angels to a 95-67 record and their second straight AL West division title this year.

His previous contract extension, announced in 2003, signed Scioscia through 2007 with a club option for 2008. The new deal for Scioscia, who became the Angels’ manager in November 1999, includes a team option for 2010.

The 46-year-old former major league catcher has a 520-452 record with the Angels. Scioscia has taken the team to postseason appearances in three of the last four seasons, winning the 2002 World Series.

Scioscia is the only Angels manager with three playoff appearances and tied the late Gene Mauch with two division titles.

The Angels have averaged a franchise-best 86.7 wins per season under Scioscia, whose 520 career wins are second-most in club history. Before joining the Angels, Scioscia managed the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque and spent one season as the Dodgers’ bench coach.

He spent 15 seasons in the majors with the Dodgers, San Diego and Texas, and was part of the Dodgers’ World Series championship team in 1988.

AP-ES-11-04-05 2004EST


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