Throwback Thursday: Game 2 of the 2002 World Series “Slammin Salmon”

Updated: October 20, 2016

It’s time for a Throwback Thursday on Halo Headquarters, as we remember the day the Angels tied up the series in the 2002 World Series.

Yesterday October 19th, 14 years ago, the Angels entered their first ever World Series, squaring off against Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants. They would end up losing that game, but the real story of the Anaheim Angels started the very next day.
October 20th 2002, when the Angels won their first World Series game ever in franchise history. The final score ended up being 11-10 in favor of Anaheim, but one crucial moment in the game started a memorable series for the Slammin Salmon.
L: Felix Rodriguez (0-1)
S: Troy Percival (5)
In the bottom of the 8th, 2 outs, with David Eckstein on first base. Tim Salmon gave the Halos the lead. The first pitch, Salmon would connect on a hanging fastball that went into the left field stands. GONE. The Angels now had the lead 11-9, as Troy Percival would squeak by in the 9th to give the Halos, their very first World Series Game victory.

Stay Tuned for more articles about the 2002 World Series as we go back into time when the Angels were living the glory days.

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