Special Sub-Topic: The 2002 Anaheim Angels
|Which famous person once owned the Angels?|
Gene Autry. The number 26 was retired in Anaheim in honor of Autry. The owner in 2002 was Disney.
|Who was the lone All-Star on the Angels in the 2002 season?|
Garret Anderson. Troy Percival was on the DL at the time. Glaus was the team MVP. Both Troys were on the 2001 All-Star team. Erstad was in the 2000 game.
|How many left-handed pitchers and batters were on the Angels' World Series roster (do not count switch-hitters)?|
7. Pitchers Scot Schoenweis and Jarrod Washburn, 2B Adam Kennedy, DH Brad Fullmer, and outfielders Garret Anderson, Darin Erstad, and Adam Kennedy. The two switch-hitters are Chone Figgins and Scott Spiezio.
|In the 2002 season, Tim Salmon was the Angels' active leader in most career games before played in the regular season.|
t. Salmon played in went 1388 games. He was brought up to the Angels in 1992.
|Chone Figgins had more runs than hits during the regular season.|
t. Figgins, who was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake after having 39 stolen bases, scored six runs while only having two hits and one stolen base in 15 games. Figgins scored four runs in the postseason. He was primarily used as a pinch-runner in tight games and for his speed.
|Francisco Rodriguez was a story to remember. A 20-year-old September call-up, he went 5-1 with 28 strikeouts in 11 games. Rodriguez had no record during the regular season. How many srikeouts did he have?|
13. Rodriguez wore the number 57.
|There were two brothers on the Angels. What was their last name?|
Molina. Bengie and Jose were catchers. Bengie came to the Angels in 1998, and Jose in 2001.
|How many years did the Angels have to wait for a World Series title?|
42. The club started in 1961 under the guidance of their manager Bill Rigney. They shared Chavez Ravine with the Los Angeles Dodgers which more commonly known as Dodger Stadium.
|How many runs did the Angels score in the 2002 World Series?|
41. The Giants scored 44 runs. The Series went 7 games with the Angels winning it all.
|Which Angel on the roster had the highest number on their jersey?|
Ben Weber. Weber was 77. Schoenweis was 60, Shields was 62, and Rodriguez was 57.
|What position was Scott Spiezio?|
First Base. Spiezio was 23. He came from the Athletics after the 1999 season.
|Another popular story was of Brendan Donnelly. He floated around the minors and dabbled in independent baseball before coming up to the majors as a 30-year-old rookie. Which was not one of his accomplishments in 2002?|
First major league start. Donnelly went 1-1 with one save and a 2.17 ERA in 46 relief appearances. He did not start in 2002.
|How many Angels on the 2002 World Series rostor had prior World Series experience?|
0. The Angels had no one, but the Giants had three players with rings. Robb Nen and Livan Hernandez were on the 1997 Florida team. Reggie Sanders was on the 2001 Diamondbacks.
|Who wore the number 1?|
Bengie Molina. Eckstein was 22, Palmeiro was 3, Kennedy was 2. Molina, brother of Jose was a catcher.
|Correctly spell the last name of the CEO of Disney, the 2002 owner of the Angels.|
Eisner. Michael Eisner owns Disney, which has owned the Angels since 1999, the year Gene Autry died.
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