Tales from the Angels Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Angels Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Angels Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Angels Stories Ever Told

by Steve Bisheff


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A humorous, fascinating look at the lighter side of forty-one years of frustration followed by the excitement of 2002 World Series.

Award-winning sportswriter Steve Bisheff reminds us of those colorful days with The Cowboy, Gene Autry and the struggles under the ownership of the Walt Disney Company, as well as the curses, hexes and tragedies that haunted the Angels for so long.

Bisheff contrasts zany personalities such as Bo Belinsky, Dean Chance, Albie Pearson, and Reggie Jackson with the remarkable, but non-superstar bunch managed by Mike Scioscia that finally won the World Series, including Troy Glaus, David Eckstein, Tim Salmon, and Troy Percival. In this newly-revised edition of Tales from the Angels Dugout,

Bisheff updates what has happened in the years since that great championship season, including the arrival of such notables as owner Arte Moreno, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols and of course, phenom Mike Trout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683580164
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,182,886
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Bisheff has covered the Southern California sports scene for more than fifty years. He has been a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and the San Diego Tribune, and spent twenty-four years as an award-winning columnist with the Orange County Register. He is the author of seven books, including the critically-acclaimed John Wooden: An American Treasure and Always Compete, a profile of Pete Carroll's successful years at USC.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 "Win One for the Cowboy" 1

Chapter 2 The Other Fantasy Season 9

Chapter 3 The Wrong Chemistry 19

Chapter 4 The Right Chemistry 31

Chapter 5 Of Curses, Hexes, and Tragedies 41

Chapter 6 Great Players and Colorful Characters 49

Chapter 7 Everyman's Team 67

The Choreographer 69

The Throwback 74

The Good Soldier 79

The Pest 84

The Series MVP 89

The Last Angry Closer 94

The Pure Hitter 99

The New Ace 104

The Rockin' First Baseman 109

The Sudden Hero 114

The Phenom 119

The Role Players 124

Chapter 8 The Surreal Postseason 129

Chapter 9 The American League Division Series: What Yankee Mystique? 131

Chapter 10 The American League Championship Series: A Twins Killing 139

Chapter 11 The World Series: And The Fantasy Lives 147

Chapter 12 Meeting of the Minds 159

Chapter 13 The All-Time Angels 165

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