Tim Salmon, Chuck Finley, Fred Lynn to play at Big A again
Tim Salmon, Chuck Finley and Fred Lynn are among the Angels alumni scheduled to play in a celebrity softball game at Angel Stadium July 11, as part of the All-Star Game festivities.
Salmon, nicknamed "Mr. Angel," is the franchise leader with 299 home runs. Salmon never played in an All-Star Game, but he hit two home runs in the first World Series victory in club history, an 11-10 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the 2002 Series.
Finley, a five-time All-Star, represented the Angels in the 1989 All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium.
Lynn represented the Angels in from 1981-83, the last three of his nine appearances in the All-Star Game. In 1983, he hit the only grand slam in All-Star Game history, off Atlee Hammaker of the San Francisco Giants. Hammaker, in his lone All-Star appearance, faced nine batters and gave up seven runs.
The celebrity softball game will be preceded by the Futures Game, the annual showcase for baseball's top prospects. The All-Star Game is July 13 at Angel Stadium.
-- Bill Shaikin
Top photo: Fred Lynn is greeted at home plate after his grand slam in the All-Star game. Credit: AP.
Middle photo: Chuck Finley with the Angels in 1999. Credit: AP.
Bottom photo: Tim Salmon with the Angels in 2006. Credit: AP.