Opening Day (April 1, 2013) is 57 days away. We are counting down the 100 Walk Off Home Runs in Angels franchise history. Today we look at #57, a deep drive, coming from behind and headed all the way to Wally World...
July 21, 1989 - A pitching matchup of two of the greatest Angels arms ever took place in Anaheim on this Friday night - almost 35,000 people were on hand to see Mike Witt take the mound against the Detroit Tigers and their starting pitcher Frank Tanana.
Detroit had won it all in 1984 and added Tanana the next season. Thier team had fragments fo those dominant champions: Lou Whittaker, Alan Trammel and Chet Lemon were still around. The Angels great mid-80s teams were represented by a few players still, although their great centerfielder, Gary Pettis, was starting int hat position for the Tigers, having long ago been traded there by the Angels for pitcher Dan Petry. The great Angels teams of the '80s were still connected here with Brian Downing, Dick Schofield, Wally Joyner and of course Mike Witt.
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