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October 19th, 2002: The day the World Series came to Anaheim

Glaus rounds bases Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Today is October 19th, and 14 years ago, on this very day, the Angels entered their first ever World Series, squaring off against Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants. It was the final stage of an already-improbably run, and things were about to pop off at Edison International Field (OMG EDISON INTERNATIONAL FIELD!).

Remember? Well, the Angels lost, but still, it was a World Series game being played in Anaheim (OMG ANAHEIM ANGELS!!), and there were some bright spots. Troy Glaus’ two bombs, in particular. Glaus provided almost all of the Halos’ offense for that evening, save for an Adam Kennedy RBI double.

Here are those Glaus bombs, preserved for Halos history:

Barry Bonds, of course, hit a homer run. J.T. Snow got a bit of revenge on his old club, and the Giants would take Game 1 by the score of 4-3.

(ticket stub thanks to Downing Rules)

If you’re so inclined, thanks to the wonders of the interwebz, you can watch Game 1 in it’s entirety, right now!

Where were you when the World Series popped off in Anaheim, on that October 19th night, 2002?