Fox Sports West is rebroadcasting every victory from the Angels’ postseason in 2002, an 11-night stretch starting Monday night and running through the end of April, showcasing the franchise’s first championship.
In addition, KLAA AM 830 radio will broadcast the radio calls from five games beginning Tuesday. Every game will air at 7 p.m. PT. The Angels will be sharing clips, stats, and guest commentary from members of the 2002 team during each game on social media.
The Angels reached the postseason by winning the wild card in 2002, the first time they made the playoffs without winning the division. They were no slouch with 99 wins, and they owned the best run differential in baseball, but were still underdogs against the 103-win Yankees in the AL Division Series. New York was coming off five World Series and four championships in their previous six years, and the last season that didn’t end with them in the Fall Classic was 1997.
The ALCS came against the 94-win Twins, who had home field advantage despite a worse record because the Angels were the wild card team. Much like the Yankees series, the Angels dropped the first game, only to win the rest, clinching their first pennant in their 42nd year of existence.
The World Series brought the Giants, which made for, to date, the only World Series featuring two wild card teams. The Angels had home field advantage because it was the American League’s turn, though this was the final season of both leagues alternating. A tie in the 2002 All-Star Game spurred changes to the midsummer classic, tying World Series home field advantage to the All-Star Game starting in 2003. The Angels dropped the opener in the World Series, but won the next two, then facing elimination back home, won Games 6 and 7 to win the championship.
The Angels offense was ridiculous in that postseason, averaging 6.3 runs per game, and they scored at least six runs in nine of their 11 wins.
Angels 2002 postseason wins, rebroadcast
|Apr 20||ALDS Game 2||at Yankees||Fox Sports West||Anderson/Glaus back-to-back HR|
|Apr 21||ALDS Game 3||Yankees||Fox Sports West||KLAA||Angels overcame 6-1 deficit|
|Apr 22||ALDS Game 4||Yankees||Fox Sports West||KLAA||8-run 5th inning!|
|Apr 23||ALCS Game 2||at Twins||Fox Sports West||KLAA||jumped on Rick Reed early|
|Apr 24||ALCS Game 3||Twins||Fox Sports West||KLAA||Troy Glaus winning HR|
|Apr 25||ALCS Game 4||Twins||Fox Sports West||KLAA||John Lackey 7 scoreless|
|Apr 26||ALCS Game 5||Twins||Fox Sports West||"THREE TIMES"|
|Apr 27||World Series Game 2||Giants||Fox Sports West||Tim Salmon Game|
|Apr 28||World Series Game 3||at Giants||Fox Sports West||A 10-run outburst|
|Apr 29||World Series Game 6||Giants||Fox Sports West||The Comeback|
|Apr 30||World Series Game 7||Giants||Fox Sports West||They did it!|