You might remember the game as when Tim Salmon homered off Hall of Famer Mike Mussina. It was the last of five career home runs for Salmon against Mussina, against whom he hit just .230/.278/.500 in his career.
But perhaps — just maybe — this game is more known nationally as the night Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s iconic record.
Before that game is on your television, please enjoy these Tuesday links.
- Marc Carig and Andy McCullough at The Athletic picked one player for all 30 MLB teams they were looking forward to see this season in 2020, and their Angels selection was Shohei Ohtani, saying “Ohtani, the 25-year-old two-way sensation, was close to being let loose in 2020.”
- You can choose between Bobby Grich, Howie Kendrick and three others in MLB.com’s poll of the best second baseman in Angels franchise history.
- Jon Tayler at FanGraphs takes advantage of potentially the most bizarre MLB season we’ll ever see, and lays out all the things he’d like to see in a completely reconstructed 2020 schedule.