Angels set for 'Anniversary Week' honoring '02 champs

Angels set for 'Anniversary Week' honoring '02 champs

Angels set for 'Anniversary Week' honoring '02 champs
ANAHEIM -- Next week, the Angels will honor the 10th anniversary of their lone championship season with a host of activities, including honorary first pitches, special promotions, giveaways and autograph signings.

The highlight will come Saturday, Aug. 18, when 25-plus members of the 2002 team will be honored in a pregame ceremony -- featuring speeches from Mike Scioscia and Tim Salmon -- before getting inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame.

Each returning player will don their 2002 Angels jerseys, which they'll then autograph and sell at auction, with proceeds benefiting the Angels Baseball Foundation.

Former closer Troy Percival will throw out the first pitch Tuesday, followed by outfielder Garret Anderson on Wednesday, first baseman Scott Spiezio on Thursday, World Series MVP Troy Glaus on Friday and ex-general manager Bill Stoneman on Saturday.

On Thursday and Friday, Spiezio and Glaus will hold an autograph signing outside the team store -- beginning at first pitch and lasting about an hour -- for fans who have purchased the "Under the Halo" history book.

The giveaways for "Anniversary Week" include: A 10th anniversary World Series ring figurine (Tuesday), 10th anniversary World Series poster (Wednesday), Angels pitcher-and-cups set (Thursday), Thunderstix (Friday) and a C.J. Wilson backpack for kids ages 2-14 (Saturday).

The following former players are tentatively scheduled to attend the festivities: Anderson, Clay Bellinger, Mickey Callaway, Jeff DaVanon, Brendan Donnelly, David Eckstein, Darin Erstad, Brad Fullmer, Benji Gil, Glaus, Al Levine, Mark Lukasiewicz, Bengie Molina, Jose Molina (currently with the Rays), Jose Nieves, Orlando Palmeiro, Percival, Lou Pote, Salmon, Scot Shields, Scott Schoeneweis, Aaron Sele, Spiezio, Jarrod Washburn, Ben Weber, Matt Wise and Shawn Wooten.

Former bullpen coach Orlando Mercado is also slated to be on hand, along with ex-bench coach Joe Maddon, whose Rays will be in town Thursday to Sunday. Recently dismissed hitting coach Mickey Hatcher is not expected to attend.