» June 3, 1997:
The Anaheim Angels take Troy Glaus, UCLA 3B with the 3rd pick. The Giants, use 4th to take Seton Hall pitcher Jason Grilli, son of former ML pitcher Steve Grilli. Toronto uses #5 on Texas high schooler Vernon Wells. The Mets have the 6th pick and pick Tampa high schooler Geoff Goetz, nixing another Florida pitcher Rick Ankiel because he is being advised by agent Scott Boras: Ankiel goes to the Cards at #72 (2nd round). Number seven is the Royals and they take U of the Pacific fireballer Dan Reichert. Number 10 Jon Garland, considered possibly the best high school pitching prospect in the draft, goes to the Cubs, who will swap him to the White Sox next July. The Reds take Scott Williamson on the 9th round.
» April 21, 2000:
The Angels down the Devil Rays, 9-6. Mo Vaughn and Tim Salmon hit back-to-back homers for Anaheim in the 4th inning, then repeat the feat in the 9th. Troy Glaus also homers in those same two innings, marking the 1st time in major league history that three players homer in the same inning twice in the same game. The three players with two home runs in the game ties another ML record.
» August 27, 2000: The Angels edge the Indians, 10-9 as OF Tim Salmon hits his 30th home run of the year in the 5th inning. Anaheim become the first team in AL history to have four players (Troy Glaus, Mo Vaughn, Garret Anderson, Salmon) reach the 30-homer mark in a single season. The Blue Jays are close with two hitters over 30 and two at 28. It's been done seven times in the NL.
» July 21, 2001:
The Angels defeat the Orioles, 6–5, in 10 innings. 3B Troy Glaus hits a pair of home runs, making him the fastest Angel ever to the 100 career home run mark.
» April 30, 2002:
The Angels hand the Indians their worst loss ever at Jacobs Field, defeating the Tribe by a score of 21–2. Anaheim scores in seven innings and plates 10 runs in the 8th inning to give them their highest total in 23 years. Troy Glaus has five RBIs and Jeff DaVanon four.
» September 15, 2002:
The Angels trounce the Rangers, 13–4, as 3B Troy Glaus strokes three home runs.
» October 1, 2002: The Yankees score four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to come from behind and defeat the Angels, 8–5, in the 1st game of their division series. Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Bernie Williams, and Rondell White all homer for NY while Troy Glaus hits a pair of home runs for Anaheim. Steve Karsay gets the win in relief. This is the Angels first time in the playoffs since 1986, but hey face the same starting pitcher today as they did in their last playoff appearance: Roger Clemens.
» October 2, 2002: The Angels even their series with the Yankees at one game apiece by coming from behind to take an 8–6 decision. Anaheim gets home runs from Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus, and Scott Spiezio while Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter stroke round–trippers for NY. Francisco Rodriguez gets his 1st ML win in relief.
» October 11, 2002: The Angels defeat the Twins, 2–1, to take the lead in the ALCS. Troy Glaus' 8th inning home run is the deciding blow. Jarrod Washburn hurls seven strong innings for Anaheim, with Francisco Rodriguez getting the win in relief.
» October 19, 2002: The Giants take the World Series opener with a 4–3 win over the Angels. Barry Bonds, Reggie Sanders, and J.T. Snow homer for SF as Jason Schmidt gets the win. Troy Glaus hits a pair of round–trippers for Anaheim.
» October 23, 2002: David Bell drives home a run in the bottom half of the 8th inning to lead the Giants to a 4–3 victory to even the Series at two games apiece. Troy Glaus homers for Anaheim and Todd Worrell gets the win in relief for the Giants.
» October 27, 2002: The Angels win their 1st World Series ever as they defeat the Giants, 4–1, in Game 7. Rookie John Lackey gets the Series–clinching win. Garret Anderson's bases loaded 2B in the 3rd inning scores three runs for Anaheim. Troy Glaus is named Series MVP.