WATCH: The Angels return home for the first time since teammate Tyler Skaggs suddenly passed away and pitch a combined No-Hitter on an emotional night. Skaggs Mom threw the first pitch to his wife, the team all wore #45 jersey's w/ Skaggs on the back, & Mike Trout hit a home run to the Heaven's. What Iconic Sports Moments helped you get through a hard time in life?
VIA TBL: It reads like an unbelievable movie script written to be a little too on the nose. The Los Angeles Angels, playing their first home game since the passing of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, were a team of destiny as they honored the memory of their fallen teammate Friday night.
Everything seemed to fall into place for maximum impact. Skaggs’ mother stepped up pregameto deliver a perfect strike. Mike Trout deposited the first pitch he sawover the fence for a 454-foot homer. And Taylor Cole and Felix Pena, both wearing Skaggs’ No. 45 jersey, combined to throw a no-hitter on the very mound he called home.
The night was about more than baseball, but that goes without saying. The healing power of sports is an overused trope yet perhaps it’s best to say that sports provide a unique healing power. What happened last night in Southern California was truly special, something that reached the human level and forced a reaction.
It was bittersweet and beautiful. Profound and powerful.
After the final out was recorded and celebration subsided, the Angels players all laid their Skaggs jersey on the mound.
Full Story HERE & Video w/ Pictures Below...
Mike Trout started things off at the plate in the win, crushing a home run to the heavens that Skaggs probably saw zip past with a big a smile on his face
Here's Trout after the game talking about the magic from the night
Here's more from before the game started, including Skaggs' Mom & Wife on the 1st Pitch...