Angels Win With Help From a Fan
By MIKE PENNER
JULY 15, 1985 12 AM
TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had this game been played in mid-October, rather than on the final Sunday before the All-Star break, they’d be writing poetry about it.
Maybe they will, anyway. This one, a 5-3 Angel triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays, will be hard to dislodge from the memory of anyone who witnessed it.
Two American League division leaders doing head-to-head combat before a roaring Anaheim Stadium crowd of 35,306. It’s a pitchers’ duel, heavy on managerial chess-playing, resulting in a one-run Toronto lead as the bottom of the ninth inning beckons.
I was at this game. I'll never forget Bell going into the LF bleachers with the ball in his glove and emerging from the bleachers without the ball. Game Winning Home Run Downing! Thank you fan who took it.