Baseball Star To Be Anaheim II Grand Marshal

Cycle News Staff | January 15, 2013

Feld Motor Sports announced that former Angel and World Series Champion Scott Spiezio will serve as the Grand Marshal at Angel Stadium, January 19, for the third stop of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

A special ticket offer has been made to Angels Baseball fans in honor of Spiezio. For a limited time only, adults can save $12 and purchase tickets for just $23 by using the password SPIEZIO at Offer valid in the $35 price level only and expires on Friday, January 18, 2013.  The $23 ticket price is in honor of Spiezio’s jersey number during the 2002 World Series.

Spiezio, a member of the 2002 World Series-winning Angels, is best known for his Game 6 three-run homer that changed the momentum of the seven-game series. In an eight-pitch duel with San Francisco Giants hurler Felix Rodriguez, Spiezio’s lifetime dream was achieved when he connected with a low fastball and drove it just over the right field wall. The home run sparked a rally helping the Angels overcome a five-run deficit and force an eventual, victorious Game 7 for the Angels. This watershed moment for the Angels’ franchise-first World Series appearance and victory will forever go down in history.

To commemorate this iconic event, the Angels dedicated a red seat in Spiezio’s honor during the team’s 10-year anniversary of its World Series title last August. The 40-year-old father of three who lives in Morris, Ill., trotted out from right field to the pitcher’s mound as the unveiling took place in the sacred corner of the stadium. Coincidentally, the place where Spiezio’s celebrated home run landed is just steps away from the staging area for the riders of Monster Energy Supercross, who are looking to create Angel Stadium greatness with their own performance.

“Looking back at my career, Angel Stadium will always have a special place in my heart, and, while the venue is home to baseball, it also serves as a special place for the world’s top racers that compete in Monster Energy Supercross,” said Spiezio. “It always amazed me how our field could be transformed into a racetrack and returned to its natural state in a seamless manner. This same place is where I, along with some of the greatest teammates I have ever had, laid claim to the Angels first World Series Championship.”

While Spiezio’s prowess on the baseball field will forever remain cherished by the loyal Angels fans, he is now enjoying the next chapter in his life, which includes his appreciation for Monster Energy Supercross.

“Baseball is a team sport, but when you are one-on-one with a pitcher, the individual aspect comes into play, and I see the parallels between this moment in a game and supercross,” added Spiezio. “Even though each racer has a team behind them, they have to go out on the track and apply their skills against 19 other top racers.”

Spiezio’s home run is number two in Angel’s all-time greatest moments. To see more on the home run that ignited the Angels comeback, click here: