"We sat across from each other just talking baseball," Maddon said. "He was a big baseball fan. He was there waiting on something and I took that opportunity to speak with him. I don't remember the conversation, but I remember he was really knowledgeable about the game and the Angels at that time. I also remember just sitting there and saying to myself, 'You're talking to John Wooden right now.' And I could not wait to tell people I had done that."