Maddon, Molina honored as part of 2002 Angels

Maddon, Molina honored as part of 2002 Angels

ANAHEIM -- Joe Maddon and Jose Molina were recognized prior to Saturday night's game against the Angels, as both were part of the 2002 world champion Angels. A celebration of that club took place Saturday night.

Maddon was the bench coach for the team from 1996-2005, and Molina was an Angel from 2001-2007.

"It doesn't [seem like 10 years ago], it doesn't," Maddon said.

Molina and his brother, Bengie, were the third set of brothers to play on a World Series champion team together, joining Paul and Dizzy Dean (1934 Cardinals) and Mort and Walker Cooper (1942 and 1944 Cardinals).

"Great memories of an awesome year," Molina said. "The way everything happened kind of makes everything even better. Nobody expected us to win. ... We just stayed together all the time. When we were struggling, we never tried to do too much and when we were good, we just stayed together through everything."