Tim Salmon is best known to Angels fans for the 14 years he spent in the organization before retiring at the end of the 2006 season.
Salmon led the Angels to the 2002 World Series Championship and had been a fixture in right field ever since breaking into the major leagues in 1992. Salmon won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1993 and finished his remarkable career with a .282 batting average, 299 home runs and 1,016 RBIs.
With his baseball career over, Salmon has focused on his charity work. He was recognized by Major League Baseball last season for his charity work and was named a candidate for the Roberto Clemente Award, an award given each year to a baseball player for his sportsmanship and dedication to the community.
Salmon sat down with the New University and Irvine World News for an interview before having the batting cages at Boomers renamed in his honor.
New University: Last season was your last year. How was that for you knowing that you came full circle?
Salmon: Last year was great. It was a great chapter or ending to the book, I guess, so to speak. Everybody knew, I knew, it was going to be my last year.