August 10, 2009 - Golden Baseball League (GBL) - Orange County Flyers
(Fullerton, Ca.) The defending GBL Champion Orange County Flyers are making a run at a second straight title and they have begun their journey by agreeing to terms with former Angel World Series star Scott Spiezio on a contract.
Spiezio, 36, is a Major League Baseballthird baseman/first baseman who was a free agent. He is well-known for his time as a member of the Anaheim Angels, when he hit a 3-run home run in Game Six of the 2002 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, sparking the Angels to a dramatic come-from-behind victory. He has also played for the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and St. Louis Cardinals. He is the son of former Padre and Cardinal Ed Spiezio.
In addition to his pivotal moment helping the Angels win the World Series in 2002, Spiezio's most productive overall season also came with the Angels in 2003, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs and 83 RBI. Spiezio was a utility player on the St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series championship team.
Spiezio is the second former major league player to be added by the Flyers in a week. They also signed former Major League outfielder Ben Johnson to a contract. Johnson, 28, is a power hitter that played with the San Diego Padres and New York Mets.