RIP Rory Markas

Rory Markas, an Angels radio broadcaster when the Angels won the 2002 World Series has passed away. He was 54 years old. He had just been promoted to the television broadcast booth this offseason.

Rory’s famous call of the last out of the 2002 World Series: “Here’s the pitch to Lofton. Fly ball centerfield. Erstad says he’s got it. Erstad makes the catch. The Anaheim Angels are the champions of baseball”. The audio clip of this was immortalized in the Angels Talking Bottle Opener.

I’ve seen Rory interact with fans many times over the years and he was always a class act. It was very obvious how thankful he was to be in the position that he was. He was a great talent and will truly be missed.

I imagine that the Angels will probably wear a patch on their uniforms to commemorate Rory this upcoming season. Below is a design I put together that I think would be a fitting tribute. I added a little extra glow around the Halo. I think the patch should be rectangular to differentiate it from the diamond patch for Preston Gomez and the circular patch for Nick Adenhart that were worn on the 2009 Angels uniforms.

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3 comments

  1. socalnativeinalaska

    Nolan:

    That is a thoughtful tribute. It seems like the Angels loses a family member every year, deaths, trades, even via free agency. But this is another tough day for every Angel fan to go thru. He was a great guy and hope that the Angels bring both Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler.

  2. socalnativeinalaska

    Nolan:

    That is a thoughtful tribute. It seems like the Angels loses a family member every year, deaths, trades, even via free agency. But this is another tough day for every Angel fan to go thru. He was a great guy and hope that the Angels bring both Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler.

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