Jackson's '89 blast turned pros into fans

Updated: July 12, 2010, 12:51 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Scioscia remembers the sense of fascination.

Bo Jackson's presence in Anaheim made Scioscia feel more like a fan than an All-Star 21 years ago. Like most of his teammates on that 1989 National League team, Scioscia had never gotten an in-person glimpse of Jackson. Interleague play was eight years away from being invented, so the Kansas City Royals outfielder was more of a legend than a flesh-and-blood reality.

"You saw him on some highlights and they ...

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