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The Questions with Chone Figgins
September 18, 2006
Angels Outfielder
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September 18, 2006

The Questions With Chone Figgins

Angels Outfielder

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What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?

My first chance, in 2002, I pinch-ran in Boston and went from first to third on a ball that most people wouldn't. The third base coach was surprised. I ended up scoring the winning run. That one play ended up making my career.

Your most embarrassing moment?

We were in Anaheim, and a fly ball was hit. I jogged in, and for some reason I kept running. It was twilight, and the ball landed five feet behind me. The batter ended up on second. The guys gave me a bit of a hard time about it--asking me where I was going, what I was looking for.

Favorite off-day activity?

Having a real good meal. I cook fried chicken. I learned from my mom.

If I weren't playing baseball, I'd ...

be a bass fisherman. I'm from Florida, and I love to fish. In the [baseball] off-season the fish aren't spawning--so it's harder. If I were out there all summer, I'd be really good.

LAST WEEK

The Angels' leader with 48 steals, Figgins knocked in a run in a 4--3 win over Toronto on Sunday.

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