Tyler Skaggs mural painted across from Santa Monica High School
A mural honoring the memory of Tyler Skaggs has been painted across the street from the late pitcher’s old high school.
Jonas Never, an artist whose work is often featured around Los Angeles, shared a photo on Instagram Thursday of a mural he painted across from Santa Monica High School. The mural depicts Skaggs, who was found dead inside a hotel room in Texas on July 1 while the Angels were in town to face the Rangers.
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Proud to be a paint this mural for Tyler Skaggs right across from Samohi (where both of us played baseball… though he was much, much better). Thank you to @art.without.boundaries for making this happen & to the @pyfcsantamonica for the wall. Also a huge thank you to @jflare @theineman13 @heinemanscott @lgio27 @maxfried & Steve Heineman and the SMPD for supporting the project. Also thank you @debsmsoft @carskaggs for stopping by… that really meant the world #tylerskaggs
Skaggs was a star pitcher at Santa Monica High and was drafted by the Angels No. 40 overall in 2009. He was traded to the Diamondbacks, for whom he made his MLB debut, but he was later reacquired by the Angels ahead of the 2014 season.
Skaggs was 28-38 with a 4.41 career ERA and was having a solid season for the Angels. The team honored him by throwing a combined no-hitter last week in their first home game since his death.