Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2014 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season
Established 1961
Based in Anaheim since 1966
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.svg Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
ALW-Uniform-LAA.PNG
Retired numbers 11 · 26 · 29 · 30 · 42 · 50
Colors
  • Red, Navy Blue, White

              

Name
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Halos
Ballpark
  • a.k.a. Edison International Field (19982003)
  • a.k.a. Anaheim Stadium (19661997)
Major league titles
World Series titles (1) 2002
AL Pennants (1) 2002
West Division titles (8) 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2005 · 2004 · 1986 · 1982 · 1979
Wild card berths (1) 2002
Front office
Owner(s) Arte Moreno
Manager Mike Scioscia
General Manager Jerry Dipoto
President of Baseball Operations John Carpino

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California, United States. The Angels are a member of the West Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The "Angels" name is a tribute to the previous Los Angeles Angels who played in South Central Los Angeles from 1903 to 1957. The Angels have been based in Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966. The Angels franchise of today was established in the MLB in 1961 through Gene Autry, the team’s first Major League owner who bought the rights to continue the franchise name from Walter O'Malley, the former Los Angeles Dodgers owner who acquired the franchise from Phil Wrigley, the owner of the Chicago Cubs at the time.

In 2009, the Angels were AL Western Division champions for the third straight season. 2013 is the fourth straight year in which the team has not made the playoffs, but marks the eleventh straight year in which the Angels franchise has drawn more than three million fans in attendance, and makes thirty seasons of at least two million fans in attendance, a feat only second to the New York Yankees.[1]

Franchise history[edit]

1963–1964. An early logo used by the Los Angeles Angels. The franchise currently sells replica caps featuring its early LA ligature logotype.

The "Los Angeles Angels" name originates from the first Los Angeles-based sports team, the Los Angeles Angels, who took the name "Angels" from the English translation of "Los Angeles", which means "The Angels" in Spanish. The team name started in 1892; in 1903, the team name continued in L.A. through the Pacific Coast League, which is now a minor league affiliate of MILB. The Angels franchise of today was established in MLB in 1961 after former owner Gene Autry bought the rights to continue the franchise name from Walter O'Malley, the former Los Angeles Dodgers owner who had acquired the franchise from Phil Wrigley, the owner of the Chicago Cubs at the time. As stated in the book Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball, "Autry agreed to buy the franchise name for $350,000, and continue the history of the previously popular Pacific Coast League team as his own expansion team in the MLB."[2] After the Angels joined Major League Baseball, some players from the Angels' PCL team joined the MLB Angels in 1961.

An expansion franchise, the club continued in Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Angels, and played their home games at Los Angeles' Wrigley Field (not to be confused with Chicago's stadium of the same name), which had formerly been the home of the PCL Los Angeles Angels. The Angels were one of the first two expansion teams (along with the Washington Senators [now Texas Rangers]) in Major League Baseball. The team then moved in 1962 to newly built Dodger Stadium, which the Angels referred to as Chavez Ravine, where they were tenants of the Los Angeles Dodgers through 1965.

The team's founder, entertainer Gene Autry, owned the franchise for its first 36 years. During Autry's ownership, the team made the playoffs three times, but never won the pennant. The team has gone through several name changes in their history, first changing their name to the California Angels on September 2, 1965, with a month still left in the season, in recognition of their upcoming move to the newly constructed Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim at the start of the 1966 season.[3] When The Walt Disney Company took control of the team in 1997, it extensively renovated Anaheim Stadium, which was then renamed Edison International Field of Anaheim. The City of Anaheim contributed $30 million to the $118 million renovation with a renegotiated lease providing that the names of both the stadium and team contain the word "Anaheim".[4] The team was renamed the Anaheim Angels and became a subsidiary of Disney Sports, Inc. (later renamed Anaheim Sports, Inc.). Under Disney's ownership and the leadership of manager Mike Scioscia, the Angels finally won their first pennant and world championship in 2002.

In 2005, new owner Arturo Moreno added "Los Angeles" to the team's name in order to better tap into the team's history and appeal to more Los Angeles fans as in the team's past. He also stated that as Los Angeles is the second largest market in the U.S., its addition would benefit the team greatly. In compliance with the terms of its lease with the city of Anaheim, which required "Anaheim" be a part of the team's name, the team was renamed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hotly disputed when initially announced, the change was eventually upheld in court and the city finally dropped its four-year legal battle in 2009. The team usually refers to itself as the Angels or Angels Baseball in its home media market, and the words "Los Angeles" and "LAA" do not appear in the stadium, on the Angels' uniforms, or on official team merchandise. Local media in Southern California tend to omit a geographic identifier and refer to the team as the Angels or as the Halos. The Associated Press, the most prominent news service in the U.S., refers to the team as the Los Angeles Angels, the Angels, or Los Angeles.[5]

Team traditions[edit]

The mantra "Win One for the Cowboy" is a staple that is deep rooted in Angels history for fans. The saying refers to the Angels Founder and previous Owner Gene Autry who never saw his Angels win a World Series in his 38 years as Owner. Years went by as the team experienced many heartbreaking loses just strikes away from American League Pennants. By the Angels first World Series Championship in 2002 Gene Autry had died, but Angels player Tim Salmon ran into the home dugout after winning the World Series and brought out one of Gene's moniker White Stetson Hats in honor of the "Singing Cowboy" whose #26 was retired as the 26th man on the field for the Angels.

Each game begins with the song "Calling All Angels" by Train being played on the P.A.

The Angel Stadium of Anaheim has a section in center field nicknamed the "California Spectacular," a formation of artificial rocks made to look like a desert mountain in California. The California Spectacular has a running waterfall, geysers that shoot in the air, and also shoot fireworks from the rocks before every game; anytime the Angels hit a home run or win a game the fireworks shoot from the rocks as well.[6]

During the seventh inning stretch of every home game, the fans sing along to "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim is nicknamed "The Big A."[6]

Anytime the Angels win a game, the saying "Light Up the Halo!" is used in reference to the giant landmark which is a big 230 foot tall A with a halo surrounding the top which lights up every time the Angels win a game.[6] Fans also use the saying, "Just another Halo victory," as the late Angels broadcaster Rory Markas, who would say the catch phrase after each win.

The Angels organization created "thunder sticks" when the team made the playoffs. Thunder sticks are now in use by many other sports teams.[citation needed]

Rivalries[edit]

The Angels have developed many rivalries in, and outside of their division. They include New York Yankees,[7] Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers,[8] and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Red Sox - The rivalry between the Red Sox and Angels has developed in heated matchups in regular season and many playoff situations that regularly included fights, late inning rallies, and bad relations. The Red Sox and Angels rivalry dates back to Angels MLB franchise founder Gene Autry making a bet with former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey that Autry's new expansion team would win more games than Yawkey's Red Sox. In 1964 Angels pitcher Bob Lee suffered a season-ending injury of a broken hand after trying to punch a Red Sox fan, which ultimately cost him an ERA title. In 1965 the first of many fights between the two clubs occurred when pitchers Dean Chance and Dave Morehead exchanged hit batters which caused a small 50 man free for all on the field that resulted in the bullpen fence at Dodger stadium being broken down and the riot squad being called. On August 17, 1967 Red Sox all-star outfielder Tony Conigliaro was beaned in the eye by a Jack Hamilton fastball, resulting in vision problems that caused him to miss the final month and a half of that Red Sox pennant winning season as well as the entire next season, and ultimately led to his early retirement.

The most famous Angels playoff collapse was versus the Red Sox in the 1986 ALCS. The Angels were leading Red Sox 3-1 in the series and leading by three runs with two out in the ninth inning and had two strikes on the batter when pitcher Donnie Moore gave up a 3 run home run, and the Red Sox went on to win that game and the next two to win the series. Red Sox followed that series with their own disappointing World Series loss to the New York Mets. Three years later, more personal tragedy struck when Angels pitcher Moore committed suicide. He was said to have not gotten over the "One strike away" game. The Red Sox swept the Angels in the Divisional Round of both the 2004 and 2007 playoffs, with Boston eventually winning the World Series both years. The Red Sox also beat the Angels in the 2008 playoffs, 3 games to 1, again in the Divisional Round. The Angels swept the Red Sox in the 2009 ALDS.[9][10]

Rangers - The Rangers and Angels rivalry has been said to develop over a domination in the division between the two teams, and also in recent years more animosity between the two teams due to the amount of former players from each team playing for the division rival. Angels players such as Mike Napoli, Darren Oliver, Vladimir Guerrero, and Texas Players C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are all acquisitions the two division rivals made of former rival players. In 2012 former Texas pitcher CJ Wilson played a joke on former teammate and Mike Napoli in tweeting his phone number, causing Napoli to exchange words with Wilson.[11] The feuds go back to Angels Adam Kennedy and Rangers Gerald Laird arguing leading to punches being thrown multiple times causing small fights between the teams in the past.[12]

The two teams each had a perfect game against each other, including Mike Witt in 1984 at Arlington Stadium and Kenny Rogers in 1994 in The Ballpark in Arlington.

Yankees - The Angels and Yankees rivalry can be seen as stemmed through heated play between the two teams through the years, including several times in the playoffs. For the past 20 years the Angels are also the only team in the majors to have a winning record against the Yankees, especially in 1998 when there was concern from New York sportswriters that the Angels could upset the Yankees in the Division Series. The Angels missed the playoffs, and the Yankees went on to win later that year. The Angels would knock off the Yankees four years later in the 2002 ALDS.[13] Coincidental enough, the former PCL Angels were nicknamed "Yankees West" due to the success the team had, and even held multiple scrimmage games between the two in the old Wrigley Field in Los Angeles during spring training throughout the 30s, 40s, and 50s.[14][15]

Dodgers - The rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers has been referred to as the Freeway Series because of the freeway system (mostly via I-5) linking the two teams' home grounds.[16] The Freeway Series rivalry developed mostly over the two teams sharing similar regions and fans having been split in LA similar to the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox "Windy City Showdown Rivalry" or the New York Mets and New York Yankees Subway series.

The Rally Monkey[edit]

The Rally Monkey is a mascot for the Angels which appears if the Angels are losing a game or if the game is tied during the 7th inning, but sometimes earlier depending on the situation. The Rally Monkey appears on the scoreboard in various movies or pop culture references that have been edited to include him.[citation needed]

The Rally Monkey was born in 2000 when the scoreboard showed a clip from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, after which the Angels rallied to win the game. The clip proved to be so popular that the team hired Katie, a white-haired capuchin monkey, to star in original clips for later games. When seen, she jumps up and down to the House of Pain song "Jump Around" and holds a sign that says "RALLY TIME!"[citation needed]

The rally monkey came to national and worldwide attention during the Angels' appearance in the 2002 World Series, again against the San Francisco Giants. In the 6th game, the Angels were playing at home, but were trailing the series 3-2 and facing elimination. They were down 5-0 as the game entered the bottom of the 7th inning. Amid fervid rally-monkey themed fan support, the Angels proceeded to score six unanswered runs over the next two innings, winning the game and turning the momentum of the series for good (they went on to clinch the championship in game 7).[17]

From 2007 to 2009, the Angels reached the post-season each year, sparking a renewal of the rally monkey's popularity.[18]

Fan support[edit]

The many traditions at Angel Stadium i.e. (Rally Monkey, Break out the red, the Big A), and fan-made sites such as Halos Heaven, Halo Space, Rally Monkey, Angels Reddit, Angelswin.com, and Monkey With a Halo show the passion and support fans have for the Angels.[6][19]

The Angels have drawn 3 million plus fans to the stadium for Eleven years straight, and at least 2 million for 30 seasons, and a game average in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 of 40,000 fans at each game despite not making the playoffs the past four years.[20] In 2011, the Angels had the fifth best home attendance in Major League Baseball, averaging 39,090 fans per game.[21]

In 2009, the Angels were voted the number one franchise in professional sports in Fan Value by ESPN magazine.[22] In 2011, ESPN & Fan polls by ESPN ranked the Angels #4 in the best sports franchises in all of sports, ahead of every Major League team in baseball at #1 and also making it the #1 sports franchise in Los Angeles. The rankings were determined through a combination of sports analysts and fan votes ranking all sports franchises by a combination of average fan attendance, fan relations, "Bang for your Buck" or winning percentage over the past 3 years, ownership, affordability, stadium experience, players effort on the field and likability, coaching, and "Title Track".

Logos and colors[edit]

2002–2004. The second logo under the "Anaheim" name and Disney ownership.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have used ten different logos and three different color combinations throughout their history. Their first two logos depict a baseball with wings and a halo over a baseball diamond with the letters "L" and "A" over it in different styles. The original team colors were the predominately blue with a red trim. This color scheme would be in effect for most of the franchise's history lasting from 1961 to 1996.

In 1966, after the club's move to Anaheim, the team name changed from the "Los Angeles Angels" to the "California Angels," along with the name change, the logo changed as well. During the 31 years of being known as the "California Angels," the team kept the previous color scheme, however, their logo did change six times during this period. The first logo under this name was very similar to the previous "LA" logo, the only difference was instead of an interlocking "LA," there was an interlocking "CA." Directly after this from 1971 to 1985, the Angels adopted a logo that had the word "Angels" written on an outline of the State of California. Between the years 1971–1972 the "A" was lower-case while from 1973 to 1985 it was upper-case.

It was in 1965, while the stadium was being finished, that Bud Furillo (of the Herald Examiner) coined its nickname, "the Big A" after the tall letter A that once stood beyond left-center field and served as the arena's primary scoreboard (it was later relocated to a section of the parking lot, south-east of the stadium).

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

In 1986, the Angels adopted the "big A" on top of a baseball as their new logo, with the shadow of California in the background. After the "big A" was done in 1992, the Angels returned to their roots and re-adopted the interlocking "CA" logo with some differences. The Angels used this logo from 1993 to 1996, during that time, the "CA" was either on top of a blue circle or with nothing else.

After the renovations of then-Anaheim Stadium and the takeover by the Walt Disney Company, the Angels changed their name to the "Anaheim Angels" along with changing the logo and color scheme. The first logo under Disney removed the halo and had a rather cartoon-like "ANGELS" script with a wing on the "A" over a periwinkle plate and crossed bats. With this change, the Angels' color scheme changed to dark blue and periwinkle. After a run with the "winged" logo from 1997 to 2001, Disney changed the Angels's logo back to a "Big A" with a silver logo over a dark blue baseball diamond. WIth this logo change, the colors changed to the team's current color scheme: predominately red with some dark blue and white.

When the team's name changed from the "Anaheim Angels" to the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim," the logo changed only slightly, the name "ANAHEIM ANGELS" and the blue baseball diamond were removed leaving only the "big A."

For the 2011 season, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Angels franchise, the halo on the 'Big A' logo temporarily changed colors from silver to old gold, paying tribute to the Angels logos of the past. The uniforms also reflected the change to the gold halo for this season. During the 50th Anniversary season the players have worn throwback jerseys at each Friday home game reflecting all the different logos and uniforms previously worn by players. Also Angels alumni from past season during the 50th year throw out the first Angels pitch at every home game.

A new patch was added on the uniforms before the 2012 season, featuring a red circle encircling the words "Angels Baseball" and the club logo inside and flanking the year 1961 in the middle, which was the year the Angels franchise was established.

Radio and television[edit]

As of 2009, the Angels' flagship radio station is KLAA 830AM, which is owned by the Angels themselves. It replaces KSPN (710 ESPN), on which frequency had aired most Angels games since the team's inception in 1961. That station, then KMPC, aired games from 1961 to 1996. In 1997 & 1998, the flagship station became KRLA (1110AM). In 1999, it was replaced by KLAC for four seasons, including the 2002 World Series season.

The Angels 2010 broadcast line-up was thrown into doubt with the death of Rory Markas in January 2010. The Angels had announced in November 2009 that Markas and Mark Gubicza would broadcast Angels' televised games, with Terry Smith and José Mota handling the radio side.[23] At the same time, the Angels announced that Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler would not return to the broadcasting team. On March 3, 2010 it was announced that Victor Rojas will replace Markas.[24]

In 2008, KLAA broadcast spring training games on tape delay from the beginning on February 28 to March 9 because of advertiser commitments to some daytime talk shows. Those games were available live only online. Live preseason broadcasts were to begin on March 10.[25]

In 2009, KFWB 980AM started broadcasting 110 weekday games, including postseason games, to better reach listeners in Los Angeles County and other areas to the north.[26] All 162 games plus post season games still air on KLAA.

In 2010, KSPN 710AM will broadcast at least 60 weekday games. This will be a partial return to their old station from 2007.[27]

Angels radio broadcasts are also in Spanish on KWKW 1330AM and KWKU 1220AM.

Fox Sports West holds the exclusive rights to the regional telecasts of approximately 150 Angels home and away games.[28] Fox owned and operated MyNetworkTV affiliate KCOP broadcast select games from 2006 to 2011, but opted to move those games to Fox Sports West in 2012. Select national Angels telecasts can be found on Fox, ESPN, TBS or MLB Network.

During the 2009 season, Physioc and Hudler called about 100 games, while Markas and Gubicza had the remaining game telecasts (about 50, depending on ESPN and Fox exclusive national schedules). The split arrangement dated back to the 2007 season, when Mota and Gubicza were the second team. Markas debuted on TV in a three-game series at the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2007.

Mota, who is bilingual and the son of former Dodger Manny Mota, has also called Angels games in Spanish, and at one time did analysis from the dugout rather than the usual booth position.

All locally broadcast games are produced by FSN regardless of the outlet actually showing the games.

Dick Enberg, who broadcast Angels baseball in the 1970s, is the broadcaster most identified with the Angels, using such phrases as "Oh, my!", "Touch 'em all!" after Angel home runs, and "The halo shines tonight!".

Other former Angels broadcasters over the past three decades include Dave Niehaus, Don Drysdale, Bob Starr, Joe Torre, Paul Olden, Al Wisk, Al Conin, Mario Impemba, Sparky Anderson, Jerry Reuss, Ken Wilson, Ken Brett, and Ron Fairly. Jerry Coleman also spent time with the Angels organization in the early-1970s as a pre-game and post-game host before joining the San Diego Padres broadcast team.

From 1994 until the end of the 2012 season, the public address announcer for most Angels home games was David Courtney, who also served as the public address announcer for the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Clippers and a traffic reporter for Angels flagship KLAA 830 AM until his death on November 29, 2012,.[29] Starting in the 2013 season, Michael Araujo, the PA Announcer for the LA Galaxy since 2002, was selected as the new public address announcer for the Angels.[30] Anaheim Ducks announcer Phil Hulett serves as the secondary public address announcer.

Film[edit]

Parent company Disney remade the 1951 film Angels in the Outfield in 1994 with the California Angels as the team that receives heavenly assistance. The team is also featured in the 1988 comedy film The Naked Gun. The 1990 comedy Taking Care of Business features a world series matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the California Angels. The 1991 movie Talent for the Game features Edward James Olmos as a baseball scout for the California Angels. The name "California Angels" also featured in the 2002 film Air Bud Seventh Inning Fetch

Season records[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

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Jim
Fregosi

SS: 1961–71
Manager: 1978–81
Retired August 1, 1998
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Gene
Autry

Team Founder

Retired October 3, 1982
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Rod
Carew

1B: 1979–85
Coach: 1992–99
Retired August 6, 1991
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Nolan
Ryan

P: 1972-79

Retired June 16, 1992
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Jackie
Robinson

Retired by
MLB
Retired April 15, 1997
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Jimmie
Reese

Coach: 1972–94

Retired August 2, 1995
    1. 26 was retired for Gene Autry to indicate he was the team's "26th Man" (25 is the player limit for any MLB team's active roster, except in September)
    2. 42 was retired throughout Major League Baseball in 1997 to honor Jackie Robinson.
  • Although Not Retired #15 has been out of Circulation since Tim Salmon's Retirement at the end of the 2006 Season & #34 has been out of Circulation since Nick Adenhart's untimely death in 2009.

Angels Hall of Fame[edit]

The Angels have a team Hall of Fame,[31] with the following members:

Player Bobby Grich Jim Fregosi Don Baylor Rod Carew Nolan Ryan Jimmie Reese Brian Downing Chuck Finley Gene Autry 2002 World Series Team
Year Inducted 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1995 2009 2009 2011 2012

Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

As of the 2011 Hall of Fame election, no inducted members have elected to be depicted wearing an Angels cap on their plaque. However, several Hall of Famers have spent part of their careers with the Angels:[32]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
California Angels

Bert Blyleven
Rod Carew

Whitey Herzog
Reggie Jackson

Frank Robinson
Nolan Ryan

Don Sutton
Hoyt Wilhelm

Dick Williams
Dave Winfield

Anaheim Angels

Rickey Henderson

Eddie Murray

Players listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Angels cap insignia.

Ford C. Frick Award recipients[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Ford C. Frick Award recipients
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Jerry Coleman

Joe Garagiola

Names in bold received the award based primarily on their work as broadcasters for the Angels.

Current roster[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated April 16, 2014
TransactionsDepth chart
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Minor league affiliations[edit]

Level Team League Location
AAA Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League Salt Lake City, UT
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League North Little Rock, AR
Advanced A Inland Empire 66ers California League San Bernardino, CA
A Burlington Bees[33] Midwest League[33] Burlington, IA[33]
Rookie Orem Owlz Pioneer League Orem, UT
AZL Angels Arizona League Tempe, AZ
DSL Angels Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Historic minor league farm teams (with partial affiliation contracts) of the Angels system in the state of California were: The triple-A San Diego Padres later the Hawaii Islanders, and the class-AAA/class-A Long Beach Angels whom became the Seattle Angels, Salinas Angels (1972–75), Santa Clara Angels (1976–79), Redwood Pioneers of Sonoma County (1980–85), Palm Springs Angels (1986–93), Lake Elsinore Storm (1994–2001/05) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (2002/06-11).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Angels are simply plugging along". Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  2. ^ Donovan, Pete; none (2012). Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball. San Rafael, California: INSIGHT EDITIONS. pp. 35, 36. ISBN 978-1-60887-019-6. 
  3. ^ The Sporting News, The Complete Baseball Record Book (St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1994), 223. Also see the American League standings printed in the New York Times on September 4, 1965.
  4. ^ Martin Kasindorf, "Angels' name prompts devil of a lawsuit," USA Today, January 30, 2006 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/angels/2006-01-30-angels-court_x.htm
  5. ^ Janie McCauley, "Surging Angels beat A's 4–2 for sixth straight win," Associated Press, June 7, 2010 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hcnwfZW5a4ooDsRDA-bHheM6_iUAD9G6SOVO0
  6. ^ a b c d [1], Angel Stadium.
  7. ^ [2], HalosYanks.
  8. ^ [3], Angels Rangers.
  9. ^ Hall, John. Red Sox-Angels: Baseball's Newest Rivalry. Los Angeles Times. Newspaper. 13 AUG 1967.
  10. ^ Article from 1967 on the Angels-Red Sox Rivalry. Halos Heaven. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  11. ^ C.J. Wilson, Mike Napoli Twitter Feud: Angels Pitcher Tweets Phone Number Of Rangers Catcher. Huffingtonpost.com (2012-03-19). Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  12. ^ Rangers-Angels rivalry: How did we get here? | Texas Rangers Blog. Rangersblog.dallasnews.com (2012-05-11). Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  13. ^ ANA Head-to-Head Records from 1992 to 2012. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  14. ^ Wrigley Field, Los Angeles. Sports Hollywood. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  15. ^ Epting, Chris. Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks. Images of America, Arcadia Publishing. Book. Page 21. 12 APR 2010.
  16. ^ [4], freeway series.
  17. ^ Rally Monkey, Rally time.
  18. ^ Rally Monkey, Rally time.
  19. ^ [5], List of Google search for Angels Baseball fansites.
  20. ^ [6], Angels stadium attendance.
  21. ^ 2013 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN. Espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  22. ^ [7], fan value.
  23. ^ Diane Pucin, "Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc no longer Angels broadcasters," Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2009 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/11/rex-hudler-steve-physioc-no-longer-angels-broadcasters.html
  24. ^ Pucin, Diane (March 3, 2010). "Victor Rojas named as new Angels play-by-play broadcaster". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  25. ^ From the dugout » Blog Archive » Angels’ spring radio – OCRegister.com
  26. ^ CBS Radio's KFWB News 980 enhances local programming lineup with addition of Los Angeles Angels broadcasts: mlb.com
  27. ^ "Angels Return to 710 ESPN Radio". 
  28. ^ "Angels and FOX Sports West announce 2012 schedule". 
  29. ^ "Angels PA announcer David Courtney dies at the 56". 
  30. ^ "New Angels announcer living a dream". 
  31. ^ "Angels Hall of Famers". Angels Baseball official website. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  32. ^ National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Home
  33. ^ a b c Lee, Jane. "A's bring Class A Beloit into farm system". mlb.com. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bisheff, Steve. Tales from the Angels Dugout: The Championship Season and Other Great Angels Stories. Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2003. ISBN 1-58261-685-X.
  • 2005 Angels Information Guide.

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