was the first owner of the Angels franchise.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The team has had four principal owners, and ten General Managers, since its inception in 1960.
Gene Autry 1960–1998
Persuaded by baseball executives at the time to take ownership of the expansion team, rather than just the broadcast rights.
Jackie Autry 1998–1999
Became legal owner of the team following her husband Gene Autry's death.
The Walt Disney Company 1999–2003
Effectively took control of the Angels in 1996, when it was able to gain enough support on the board to hire Tony Tavares as team president. Gene Autry remained as chairman until his death in 1998.
Arturo Moreno 2003–present
Made history on May 15, 2003, by becoming the first Mexican American and the first Latin American to own a major sports team in the United States when he purchased the Angels from the Walt Disney Company.
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was the first general manager of the Angels (1960–68).
served as the general manager of the Angels from 2007 to 2011.
Fred Haney 1960–1968
Became the first General Manager of the team when tapped by owner Gene Autry. Retired in 1968.
Dick Walsh 1968–1971
Named successor as General Manager by Gene Autry following the retirement of Haney. Walsh was fired by Autry after the 1971 season due to the team failing to meet expectations.
Harry Dalton 1971–1977
Was hired by Autry away from the Baltimore Orioles. Acquired pitcher Nolan Ryan from the New York Mets. After the 1977 season the Angels released Dalton from his contract.
Buzzie Bavasi 1977–1984
Hired by Autry, Bavasi took the team to its first two appearances in the postseason. Retired in 1984.
Mike Port 1984–1991
Dan O'Brien, Sr. 1991–1993
Whitey Herzog 1993–1994
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager during the 1980s
Bill Bavasi 1994–1999
Son of former General Manager Buzzie Bavasi.
Bill Stoneman 1999–2007
Former pitcher, who threw the first no-hitter in Montreal Expos' history.
Tony Reagins 2007–2011
Became the first African-American General Manager in club history.
Jerry Dipoto 2011–2015
Billy Eppler 2016-current
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