Los Angeles Angels

Founded: 1961
Team Owner: Arte Moreno
Manager: Mike Scioscia
Team Icon: Rod Carew
Overall Record: 4,318-4,300
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Salt Lake Bees
World Series Titles: 2002
Stadium: Angel Stadium of Anaheim (1966–present)
Stadium Capacity: 45,483
Previous Ball Parks: Chavez Ravine (1962–1965), Wrigley Field (Los Angeles) (1961)
City: Anaheim, CA
Website: www.anaheim.angels.mlb.com
Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles was awarded an American League franchise in 1961. Gene Autry bought rights to the new team as well as to the Angels name which was previously owned by Walter O'Malley, a previous Dodgers owner. Why Walt had the rights to the Angels name is beyond me, but why not I guess. I'm sure Gene paid a pretty penny for it.

The team started as the Los Angeles Angels, but quickly changed to the California Angels when they moved to Anaheim in 1966. Once the Walt Disney Company took ownership of the team in 1996, they changed their name to the Anaheim Angels. New ownership took over in 2005 and again changed the name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in hopes of tapping into the LA market. Their current lease with the city of Anaheim binds them to having the city name in their name, hence the Los Angeles of Anaheim monstrosity.

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