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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (formerly Anaheim Angels) - Facts & Franchise History

Web site: http://angels.angels.mlb.com
Home: Edison International Field (Built: 1966; Capacity:
45,050)
Affiliation:  Major League Baseball (American League - West)
Owner:
Arte Moreno (purchased the franchise from the Walt Disney Company in 2003)

In 1961, the Angels began life as the Los Angeles Angels, playing at Wrigley Field (capacity 20,500) in Los Angeles.  In 1962, the team moved to "Chavez Ravine" (the name of present day Dodger Stadium when both  the Angels and the Dodgers played there). In 1965, the team was renamed California Angels, in anticipation of its move to the newly built Anaheim Stadium in the following year.  The Angels played their first game at Anaheim on April 9, 1966, in an exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants. In 1997, the team was renamed Anaheim Angels. In 1998, the Angels opened before 43,311 fans in the newly refurbished Anaheim Stadium, now known as Edison International Field. In 2002, for the first time in the team's history, the Angels enter and then proceed to win the World Series. In 2004, new owner Arte Moreno, against considerable protest by many Orange County fans, intended to change the team's name back to Los Angeles Angels in order to appeal to the huge potential fan base in the 900-pound gorilla to the north (Los Angeles).  Considerable opposition by Orange County fans, especially from the City of Anaheim, compelled Moreno to attempt to them by settling on Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (although, placate it did not).

Historical Season Wins-Losses

Season

Wins-Losses

Percentage

2005

95-67

0.586

2004

92-69

0.571

2003

77-85

0.475

2002*

99-63

0.611

2001

75-87

0.463

2000

82-80

0.506

1999

70-91

0.435

1998

85-77

0.525

1997

84-78

0.519

1996

70-91

0.435

1995

78-67

0.538

1994

47-68

0.409

1993

71-91

0.438

1992

72-90

0.444

1991

81-81

0.500

1990

80-82

0.494

1989

91-71

0.562

1988

75-87

0.463

Season

Wins-Losses

Percentage

1987

75-87

0.463

1986

92-70

0.568

1985

90-72

0.556

1984

81-81

0.500

1983

70-92

0.432

1982

93-69

0.574

1981

51-59

0.464

1980

65-95

0.406

1979

88-74

0.543

1978

87-75

0.537

1977

74-88

0.457

1976

76-86

0.469

1975

72-89

0.447

1974

68-94

0.420

1973

79-83

0.488

1972

75-80

0.484

Season

Wins-Losses

Percentage

1971

76-86

0.469

1970

86-76

0.531

1969

71-91

0.438

1968

67-95

0.414

1967

84-77

0.522

1966

80-82

0.494

1965

75-87

0.463

1964

82-80

0.506

1963

70-91

0.435

1962

86-76

0.531

1961

70-91

0.435

* Angels win the Pennant at the World Series
Source: Anaheim Angels

 

In the Angels next-to-last game played in Dodger Stadium in 1965, only 945 fans were in the stadium. The Angels lost that game to the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. The 2003 season, following the team's World Series win, saw a record attendance of 3,061,094.

 

 

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