Los Angeles Angels MLB Baseball History – American League West
The Los Angeles Angels as we know of today were established in 1961. The name “Angels” came from translation of “Los Angeles”. The teams roots go way back further than 1961, they team began in 1892. The Los Angeles Angels played out of the Pacific League as it was known back then. Now the Pacific League is a minor league baseball team.
Gene Autry bought The Angels when they were a Pacific League team, his purpose for The Angels was to use it as his MLB expansion team. He had far bigger and better plans for this MLB Baseball Betting team. Auty helped the Angels join the Major League and he allowed some players who played on the team when they played in the Pacific League join him, henceforth, The Los Angeles Angels were officially member of the MLB by 1961.
At this time the Angels were playing their home games out of Wrigley Field and continued to play there as an MLB Baseball team. However throughout the years of 1962-1965 The Angels played out of Dodgers Stadium. The Brooklyn Dodgers moved out to play in Los Angeles in the 1950’s.
In 1965 Gene Auty who owned the team for a total of thrirty six yeats, changed the name. The new of The Los Angeles Angels were The California Angels. This took place with only a month left in the 1965 MLB season.
The Angels began to play our of Anaheim Stadium in the 1966 season. It may be good to know that when Walt Disney Company bought the team in 1997 they did a grandiose renovation. At this time the Stadium was re-named again the Edison International Field of Anaheim. The City is said to have contributed millions of dollars to this super renovation.
After this took place they name of the Angels changed again, The Anaheim Angels were born and became affiliated with Disney Sports. Later on this was renamed Anaheim Sports, Inc. At this time The Angels won the first pennant and in addition to the pennant they won the champtionsip.
Los Angeles was added back to the Angels in the year of 2005 under the ownership of Arturo Moreno. It is said that his intensions were to bring back some of the history of the team and to bettor market the team to the City of Los Angeles.