20 Facts About Anaheim Angels


Los Angeles Anaheim Angels are an American professional baseball team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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The Anaheim Angels compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League West division.

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Anaheim Angels won the World Series in 2002, their first and only championship appearance to date.

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The Anaheim Angels were one of two expansion teams established as a result of the 1961 Major League Baseball expansion, along with the second incarnation of the Washington Senators .

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Under Disney's ownership and the leadership of manager Mike Scioscia, the Anaheim Angels won their first pennant and World Series championship in 2002.

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The California Spectacular has a running waterfall, and shoots fireworks from the rocks before every game; anytime the Anaheim Angels hit a home run or win a home game the fireworks shoot from the rocks as well.

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Anaheim Angels organization was the first North American team to employ the use of thundersticks.

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Rally Monkey is a mascot for the Anaheim Angels which appears if the Anaheim Angels are losing a game or if the game is tied from the 7th inning on, but sometimes earlier depending on the situation.

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Amid fervid rally-monkey themed fan support, the Anaheim Angels proceeded to score six unanswered runs over the next two innings, winning the game and turning the momentum of the series for good .

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From 2004 to 2009, the Anaheim Angels reached the postseason five times, sparking a renewal of the Rally Monkey's popularity.

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Anaheim Angels have developed many rivalries in and outside of their division.

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In 2009, the Anaheim Angels were voted as the number one franchise in professional sports in Fan Value by ESPN magazine.

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Los Angeles Anaheim Angels have used ten different logos and three different color combinations throughout their history.

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Directly after this from 1971 to 1985, the Anaheim Angels adopted a logo that had the word "Anaheim Angels" written on an outline of the State of California.

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In 1986, the Anaheim Angels adopted the "big A" on top of a baseball as their new logo, with the shadow of California in the background.

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The Anaheim 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.

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The Anaheim Angels had announced in November 2009 that Markas and Mark Gubicza would broadcast Anaheim Angels' televised games, with Terry Smith and Jose Mota handling the radio side.

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Three months into the 2021 season, Sutton and the Anaheim Angels parted ways, and former Miami Marlins announcer Rich Waltz took over as a substitute.

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Waltz only lasted until the end of the 2021 season, after which the Anaheim Angels tapped studio host Patrick O'Neal to serve as Vasgersian's substitute.

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Anaheim Angels have one member in the Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero, who was inducted in 2018.

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