The Angels have loaded their roster with some of the best hitters in baseball including Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and one of the best young stars in the game, Mike Trout. If you want seats to see all the Angels stars in action, TicketNetwork.com can help connect you to Angels tickets this MLB season.
When translated from Spanish, "Los Angeles" means "The Angels," so it is only fitting that a Major League Baseball team in LA has taken that name. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, formerly known as just the Anaheim Angels, joined the American League in 1961 and immediately established itself as an elite baseball franchise. The Angels currently play their home games at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, in front of capacity crowds of more than 45,000 Angels fans.
For many years before the Angels ever took the field, baseball in Los Angeles was only a fantasy, not a reality. The initial talks were to take an existing team and to move them to the west coast, but each time the talks would end up with everyone standing pat. Then in 1958, the National League beat the American League to the punch when the Brooklyn Dodgers relocated and became the Los Angeles Dodgers. It wasn't long before both leagues agreed to expand, with each league getting one new team, as the National League brought in the New York Mets and the American League expanded with the Los Angeles Angels.
In the early 2000s, the Angels saw great success. Before the 2002 season, the team played in a total of three playoff series and lost in each of them. In 2002, however, the team finished with a record of 99-63 and made the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. In the first round they ousted the New York Yankees in four games and then in the second round they eliminated the Minnesota Twins in five to advance to the World Series.
In their first-ever World Series, the Angels were pitted against slugger Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants. The series was hard-fought, but behind players like Troy Glaus, Francisco Rodriguez and John Lackey, they were able to capture their first-ever World Series championship. In the years since, the team has become one of the most formidable franchises in the American League, although they have yet to win another World Series title.
The team is now anchored by an array of superstars that fill their line-up including Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and Mike Trout. Playing as part of the AL West, the Angels will have to get past the likes of the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers if they want to take the division crown this season.
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