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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Los Angeles Angels Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Los Angeles Angels poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Los Angeles Angels – The Team Name The franchise was established in 1961 and has been known as:
Los Angeles Angels 1961-1964
California Angels 1965-1996
Anaheim Angels 1997-2004
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2005-2015
Los Angeles Angels 2016-Present

2. Los Angeles Angels – The Championship Record
One World Series Championship:
2002 defeated San Francisco Giants 4 games 3

Ten Post Season Appearances:
1979 American League West Champions 88-74
1982 American League West Champions 93-69
1986 American League West Champions 92-70
2002 American League Wild Card Winners 99-63
2004 American League West Champions 92-70
2005 American League West Champions 95-67
2007 American League West Champions 94-68
2008 American League West Champions 100-62
2009 American League West Champions 97-65
2014 American League West Champions 98-64

3. Los Angeles Angels – Home Stadium History
1. Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
2. Chavez Ravine / Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
3. Anaheim Stadium / Edison International Field / Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim

4. For more information on the Angels, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

5. Celebrate the Angels' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Los Angeles Angels and the history of the Angels franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Los Angeles Angels YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Angels.

This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 21, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

Many thanks!!!

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