The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Angels are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The "Angels" name originates from the city in which the team name started, Los Angeles. The Angels have been based in Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966, but they were a baseball team based in Los Angeles since 1892 in the California and Pacific Coast League before the MLB expansion to the west coast in 1958. The Angels franchise of today was established in the MLB in 1961, but the true birth of the team in existence of baseball stems from the year 1892, making them the first Los Angeles sports team in history. In 2009 they were AL Western Division champions for the third straight season. 2010 marked the eighth straight year in which the Angels franchise had drawn more than 3 Million fans in attendance for the regular baseball season. ESPN ranked the Los Angeles Angels #4 on it's list of Ultimate Team Rankings ahead of every team in baseball and any franchise in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Angels name originates from the first Los Angeles based sports team, the Los Angeles Angels, who took the name Angels from the meaning of the city Los Angeles which translates to "City of Angels". The team name started... Read More