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RE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
(03-30-2017 08:44 AM)lew240z Wrote:  
(03-29-2017 11:17 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  Yeah, it was stupid.... if the Ducks can use Anaheim then why no the Angels... and I believe that was their original name too...

When Gene Autry founded the team, they were the Los Angeles Angels. They played at Wrigley Field in 1961. No, not that one. There was a 20,000 seat Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles. For 1962, they moved to Dodger Stadium. The Angels called that stadium Chavez Ravine instead of Dodger Stadium. They played there for four years. The team was renamed the California Angles in September 1965 in anticipation of the move to Anaheim the following year.

Autry wanted to build a new stadium in Los Angeles, but couldn't come to terms with the city. He almost had a deal with Long Beach, but that city insisted on the team being named the Long Beach Angels which Autry rejected.

The team became the Anaheim Angels on November 19, 1996, after new owner Disney reached as a condition of the agreement with the city of Anaheim to renovate the stadium.

Long Beach Angels sounds way worse than Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Thank goodness.
03-30-2017 04:51 PM
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(03-30-2017 02:19 PM)Wedge Wrote:  Disney was happy to agree to switch from "California Angels" to "Anaheim Angels" because in the minds of a lot of people Anaheim is synonymous with Disneyland.

The city hosed itself with the funky language in the lease agreement about the team name, which allowed Arte Moreno, after he bought the team, to use the ridiculous "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" name.

It looks like the team is just calling itself "Los Angeles Angels" most of the time, anyway, take a look at these official press releases:

http://m.angels.mlb.com/news/article/221...mvp-in-17/

http://m.angels.mlb.com/news/article/220...h-stubhub/

Quote:About the Angels
The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win 10 American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 56-year history, the franchise also boasts four MVP's, two Cy Young winners, two Rookie of the Year winners, 35 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 153 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at http://www.Angels.com, follow on Twitter @Angels and like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Angels. For media information, visit http://www.angelspressbox.com.

That was the plan. The "of Anaheim" part was just a legal loophole to bypass so he could market the team as the second LA team.
03-30-2017 05:00 PM
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They never should have changed it...
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It's a Disney trademark, they had no choice.
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