American professional baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels is based in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Angels are a member of the American League (AL) West division in Major League Baseball (MLB)
Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, has been the team’s home stadium since 1966.
One of the first two MLB expansion teams and the first to originate in California, Gene Autry launched the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1961 in Los Angeles.
Before moving to Anaheim in 1966, the Los Angeles Angels were known as the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
From 1965 to 1996, the team was known as the California Angels, then from 1997 to 2004, it was known as the Anaheim Angels.
Even though the city of Los Angeles was reintroduced to the team’s name in 2005, it was still referred to as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim until 2015 due to a leasing arrangement with Anaheim.
The next year, the team was renamed the Los Angeles Angels.
In 2002, the Los Angeles Angels were the first and only team to win the World Series. Their lone trip to the World Series made them one of only three MLB teams to ever win the championship game.
Why Are Angels Called Los Angeles?
This team’s name comes from the English translation of the Spanish word for “Los Angeles,” which translates to “The Angels,” and thus “Los Angeles Angels” was born.
First used in 1892, the term was adopted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1903, when the PCL (now known as Minor League Baseball) was established in Los Angeles.