The Los Angeles Angels are an American professional baseball team based in the city of Anaheim, California, part of Orange County and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The Angels have played home games at Angel Stadium since 1966. The current MLB franchise was established as one of the league’s first two expansion teams in 1961 by Gene Autry, the team’s first owner. Autry was a famous singing cowboy actor in a series of films in the 1930s to 1950s, and later was the subject of the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.

The “Angels” name was taken by Autry in tribute to the original Los Angeles Angels, a Minor League franchise in the Pacific Coast League (PCL), which played in South Central Los Angeles from 1903 to 1957. He bought the rights to the Angels name from Walter O’Malley, the then-Los Angeles Dodgers owner, who acquired the PCL franchise from Philip K. Wrigley, also the owner of the parent Chicago Cubs at the time, as part of the Dodgers’ move to Southern California.

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LA Angels News from Yahoo Sports ‘Electric’ Shane McClanahan outduels Shohei Ohtani

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Another day, another dominant start for Shane McClanahan. The left-hander from USF outdueled the much more famous Shohei Ohtani on Wednesday, putting his Rays in position to — eventually — put a good finish on their 10-game road trip with a 4-2, 10-inning win. McClanahan threw seven shutout innings, allowing only three…

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LA Angels News from Yahoo Sports ‘It’s unbelievable’: Glenwood grad’s MLB no-hitter celebrated by family, former coaches

In Chatham, Kris, Erica and Parker Detmers watched; so too did Pat Moomey as well as Brian Pesko in Nokomis as Reid Detmers pitched a no-hitter. Read More from this story

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LA Angels News from Yahoo Sports Angels fan from the UK caps magical history(-making) tour with no-hitter, Shohei Ohtani outing

Los Angeles Angels supporter from the United Kingdom enjoyed the ultimate baseball vacation by witnessing Reid Detmers' no-hitter against the Rays. Read More from this story

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LA Angels News from Yahoo Sports Farmington native Silseth to make big-league debut on Friday

May 13—Farmington native Chase Silseth will make his major league debut Friday night as the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, per several media reports. Silseth, a Piedra Vista and ultimately a University of Arizona alumnus, was an 11th-round selection in last summer's draft by the Angels, who famously took pitchers with…

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LA Angels News from Yahoo Sports Chase Silseth dazzles in debut as Angels blank A’s 2-0

Chase Silseth allowed one hit in six strong innings while becoming the first player from last year's draft to make his major league debut, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Read More from this story