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    Los Angeles Angels Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Los Angeles Angels to get you started: 

    Established:1961
    Stadium:Angel Stadium
    Colors:Red, navy blue & silver 
    Hall of Famers:Vladimir Guerrero, Rod Carew, Bert Blyleven, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Lee Smith, Don Sutton, Hoyt Wilhelm & Dave Winfeld
    Hall of Fame General Managers: Dick Williams & Whitey Herzog
    Rivals:Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers & Oakland Athletics
    Legends:Vladimir Guerro, Noland Ryan, Tim Salmon, Rod Carew, Garrett Anderson, Mike Trout, Chuck Finley, Jim Edmonds, Troy Percival, Bobby Girch, Jim Fregosi & Darin Erstad
    Retired Numbers:6: 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, & 50
    League: American League 
    Division:West Division
    World Series Championships: 1: 2002

    Los Angeles Angels History

    While the Los Angeles Angels have only one World Series to their name in 2002, they also created history when along with the Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers), they became the first-ever teams to be awarded an expansion license in 1961 to enter the MLB. 

    The Los Angeles Angels, had a horrible debut season when they finished eighth in the American League, while it got slightly better the next year as they finished third, but then dropped down between fifth and eighth spot the following years.  

    A new name ahead of the 1965 season as they were now known as the California Angels (which lasted until 1996), couldn’t spare them any joy as they had another losing season managing 75 wins. 

    Fast forward to the 70s and the Angels made an audacious trade ahead of the 1972 season where they gave away Jim Fregosi for Nolan Ryan in return, who would spend seven years at the Angels, even with the addition the Angels didn’t even move up as they finished in fifth place. 

    After letting Fregosi go ahead of the 1972 season, he returned to the franchise this time as a manager for the 1978 season. In his debut season as manager the team finished second, however, it did set up for the season ahead. 

    In just his second season in charge of the team, Fregosi led the Angels to their first postseason appearance in 1979 after the team had finished first in the American League West with 88 wins (one more they had the year before). 

    With the Angels finishing first meant they went straight to the American League Championship Series (ALCS), where they would face the Baltimore Orioles (who finished first in the National League), their maiden showing is one to forget as they lost the series. 

    They made the ALCS again two more times in the next seven years as the team was up and down on form and made the ALCS in the 1982 season (where they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2), and the Red sox in the 1986 season losing the series 4-3. 

    That was the most joy they would have for the next fourteen years and the Angels were not competitive in the 90s. Since their 1986 ALCS defeat, the only time they got close to the postseason was in 1995 where they managed to finish in second place.

    Two years later they had a new name and this time they were playing as the “Anaheim Angels”. After finishing second for two consecutive years for the 1997 and 1998 seasons the Angels dropped off and finished in fourth and third for the next two years before the 2002 season. 

    The Angels defied belief when they won the 2002 World Series in their first-ever World Series appearance after finishing the regular season in second spot with 99 wins. Their opponents in the ALDS and in the ALCS didn’t seem to trouble the Angels as they defeated the New York Yankees 3-1 and the Minnesota Twins 4-1 respectively. 

    However, they faced a tough contest against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series as by game 4 it was a 2-1 scoreline. The Giants won games 4 and 5 and they had a 3-2 advantage, but the Angels hit back in game 6 to tie the series and to make sure they would go to the decider and force a game 7. 

    The Angels won the decider as they claimed their maiden World Series in their first appearance. The next year the Angels suffered a bit of a hangover, they didn’t make it to the 2003 postseason. However, they returned to postseason action in the 2005 season but fell to the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. 

    By 2005 they were once again under a new name this time they were the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and had a pretty decent five-year burst and they made the postseason four times, starting with an ALCS defeat to the Chicago White Sox. 

    They made the ALDS back-to-back in the 2007 and 2008 seasons where they crashed out to the Red Sox on both occasions. To round out the mini postseason spurt, they managed to once again find their way to the ALCS in 2009, this time falling to the New York Yankees. 

    Despite falling to the New York Yankees in the ALCS, the Angels delivered one of their best pieces of business, when they drafted Mike Trout with the selection of the 25th pick in the MLB draft. 

    After spending two years in the minor leagues, Trout got his debut in 2011, and showed glimpses but it wasn’t until a year later when he started turning heads, and he claimed the 2012 Rookie of the Year award. 

    Since then Trout has been a major component to the Angels organization as he is an eight time All-Star, eight time Silver Slugger award winner (his most recent in 2020) and two time Hank Aaron award winner. They returned to the postseason again in 2014 when they fell to the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS, however, that was the last time the Angels have made it to the postseason. 

    Two years later, they were back under the Los Angeles Angels name tag and since 2016 the highest the team has finished is in second spot which occurred in the 2017 season. The Angels, despite it being a shortened season, finished the 2020 season with 26 wins placing them fourth in the American League West. 

    The Angels struggled again in the 2021 season, and finished the AL West in fourth place, with a record of 77-85. They also finished 18 games behind the AL West leading Astros. Their record at home for last season was 40-42, and they record on the road was 37-43.

    The Los Angeles Angels finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 73-89, which put them in third place in the American League West Division. Along with the Astros they were also expected to compete for the American League West Division title, but they collapsed halfway into the season after a scorching hot start to the year.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Los Angeles Angels

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Angels’ chances closer to the start of the 2023 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Los Angeles Angels, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Los Angeles Angels have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    The Angels have one of the most talented teams in the league. Somehow they continue to find a way to waste their potential. However, 2022 should be different as they have finally made much needed upgrades to the pitching staff. 

    Preview on the Los Angeles Angels’ Manager: Joe Maddon

    Coming into his 19th season as a Major League Baseball manager, Joe Maddon currently has a 1355-1187 regular season win-loss record in charge of the California Angels, Anaheim Angels, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and now the Los Angeles Angels.

    After four unsuccessful seasons trying to become a professional catcher, Maddon joined the Angels organisation in 1979. After six seasons as a minor league coach, Maddon joined the major league dugout as a coach, holding positions such as first base coach, bench coach, and interim manager.

    Maddon managed the Angels for 51 games across the 1996 and 1999 seasons, posting a 27-24 record in that time. Maddon was a coach during the Angels 2002 World Series championship before leaving the team in 2005 after 31 years with the organization.

    In 2005 Maddon was hired to coach the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the 2006 season. After 61 and 66 win seasons in ‘06 and ‘07 Maddon led the Rays to the 2008 World Series after an AL East division title, 97-65 win season. However, Tampa lost the series to Philadelphia in five games.

    Throughout his time with Tampa Bay, Maddon led the team to two division titles, four trips to the playoffs and a 754-705 regular season win-loss record. However, at the conclusion of the 2014 season Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays.

    Maddon managed the Chicago Cubs from 2015 to 2019, breaking the Cubs’ 108-year World Series Championship drought in his second season. Winning the 2016 World Series in Game 7 over the Cleveland Guardians.

    Having led the Cubs to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons, Maddon’s .581 winning percentage is the most for a Cubs manager since Frank Chance, and his 19 playoff victories as manager are a team record.

    Following a 77-85 season in 2019, Chicago opted not to renew Maddon’s contract. However shortly after, it was announced that Maddon would be returning to the Angels as the manager for the 2020 season.

    Los Angeles finished fourth in the AL West with a 26-34 record in Maddon’s first season in charge, which was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Preview on the Los Angeles Angels’ Key Player: Mike Trout

    Arguably the best player in Major League Baseball and undeniably the best player in the Angels dugout, Mike Trout’s career truly does speak for itself. After bursting onto the scene in 2012, Trout was named the AL Rookie of the Year for what was a truly historic season.

    Trout has since been named an eight time All-Star (2012-2019), three time AL MVP (2014, 2016, 2019), two time member of the All-MLB First Team (2019, 2020), eight time Silver Slugger Award recipient (2012-2016, 2018-2020), two time AL Hank Aaron Award recipient (2014, 2019), Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award recipient (2012), two time All-Star Game MVP (2014-2015), AL RBI leader (2014) and AL stolen base leader (2012).

    There is no doubt Mike Trout will go down as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 2022 he will almost certainly put together another fantastic campaign and once again be in the running for another Most Valuable Player award. However, this year it’s starting to seem like playoffs or bust. As a World Series title is still the one thing missing from his already Hall Of Fame career. 

    Preview on the Los Angeles Angel’s Next Best: Shohei Ohtani

    If you would’ve asked anybody a year ago they would’ve told you that Anthony Rendon is more important to the Angels than Ohtani. However, that is no longer the case as Ohtani is one of the top 15 players in Major League Baseball. 

    After a masterful season last year, where he took home several awards, Ohtani is almost certainly in line for a repeat performance in 2022. He is on pace to become the best two way guy in the history of baseball. 

    The one thing all baseball fans want to see is Mike Trout in the playoffs. Ohtani is the guy to help Trout and the Los Angeles Angels get there this season. As long as he can manage to stay healthy he may win back to back MVP awards.

    Los Angeles Angels Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The 2022 season is over and we take a look back at the Los Angeles Angels betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Angels before the start of the previous season:

    The Los Angeles Angels were given +330 odds to win the 2022 American League West division this season. Their odds to win the American League Pennant were +1500 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +3000. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 83.5, With odds of (-115) for the over and (-105) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 77-85.

    Their odds to win their division are the 2nd highest odds in the division. While their odds to win the American League pennant are the 7th highest. They rank 13th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.

    Los Angeles Angels FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Los Angeles Angels? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Los Angeles Angels play?

    The Los Angeles Angels play at Angel Stadium.

    Who owns the Los Angeles Angels? 

    Arturo Moreno owns the Los Angeles Angels. 

    Have the Los Angeles Angels won an MLB World Series?

    The Los Angeles Angels have only won one World Series which occurred in 2002. 

    Who is the Los Angeles Angels general manager?

    Perry Minosian is the general manager of the Los Angeles Angles.  

    Do the Los Angeles Angels play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Los Angeles Angels are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Los Angeles Angels games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Los Angeles Angels record?

    The Los Angeles Angels had a 73-89 win-loss record for the 2022 MLB season. 

    Did the Los Angeles Angels win last night?

    Fans of the Los Angeles Angels are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Los Angeles Angels worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Los Angeles Angels are worth $2.2 billion. 

    Who do the Los Angeles Angels play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Los Angeles Angels play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Los Angeles Angels?

    You can watch the Los Angeles Angels games on Fox Sports West and on MLB.TV. 

    Will the Los Angeles Angels make the playoffs this year?

    The Los Angeles Angels did not make the playoffs in the 2022 MLB season as they finished in 3rd place in the American League West Division with a 73-89 win-loss ratio. 

    When do the Los Angeles Angels play?

    Los Angeles Angels fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Los Angeles Angels finish the season?

    The Los Angeles Angels finished the 2022 MLB season in 3rd place in the American League West. 

    How many games did the Los Angeles Angels win?

    The Los Angeles Angels won 73 games during the 2022 MLB season.