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Latest news on the Los Angeles Angels, a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. Established in 1961 as an expansion team, they are a member of the American League (AL) West division in Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Los Angeles Angels baseball franchise has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1961 by Gene Autry. It was one of the first two expansion teams in Major League Baseball and the first to originate in California. The team's name was inspired by an earlier Los Angeles Angels franchise that played in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
Initially based in Los Angeles, the team moved to Anaheim in 1966 and went through several name changes due to relocation and contractual obligations. From 1965 to 1996, it was known as the California Angels, followed by the Anaheim Angels from 1997 to 2004.
In 2005, the franchise added "Los Angeles" back to its name, but it was required by a lease agreement with Anaheim that the city's name also be included. Therefore, the team became known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim until 2015 when it adopted its current name, the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels have experienced some success in their history, winning their first and only World Series championship in 2002, as well as capturing a total of nine AL West division titles. The team's colours are red, navy blue, and white, with a distinctive logo featuring a halo-topped "A" representing the Angels.
The Angels play their home games at Angel Stadium, an open-air ballpark located in Anaheim, which opened in 1966. The stadium is known for its picturesque setting, complete with a rock formation and water feature in the outfield.