Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball

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The Official History of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates fifty years of Angels baseball, from its inauguration under the ownership of film legend Gene Autrey in 1961, through its 2002 World Series Championship, and into its current role as perennial playoff contender atop the Western Division of the American League. Players past and present, including hall of famers and legends like Nolan Ryan, Don Baylor, Rod Carew, Chuck Finley, Garret Anderson, and Jered Weaver, are featured amongst the fifty ...

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Overview

The Official History of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates fifty years of Angels baseball, from its inauguration under the ownership of film legend Gene Autrey in 1961, through its 2002 World Series Championship, and into its current role as perennial playoff contender atop the Western Division of the American League. Players past and present, including hall of famers and legends like Nolan Ryan, Don Baylor, Rod Carew, Chuck Finley, Garret Anderson, and Jered Weaver, are featured amongst the fifty greatest moments in Angels history. With more than three hundred images and artifacts from the team’s archive, The Official History of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is an exhaustive history of one of Major League Baseball's greatest teams and a must-have book for baseball fans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608870196
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 375,854
  • Product dimensions: 9.72 (w) x 12.80 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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Tim Salmon spent his entire career with the Angels, where he earned the American League's Rookie of the Year award in 1993. During his thirteen seasons, he became the Angels all-time leader in home runs (299), and finished as one of the most popular players in team history.

Arte Moreno and his Angels have won five American League Western Division championships since he took over the team in 2003. Under Moreno's ownership, ESPN The Magazine named the Angels the best major league sports franchise in terms of paying back fans for their investment of time, money, and passion, in 2009. ESPN The Magazine has named the Angels baseball's best franchise for eight consecutive years.

Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels since 2000. He has twice been named American League Manager of the Year (2002, 2009), and is the Angels’ all-time leader in wins and games managed.

Pete Donovan is a sports columnist for the Palm Springs Desert Sun. He is a former sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and the Fullerton News-Tribune, and has covered and followed the Angels for over 40 years.

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