The Angels have been a team of many names over the past five-plus decades, experiencing varying levels of success along the way. The Los Angeles Angles broke into baseball in 1961, finishing eighth in the American League with a 70-91 record. In the late 1970s the California Angels became a threat in the American League. After winning 87 games in 1978, the Angels won the division in 1979 for the first time, but were eliminated in the ALCS by the Baltimore Orioles. California won the division again in 1982 and 1986, but both times again the Angels were knocked out before the World Series. After posting a winning record just twice in the 1990s, the Anaheim Angels found success in the early 2000s. In 2002, Garret Anderson, Darin Erstad and Troy Glaus lead the Angels to their first World Series title, defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games. The Los Angeles Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made the playoffs in six of eight seasons, but only reached the World Series that one season. The Angels appear to be on track to become a perennial postseason threat behind young outfield phenom Mike Trout. The Angels have retired the numbers of four players in the team’s history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball tickets.
2015 Angels Season Preview
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returned to the top of MLB in 2014. The Angels came two games short of winning 100 games as they dominated the 2nd half of the season. Mike Trout remained one of the best players in the league and big free agent signings from that last few years Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton had rebound seasons. Despite winning the AL West for the first time since 2009, Los Angeles left wanting as they were swept by the Royals in the ALDS.
The core of the 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim remains the same as last season and the team will remain one of the most star packed in Major League Baseball. Key additions to the 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are Matt Joyce, Johnny Giavotella, and Cesar Ramos. Look for Mike Trout to continue to play out of this world in 2015, and for the Angles offense to continue to explode. The biggest question surrounding the Angles in 2015 will be if their rotation can handle a deep run into October. Jered Weaver remains one of the top pitchers in the league, and will have to carry the top heavy Angles rotation.
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Los Angeles Angels Baseball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim Address: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, California, 92806
The Angels play their home games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, located in Anaheim, California. When filled to capacity, Angel Stadium holds more than 45,000 fans. Neighboring Disneyland, Angel Stadium of Anaheim offers amenities for fans of all ages, like the Pepsi Perfect Game Pavilion, which is filled with interactive games. The Los Angeles Angels dugout is on Angel Stadium's third base line in front of sections 109-113. Angel Stadium parking information is covered in our Angels event guide.
Angels vs. Dodgers
Known as the Freeway Series, the Dodgers-Angels rivalry is one of the best inner-city games in all of baseball. Fans finally got to see the two Southern California neighbors on the same field in 1997. Since then these teams have played some of the most exciting games in interleague play. The most influential sports rivalry between Los Angeles and Orange Counties is one of the highlights of interleague play and a must see for fans in California.
Angels vs. Giants
Where much of the focus in California is on the Dodgers-Giants rivalry, the Angels and Giants have played some of the most competitive and contentious games in recent history. The rivalry came to a head when the two teams met for the 2002 World Series. The Angels got the better of the Giants in that series, and both squads have not forgotten or lost the level of intensity from that series. Whenever this game is on the inter-league schedule it is a gift to the fans, and must see.
Angels vs. Mariners
This rivalry is one of the best inner-division matchups in the American League. The rivalry began with the Mariners joining the AL West in 1977, but didn’t really gain traction until the 1990’s. With both teams finally competitive in the AL West Pennant race, this matchup produced some of the best games of the 1990’s. The Mariners and Angels are loaded with young talent, and this game promises to be one of the better matchups in the coming years.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the World Series, American League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
Since the start of the 1961 season, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have won over seven division titles. The highlight of the organization came in 2002 when they won their first and only AL pennant and World Series title. The Angels dominated the first ten years of the 2000s winning five division titles and the aforementioned pennant and World Series.
Los Angeles Angels Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to an Angels game?
Gates open 90 minutes before the first pitch at Angel Stadium.
Where are good places to eat before an Angels game?
Anaheim has some of the best food in the country. If you enjoy decedent American dining, don’t miss out on Napa Rose or The Ranch Restaurant. Barbeque lovers should try Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue or Smokey Fred’s BBQ, they are two of the best in the state. For those looking for a more upscale dining experience visit Manhattan Steak Seafood, or Club 33. Clancy’s Bar & Grill, Jimmy Bones, and Oggi’s Pizza and Brewery are three of the best sports bars in the area. If you are looking to try something new, check out Jagerhaus. Jagerhaus has some of the best traditional German food you will find, and it has a fun atmosphere too. Other good places in the area are Lanta Thai Fusion, The Catch, and Felix Continental Café.
Where is the best place to park at Angel Stadium?
There are a few good parking options close to Angel Stadium. Immediately surrounding the stadium are multiple parking lots that are reserved for season ticket holders and parking pass holders. The most convenient way to secure parking is to purchase a parking pass. Most of the general parking is located to the southwest of home plate on the north side of Orangewood Avenue. There is also general parking located to the north of the stadium on the north side of Douglass Road. Amtrak also has a station close to Angel Stadium and offers a public transportation option to and from the game.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children under 3 years old are not required to have a ticket to enter the stadium but must sit on a parent’s lap for the duration of the game.