Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Season's Final Home Series
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The last date listed for Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was Thursday October 1, 2009 / 3:05pm (Team Photo Day).
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Price was great and seats were good - thank you Goldstar!!! It was hotter than heck when we arrived, but only for an hour until the shade reached us - thanks God. They lost game 11 to 3 because they played all the 2nd and 3rd string - thanks...continued
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play their last home series of the regular season. Vlad Guerrero, Torii Hunter, and the Angels battle Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, and their AL West rivals, the Texas Rangers in a series with potential playoff implications.
About the Ticket Supplier: Angels Baseball
The Angels were founded by former actor Gene Autry in 1961 and played their first five seasons in Los Angeles. After the 1965 season the club moved to Anaheim and began playing in their new stadium.
In 1972 the Angels acquired right-handed pitcher Nolan Ryan from the New York Mets. In his eight seasons with the team, Ryan led the league in strikeouts seven times and in shutouts twice; he also threw four of his all-time-record seven no-hitters.
California won its first division title in 1979 under manager Jim Fregosi, a former Angels shortstop. Don Baylor, who led the league in runs batted in (RBIs) and runs scored that year, became the first designated hitter to be named the AL most valuable player (MVP).
Superstar outfielder and designated hitter Reggie Jackson joined the Angels in 1982 and led the league in home runs to power California to its second division championship.
Manager Gene Mauch guided the team to a 93-69 win-loss record before the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Angels in the AL Championship Series.
Mauch retired in 1983 but returned as manager two years later. In 1986 he directed the Angels to their third division crown with a team that featured veterans Jackson, third baseman Doug DeCinces, pitcher Don Sutton, and rookie first baseman Wally Joyner. The Angels again lost the AL Championship Series, this time to the Boston Red Sox.
The Angels came close to a division title in 1995, ending the season in a first-place tie with the Seattle Mariners, but they lost in a one-game playoff.
Their four decade long quest was finally realized when the Angels won the World Series in 2002, with a team led by former Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia.