Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
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The last date listed for Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers was Sunday August 31, 2008 / 12:35pm (Kids Run the Bases Day).
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Featured review from Gary Symons
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The seats said blocked view, and I thought that would be the foul ball pole,, actually we were all the way to the right in section 135 and could not see the outfield or large screen monitor. Buying cheaper tickets at through the Angeles would have given us a better view for my sister-in-law and nephew, who had never been to a baseball game before.
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We had to change our seats for wheelchair accesible (since a friend in the party had an accident and broke his leg immediately after I bought the tix but prior to the game). Otherwise we would have been under direct exposure to the sun since it...continued
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August 30 is Chest Protector Backpack Night. All kids 2-18 in attendance will receive a free backpack.
August 31 is Kids Run The Bases Day. All kids under 12 have a chance to run the bases after the game.
The Los Angeles Angels host the Texas Rangers in a weekend baseball series. The Angels lead the American League West, while the Rangers have baseball’s highest-scoring offense, with All-Stars like Josh Hamilton, Milton Bradley, and Ian Kinsler.
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.