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Generations of Angel fans can relive their favorite team moments in Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball
. From the teamand#8217;s inaugural season in 1961 under the ownership of film legend Gene Autry, Under the Halo
traces the memorable moments, personalities, and accomplishments of this remarkable franchise.
Through first-person accounts by Angels past and present, Under the Halo brings the reader into the dugout with an all-star roster, including:
Garret Anderson, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Dean Chance, Doug DeCinces, Brian Downing, David Eckstein, Chuck Finley, Troy Glaus, Vladimir Guerrero, Wally Joyner, Albie Pearson, Troy Percival, Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana, and many, many more!
With more than 300 images, a vintage lineup sheet, game tickets, postcards, and a fold-out timeline of the Angels' history, Under the Halo is a grand slam for Angel fans and baseball historians alike!
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.
About the Author
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. He lives in Palm Desert, Calif., with his wife Janet.
Tim Salmon spent his entire career with the Angels, where he earned the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1993. During his thirteen seasons, he became the Angels all-time leader in home runs (299), runs scored (983), and slugging percentage (.499). He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Arte Moreno is the owner of the Angels, which has won five American League Western Division championships since he took over the team in 2003. He has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America by Time, and is a member of the Little League Foundation Board of Trustees. He lives in the Los Angeles area.
Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels since 2000, including their 2002 World Series Championship team. He was twice named the American League Manager of the Year (2002, 2009), and is the Angels all-time leader in wins and games managed. He lives in the Los Angeles area.