Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is a professional baseball club. The team represents the AL Western Division. The club is part of the MLB and is based in Anaheim, California. The team was formed in the year 1961.
The first owner of the expansion franchise is Gene Autry, the famous singing actor-cowboy. In 1996, the Walt Disney Company took custody of the team, hiring Tony Tavares as president. Bill Stoneman was appointed General Manager. At the same time, Autry remained the chairman until the end of his days.
That is, Disney only technically acquired a controlling stake, but in fact, everyone in the team was still led by Gene Autry. He did this through his subsidiary Anaheim Sports, which owned the NHL Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In April 2003, the club switched to Arturo Moreno. He made a deal with The Walt Disney Company, according to which he acquired a franchise for $ 180 million. On May 15 of the same year, Bud Selig, the head of MLB, announced that the sale was approved.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is the old name for the baseball team, which was actively used in the period 2005-2015. Now prefer the shorter version – Los Angeles Angels. Also, the club was renamed several times: from 1965 to 1996, it was California Angels, from 1997 to 2004 – Anaheim Angels. Such transitions were forced due to litigation.
The club’s name comes from the first Los Angeles sports team to take the name Angels. The team played in the southern part of the city, being a PCL franchise. Gene Autry bought the rights to the name from Walter O’Malley, the then owner of Los Angeles Dodgers. Later, the supplement “of Anaheim” was attached to it, as an indication of the location.
Since appearing in AL, the club has changed ten logos. The debut version was a winged baseball. It was radically redesigned at Disney. It was then that the capital letter “A” appeared on the symbolism with a white edging and a silver halo. In the modern version, there is a graphic image of a capital letter, but the rest of the emblem is simplified. Now there is no colored background stylized as wings, and the inscription “ANAHEIM ANGELS.”
Font used on the logo: this is an approximate Bruce Double Pica. The base color is a combination of rich red (letter) and intense blue (stroke). The blue outline also has a light gray halo at the top of the logo.
Los Angeles Angels logo history
- 1961-19640% 0 / 16
- 1965-19700% 0 / 16
- 1971-19850% 0 / 16
- 1986-19926% 1 / 16
- 1993-19946% 1 / 16
- 1995-19960% 0 / 16
- 1997-200150% 8 / 16
- 2002-200418% 3 / 16
- 2005-present18% 3 / 16
“Los Angeles Angels” in its history of 58 years, ten logos were replaced. From 1997 to 2004, the team completely changed the concept, renaming the club in Anaheim Angels.
1961 – 1964
The club, Los Angeles Angels, appeared in 1961 and immediately acquired its logo. In the background is a turquoise rhombus with a white outline, on which a red and white baseball ball with wings was placed. A golden halo rises above the ball. The letters “LA,” as the initials of the city of Los Angeles, are also located inside the ball.
1965 – 1970
The club is renamed to California Angels, but their new logo is very similar to the previous one. Previously, the turquoise rhombus was made green, and the halo above the ball was made white. Of course, the letters “LA” were replaced by “CA.”
1971 – 1972
In 1971, the club changed the concept of the logo. Now it is based on the white outline of the state of California, on which the word “angels” is written in red diagonally. Above the small letter “a,” there is a golden halo, which seems to be fastened to the edge of the state, and under the letter “l” is a small yellow star indicating the location of Anaheim.
1973 – 1985
In 1973, the club made several changes to the logo design. The small letter “a” was replaced with a large, and earlier yellow star, symbolizing the city of Anaheim, made red.
1986 – 1992
The fifth logo of the club was a large red and white baseball with a huge red letter “A” inside and a yellow halo above it. Also, in the background, you can see a black shadow of the state of California. The barely noticeable yellow star under the letter “A” also symbolizes the location of the team – the city of Anaheim.
1993 – 1994
In 1993, the club decided to return to the concept of the 1965 logo, on which the initials “SA” were used. The main part of the logo is a traditional dark blue circle with a silver outline. On it are two large red letters “CA” with a white outline, and a gray halo is drawn above the letter “A.”
1995 – 1996
The blue circle with the silver outline was removed from the new logo, leaving only the large red letters “CA” in the picture, to which a thin dark blue outline was added.
1997 – 2001
A change in the main logo also marked the change of team name to Anaheim Angels. In the background is a blue triangle, behind which are visible two brown, crossed among themselves baseball bats. Against the background of the triangle, the word “Angels” is written in large red letters, which complements the white wing near the letter “A.” The name of the city is also mentioned on the logo and are arranged in small white letters on a blue triangle.
2002 – 2004
Logo design is changing to a more modern and rigorous. Against the background of the dark blue diamond is a large red letter, “A,” symbolizing the city of Anaheim. Above the letter is a black-gray halo. The entire logo has a thin red outline. An inscription “Anaheim Angels” is made above the semicircular pattern.
2005 – 2015
In 2005, the club returned to the name “Los Angeles Angels” and simplified the concept of the logo. Having removed the diamond, only the large red letter “A” is left in the figure. The font Bruce Double Pica was used for it; also, dark shadows were added to the letter, as well as a dark blue outline, which makes it more voluminous. Above the letter, as before, is a gray halo with a dark blue outline.
2016 – present
Following the official approval of the new Los Angeles Angel’s short name, no logo changes were made. In general, this is all the same emblem as in 2005-2015.
Los Angeles Angels Colors
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PANTONE: PMS 2955 C
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PANTONE: PMS 200 C
HEX COLOR: #862633;
PANTONE: PMS 202 C
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PANTONE: PMS 538 C
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