Back in 1992, they were the California Angels.
Out seats that night weren’t great in Anaheim, but we WERE pretty close to Angels left fielder Luis Polonia. He went on to win World Series rings with the Braves and Yankees. At the time he was a one time Oakland A who was sent packing in the Rickey Henderson trade.
Lots can change quickly.
The Angels proudly display all their October trips on this banner hanging from Angel Stadium.
But am I out of line for saying that they shouldn’t be allowed to list 2002 twice? Yes they were the AL Champs that year, but they also won the World Series and that should count for more! Don’t double dip in glory!
Back in 1992, the Angels weren’t running away from their connection to Anaheim. Granted, they weren’t CALLING themselves the Anaheim Angels yet. They were still only the California Angels.
But they weren’t pretending they were in Los Angeles either.
In 1992, the Rams also played there and the stadium was enclosed awkwardly. It was kind of like Candlestick Park without the wind or any character.
It is nicer now than it was then. But there was no questioning where you were.