The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finished in second place in the American League West with a 80-82 record for the 2017 MLB Season. The Angels finished behind the Houston Astros. The Angels are looking to get back to MLB Playoffs in the 2018 MLB Season.
In 1961, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (formerly the Anaheim Angeles) joined Major League Baseball and the American League West. The Angels currently play their home games at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The Stadium can seat more than 45,000 Angels MLB fans on a given night.
The Angeles were created to compete against the Brooklyn Dodgers, soon to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, who moved to Los Angeles from the New York area in 1958. Each league that year acquired a new team. The National League introduced the New York Mets and the American League expanded with the Los Angeles Angels.
Success came the Angels way in 2002 when the team won the World Series in a classic showdown with the National League’s San Francisco Giants. The Giants were led by home run great Barry Bonds. The MLB team has won several American League West division titles since but have failed to reach the peak success of the 2002 MLB season.
The American League West is a grueling league night in and night against teams such as the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and Seattle Mariners. The Angles sell thousands of tickets each night though filling Angel Stadium with enthusiasm and energy.