The Angels who moved to Anahiem from Los Angeles in 1966 became Orange County’s first professional sports franchise. They have
drawn more than 3 million fans for twelve years straight, and at least 2 million for 17 seasons. This is 2nd in all of MLB, only trailing the
New York Yankees. In 2009, the Angels were voted the number one franchise in professional sports in Fan Value by ESPN magazine.
In 2011, ESPN & Fan polls by ESPN ranked the Angels #4 in the best sports franchises, ahead of every Major League team in baseball
at #1 and also making it the #1 sports franchise in the Los Angeles market. In 2002, the Angels won the World Series in a dramatic
7-games series with the San Francisco Giants to bring Orange County its first world championship in any sport.