They were the Los Angeles Angels from 1961-65, and for decades before that as a minor league team in the Pacific Coast League playing in Wrigley Field at 42nd Place and Avalon in South L.A. Today, they came back to town in a symbolic and quite possibly short-lived way. Hoping to sell a few more tickets, owner Arte Moreno upped the stakes in his fight with the city of Anaheim and unilaterally changed the team's name to The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which sounds like something picked by lawyers. Anaheim is threatening to sue, saying the change violates the team's lease deal with the Orange County city. The Times looked at the legal arguments last week.
See the photo of old Wrigley Field larger at Ballparks.com.
* Via email: Wrigley Field was also the home park for the 1950s "reality" TV show "Home Run Derby," featuring famous sluggers such as Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks and Harmon Killibrew. Memories at Jump the Shark.com.