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ANGELS TIMELINE
1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | 2001-Present
Timeline 1961-1970
 

1962: Jim Fregosi, a 19-year-old rookie shortstop, hit .291 in 58 games and was having the time of his life. Not only was he playing in the major leagues, he was in the thick of a pennant race. more >

1961  - The Angels finished the 1961 season with a 70-91 record. The club's .435 winning percentage still stands as the best of any expansion team in major league history. The Angels played at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles in 1961. more >
1962  - Moved to Dodger Stadium and remained there through the 1965 season. In the same year, a 25-year-old rookie who vowed to set the American League on its ear, did just that against the Baltimore Orioles on May 5. For 8 2/3 innings, Robert "Bo" Belinsky shut down the Orioles without a hit. more >
1964  - With a 20-9 record and a 1.65 ERA, 23-year-old Dean Chance was named winner of the Cy Young Award. He received 17 of a possible 20 first-place votes in becoming the youngest player ever to receive baseball's most coveted honor for a pitcher. more >
1966  - After spending a year at cozy Wrigley Field (seating capacity 20,500), and four seasons as tenants at Dodger Stadium, the Angels christened Anaheim Stadium April 9, 1966, with an exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants. more >
1970  - Alex Johnson became the first (and only) Angel ever to win a batting title when he edged Boston's Carl Yastrzemski on the last day of the season. The date was Oct. 1, 1970. The place, Anaheim Stadium. The opponent, the Chicago White Sox. more >
1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | 2001-Present