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

The Legacy of Nolan Ryan
It would be hard to dispute that anyone associated with the Angels over the years has been, or is more popular in the hearts of fans than Nolan Ryan. more >

1973  - May 15: Nolan Ryan became the first right-hander in the club's history to throw a no-hitter when he defeated the Royals in Kansas City, 3-0, before a crowd of 12,205. more >

July 15: Ryan became the fifth pitcher in Major League history to record two no-hitters in a single season when he pitched the Angels to a 6-0 win against the Tigers at Detroit on July 15 before 41,411 in attendance. more >

1974  - Making his 41st and final start of the year, Nolan Ryan tossed the third no-hitter of his career by defeating Minnesota, 4-0, before a sparse turnout of 10,872 at Anaheim Stadium. more >
1975  - Nolan Ryan tied a Major League record by authoring his fourth career no-hitter as he white-washed the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0 before a crowd of 18,492 at Anaheim Stadium. more >
1979  - Angels 1st Division Title: After 18 years of existence, Gene Autry's team had finally made it to the postseason. League MVP Don Baylor led an explosive offense which complemented a pitching staff led by 16 game winners Nolan Ryan and Dave Frost. The Halos would lose to the Baltimore Orioles in four games in the ALCS. more >

Don Baylor: Most Valuable Player: No discussion of the Angels' first-ever American League West Title would be complete without special mention of Most Valuable Player Don Baylor. more >
1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | 2001-Present