The team has been owned by some interesting characters since it came into existence in 1961. The franchise rights were first owned by Philip Wrigley, who sold them to Walter O’Malley, who finally sold the rights to actor Gene Autry. In 1966, the team moved from its initial home of Los Angeles to Anaheim, whereupon they took the name of the “California Angels” until 1996. The team first made the playoffs in 1979, but fell one series short of a World Series appearance. After several near misses at the World Series, there were whispers of a hex against the Angels, which wasn’t helped when the team collapsed in 1995, concluding with a loss in aone-game playoff with Seattle. The Angels finally won the World Series in 2002 against the San Francisco Giants. Following this, Disney sold the team, and the new owner, Arturo Moreno, changed the name of the team to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This caused a legal battle with the cities of Anaheim and Los Angeles. Despite this, the name stuck and remains the team’s full name today. Finding Anaheim Angels parking can be difficult, so booking Angels baseball parking spots in advance with ParkWhiz is the best solution.