After the 1965 season (in which they lost 95 games) the Angels moved into their own new Anaheim Stadium. Removed from Los Angeles proper, they became the somewhat more geographically grandiose California Angels. They would not win a division championship until 1979 and have yet to win an American League pennant.
But back then, in the beginning, when they were very young, the Angels had an unforgettable run for glory. And nobody ever had a better time doing it. "We were just a bunch of ragtag guys who hung out together," says Rodgers. "But we sure stirred 'em up a little." That they did.