August 29, 1985
Arthur E. (Red) Patterson, who resigned last April as a member of the Angel's board of directors and assistant to owner Gene Autry, has returned to the team as a consultant for community and public relations affairs.
November 29, 1987
Ralph Clark, a former Orange County supervisor, will receive the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award for 1988, the hall's board has announced. The presentation will be made at the annual induction banquet Feb. 15 at the Disneyland Hotel. Clark, who retired in January after a 16-year tenure on the Board of Supervisors and who currently runs a consulting business, led the effort to bring the Rams to Anaheim.
August 29, 1985 |
Arthur E. (Red) Patterson, who resigned last April as a member of the Angels' board of directors and assistant to owner Gene Autry under a cloud of discontent, has returned to the team as a consultant for community and public relations affairs. Patterson, one of baseball's most innovative and successful publicists and marketing executives, rejoined the team in early August but has been working from his Fullerton home in a reduced capacity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1986 |
California Angels owner Gene Autry knew little about the day-to-day operations of his baseball team at a time when major development was being planned for the ballpark's parking lot, lawyers on both sides of an Anaheim case agreed Friday. The picture of an absentee owner emerged during Autry's third day of testimony in Superior Court in Santa Ana, where the Angels are waging a legal battle to prevent the multimillion-dollar office development from being built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1985 |
Although the relationship between Anaheim and its sports teams is especially heated, such contract disputes are not uncommon in the world of professional athletics, where team owners can be as accustomed to the civil courtroom as they are to the playing field, sports officials say. Perhaps the most notable legal battle in recent sports history involved the Oakland Raiders' move to Southern California.