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May 6, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An intravenous tube pumped cortisone into his lower left leg, his left ankle was wrapped in ice, and Mo Vaughn couldn't have felt better Wednesday night. The Angel slugger returned to first base for the first time since the April 6 season opener, and Vaughn marked the homecoming by hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help lead the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers before 12,676 in Tiger Stadium.
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January 4, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Exactly where in Anaheim is Los Angeles? In a quest for dollars, and at the edge of geographic absurdity, the Anaheim Angels -- formerly known as the California Angels and Los Angeles Angels -- said Monday they would now call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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January 4, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Exactly where in Anaheim is Los Angeles? In a quest for dollars, and at the edge of geographic absurdity, the Anaheim Angels -- formerly known as the California Angels and Los Angeles Angels -- said Monday they would now call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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August 9, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
With Disney stock falling to an eight-year low and Chairman Michael Eisner under renewed pressure to cut costs and boost profits, the time would appear to be ideal to sell the Angels and Mighty Ducks. But, with the economy sluggish and the labor situations in both baseball and hockey uncertain, Disney apparently faces the unappealing choice of selling now at clearance-sale prices or holding onto the money-losing teams. As the stock market has plummeted, so has the pool of interested buyers.
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September 2, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slumbering Angel offense did not merely awaken Saturday night, it leaped out of bed and hit the floor running, amassing a season-high 18 hits and providing flashbacks of the team that churned out hits and runs last season the way the New York Yankees crank out World Series championships.
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September 2, 2001 | Mike DiGiovanna
Angel right fielder Tim Salmon raved about Minnesota ace Brad Radke's "impeccable control," and the statistics support him: Radke has only 19 walks in 186 innings this season. So how would Radke explain a fastball that sailed about a foot behind Benji Gil's back in the second inning Friday night? "It just slipped," Radke said. Yeah, and Angel closer Troy Percival doesn't throw hard.
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August 9, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
With Disney stock falling to an eight-year low and Chairman Michael Eisner under renewed pressure to cut costs and boost profits, the time would appear to be ideal to sell the Angels and Mighty Ducks. But, with the economy sluggish and the labor situations in both baseball and hockey uncertain, Disney apparently faces the unappealing choice of selling now at clearance-sale prices or holding onto the money-losing teams. As the stock market has plummeted, so has the pool of interested buyers.
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September 22, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buck Rodgers strolled to the bar after the round of golf, dug into his pocket and abruptly waved off the visitor pulling out his wallet. "No, no, I got it," he said. "Hey, I might be out of work, but I'm still getting paid." Rodgers laughed, a growling roar. He took a swig of beer, peered over his glass and delighted in the response. Few men who ever wore an Angel uniform have been more popular than Rodgers. He was an original Angel. He survived the horrifying 1992 bus crash.
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January 26, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurned in his bid for a multiyear contract from the Angels, outfielder Luis Polonia settled on a one-year, $2.475-million contract Monday, avoiding arbitration. Polonia, who was seeking $2.9 million in arbitration against the Angels' figure of $2.05 million, split the difference. Polonia, who also is eligible to receive $250,000 in incentive bonuses, becomes the Angels' fifth-highest paid player. "What Luis really wanted was a long-term contract," said his agent, Chuck Berry.
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July 21, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The name is Denis Boucher. The s and the r are silent. Even quieter, that is, than the Angel offense of late. He is a French-Canadian, a young man who inspired some fans behind the Cleveland dugout to wave the flag of Quebec on Saturday night in Anaheim Stadium. Already he has drawn the eye of a Montreal Expos scout, as the Expos dream of the number of fans who would throng to Olympic Stadium to see one of their own pitch.
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September 2, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slumbering Angel offense did not merely awaken Saturday night, it leaped out of bed and hit the floor running, amassing a season-high 18 hits and providing flashbacks of the team that churned out hits and runs last season the way the New York Yankees crank out World Series championships.
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September 2, 2001 | Mike DiGiovanna
Angel right fielder Tim Salmon raved about Minnesota ace Brad Radke's "impeccable control," and the statistics support him: Radke has only 19 walks in 186 innings this season. So how would Radke explain a fastball that sailed about a foot behind Benji Gil's back in the second inning Friday night? "It just slipped," Radke said. Yeah, and Angel closer Troy Percival doesn't throw hard.
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May 6, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An intravenous tube pumped cortisone into his lower left leg, his left ankle was wrapped in ice, and Mo Vaughn couldn't have felt better Wednesday night. The Angel slugger returned to first base for the first time since the April 6 season opener, and Vaughn marked the homecoming by hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help lead the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers before 12,676 in Tiger Stadium.
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November 17, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels, regretting their decision not to act a year ago, have decided to pursue free-agent relief pitcher Lee Smith, according to club officials. Smith, baseball's all-time saves leader, finished the season with a major-leading 33 for the Baltimore Orioles. Smith produced 12 more saves than the entire Angel bullpen, which ranked last in the American League. "I think it's our biggest need," Angel Manager Marcel Lachemann said.
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September 22, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buck Rodgers strolled to the bar after the round of golf, dug into his pocket and abruptly waved off the visitor pulling out his wallet. "No, no, I got it," he said. "Hey, I might be out of work, but I'm still getting paid." Rodgers laughed, a growling roar. He took a swig of beer, peered over his glass and delighted in the response. Few men who ever wore an Angel uniform have been more popular than Rodgers. He was an original Angel. He survived the horrifying 1992 bus crash.
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December 18, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Angels rejected reliever Steve Frey's revised contract proposal Friday, a move that probably will end his Angel career. Steve Comte, Frey's agent, said they submitted a modified contract proposal at the Angels' request, laden with incentives, but the Angels never budged from their original offer. The Angels, it is believed, offered a two-year contract worth about $1.5 million to avoid arbitration the next two years.
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December 18, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Angels rejected reliever Steve Frey's revised contract proposal Friday, a move that probably will end his Angel career. Steve Comte, Frey's agent, said they submitted a modified contract proposal at the Angels' request, laden with incentives, but the Angels never budged from their original offer. The Angels, it is believed, offered a two-year contract worth about $1.5 million to avoid arbitration the next two years.
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October 19, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the Rams arrived from Cleveland in 1946, Pacific Coast League baseball, college football, boxing and horse racing were the sports staples in Los Angeles. In 1926, Bill Lane moved his Salt Lake City Bees to Los Angeles, and the team became the Hollywood Stars, who in those early days were also called the Sheiks. The Stars shared Wrigley Field with the Hollywood Angels through the 1935 season. Then Lane moved his Stars south to San Diego, where they became the Padres.
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January 26, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurned in his bid for a multiyear contract from the Angels, outfielder Luis Polonia settled on a one-year, $2.475-million contract Monday, avoiding arbitration. Polonia, who was seeking $2.9 million in arbitration against the Angels' figure of $2.05 million, split the difference. Polonia, who also is eligible to receive $250,000 in incentive bonuses, becomes the Angels' fifth-highest paid player. "What Luis really wanted was a long-term contract," said his agent, Chuck Berry.
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July 21, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The name is Denis Boucher. The s and the r are silent. Even quieter, that is, than the Angel offense of late. He is a French-Canadian, a young man who inspired some fans behind the Cleveland dugout to wave the flag of Quebec on Saturday night in Anaheim Stadium. Already he has drawn the eye of a Montreal Expos scout, as the Expos dream of the number of fans who would throng to Olympic Stadium to see one of their own pitch.
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