Name of the Anaheim Angels for most of their history (1966-1996). (From 1961-1965, they were known as the Los Angeles Angels.) At the time of the renaming to California, they were the only American League team in the state, and were moving from L.A. to a then little-known suburb called Anaheim. They changed their name to Anaheim in 1997, coinciding with renovations that turned Anaheim Stadium into a baseball-only stadium renamed Edison International Field.

Some of the best-known longtime California Angels were Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Wally Joyner, and Jim Abbott.