The Angels 50th Anniversary, the Year of the Golden Halo

In previous entries I have alluded to the Angels celebrating their 50th anniversary as a franchise. However, I realized that a blog entry should be dedicated exclusively to how the Angels are celebrating this wonderful milestone in their history.

 

In addition to big bang Friday which has been a long standing tradition at Angel Stadium for at least the last decade may be even more; the Angels have added “flashback Fridays,” where they Angels will wear a uniform that reflects a certain era that celebrates the history of the team during every Friday home game. The past two Fridays the Angels have worn a uniform from the 1980s. Uniforms from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s will also be displayed during  flashback Fridays.

 

 The following dates are when their respective uniforms will be worn:

The 1980s:

 

April 8, 2011

April 22, 2011

May 6, 2011

 

The 1970s:

September 2, 2011

September 23, 2011

 

The 1990s

July 8, 2011

August 5, 2011

August 19, 2011

 

I realize this is only a partial list, in the event that a more extensive and detailed list becomes available I will update this blog as soon as that happens.

 

 

 

As if flashback Fridays were not enough, the Angels are also inviting Angels’ alumni to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before all 81 home games. Here is the complete list:

 

Scheduled to throw out the first pitch are*:

Date Day Opponent First Pitch

4/8

Fri.

Toronto

Eli Grba – (1961-1963)

4/9

Sat.

Toronto

Albie Pearson – (1961-1966)

4/10

Sun.

Toronto

Bob Lee – (1964-1966)

4/11

Mon.

Cleveland

Mark Langston – (1990-1997)

4/12

Tue.

Cleveland

Jim Fregosi (1961-1971, 1978-1981)

4/13

Wed.

Cleveland

Roger Repoz – (1967-1972)

4/21

Thu.

Boston

Troy Percival – (1995-2004)

4/22

Fri.

Boston

Rod Carew – (1979-1985)

4/23

Sat.

Boston

Chuck Finley – (1986-1999)

4/24

Sun.

Boston

Bob Boone – (1982-1988)

4/25

Mon.

Oakland

Rex Hudler – (1994-1996, 1999-2009)

4/26

Tue.

Oakland

Moose Stubing (1967, 1985-1990)

4/27

Wed.

Oakland

Bill Stoneman (VP & GM 1999-2007, Player 1974)

5/6

Fri.

Cleveland

Tim Salmon – (1992-2006)

5/7

Sat.

Cleveland

Shigetoshi Hasegawa – (1997-2001)

5/8

Sun.

Cleveland

Bengie Molina – (1998-2005)

5/9

Mon.

Chicago

Scott Lewis – (1990-1994)

5/10

Tue.

Chicago

Rance Mulliniks – (1977-1979)

5/11

Wed.

Chicago

Chris Knapp – (1978-1980)

5/20

Fri.

Atlanta

Scott Shields – (2001-2009)

5/21

Sat.

Atlanta

Wally Joyner – (1986-1991, 2001)

5/22

Sun.

Atlanta

Don Sutton – (1985-1987)

5/23

Mon.

Oakland

Tony Phillips – (1995, 1997)

5/24

Tue.

Oakland

Ike Hampton – (1975-1979)

5/25

Wed.

Oakland

Donnie Hill – (1990-1991)

5/26

Thu.

Oakland

Jay Johnstone – (1966-1970)

6/3

Fri.

New York

Mike Witt – (1981-1990)

6/4

Sat.

New York

Dean Chance – (1961-1966)

6/5

Sun.

New York

Jim Abbott – (1989-1992, 1995-1996)

6/6

Mon.

Tampa Bay

Rick Reichardt – (1964-1970)

6/7

Tue.

Tampa Bay

George Hendrick – (1985-1988, 1998-1999)

6/8

Wed.

Tampa Bay

John Candelaria – (1985-1987)

6/10

Fri.

Kansas City

Bob McClure – (1989-1991)

6/11

Sat.

Kansas City

TBA

6/12

Sun.

Kansas City

Mark Gubicza – (1997)

6/27

Mon.

Washington

Dave Frost – (1978-1981)

6/28

Tue.

Washington

Dan Ardell – (1961)

6/29

Wed.

Washington

Mike Fitzgerald – (1992)

7/1

Fri.

Los Angeles

Fernando Valenzuela – to Scioscia – (1991)

7/2

Sat.

Los Angeles

Garret Anderson – (1994-2008)

7/3

Sun.

Los Angeles

Clyde Wright – (1966-1973)

7/4

Mon.

Detroit

Scott Spiezio – (2000-2003)

7/5

Tue.

Detroit

Fred Martinez – (1980-1981)

7/6

Wed.

Detroit

TBA

7/7

Thu.

Seattle

Don Aase – (1978-1982, 1984)

7/8

Fri.

Seattle

Jim Edmonds – (1993-1999)

7/9

Sat.

Seattle

Willie Fraser – (1986-1990)

7/10

Sun.

Seattle

Bryan Harvey – (1987-1992)

7/19

Tue.

Texas

Nolan Ryan – (1972-1979)

7/20

Wed.

Texas

Gary Pettis – (1982-1987)

7/21

Thu.

Texas

Kirk McCaskill – (1985-1991)

8/2

Tue.

Minnesota

Bert Blyleven – (1989-1992)

8/3

Wed.

Minnesota

Doug DeCinces – (1982-1987)

8/4

Thu.

Minnesota

Ron Jackson – (1975-1978, 1982-84)

8/5

Fri.

Seattle

Frank Tanana – (1973-1980)

8/6

Sat.

Seattle

Fred Lynn – (1981-1984)

8/7

Sun.

Seattle

Geoff Zahn -(1981-1985)

8/15

Mon.

Texas

Brian Downing – (1978-90)

8/16

Tue.

Texas

Buck Rodgers – (1961-1969, 1991-1994)

8/17

Wed.

Texas

Gary DiSarcina – (1989-2001)

8/18

Thu.

Texas

Bobby Knoop – (1964-1969, 1979-1996)

8/19

Fri.

Baltimore

Jarrod Washburn – (1998-2005)

8/20

Sat.

Baltimore

Bobby Grich – (1977-1986)

8/21

Sun.

Baltimore

Darin Erstad – (1996-2006)

8/23

Tue.

Chicago

Jim Anderson – (1978-1979)

8/24

Wed.

Chicago

Rudy Meoli – (1971, 1973-1975)

9/2

Fri.

Minnesota

Brendan Donnelly – (2002-2006)

9/3

Sat.

Minnesota

Dick Schofield – (1983-92, 1996)

9/4

Sun.

Minnesota

Rob Wilfong – (1982-1986)

9/5

Mon.

Seattle

Ken Forsch – (1981-1986)

9/6

Tue.

Seattle

Jeff DaVanon – (2001-2005) & Jerry DaVanon – (1973)

9/7

Wed.

Seattle

Dave Winfield – (1990-1991)

9/9

Fri.

New York

Reggie Jackson – (1982-1986)

9/10

Sat.

New York

Mick Keller – (1982)

9/11

Sun.

New York

TBA

9/23

Fri.

Oakland

Rick Burleson – (1981-1986)

9/24

Sat.

Oakland

Joe Rudi – (1977-1980)

9/25

Sun.

Oakland

Bill Stoneman – (1974, 1999-2008)

9/26

Mon.

Texas

Jim Eppard – (1987-1989)

9/27

Tue.

Texas

TBA

9/28

Wed.

Texas

Tom Satriano – (1961-1969)

*Subject to change without notice

 

The Angels will also use a special 50th anniversary commemorative baseballs during all home games for the entire season.

 

The Angels have a lot to look forward to this season, hopefully we can add another World Series Championship this year to magnify the beauty of the 50th anniversary celebration go Angels!

 

-ICE

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