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

Post date: Apr 29, 2011 5:59:29 PM

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*:

*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!