Under the Halo

The Official History of Angels Baseball

Written By: Pete Donovan, Tom McLaren, Tim Salmon, Mike Scioscia, Arte Moreno
Generations of Angel fans can relive their favorite team moments in Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball. From the team’s inaugural season in 1961 under the ownership of film legend Gene Autry, Under the Halo traces the memorable moments, personalities, and accomplishments of this remarkable franchise.

Through first-person accounts by Angels past and present, Under the Halo brings the reader into the dugout with an all-star roster, including:
Garret Anderson, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Dean Chance, Doug DeCinces, Brian Downing, David Eckstein, Chuck Finley, Troy Glaus, Vladimir Guerrero, Wally Joyner, Albie Pearson, Troy Percival, Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana, and many, many more!

With more than 300 images, a vintage lineup sheet, game tickets, postcards, and a fold-out timeline of the Angels' history, Under the Halo is a grand slam for Angel fans and baseball historians alike!
Format: Limited Edition
Publication Date: 4/17/2012
ISBN: 9781608870196
Pages: 264
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75

  • About the Author 
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Pete Donovan, Author: Pete Donovan is a sports columnist for the Palm Springs Desert Sun. He is a former sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and the Fullerton News-Tribune, and has covered and followed the Angels for over 40 years.

Tom McLaren, Co-Author: A film and television aficionado from an early age, Tom McLaren left his Midwest roots for the West Coast, where he enjoyed a successful corporate finance career at Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. In recent years, he has pursued his true passion and is now a busy working actor with extensive film, television and commercial credits. Tom and his wife, Mary, live in Los Angeles.

Tim Salmon, Contributor: Tim Salmon spent his entire career with the Angels, where he earned the American League's Rookie of the Year award in 1993. During his thirteen seasons, he became the Angels all-time leader in home runs (299), and finished as one of the most popular players in team history.

Mike Scioscia, Contributor: Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels since 2000. He has twice been named American League Manager of the Year (2002, 2009), and is the Angels’ all-time leader in wins and games managed.

Arte Moreno, Contributor: Arte Moreno and his Angels have won five American League Western Division championships since he took over the team in 2003. Under Moreno's ownership, ESPN The Magazine named the Angels the best major league sports franchise in terms of paying back fans for their investment of time, money, and passion, in 2009. ESPN The Magazine has named the Angels baseball's best franchise for eight consecutive years.