Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fans of the Anaheim Angels have been through alot in their franchise's history. Between the changes in owners, ballparks and name of the team, it's not surprising to know that Angels fans are some of the most loyal in the country. For these fans, the ones who have stuck it out to light up the halo after a home victory, sing "Build Me Up Buttercup" during the 7th inning stretch and call out for the Rally Monkey, there's 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.

Inspired by and written for devout Angels fans, 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books, April 2013) by veteran baseball writer Joe Haakenson with a foreword by former Angel Tim Salmon explores important facts and figures from the Angels' long, storied franchise. In an easy-to-read and entertaining format listing from one to 100, this guide to all-things Angels baseball collects the decades of tradition, wins and losses, name revisions and Hall of Fame inductions for fans to enjoy.  Inside Haakenson includes notable moments, stories and tidbits such as: 
  • The unforgettable Nolan Ryan pitching era including his four no-hitters in '73, '74 and '75 and record-setting 383 strikeouts.
  • Facts on the teams' origin such as their name change from the Los Angeles Angels to California Angels and finally the Anaheim Angels in 1996
  • The story behind how the Rally Monkey began during a game against the Giants in 2000

Chock full of entertaining trivia and stories, 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for Angels knowledge. Arriving just in time for Angels fans as the team enters a new era of success, this book is a must-have on fans' bookshelves this season.

About the Authors:

Joe Haakenson is a veteran baseball writer and a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the Angels' beat writer for 15 seasons in Southern California newspapers that include the Los Angeles Daily News, and is the author of Out of the Blue. He lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Tim Salmon is a former professional baseball player who helped guide the Angels to their first world championship in 2002. He is the founder of the Tim Salmon Foundation, which supports Orange County charities assisting children in need. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Angels fans & AngelsWin.com members, order a copy of this book for just $14.95 here.
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