The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will use a “commemorative enhancement” to the Official Rawlings Major League Baseball that will be used on-field during all 2011 home games at Angel Stadium.
All baseballs used during game action will now feature the 50th Anniversary Angels logo. The club is promoting the balls as an “opportunity to collect a piece of 50th memorabilia for every home run or foul ball that leaves the ballpark”.
During the course of an 81-game home schedule, the Angels use over 4,400 baseballs per season (on average). With home runs and foul balls, that amounts to a large number of 50th Anniversary baseballs potentially entering the stands during the 2011 season.
The 2011 Angels campaign theme is More Than “A” Season, an event that will encompass a 12-month celebration of 50 years of Angels Baseball. The team is holding events that are centered on fan interaction during the season including retro nights and giveaways.
Since the 1960 expansion, the Angels have won eight West Division titles, one American League pennant and the 2002 World Series.