Performer Gene Autry was the first owner of the Angels franchise.

The Los Angeles Angels are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The team has had four principal owners, and ten General Managers, since its inception in 1961.


Name Years Notes
Gene Autry 1960–1998 Persuaded by baseball executives at the time to take ownership of the expansion team, rather than just the broadcast rights.[1]
Jackie Autry 1998–1999 Became legal owner of the team following her husband Gene Autry's death.[2]
The Walt Disney Company 1999–2003 Effectively took control of the Angels in 1996, when it was able to gain enough support on the board to hire Tony Tavares as team president. Gene Autry remained as chairman until his death in 1998.[3]
Arturo Moreno 2003–present Made history on May 15, 2003, by becoming the first Mexican American and the first Latin American to own a major sports team in the United States when he purchased the Angels from the Walt Disney Company.[4]

General managers

Fred Haney was the first general manager of the Angels (1960–68).
Tony Reagins served as the general manager of the Angels from 2007 to 2011.

See also: List of Major League Baseball general managers

Name Years Notes
Fred Haney 1960–1968 Became the first General Manager of the team when tapped by owner Gene Autry. Retired in 1968.
Dick Walsh 1968–1971 Named successor as General Manager by Gene Autry following the retirement of Haney. Walsh was fired by Autry after the 1971 season due to the team failing to meet expectations.
Harry Dalton 1971–1977 Was hired by Autry away from the Baltimore Orioles. Acquired pitcher Nolan Ryan from the New York Mets. After the 1977 season the Angels released Dalton from his contract.
Buzzie Bavasi 1977–1984 Hired by Autry, Bavasi took the team to its first two appearances in the postseason. Retired in 1984.
Mike Port 1984–1991
Dan O'Brien Sr. 1991–1993
Whitey Herzog 1993–1994 Former St. Louis Cardinals manager during the 1980s
Bill Bavasi 1994–1999 Son of former General Manager Buzzie Bavasi.
Bill Stoneman 1999–2007 Former pitcher, who threw the first no-hitter in Montreal Expos' history; won the World Series as Angels GM in 2002.
Tony Reagins 2007–2011 Became the first African-American General Manager in club history.
Jerry Dipoto 2011–2015 Former MLB pitcher (1993–2000).
Billy Eppler 2015–2020
Perry Minasian 2020–present

See also


  1. ^ " - FAQs: Gene Autry". Gene Autry Entertainment. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  2. ^ " - Gene Autry: Jackie Autry". Gene Autry Entertainment. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "Angels-Disney in harmony". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Communications. Google News Archive. April 3, 1996. p. Sports 5C. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Boeck, Greg (February 24, 2004). " - Moreno a thorough baseball man". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved January 21, 2010.