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MLB Teams In California

By / 6 February 2023 10:05 AM

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MLB teams in California include Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants on the west coast.

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization composed of 30 teams divided equally between the National League and the American League. It was founded in 1876.

Baseball is incredibly popular in the United States. California is one of the largest states and one of the most enthusiastic states about sports. It is known for having a rich history of sports and is known throughout the world.

California is a paradise for outdoor sports, and baseball traditionally requires many outdoor months to thrive yearly. After football, the most popular sport in California is baseball. It is truly a hotbed for baseball.

Three of the California baseball teams, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers play in the stadiums ranked first, second, and fifth in the list of best MLB stadiums.

There are a total of five MLB teams in California. Here is the list and key information of those MLB teams.

Los Angeles Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels was established in 1961. The Angels compete in MLB as a member club of the American League.

The team played its home games at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California since 1966. The franchise was founded by Gene Autry. Currently, Arte Moreno is the owner of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels have grabbed the national attention since 2012 with the emergence of three-time AL Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout, and have an international following after the Japanese player Shohei Ohtani signed with the Angels in 2018.

The franchise drew more than 3 million fans to the stadium from 2003 to 2019. Despite not making it to the playoffs for four years, they drew 40K fans at each game. As per the fan polls by ESPN, the Angels was ranked third among the best MLB teams.

The team has won a word series title, an AL Pennants, nine AL West Division titles, and a wild card berth.

The Angels have had ten different logos and three different color combinations throughout their history. The current logo has a big A featuring a red circle encircling the words of Angels Baseball.

First MLB Season1961
Established Date1961
Star PlayerShohei Ohtani
Win Percentage.498
BallparkAngel Stadium
Games Played9791

Owner Arte Moreno Announced The Club Is Not For Sale

Arte Moreno surprised many people when he announced he would not sell the club after exploring a possible sale since August.

Morena was expected to sell the club and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that even the process was going well and was hopeful for the sale before the beginning of the season.

But, Moreno announced that he wanted to remain the owner of the Angels and declared that the club is not on sale on January 24, 2023, as per the news of MLB.

They also tweeted from the official account of the Los Angeles Angels that he will continue the ownership throughout the 2023 season and beyond.

Angels Star Shohei Ohtani Signs Endorsement Deal With New Balance

Shohei Ohtani becomes the face of New Balance after signing a deal for footwear and apparel with his own limited edition cleat, according to Dailymail.

Ohtani would work for a variety of campaigns across the brand starting with a limited edition cleat that will launch for 120 USD. Also, he prepares to represent Japan in the World Baseball Classic.

Ohtani agreed to a 30 million USD deal for the upcoming 2023 season with the Angels in October.

Los Angeles Angels have a logo of a Big A in red bordered with blue
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Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers is considered as one of the most prominent team
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The Los Angeles Dodgers was established in 1883. The team joined the National League in 1890.

The Dodgers are one of the most popular MLB franchises with a large number of supporters. They are widely seen as the most dominant team in NL. According to Forbes, the Dodgers are ranked second in the MLB franchise valuation at $4.075 billion.

The team has won seven World Series titles, twenty-four NL Pennants, one AA Pennants, twenty West Division titles, and three wild card berths. The current owner of the Dodgers is the Guggenheim Baseball Management.

The Dodgers are known as one of the most prominent MLB teams with a number of historical records and firsts. They are the first team to attract more than 3 million fans in a season. The team drew at least 3 million fans for 15 consecutive seasons.

The jersey of the Dodgers has remained unchanged since the 1930s. The home jersey is white with Dodgers written in script across the chest in royal. They also wore green outlined uniforms in 1937.

Established Date1883
BallparkDodger Stadium
First MLB Season1890
Star PlayerMookie Betts
Win Percentage.530
Games Played21290

Miguel Vargas Stick In Prime Position In Los Angeles

To start the 2023 season, Miguel Vargas seems primed to be the primary second baseman of the Dodgers. Fans might be more surprised by the decision of going with Gavin Lux for the shortstop.

On January 31, 2023, Matthew Moreno tweeted a training video where Miguel Vargas and Miguel Rojas started working out together. Rojas is one of the best defensive infielders in baseball.

Andrew Friedman Expects Big Things For Gavin Lux In 2023

Gavin Lux will be in the middle of the Dodgers plans this season. Gavin is tasked to take over the shortstop position after the departure of Trea Turner.

Lux suffered neck issues in the second half of the season 2022. Before the injury, he set an average of 0.293 with a 0.368 on-base percentage. Lux played phenomenally in a career-high number of games.

Andrew believes that Lux will be the star player in 2023 and have some high hopes. He also said that Lux will be in the middle of a lot of LA plans. The MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM tweeted that with the Dodgers losing some big names, Friedman believes Gavin Lux can step in a big way. It was posted on January 30, 2023, on Twitter.

Oakland Athletics

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Oakland Athletics was established in 1901. The team plays in MLB as a member club of the American League. 

The Athletics have won altogether nine World Series titles, fifteen AL Pennants, seventeen West Division titles, and four wild card berths.

Oakland Athletics is owned by John J. Fisher. The franchise is known as The A's. The team plays its home games in Oakland Coliseum.

Jason Giambi, Bob Johnson, Carney Lansford, Gene Tenace, and Roy Steele are the Hall of Famers representing Oakland Athletics.

The home jersey of Oakland Athletics is white in color where Athletics is written in script with yellow outlines. The away jersey is kind of the same but in a different color. The away one is gray with yellow borders.

BallparkOakland Coliseum
Win Percentage.488
Games Played18928
First MLB Season1901
Star PlayerPaul Blackburn
Established Date1901

Owner John Fisher Set For Meeting With Las Vegas Officials

According to Las Vegas Journal Review, Fisher will meet the leaders for the potential new retractable dome stadium on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

The next step to the relocation to Las Vegas is ongoing and they have come to an agreement with local officials on this project. The current stadium deal runs through the season of 2024.

Oakland Athletics is known as the A's
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Tyler Soderstrom, Ken Waldichuk, Zack Gelof Are On The Lead List Of The Athletics 

Tyler Soderstrom was drafted with the 26th pick in 2020. Since then, scouts have been high on his bat. The Athletes continued to play Tyler as the catcher while crosstraining him over at the first base.

Ken Waldichuk nearly threw many innings down the stretch for the Athletics. He appeared in seven games with a 4.93 ERA over 34 innings while punching out most batters he faced. Ken should open this year in the rotation of Athletics.

Zack was the second-rounder of the Oakland Athletics in 2021. He finished the season with 13 home runs in 87 Double-A contests.

Johnny Doskow Joins Oakland Athletics To The 2023 Broadcast Team

Johnny Doskow joins Ken Korach for his 28th season with the Athletics and his 18th season as the team lead radio announcer, as per the news of MLB.

The club announced Doskow will be behind the mic for the pre-game, play-by-play, and post-game.

San Diego Padres

Fernando Tatis Jr. is the star player of San Diego Padres
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San Diego Padres was established in 1969. The team plays in the MLB as a member club of the National League.

As of the reports of 2022, they have had sixteen winning seasons in franchise history. The Padres have won two NL Pennants, five West Division titles, and two wild card berths. However, they have not won any world series titles.

The Padres have an overall record of more than 4.5K with a winning percentage of 0.464.

Peter Seidler is the principal owner of the San Diego Padres. The franchise was once portrayed in a television series named Pitch in 2016.

First MLB Season1969
BallparkPetco Park
Star PlayerFernando Tatís Jr.
Win Percentage.464
Established Date1969
Games Played8499

Fernando Tatis Jr. Is Bound For A Position Change

San Diego Padres signed with Tatis to a record-setting 14-year extension. The franchise now has a new shortstop for the future.

Fernando Tatis is the star player of The Giants and is an elite athlete with incredible speed. In an interview, The Giants said the Tatis is the type of guy that will fill any hole where he is potentially needed. The infield mix is destined for a shakeup.

The home jersey of the San Diego Padres is white stripes in which Padres is written in all caps with yellow outlines. The away jersey is blue and gray where San Diego is written on the chest royals.

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Juan Soto Is Not Locked To Stay In San Diego

The Padres might not be able to keep all four star players. The fact that only other teams like Dodgers, Yankees, Giants, or Mets can afford a whopping payday for big-market contenders like Soto.

Juan has a record of a 0.286 average with 32 home runs and 90 RBIs in one game. San Diego Padres will try their best to retain Juan Soto as they tweeted that Juan Soto is a San Diego Padre on October 20, 2022.

San Francisco Giants

Perez to be signing contract with the San Francisco Giants
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San Francisco Giants is owned by the San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC. The team was established in 1883.

The Giants compete in MLB as a club member of the National League. The team claimed 24 NL crowns, as of 2022. They have won eight World Series titles, twenty-three NL Pennants, nine West Division titles, and three wild card berths.

The Giants have played the world series 20 times and won the record of 23rd National league Pennant in 2014. They are the eight-time world series champion which is the fifth-most of any franchise and second-most in the NL.

The MLB Hall of Fame has inducted 66 representatives of the Giants, more than any other team in the history of baseball. Undoubtedly, San Francisco Giants is one of the best teams in MLB.

Currently, the team plays home games in Oracle Park since 2000. Before that, they played in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park.

The uniform of the San Francisco Giants has changed a lot since the 1950s. Currently, they have new jerseys which were close to the style they originally wore in the early years. The numbers returned to a block letter style on each uniform.

Star PlayerScott Alexander
Games Played21375
Established Date1883
BallparkOracle Park
First MLB Season1883
Win Percentage.536

Taylor Rogers To Have A Deal With San Francisco Giants

Taylor Rogers is an American baseball pitcher and his twin brother Tyler also is a baseball player.

Left-hander Taylor Rogers joined San Francisco Giants agreeing to a 33 million USD contract of three years of validity, according to ESPN. Taylor along with his brother pitched for the same team and it was the first time in history for the twins to pitch for the same team.

They both pitched in the same game on April 11. The Giants announced a deal of 9 million USD with Taylor Rogers for next season and 12 million USD each in 2024 and 2025.

The Giants Reach The Deal With Gold Glove Catcher Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez is a two-time gold glove winner. In 2019, he amassed .239/.321/.452 with 24 home runs in 449 plate appearances. 

The Giants and Perez have agreed to a Major League contract which is yet to be confirmed by the club.

San Francisco Giants is a top-ranked team in MLB
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