Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 14 Most "Angelic" Players in Angels History

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 14 Most
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There's something unique about the Los Angeles Angels franchise, which you may not be able to identify if you've never rolled out to Angel Stadium for a Sunday afternoon game. There's an aura that permeates the team and the experience at their games that somehow makes them...different.

Maybe that difference started with their original owner, the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. In Autry's movies from the 1930s and '40s, he always portrayed an innocent and care-free cowboy, playing his guitar and singing on the back of his horse as he rode through the winding desert.

Strangely, that aura of straight-laced, old-fashioned goodness has continued to surround the franchise since its inception in 1961, so that when you think of the most angelic or most "Angel-like" players in the history of the franchise, there is a clear group of players that come to mind.

To be the "most angelic" doesn't mean you were the Angels' best power hitter, or that you won award after award, year after year.

Instead, the most angelic Angels have been those players who displayed that same sort of goodness and hard-working tenacity that Gene Autry embodied in his movies and life. To be the most angelic means you had to have been an Angels hero—not that you simply lit up the scoreboard.

Angels fans had to love you.

Those ranked highest on this list are the players who showed loyalty to the franchise, displayed the "Angel-like" mentality Autry begot, and, well, if they were great, they were ranked higher too!

Here are the top 14 most "angelic" Angels of all-time.

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